On Aug 28th, Caroline Bordeaux (Mines Paris Tech), Director, Sustainability, Impact & Engagement Practice at CANDEREL GROUP, was our keynote speaker. Very good insight on Sustainability, first time this very important topic was discussed at AAGEF Ontario. Presentation below. Thank you Caroline !
Full house on May 29th at Corby Spirit and Wine Limited with the AAGEF Ontario alumni community. The topic “Uniquely Canadian: What it means to market Canadian spirits today” opened an insightful conversation on trends and generational differences in the space. Merci Hélène Le Person and the Corby team for graciously hosting us and Ross Hugessen from Ipsos for providing market insights. And thanks to everyone for making it out!
On April 24th, we had the pleasure to host Martin Cloutier, Managing Partner at Mazars Toronto, who gave us a very interesting presentation on Fraud Risk Management , answering questions such as :
“fraud is everyone’s business and some small actions can make a big difference” !
- What are the red flags that should raise concerns ?
- Get practical and implementable knowledge of how you can easily adapt your organisation and your daily behaviour to prevent fraud.
- What can you lose if a fraud happens ?
- Are you ready to face cyberspace risk ?
- Are you “IT tool secured” ?
Presentation attached below. Thank you Martin and to the Mazars team for organizing
Toronto Star Investigative Reporter Marco Oved : Everything you wanted to know about corporate corruption (SNC Lavalin), tax evasion (Panama papers) and overseas bribery but were afraid to ask (or tell)
Marco Oved is an investigative reporter who works on data-based projects. He was part of the global journalism collaboration that produced the Panama Papers, writing reports that were recognized with a Citation of Merit at the 2016 Michener Awards and a National Newspaper Award in 2018. He was the recipient of the 2014 R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship and travelled to West Africa and Peru to report on the relationship between mining and foreign aid. Before joining the Star, Oved was a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and worked for Radio France Internationale in Paris.
Marco covered various questions such as :
1. Are political and corporate corruptions always linked to each other?
2. Is international aid (government to government) similar to overseas bribery?
3. Is investigative reporting compatible with media advertising revenue?
4. Is money laundering exclusive to drug dealers?
5. How to attract whistleblowers and protect them from corporate retribution?
6. What is the difference between tax evasion and tax avoidance (GAFA’s profit shifting)
Thank you Marco. Pictures below
First event co-organized between AAGEF Ontario and TFBN . Despite one of the biggest snow storm of this winter, we had over 60 participants to attend this really interesting event with 3 high level panelists and moderator (Ryan Janzen, co-founder and CTO at Transpod ) :
This year for our 4th edition, our MOC was Damien Veran (HEC Paris), Founder and President of Slimcut. Jury composed of Microsoft CMO, Apotex SVP and Golden Ventures Principal. Three Entrepreneurs Finalists ( Needslist, Retainify and ShuffleSpace )from MIT, INSEAD and IE battle for the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Choice Award in live at Ryerson University on Nov 28th at 5:30pm. Congrats to all the the other entries AI VALI INC.,BuyProperly , Liminal Power Inc.,SmartWseg ,Sourcing Force ,The Clean Lakes Co, Warm Call . Video below .
AAGEF Ontario Entrepreneur Challenge : Where the Founder and CEO of Transpod Hyperloop pitched 3 years ago before raising $20 million and now competing with Elon Musk and Richard Branson ! This year our MOC will be Damien Veran, Founder and President of Slimcut. Jury composed of Microsoft CMO, Apotex SVP and Golden Ventures Principal. Three Finalist ( Needslist, Retainify and ShuffleSpace ) entrepreneurs will battle for the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Choice Award in live at Ryerson University on Nov 28th at 5:30pm
On Nov 24th , Sebastien Gendron , Co-Founder and CEO of Transpod , explained his very unique Hyperloop concept ( HYPERLOOP: the frequency of a subway at the speed of an airplane, a revolution for the transport industry ). Great insight on a very interesting topic. Lots of projects happening worldwide ! Thank you Sebastien and thank you Eric Holenka (ESCP Europe) , EVP Corporate at Travel Edge , for hosting. Photos and presentation below
Entrepreneurs in Toronto : Submit your project by Nov 2nd at midnight ! Pitch your start-up in front of a very high level jury composed of experts in Strategy, seed-stage venture capital funding and HR . Also 250 C-level executives expected in the audience . No matter what industry you are in, you will have a chance to shine, get an expert review and win prizes . AAGEF Ontario affiliation is not mandatory and you can recommend friends
You are an Entrepreneur and want to participate to our Challenge ( our version of Shark Tank / Dragons Den ). No matter what industry you are in, you will have a chance to shine, get an expert review and win prizes . AAGEF Ontario affiliation is not mandatory and you can recommend friends.
Click here to Apply now and until oct 26th at midnight
To find out more about the event please review the file attached below