Episode 94

Pushing the Bounds of Sun Care and Business with Derek Jouppi

This week our host Steve McGarry sits down with Derek Jouppi, the Exited Co-Founder of the startup “Suncayr”. Where Derek and his team were able to develop a sunscreen that can tell you when it’s time to re-apply. The startup came out of a group project in college where Derek and his group of close friends took the project to a full blown start-up and company. The two dive deep into what the conversation leading up to the exit was like, and what they are currently doing afterwards.


Derek is currently focusing on special projects at Entrepreneur First in Toronto where they encourage and help support entrepreneurs while they build their idea and company. They select individuals that they recognise to have huge founder potential, from all walks of life, and bring them together to find their co-founders. Entrepreneur First creates the ideal environment for entrepreneurs to trial partnerships, and test ideas at a rapid pace. They cover your living costs while you do so, and give you access to a global network of founders, advisors and investors. 


– Website – Entrepreneur First Toronto –  https://bit.ly/3OU84QB

– Dereks’ Board Game Project – www.blackoot.com

– LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/derek-jouppi/

– The Exit Meetups – https://flippa.com/the-exit-meetups/



The Exit—Presented By Flippa: A 30-minute podcast featuring expert entrepreneurs who have been there and done it. The Exit talks to operators who have bought and sold a business. You’ll learn how they did it, why they did it, and get exposure to the world of exits, a world occupied by a small few, but accessible to many. To listen to the podcast or get daily listing updates, click on flippa.com/the-exit-podcast/


Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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