Entrepreneurship-in-Action Speaker Series

Speaker Series 

This speaker series provides an opportunity to hear from entrepreneurs, accelerators, incubators, and investors about their experiences and offerings, and to network with them.

To register go here.


    Details on speaker Mike Simla and his company Lumenwerx

    Event taking place October 16. Jintronix presenting.

    Picture and bio of speaker Odero Otieno

    This is a picture and bio of the speaker Justin Hunt



    Monday, October 24, 2016, 5:30-7:00pm, Trottier building room 1080
    Aditya Pendyala, mnubo
    ICE, MESC, and ECSESS invite McGill students to a presentation by Aditya Pendyala, Vice- President of Growth and Co-Founder of mnubo, speak about his experiences as a technological entrepreneur and cloud & big data expert. 

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 5:30 -7:00PM, FDA5
    Claude Vachet, Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management
    ICE, MESC, and SEAM invite McGill students and researchers to a presentation by Claude Vachet, Managing Partner, Cycle Capital Management, who will talk about his experiences as a venture capitalist and about the seed funds that Cycle Capital manages.

    Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 3:00 -5:00PM, Macdonald Engineering Building Room 267
    Les Vadasz, co-founder of Intel Corporation
    ICE, MESC, McGill Alumni Association, and EXCESS invite McGill students and researchers to a presentation by Les Vadasz, one of the founding members of Intel Corporation, who will talk about his experiences in entrepreneurship and in the creation of the first microprocessor.  Now retired, Mr. Vadasz focuses his energies on philanthropic work in education. A reception will follow.

    Monday, March 21, 2016, 5:30PM – 7:00PM, FDA 5
    ICE, MESC and the Dobson Centre cordially invite you to hear Jean-Nicolas Delage, partner at Fasken Martineau, talk about their Start-up Program, designed for companies in their early stages, and share his experience in intellectual property strategy for start-ups.
    Jean-Nicolas Delage specializes in the protection, management and commercialization of intellectual property assets, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights. He also co-chairs the Fasken Martineau Emerging Technologies/Start-up program in Montreal. Jean-Nicolas acquired a proven expertise in the development of intellectual property management strategies and policies for granting agencies and research consortiums involving the government, industrial and academic partners as well as government research centers. He is also active in the fields of information technology, software and video games, notably with regards to open-source issues and licensing or negotiation of software development agreements.

    Monday, March 7, 2016, 4:30PM – 5:30PM, FDA 5
    Disruptive Trends to Watch – a seminar by Charlene Li, founder of Altimeter
    In the blink of an eye, new technologies come to the fore and become the bright shiny object of the moment. How can you discern which ones to pay attention to — and which ones you can safely ignore? Charlene brings decades of experience as an industry analyst, author, and consultant to talk about the core technology-driven business trends. She is a sought after speaker and advisor to many Fortune 500 companies. She was named one of the Top 50 Leadership Innovators by Inc, and one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and lives in San Francisco with her husband and two teenagers.

    Friday November 20, 2015, 11:30AM-1PM, MC304
    Disciplined Entrepreneurship by Bill Aulet, Senior Lecturer & Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
    Bill Aulet is the managing director in the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship at MIT and also a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The center is responsible for entrepreneurship across all five schools at MIT starting with education but also extending well outside the class room with student clubs, conferences, competitions, networking events, awards, hackathons, student trips and most recently accelerators. Bill is the author of “Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup. In addition to his work at MIT, Bill works with individuals and companies to become more successful through innovation-driven entrepreneurship.

    Thursday October 29, 2015, 5:30PM-7PM, FDA5
    How to Build a Strong Online Presence: A Seminar with Lina Duque
    Having a strong online presence is key to branding yourself to prospective employers or for branding your start-up venture. Attend this session and learn how to build a following on Twitter, create a compelling LinkedIn profile and implement tactics to manage your online brand. Lina Duque, MBA, is a social media strategist and executive branding coach whose work has appeared in the likes of Forbes, the Globe and Mail and Huffington Post. Connect with her at LinaDuqueConsulting.com or on Twitter @LinaDuqueMBA.

    Wednesday September 16, 2015, 11:30AM-1PM, FDA5
    Christina Moro, recent graduate of The Next 36 program, shares her experience about the program and on being an entrepreneur.
    Christina is a recent graduate from Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. During her studies, she explored a variety of fields, such as advanced 3D printing technologies and solar reactors. Two years ago, she joined the Quartier de l’Innovation student working group to help students get involved in Montreal’s startup community. Through the Next 36 program, Christina developed Clustr, an app that maps a city’s vibe in real time, and is now looking for new entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Wednesday April 8, 2015, 5-7PM, FDA5
    Simon McDougall, Eng., MBA, PMP, CEO and Head Coach of Ecofuel, a Montreal accelerator for startups in the CleanTech space.  In addition to seed financing of up to $100,000, Ecofuel offers an intensive program of training workshops, networking sessions, and an experienced mentor ecosystem.
    RSVP preferred at: http://engineering.myfuture.mcgill.ca

    Live your brand; learn about entrepreneurship and personal branding with McGill Engineering alumnus Michael Moreyne, CEO and co-founder of Social Orra
    Thursday February 26, 2015, 5-7PM, FDA5:  Michael Moreyne, CEO and Co-Founder of Social Orra Inc. (a social media software and consulting firm), will share his experience in entrepreneurship and personal branding.
    Michael completed his Electrical Engineering undergraduate studies with a double minor in Management and Italian Studies at McGill in 2004.  He later went on to finish an International Masters in Business Administration at  IE Business School in Spain in 2011. Over the last several years, Michael has accumulated extensive experience in technology and IT services covering a wide gamut of industries including aerospace, e-commerce, telecommunications, and social media.

    RSVP preferred: http://engineering.myfuture.mcgill.ca