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A mathematician by training, Mehdi Fichtali first worked in engineering and then in actuarial science before embarking on an entrepreneurial adventure to have a positive impact on the education and development of future generations. Passionate about science and didactics, the Quebec-based company EdLive, of which Mehdi Fichtali is the President and Founder, has since 2017 set up a system for creating, hosting and analysing digital content applied to the transmission of knowledge, regardless of the nature or context of use of this knowledge. This system includes online courses, distance learning, coaching, conferences, seminars, webinars and many other products. Some of the content on the platform has left no one unmoved, such as the content delivered by the Martin Matte Foundation or the content from Marie-Eve's online class. Indeed, the provincial political class, notably François Legault, personally congratulated Marie-Eve for her involvement and her impact on young primary school students, via the Quebec technology offered through EdLive.
Alexis Vertefeuille is a lawyer, CEO and founder of Sinistar, the largest host community dedicated to disaster accommodation. He launched his temporary post-disaster rental business in 2017, in parallel to his law studies which he completed in France and Quebec. At first, he rented his own accommodation to insurance companies to house their policyholders. Then, the idea of a Sinistar host community began to germinate in his mind and marked the beginning of a meteoric growth for the young Quebec start-up. Today, Sinistar's technology makes it possible to solicit dozens of hosts in the vicinity of a disaster in just a few clicks. This innovation earned Alexis Vertefeuille, at 23, the youngest winner of the "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" award from the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce. Taking advantage of his double degree in administration and law, he is pursuing his mission to make Sinistar a key player in the field of post-disaster accommodation.
Marie Amiot is the co-founder and CEO of Factry, the School of Creative Sciences. As such, she was named one of the 100 women entrepreneurs who are changing the world by Femmessor in 2020. At Factry, Marie works towards a common vision: to make Quebec one of the most creative societies in North America. With her experience in start-ups, growth companies and reorganizations, she understands the importance of a creative approach and has helped companies of all sizes to transform and innovate, both in Quebec and internationally. She understands the importance of a creative approach and has helped companies of all sizes to transform and innovate, both in Quebec and internationally. It is by relying on her mobilizing abilities that she succeeds in making the Factry shine for anyone who wants to approach business differently.
Adrien Tombari, Founder and President of adn, is a Franco-Tunisian who has been living in Montreal since 2011. An expert in event content (former Infopresse Director, QG100 Network), his desire to "change the world, one conference at a time", led him to create adn, a new kind of talent agency focused on diversity, in the heart of the pandemic. He holds a master's degree in international business and marketing from HEC Montréal and a bachelor's degree in communications from udem. He was a finalist for the title of Executive of the Year at the Grands prix de la relève d'affaires du RJCCQ in 2021. With experience on 3 continents, Adrien is also President of the Board of Directors of Mapp MTL and believes in the power of culture to cross borders.