Perspectives of entrepreneurial support in the academic environment
Organizer: Michel Grenier, Director of the Entrepreneurship Center, ESG, UQAM
Date: June 15, 2021
Time: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (CET – Central European Time); 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Montreal Time).
Our panel will be looking into the eco-system generating and supporting businesses with some origin or ties with the university and its various faculties.
Catherine Lavigne-Pelletier is the co-founder of NeuroMotrix (https://neuromotrix.com/en/). She holds a Master’s degree in Kinanthropology with a focus on aging and an MBA in Science and Engineering. NeuroMotrix is the gold standard in physical activity adapted to the needs of people living with neurological disorders. NeuroMotrix believes that everyone should enjoy life to the fullest and aims to make it possible for everyone to feel better both physically and mentally. Neither illness nor age should ever prevent people from enjoying the overall benefits of physical activity.
Gladimy Telus coordinated fund attribution to finance businesses in Saint-Laurent. He was also investment and portfolio manager for public funding in PME MTL network for the City of Montreal. He also was coach to several Coop initiatives and private startups. Mr. Telus also acts as trustee on several boards from community organizations to public Health services institutions and public radio. With more than 10 years of public fund management in the entrepreneurial eco-system, he is currently a continuing education professor in colleges as well in the Management department of ESG UQAM.
Andrew Lockead. Currently CEO and co-founder of Stay22, Andrew is a serial entrepreneur in the travel and entertainment industry. He is passionate about creating products that solve problems and thrives on revolutionizing the event industry. Stay22 is a location-based and interactive map that helps event-goers and travelers to book accommodations and travel experiences for specific destinations and events. Stay22 recently won the 2019 Disruptor Award at the Ticketing Business Forum and made it to the Hot 25 Startups 2019 of Phocuswire.
Karl Lavallée-Rodrigue is the founder of Invictus Gloves, a company he set-up in 2016 to meet the growing need of athletes to express their own identity while maximizing their performance with premium custom gloves. Invictus Gloves is in good position to become the number one sports glove brand for athletes.
Michel Grenier. Entrepreneur, seasoned business leader, speaker, coach and mentor, Michel Grenier heads the ESG UQAM Entrepreneurship Centre since 2005. He also teaches SME Management and growth as well as New Business Ventures in the EMBA program of ESG UQAM. In addition to teaching a variety of business and management courses, Michel is Master Coach for the school’s Business Games.