Canadian business leaders judge 2018 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards

04/11/2018
Five exemplary start-ups to be recognized for their groundbreaking industry contributions

Montreal, QC — Seventeen business and entrepreneurship leaders from across Canada are contributing their expertise to determine the five winners of the 2018 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards. The judges bring a wealth of experience in start-ups, investment, and business innovation to their roles.

The awards will celebrate researchers-turned-entrepreneurs whose work starting or building a business demonstrates exemplary leadership and innovation. Twenty-five thousand dollars in cash prizes will be awarded to help the emerging businesses grow.

The judges of the 2018 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards are as follows:

  • Pierre Boucher, Director, Research, Ericsson Canada
  • Serge Bourassa, President and COO, Centre d'entreprises et d’innovation de Montréal (CEIM)
  • Richard Chénier, Director General, Centech
  • Andrew Csinger, Entrepreneur  
  • Breanne Everett, CEO and Director, Orpyx Medical Technologies
  • Ghyslain Goulet, President and Director General, ACET
  • Diane Gray, President and CEO, CentrePort Canada
  • Lori Hall, Partner, Gowling WLG
  • Bruce Hardy, President, Myera Group
  • Lyse Le Gal, Partner, Strategy and Innovation, Adjuvant
  • Victoria Lennox, Founder and CEO, Startup Canada
  • Lloyed Lobo, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Boast Capital
  • Albert de Luca, Partner, Deloitte
  • Marie-Hélène Rochon, Partner, Patent Agent, Norton Rose Fullbright
  • Samir Sahoo, Technology and Venture Development Manager, MaRS Innovation
  • Helge Seetzen, CEO, TandemLaunch
  • Eirene Seiradaki, Director, Research Partnerships, Borealis AI

The awards event, which will include a panel discussion, will take place on June 5, 2018, at the Société des arts technologiques (SAT) in Montreal.

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Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs

 “We are honoured to have such a prestigious panel of judges contributing their expertise to the 2018 Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards. Our work-integrated learning programs — and these awards — are building on Canada’s strengthened commitment to technology and innovation by supporting up-and-coming entrepreneurs.”

Mitacs facts:

  • Mitacs is a national, not-for-profit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs in Canada for 18 years to support industrial and social innovation in Canada.
  • Mitacs’ research internship programs connect graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with industry and not-for-profit partners for collaborations supervised by faculty.

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