Jonathan Ginter

Founder of The Dream Hall
Organizer of The Entrepreneur’s Journey

LinkedIn profile

Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur who spent 25 years building commercial B2B software for Fortune 500 companies before striking out on his own. He has been responsible for determining strategy, managing releases, working with sales, support and marketing to organize events, visit customers on-site, and build communities. Jonathan has been a mentor and coach for entrepreneurs over the last 2 years.

Area of expertise

  • Business idea validation and competitive analysis
  • Pitch decks (how to present your idea)
  • Defining target markets and revenue models
  • Software architecture
  • Managing remote teams and freelancers

Availability
Wednesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Myron Welik

Founder of The Dream Hall
Founder of Saved by the Box
Author of 65 Going On 35

LinkedIn profile

No-nonsense business development expert with a strong background in building partnerships and sales channels. Myron has direct experience in food, family entertainment, skin care, and fashion. He has brokered relationships between Heidi Klum and New Balance (resulting in the HKNB brand) as well as Nicole Ritchie Apparel and Hudson’s Bay, leading to deals worth millions of dollars in increased sales. He has also built relationships with local brands like Dans La Rue and Copper Branch, among others.

Area of expertise

  • Lead generation
  • Offline marketing
  • Sales & Partnerships
  • Licensing Agreements

Availability
Wednesday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

 

Frédérique Lissoir, B.C.L., L.L.B.

Co-founder & Lawyer for Propulsio 360
Vice-President of Regional Development (Entrepreneurship) for RJCCQ

LinkedIn profile

Frédérique Lissoir is a lawyer and business consultant specialized in helping start-ups. In 2015, she co-founded Propulsio 360° Business Consultants LLP, a one-stop-shop for businesses. The entrepreneurs she works with come from all fields including technology, agriculture and retail. As Vice-President of Regional Development (Entrepreneurship) at the Regroupement des Jeunes Chambres de Commerce du Québec (RJCCQ), Frédérique has the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs from all over the country and to discuss successes and challenges they face in growing their businesses. Frédérique was also a Canadian Delegate in June 2017 at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance in Berlin. Her knowledge of technology, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity make her a modern attorney and a great promoter of innovation. She is passionate about new business models and has developed expertise in sustainable development.

Area of expertise

  • Law
  • Funding
  • Business Models

Availability
Wednesday: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fabian Sosa Escalada

Founder of Billion2Go

LinkedIn profile

I’m the Speed Skier of software development. The person who makes your App today better than a week ago. Let’s work together to do whatever it takes to win.

Area of expertise

  • Software development (desktop & mobile)
  • Creation of MVP – Minimum Viable Product

Availability
Thursday: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

René-Sylvain Bédard

Vice President, Business Development (Eastern Canada) for Quest

LinkedIn profile

A passionate IT professional with over 20 years of IT Architecture, Solutions and Business Development experience. Sylvain is an out-of-the-box thinker who does not hesitate to challenge solutions to ensure they answer real business needs and bring value to the customer. He believes that even impossible goals can be achieved with enough perseverance.

Area of expertise

  • Business and revenue models
  • Business negotiation
  • Application hosting
  • Operations
  • Solution architecture and security

Availability
Thursday: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Valeria Grebeniouk

Founder of Taxee

LinkedIn profile

Valeria is an entrepreneur that helps other entrepreneurs establish financial control over their businesses so that they don’t run out of money like the majority of startups. With 10 years of experience at the corporate level as a CPA and with a degree in Tax Law, Valeria uses the latest online services to help businesses simplify their accounting and financial tracking.

Area of expertise

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • GST & QST
  • Income tax preparation
  • Payroll

Availability
Friday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Saturday: by appointment only

Patrick Kuczynski, CFA

Co-founder of ShareAlpha
Business Analyst for Propulsio 360

LinkedIn profile

Patrick is the co-founder of ShareAlpha, a marketplace for investment ideas where investors only pay for profitable trades, and a senior business consultant at Propulsio 360, a one-stop shop for business consulting and legal needs for start-ups and SMEs. Patrick has provided consulting services across most industries and has volunteered as a mentor or expert in many Quebec startup competitions. Patrick also represented Quebec abroad, most recently in Dubai for a trade mission. He will also be working more closely with start-up communities in his new executive role with the Regroupement des Jeunes Chambres de Commerce du Québec (RJCCQ), which represents over 10,000 entrepreneurs and professionals. Patrick previously worked for over 6 years as an investment analyst and understands what it takes for a company to receive financing from an institutional investor.

Area of expertise

  • Financing
  • Business models
  • Business plans
  • Financial modeling
  • Investor presentations

Availability
Thursday: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday: noon – 2:00 pm
Saturday: after 1:00 pm, by appointment only

Mitch Schwartz

Co-founder of Ugo Smoothies
Product Manager for This is Productivity

LinkedIn profile

Mitch is an industrial designer, salesperson, and entrepreneur. He has several years of experience in product design, product management, UX, and company culture. Mitch was the co-founder of UGo Smoothies where he led the product team and product development process from the conceptual phase and all the way to the final beta stages before launch. Mitch is currently a Product Manager for This is Productivity, a trans-continental startup that helps corporations implement productivity solutions.

Area of expertise

  • Product & business strategy
  • UX design
  • Company culture
  • Team leadership

Availability
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Nancy Levesque

Founder of Sustainable Leadership & Change Management
Leadership Consultant for KKAG

LinkedIn profile

Nancy is a certified business coach, change manager, and facilitator with a Masters in sales & marketing and communication. She has broad experience as a leader in the corporate world, having run Sales and Marketing departments. She currently provides executive coaching to C-level executives.

Area of expertise

  • Leadership
  • Team Management
  • Building loyalty through culture
  • Sales & Marketing strategy
  • Business Development

Availability
By appointment only