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
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Kareen Rispal ( Sciences Po, ENA ) was our host on sept 26th. Before her Ambassador role, she held various positions both in the public and private sector ( click here for full bio) such as :
- Cultural Counsellor of the French Embassy and Permanent Representative of French universities in the United States
- Senior Vice President, Director of Sustainable Development and Public Affairs with the Lafarge Group
Ms. Rispal is also the Senior Officer for Gender Equality with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and sits on the High Council for Equality between Men and Women
She had accepted to tell what keeps her awake at night : Political Conflicts, Raise of Populism, Resource sharing, Environment, Instability. ...Pictures of the event below
On Aug 29th, Jean-Luc Giraud (ESSEC alum), SVP and Chief Human resources Officer at Apotex was our keynote speaker. Very engaging presentation with some key learnings such as :
Donors want to be able to identify clearly the added value of their grants and to make a real difference.New philanthropic tools are emerging in the sector : we speak about Venture Philanthropy, Social Impact Bonds, Impact Investing or Social Finance, ….The session was an opportunity to learn and reflect about these new tools, inspired by the profit sector, and which have the ambition to generate more impact, more ‘Social Return on Investment’ in the philanthropic sector.
KBF FOUNDATION CANADA was established at the initiative of the Brussels-based King Baudouin Foundation to allow Canadian donors to participate in charities spearheaded by KBF CANADA.
Benoît Fontaine, its Executive Director, has a Master of Laws from Université de Louvain-la-Neuve. We were hosted by the law firm Aird & Berlis, whose partner, Donald Johnston, is the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Ontario. Thank you Benoit for a great event and Donald for hosting !
Presentation and photos below
On May 30th, 2018, Instacart Canada invited AAGEF Ontario in its HQ. Andy Anthony, GM for Instacart Canada , gave a presentation on "The Gig Economy and the Future of Retail in Canada". Great insights ! Thank you to the whole team at Instacart and especially Quentin Servais Laval (HEC Paris) , Operations Director at Instacart, for organizing with Meaghan Kappel, HEC Paris Manager for AAGEF Ontario
On april 25th, AAGEF Ontario organized a speed networking so that each participant could meet 25 people in 2 hours. Great feedback despite the noise, which proves that our alumni have a lot to share !