EWeek Calendar 2017

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SIX TIMES AROUND!

November [13 – 16] – 2017

Dawson College’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education is proud to announce Eweek 2017. Set to coincide with Global Entrepreneurship Week, this 4-day intensive and intense entrepreneurial boot camp will bring together budding entrepreneurs and the business community for a series of unforgettable events.

All events are FREE, but you must register by following the registration links.

The more events you attend the greater your chances of winning a Google Chromebook

(This contest is open to Dawson College students only).

 EWeek Launches Nov 13 
with
Urban Science Brass Band

Let’s Make Some Noise!

Photo: Jonathan Gaudreau

Monday November 13, 2017

Monday
11:15 - 11:45 AM
EWeek 2017 Event

EWeek 2017 Event

Even musicians are entrepreneurs!
URBAN SCIENCE BRASS BAND re-invents hip-hop classics with the intensity and fire of a guerilla street performance. Imagine a New Orleans-style brass band – trumpets, saxophones, trombones, sousaphones, tubas – with a repertoire spanning Dr. Dre through Kendrick Lamar – complete with MCs on megaphones and marching band drummers. They are the hosts of the first ever Montreal Hip-Hop Parade, bringing together this core concept with b-boys & b-girls, and a parade convoy representing the totality of the Montreal hip-hop scene, from MCs and musical groups to beatmakers, producers, and DJs, to graffiti crews to radio shows and many more.

Hosted by: Madeleine Bazerghi

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Monday
12:00 - 1:30 PM
EWeek 2017 Keynote Speaker: The Optimist Entrepreneur

EWeek 2017 Keynote Speaker: The Optimist Entrepreneur

Winner of Montreal’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016, Augusto’s take on entrepreneurship and his optimism is reflected in an amazing presentation that will keep you on the edge of your seat. His view of what it takes to be an entrepreneur is quite unique. You do not want to miss this! Teachers, bring your students to this one. Augusto’s lesson is that of “no excuses”!
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Monday
1:30 - 2:30 PM
EWeek Lunchtime Art & Design Series: Selling Your Work Without Selling Your Soul

EWeek Lunchtime Art & Design Series: Selling Your Work Without Selling Your Soul

Finding balance in your artistic and entrepreneurial career is an art in itself. Fine Art photographer and entrepreneur, Linda Rutenberg takes you through her personal journey in balancing the selling of art and the doing of art. She gets you to think about your goals and your WHY, without compromising who you are. Her motto is that authenticity is the key to success!
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Monday
2:30 - 4:00 PM
EWeek Discussion Series: THE POWER OF TEAM

EWeek Discussion Series: THE POWER OF TEAM

Join us for an afternoon discussion with these four amazing high energy entrepreneurs who are strong believers that great teams are built with great people. Meet Jamie Benizri and his teammate David Kynan, who together, are reinventing the way law is practiced; Rita Baker, who heads Montreal Mentors and the Lean Startup Circle and who is a tremendous connecting force in Montreal’s startup ecosystem; Alexandre Laberge who has been working tirelessly for the last three years to redefine how we form teams and how we work.
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Monday
4:30 - 5:30 PM
EWeek Workshop: YES Montreal presents Entrepreneurship for a Better World

EWeek Workshop: YES Montreal presents Entrepreneurship for a Better World

YES, it is possible to be in the business of doing good! Elizabeth will cover the basics of this business concept that’s changing communities and shaking up industries around the globe. She’ll also showcase how social entrepreneurs use innovation to tackle longstanding social and environmental problems to drive change.
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Monday
6:00 PM
EWeek Event: FUCKUP Nights - Stories About Failure

EWeek Event: FUCKUP Nights - Stories About Failure

Fuckup Nights is a global movement and event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month, in events across the globe, we get three to four people to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional fuckup. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, we tell them all.

Join F.U.N Montréal organizers & hosts Natalie Riviere, Vanessa Mueggler, Josh Miller & Louis-Félix Binette with special guest entrepreneur Jason Connell of the Fuckup Nights Global team & Failure Institute for a panel discussion on entrepreneurial failure.

