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Young Canadian entrepreneurs reveal their secrets on how to 'make it' as a start-up

And working 'til you drop is not one of them.

So, you've got an awesome concept for a business — now what?

While that initial spark can help get you started, understanding how others grew their businesses can give you the motivation and advice you need to persevere and succeed.

That's why Desjardins recently hosted a roundtable discussion at The DMZ. Together the largest financial cooperative group in North America and the Toronto startup incubator got together with entrepreneurs from their Launchpad for Entrepreneurs program.

The six young entrepreneurs — many of them are in university — shared the good and the not-so-good parts of their journeys. Here's what they had to say.