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Amélie Morency is an accomplished entrepreneur and business leader with over eight years of experience as a Fractional COO. Based in Montreal, she specializes in helping businesses grow through strategic problem-solving, fundraising, cashflow management, sales strategies, and branding.

Amélie has held key roles such as Business Coach at Propolys and Chief Operating Officer at Niveau 2 Productions, where she significantly revamped business models and drove substantial revenue growth.

Her tenure as General Manager at Crew Collective & Café and Entrepreneur in Residence at nventive showcases her ability to streamline operations, secure funding, and enhance business processes.

Amélie is passionate about building fun, rewarding workplaces that support work-life balance and is always open to sharing her expertise.

Sebastien Charles

Sebastien Charles is the president of The Best You, an Ontario-based company specializing in medical aesthetics and skin cancer care, providing top-quality services for over 20 years. With an Executive MBA and CPA certification, he brings extensive business expertise.

He has been a board member of Coco Pool Corp. since September 2022. As a partner at CFM Financial Consulting Inc., he specializes in mergers and acquisitions and financing. His previous roles include key positions at Sunbelt Business Brokers, Giant Tiger, and Statistics Canada. Based in Gatineau, Quebec, Sebastien holds a B.Com in MIS from the University of Ottawa and an MBA from UQAM.

David Nadeau
David Nadeau has 22 years of full cycle experience in machine learning. Vice President of data for a public company (2016-), CTO of a team of 25 developers (2012-2016) and CEO of a startup (2007-2012) in sentiment analysis, social media monitoring, named entity recognition. D. in machine learning with the University of Ottawa (2007), he is also the author of the most cited paper on named entity recognition. He is also the industrial track chair of the Canadian AI Conference (2020).
Annie Mayrand

Annie Mayrand is an expert in managerial development, a certified professional coach, and a co-founder and co-host of the Profession’elles Inc. Podcast. Based in Navan, Ontario, she combines her skills in hypnotherapy and neurolinguistic programming to push beyond traditional coaching boundaries.

With over 20 years of operational management experience, she founded Solution Evollead to guide clients in achieving their personal and professional potential. Annie excels in transforming team dynamics through engaging workshops, focusing on leveraging diverse personalities for collaboration and success.

Her previous roles include leadership positions at Rogers Communications, INAP, and Greenwich Associates. She holds an EMBA from UQAM and Université Paris Dauphine.

Justine Gaignard-Parent (avec Guepard-Marketing)
Founder of CRM implementation firm HubSpot, Justine has been helping companies make the most of technology to achieve their growth goals and optimize the work of their sales, marketing and customer service teams since 2016. She is at the heart of the processes that enable companies that want a taste of automation to delight their B2B and B2C buyers.
Jean-François LeBlanc
Founder of CRM implementation firm HubSpot, J ustine has been helping companies make the most of technology to achieve their growth goals and optimize the work of their sales, marketing and customer service teams since 2016. She is at the heart of the processes that enable companies looking to taste automation to delight their B2B and B2C buyers.
Jean-Philippe Sicard
Jean-Philippe Sicard is an automation engineer, graduated from ÉTS in 2008, entrepreneur since 2015, path that quickly turned to sales, then to the foundation of Ton Équipier in 2017 to help startups and techno SMEs commercialize innovative products.
Najib Khanafer

Najib Khanafer is a seasoned technology leader with a rich background in building core banking platforms, managing IT teams, and overseeing cybersecurity departments across various industries, including banking, insurance, and retail.

Based in Toronto, Ontario, he is currently the CEO/CTO of OasisX, where he is pioneering advancements in the blockchain industry. Najib’s expertise lies in leveraging emerging technologies to optimize operations, enhance security, and drive business growth.

With a Master’s in Networking and Security from Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth, he has held significant roles such as Head of Cybersecurity at GlobeMed Group and Head of IT Governance and Operations at Saradar Bank. He is also a partner at Gulf Bridge Venture Partners, facilitating funding opportunities for global ventures.

Yan Raymond Lalonde
Yan began his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 22 while completing his Masters in International Relations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His first idea was to change the paradigm of healthcare systems by putting the patient at the center.