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Monday
Followed by:
Dawson's Den 2017 - Monday's Initial Pitches

Dawson's Den 2017 - Monday's Initial Pitches

On Monday night following FUCKUP Nights, students take center stage to pitch an idea for a commercial business or social enterprise. The audience gets to vote the 10 teams who go on to the finals on Thursday, so bring all your friends to encourage the students and vote for your favorite team. The grand prize is truly unbelievable!!! Please follow the registration link to save your spot in the Den.
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Tuesday November 14, 2017

Tuesday
11:00 - 12:00
EWeek Keynote Speaker: We do it in Public

EWeek Keynote Speaker: We do it in Public

Guided by the credo “we do it in public,” Moment Factory creates new forms of entertainment, be it rock shows, enchanted forests, or transforming the way we experience an airport. Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director Sakchin Bessette will share the story of how Moment Factory began in Montreal in 2001 with 3 friends creating visuals for the rave scene. Through his experience of growing Moment Factory to a company with innovative projects around the world, the audience will see how factors in Sakchin’s approach contribute to Moment Factory’s success. Some of these include working with collaborators, striving to create epic moments, and having fun while getting it done.
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Tuesday
12:00 - 1:30 PM
EWeek Keynote Speaker: Digital Marketing: Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

EWeek Keynote Speaker: Digital Marketing: Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

Ariane will share her personal experience as an entrepreneur, consultant, influencer and content creator. She’ll explain how she turned a side-job into a lucrative small business and how her team organically launched the 66AGENCY influencer agency with over a 1000 influencers on their roster last may.
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Tuesday
1:30 - 2:30 PM
EWeek Lunchtime Series: Mission Possible: Spurring Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Culture and Community

EWeek Lunchtime Series: Mission Possible: Spurring Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Culture and Community

Throughout his career, David Moss has drawn on his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for creative expression to develop a visionary approach that bridges cultural production, social innovation, and community building.

From co-producing his own music with an internationally renowned rock star when he was only 20 years old, to leading the venerable Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts, the Opéra de Montréal, and spearheading the creation and managing Culture Days across Canada, David will share stories and lessons learned throughout his journey as a cultural entrepreneur.

David will speak on a range of topics from unleashing your unique leadership talents and taking baby steps towards great achievements, to learning to trust your instincts, the benefits of team-work, and tapping into your passions to guide and inspire you, day-in and day-out, in your Mission Possible.

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Tuesday
2:30 - 4:00 PM
EWeek Discussion Series: THE POWER OF A NETWORK

EWeek Discussion Series: THE POWER OF A NETWORK

Six Degrees of Separation. Have you ever seen this 1993 movie with Kevin Bacon?

Six degrees of separation is the idea that all living things and everything else in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other. Meaning that if you wished to speak to Jay Z for example, you could go through a chain of six people in order to get a personal introduction.

We are all well aware that since 1993 the facility in connecting to others has increased tremendously. We connect through food, music, events, business and social media. As an entrepreneur, your network is one of the most important groups to leverage when starting a business.

Meet these energetic entrepreneurs who understand the value of a network for the success of a business or social enterprise.

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Tuesday
6:00 PM
EWeek Keynote Speaker: Dysfunctional teams: What makes or breaks them?

EWeek Keynote Speaker: Dysfunctional teams: What makes or breaks them?

Start-ups who find themselves in need of building a team may be surprised at how challenging it can be to do so. In this presentation, Ingrid will talk about dysfunctional teams, what makes them ineffective, and what we can do once we find ourselves in charge of a dysfunctional team. She will offer insights regarding both individual and situational factors that can hinder teams from being effective as well as some proactive steps that start-ups can take to avoid this from happening.
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Tuesday
Followed by:
EWeek Meets Montreal NewTech

EWeek Meets Montreal NewTech

Following our keynote speaker, we have a Meetup event with Montreal NewTech, a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of Montreal startup entrepreneurs. Five startups will present in front of an audience of programmers, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, students and other interested parties. The event is an incredible opportunity to meet potential co-founders for your next startup, or find valuable talent.
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Wednesday November 15, 2017

 

Wednesday
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Q & A with the Marvel/DC Comic book artist Marco Rudy: Illustrator of Justice League, Spider-Man & more!

Q & A with the Marvel/DC Comic book artist Marco Rudy: Illustrator of Justice League, Spider-Man & more!

