Techvibes TV: adParlor Co-founder Hussein Fazal and Air Miles

by Rob Lewis

In June adParlor co-founders Hussein Fazal and Kristaps Ronka were named to's 2011 30 Under 30 List.

While the acclaim likely has a lot to due with being associated with two of the Internet's hottest companies - Toronto's adParlor is the exclusive manager of Groupon's Facebook ad spending - at 29 and 24 respectively these young entrepreneurs are worth keeping an eye on.

If you were lucky enough to attend the GROW 2011 Conference in Vancouver, you'll remember Fazal's tips on innovative ways for startups to save money. One tip in particular probably.

With companies like Groupon flowing millions of dollars through adParlor for Facebook advertising, adParlor is in a unique position. The easiest way for adParlor to pay for their client's ad buys is with a pre-paid credit card.

As a result adParlor racks up enough credit card reward program points to cover the majority of their travel and office expenses - flights, hotels, computers, desks, chairs, Starbucks gift cards, employee benefits, the list goes on.

Techvibes' Michelle Sklar got a chance to sit down with Fazal after his presentation at the GROW 2011 Conference in Vancouver to talk about this tip and what it is like being a Canadian entrepreneur.

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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