25 entrepreneurs rewarded for their contributions to the Québec economy

The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation and C2 Montréal Announce the Winners of the Fourth Annual Emerging Entrepreneurs Contest


Montréal, April 16, 2015 – The Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation and C2 Montréal announce the 25 winners of the Emerging Entrepreneurs Contest’s 4th edition. This initiative recognizes and rewards Québec entrepreneurs who make a contribution to the evolution of business by demonstrating remarkably dynamic creativity and innovation. The quality of the applications submitted demonstrates the effervescence of both Québec entrepreneurship and cultural diversity.


From May 26 to 28, winners will participate free of charge in all activities of the C2 Montréal program. Each winner will also benefit from a custom-made program, meet renowned speakers and take part in discussions and workshops, rubbing shoulders with the leading figures in commerce and creativity.


2015 Winners

Marie-Jo Leroux, 42 Comets

Alexandre McLean, Alvéole

Etienne Crevier, BiogeniQ

Robert Gold, bKey Inc.

Caterina Rizzi, Breather

Franck Boulbès, Cellier Domesticus

Hadi Mazloum, Curebox

Archita Ghosh, e.d.Films

Adrien Cherrier, Écotpoto

Vanessa Cherenfant, Elysia

Brenda Plant, Ethiquette

Francis Davidson, Flatbook

Mazen Elbawab, Heddoko

Kristina Boudaeva, Kristins Gifts Inc

Julien Denaes, Logrr

Nicolas Bon, Maison Kané

François Poirier, MakerBloks

Guillaume Fortin, Neurométric

Dan Benoni, Officevibe

Antoine Bisson, Poka

Louis Delaoustre, Potloc

Antoine Azar, Thirdshelf

Alain Neveu, Ventix

James Saunders, Erudite Science

Michael Moszberg, GymBirds

For more details on each of the winners, please visit http://c2montreal.com/contests/emerging-entrepreneurs/


This coming May, some 4,000 participants representing a wide variety of industries will gather at Arsenal in Griffintown to get inspired by world-renowned speakers, participate in hands-on, collaborative workshops, experiment in creative labs and experience networking opportunities, exclusive creative happenings, music events and artistic performances.


About C2 Montréal – 2015 Edition, May 26 to 28

C2 Montréal (is a non-profit organization that) aims to reinvent the concept of the annual international conference, in order to better explore the “commerce-creativity” dynamic and its potential to redefine the business world. Every year, this three-day immersive event assembles renowned innovators from varied backgrounds. Participants are plunged into an intellectual and experiential environment that stimulates the left and right sides of their brains in order to develop their creative leadership skills. C2 Montréal features a tremendous variety of non-traditional experiences including presentations by renowned speakers, interactive exhibitions, multimedia presentations and collaborative workshops, all of which are held in an unconventional “Innovation Village” conceived exclusively by and for C2 Montréal.


C2 Montréal was imagined by the Sid Lee creative agency in collaboration with Founding Partner Cirque du Soleil, and benefits from the support of Leadership Partner Microsoft, Content and Media Partner Fast Company magazine and Technology Partner EMC. C2 Montréal is extremely grateful for the continuous support of the Government of Canada, the Government of Québec and the Ville de Montréal who have been key partners from day one. C2 Montréal is also thankful for the contribution of its partners: Arsenal, BMW, the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montréal, the Business Development Bank of Canada, Deloitte, Fasken Martineau, Fatboy, Hydro-Québec, Investissement Québec, Keurig, Loto-Québec (via its subsidiary Ingenio), M0851, VenueParking.com, Montréal International, Solotech, Tourisme Montréal, Uber, Ubisoft, Videotron Business Solutions, and its media partners Bell Media, Corus, Droit inc., Fusion.net, The Globe and Mail, La Presse, Les Affaires, UB Media, Newad, as well as its generous patrons, Power Corporation and the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation.

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