A friendly discussion with renown comic book artist Marco Rudy, illustrator of popular superhero icons, such as Superman, the Winter Soldier, X-Men and more. The convivial conversation will tackle Marco’s road to fame, life as a freelancer as well as tips for aspiring artists. Come listen, laugh and question the Montreal based super hero of comics.
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Wednesday
12:00 -1:30 PM
EWeek Lunchtime Series: Cancelled Swipe Right for the Planet

EWeek Lunchtime Series: Cancelled Swipe Right for the Planet

These three entrepreneurs are flying all the way from Cancun Mexico to share their inspiring entrepreneurial journeys. This panel is a great example of how entrepreneurs who have made it financially in tech or other sectors, now have the freedom to create significant social impact by drawing upon their values in sustainability and their desire to improve the human situation. Learn about their coral reef project and what they did after the earthquake in Mexico.
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Wednesday
1:30 - 2:30 PM
EWeek Lunchtime Series: The World by Design

EWeek Lunchtime Series: The World by Design

Meet Stépahine Cardinal, president and founder of Huma design and learn about her entrepreneurial journey as a founder of a design firm.

Humà started with residential projects, ranging from the interior design of private homes to large-scale residential towers, such as La Tour des Canadiens and Les Bassins du Nouveau Havre and now works with a wide range real estate developers from Montreal. Eager to develop unique and exclusive concepts Stephanie found herself entrusted with leading the creation of festive spaces for the new venture of Cirque du Soleil.

Humà currently has many important clients, such as the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Cadillac Fairview, Canderel, Concordia University, Cirque du Soleil, Elad Canada, Groupe Dayan, SSENSE, SSP Food Expert US, Cominar, and BCF business lawyers.

Humà currently has many important clients, such as the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Cadillac Fairview, Canderel, Concordia University, Cirque du Soleil, Elad Canada, Groupe Dayan, SSENSE, SSP Food Expert US, Cominar, and BCF business lawyers and more.

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Wednesday
2:30 - 4:00 PM
EWeek Discussion Series: THE POWER OF SHARING

EWeek Discussion Series: THE POWER OF SHARING

Remember that as children we were taught to share? Well, the sharing economy is booming now. We share pictures, we share videos, we share thoughts, information, tools, food and cars. Where is all this headed and will this extreme connectivity continue to work?
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Wednesday
4:30 - 5:30 PM
EWeek Workshop/Lecture Series:  Perfect Pitch – How to Hit all the Right Notes and Strike a Deal

EWeek Workshop/Lecture Series: Perfect Pitch – How to Hit all the Right Notes and Strike a Deal

As an entrepreneur, even as a student, you must be able to communicate your idea clearly, concisely and professionally. This CEDEC Youth Start-Up workshop will demonstrate the importance of having a pitch ready for various audiences and occasions. Through this workshop, young entrepreneurs will learn how to effectively pitch their business idea to a variety of people including investors, potential team members, or even someone you meet at a networking event.

We will look at the components of a successful pitch, examples of pitch decks and various types of pitches (eg: pitching to a bank or delivering an elevator pitch). Learn how to hit all the right notes and strike a deal for your business! Hey! This might even be useful for your classes!!

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Wednesday
6:00 PM
EWeek Keynote Speaker: L'Gros Luxe

EWeek Keynote Speaker: L'Gros Luxe

Alex Bastide, who has been excelling in the business industry for almost 20 years, is barely of age when he finally makes his dream come true: being his own boss. Moved by his passion for skateboarding, music and the underground culture, he successively opens four Underworld boutiques, including one in Vancouver. He also founded the Cabaret Underworld where he created numerous events that made history. Ambitious? Yes, but especially tireless. Completely allergic to getting some rest, Alex is an active entrepreneur who totally invests himself in each and every one of his projects. From his business plan to creative design, communications and social media managing, Alex takes care of innumerous tasks and wears many hats in different functions; all the while never missing a beat when it comes time to lend his precious expertise and motivate his team!  Maybe it’s why he’s successful in everything he takes on…learn how he did it!!
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Wednesday
Followed by:
EWeek Events: Speed Date an Entrepreneur 2017

EWeek Events: Speed Date an Entrepreneur 2017

How often do you get to meet an entrepreneur to pick their brain in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere? Sometimes all a future entrepreneur needs is a mentor and a nudge in the right direction. This event brings together future entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders in the community. You will have 15 minutes to ask each entrepreneur your burning startup questions. Come and meet them right after our keynote speaker. Entrepreneurs graciously provided by the Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montreal (JCCM), Mentors Montreal, CEDEC and Futurpreneur.
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Thursday November 16, 2017

Thursday
11:00 - 12:00 PM
Eweek to Tom Cruise and Virtual Reality – An Epic Story

