Nima Jalalvandi and Anne Mauger, respectively CEO and DGA of Expo Entrepreneur, will welcome you in the company of several influential personalities of the Montreal entrepreneurial ecosystem. You will find our master of ceremonies Anthony St-Cyr, Vice-President and Business Development Manager at Alias Entrepreneurs; Mr. Constant Awashish, Grand Chief of the Atikamekw Nation Council; Mr. Luc Rabouin, Mayor of the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough, member of the Executive Committee of the City of Montreal and responsible for the economic development of Montreal; Mr. Daniel Gagné, Director General of Regional Economic Strategies, Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship at the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation (MEI); Mr. William Cheaib, President of the Board of Directors of Expo Entrepreneurs, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Concordia University.
How do I build an innovation model that reflects my region?
Innovation is an important economic lever because of its ability to create value. So how can we design a business model that promotes innovation? Starting from the premise that a model exists, we will see how, by building a governance model, it is possible to adapt it to the flavour of my region with all its specificities.
Adaptation to Climate Change - Challenges and Opportunities (In collaboration with JCCM)
The latest IPCC report is clear: ongoing climate change is impacting all spheres of activity in our societies. It is no longer time for prevention but for action in all sectors. Whether they are starting a business or growing their business, entrepreneurs can no longer ignore this reality, to which they must adapt. To limit the carbon footprint of their business model and offer services relevant to today's society, the challenges are numerous and the solutions surprising. Several incubators have made this their area of specialisation. Two of them, 2 Degrés and Coop Carbone, take us on a journey of discovery of these famous impact entrepreneurs, highlighting their failures and their successes in adapting to the era of climate change. Panel in collaboration with the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal.
An idea from elsewhere and success here: how to adapt a business model to the local culture
Have you always wondered about the challenges of a new location for your business? A good business model is always exportable, you just need to know your new audience well. Learn directly from experts in the field by discovering their success stories.
Introduction to participatory financing
There are many good reasons to choose crowdfunding as a solution to activate an idea or a project! Learn more at this workshop highlighting the strengths of this unique lever, the possibilities of additional financing, as well as guidance from experts in the field. Participatory financing allows, among other things, to mobilise a community, test the market and validate a project before starting production. Workshop led by Sophie Boucher-Moutou