With over 11 years of experience in the healthtech industry, Yan has worked with over 12,000 physicians across Canada and the United States, governments, major players in the field (such as Wal Mart, Telus, Shoppers, etc). He has acquired an enviable experience in corporate financing with more than 4 rounds of investments with American, Canadian, public and private funds. Pomelo, which he co-founded in 2011, has become the largest Canadian player in patient communication reaching over 1 million patients per month.

Sébastien Leduc
Sébastien helps founders and managers to implement best practices in all revenue-related operations. By identifying the bottlenecks in the customer journey and addressing them in an agile and tactical manner, Sébastien and his @Espresso team help organizations increase their revenue and value. Sébastien is an accredited investor and entrepreneur, who graduated from HEC in Management before doing a transition to sales management in a public technology company. He then continued his entrepreneurial journey by investing in numerous promising startups in Canada and the United States. Today, he has one foot in Quebec City and another in Naples, Florida, and invests his time between gas pedals, tech startups, real estate investments and of course his family of 3 children.
Sebastian Hadijiantoniou
Sebastian acquired his MSc in neuroscience from Kings College London and his PhD in cell biology from the Uni‍‍‍versity of Ottawa. He is the co-founder of Incuvers, a hardware/software biotech company whose mission is to connect every scientist around the world to accelerate discovery. Incuvers went from napkin sketch to a fully developed system in under 30 months and raised $1.3M in funding. He’s passionate about all things tech and most importantly how to commercialize them to democratize their value to the world.
Marcos Carvalho
Marcos Carvalho is a serial entrepreneur and technology advocate who founded and exited multiple companies whose missions are to streamline major life events. He founded one of the first youtube influencer’s market-places, an online relocation platform who helped more than one million people find their ideal neighbourhood and NestReady, the first end-to-end digital homebuying experience. As a business advisor, he coaches entrepreneurs from some of the most prestigious business accelerators in North America. Humble helper and enthusiastic mentor, Marcos thrives in aiding others to surpass themselves and reach their goals. Developing the entrepreneurial spirit in children is another of Marcos’ passions.
Gaurav Bansal
Gaurav Bansal is a seasoned investor, advisor, and mentor with extensive experience across the US, Canada, Europe, and Southeast Asia.

He is the Founder & CEO of AMG Venture Partners, where he partners with tech CEOs on investment readiness, business strategy, and global expansion. He has held significant roles in venture capital, investment banking, and tech consulting, managing over 35 tech investments globally.

Gaurav is also an advisor and mentor at several incubators and accelerators, including North Forge Technology Exchange and ventureLAB, and serves as a judge for MedTech Innovator. His expertise spans AI/ML, HealthTech, Mobility, Fintech, and various other sectors, with a strong focus on investment readiness and business expansion strategies.

Laetitia Bedout
Laetitia Bedout is an expert in the growth of startups and SMEs, operating as an on-demand COO and entrepreneur coach in Montreal, Quebec. As a growth co-pilot, she helps companies plan and operationalize their expansion, temporarily integrating into their teams to enable entrepreneurs to focus on developing and marketing their offerings. She specializes in defining growth strategies, building high-performing teams, implementing operational processes, and executing strategies with performance tracking.

Laetitia has a rich professional experience, having worked with various startups in technology and creative arts, which has allowed her to develop expertise in strategy, operations, and human resources. She has held leadership positions at PixMob, where she was responsible for operations, production, HR, and IT departments, and actively participated in strategic planning and execution to ensure the company’s growth. She was also the Director of Strategy, Communication, and Public Affairs at ZA& Brand Architecture Firm.

Graduated in corporate communication from Sheffield Hallam University and holding a master’s degree in commerce and marketing from ISTEC, Laetitia combines coaching, expertise, and passion to help companies grow quickly and efficiently.

Brice Kamkang
Brice Kamgang is an expert in storytelling, a coach in persuasive speaking, and the founder of HOTUBA, an academy of oratory.

Abandoned by his mother at the age of 5, he found her 25 years later thanks to a stranger, a story that profoundly marked him and which he uses to inspire and attract clients. Since 2018, his company has been experiencing continuous growth. Upon arriving in Canada, he became the North American champion in his category of oratory by telling the story of his friend Vanessa.

Brice helps businesses and individuals to propel their careers or companies through well-told stories. Currently, he is a storyteller and persuasive speaking coach at RACONTE and was a radio columnist at CJMD 96.9 FM LÉVIS. He also served as president of BNI Montreal Virtual.


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