Eweek to Tom Cruise and Virtual Reality – An Epic Story

Christopher Olimpo mesmerized the audience at EWeek last year and is back to continue his epic story.
Chris started out as a volunteer for EWeek a couple of years ago and was responsible for social media during the events. This is how he met the VP of Advertising of askmen.com who recognized his talents and offered to mentor him. The rest is an epic story. Chris will continue the story about how a small agency hustled and eventually closed Universal studios after pitching a full marketing campaign for Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. While in Paris shooting VR for Fifty – and how this led to his biggest adventure documenting Tom Cruises stunt for the mummy on a Zero G plane.
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Thursday
12:00 -1:30 PM
EWeek Lunchtime Series: You Are Not Alone

EWeek Lunchtime Series: You Are Not Alone

NOTE: HOCKEY TICKETS WILL BE RAFFLED DURING THIS PRESENTATION

Teens are empowered more than they’ve ever been with very performant smartphones, readily available internet connection, and thousands of cloud services. Yet, very few of us teenagers, are aware to learn what is needed to innovate, create, and lead.
JC will share the roadblocks he faced, what he learnt, and how he is currently learning.

Yet, he still thinks that learning (the skills and the way) is one of the most crucial factors for an entrepreneur’s success.

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Thursday
1:30 - 2:30 PM
EWeek Lunchtime Art and Design Series: Cara Carmina-Making Dreams Come True

EWeek Lunchtime Art and Design Series: Cara Carmina-Making Dreams Come True

I will share with you my story as an independent artist / entrepreneur. My story is quite unique from many perspectives. I’m a Mexican female artist who didn’t finish university and I’m mostly self taught in most of the things I do. From drawing and sewing, to being an entrepreneur and a street artist, from branding myself on social media and selling my products on Etsy. I think always that everything is possible as long as you are willing to work hard for it and you are passionate about it. I want to have an extraordinary life and I’m willing to do extraordinary things to accomplish that. I hope you my story inspiring for those young artists who are still looking for their own space and style.
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Thursday
2:30 - 4:00 PM
EWeek Discussion Series: THE POWER OF EMPATHY

EWeek Discussion Series: THE POWER OF EMPATHY

This afternoon’s dicussion is all about the customer. How do you know what your customer’s want, need or like? What are your customer pain points and how does your business or social enterprise relieve those pains? Empathy is an important part of emotional intelligence. Some great leaders, designers and successful entrepreneurs may have an easier time connecting with others. How do they do it? Let’s talk about how empathy can get you closer to your client, user or beneficiary of your service in order to better serve them.
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Thursday
4:30 - 5:30 PM
EWeek Workshop/Lecture Series: Introduction to Design Thinking. Come experience the new age of problem solving live

EWeek Workshop/Lecture Series: Introduction to Design Thinking. Come experience the new age of problem solving live

In this highly interactive and fun presentation, you will get a chance to experience the design thinking (customer-centric design) process from start to finish. You’ll also work on your creative and empathetic skill set, and maybe learn something new about a colleague or even yourself. PLease note that this workshop will be held in the Co-Lab 3F.43 and will be limited to 30 participants.
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Thursday
6:00 PM
EWeek Keynote Speaker: Migrantpreneurs - How Immigrant Entrepreneurs are Redefining the Québec Business  Landscape

EWeek Keynote Speaker: Migrantpreneurs - How Immigrant Entrepreneurs are Redefining the Québec Business Landscape

Immigration is changing the business and innovation landscapes across the globe. Major cities like San Francisco, San Jose, New York, Berlin, London, Vancouver and Toronto are experiencing significant transformation through the influx of immigrant entrepreneurs. Montreal is the latest city experiencing this transformation but integration and inclusion of immigrant entrepreneurs in Quebec Inc. has been slow due to a lack of infrastructure and access to financing. This presentation will show how Groupe 3737 is addressing this problem and creating a successful eco-system enabling the next Airbnd, Uber, Snapchat, Whatsapp or GroPro.
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Thursday
Followed by:
Dawson's Den 2017 - Final Pitches and Judging

Dawson's Den 2017 - Final Pitches and Judging

Dawson’s Den is sponsored by the Dawson College Student Success Action Plan, Google MOntreal, PME MTL and La Fondation Montreal Inc.

We have a treat for you this year! The grand finale of Dawson’s Den takes place right after our evening keynote speakers Frantz Saintellemy. Come and meet our finalists and witness the creativity, talent and courage of these Dawson College students and alumni. Our judges from La Fondation Montreal Inc, Google, Fuller Landau and PME MTL will be selecting the three finalists. This is also the grand finale with the draw for the Passport prize!
Please select a spectator ticket when registering.

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Last Modified: November 15, 2017