AAGEF Entrepreneur Challenge 2021
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
AAGEF Ontario, with over 2,000 executives, is a networking association of French Elite Graduate Schools alumni, living and working in Ontario. We also welcome Ontario-based alumni of Canadian and global Elite Universities. In September 2020, AAGEF Ontario successfully hosted its 90th event. All our events are open to everyone and are conducted in English during the presentation. Networking is bilingual English/ French.
AAGEF Entrepreneur Challenge is in its seventh year. And since its inception in 2015, the event has garnered a lot of interest and traction in the business community.
Our Jury Members and Master of Ceremony for 2020
Executive and Business Coach
ex- Chief Innovation Officer Hexo Corp.
Founder and CEO Sahajan
EVP Business France North America / Head of Invest Dept North America / Director Business France Canada
Partner at PwC Deals Strategy in Toronto
Co-Founder & CEO TransPod Inc.
General Manager Mars-Wrigley Canada
Master of Ceremony
We are now welcoming applications from the most exciting start-ups to be a part of our 2021 challenge. For the startup community, it's a perfect platform to be coached and advised by the industry top leaders.
Application Deadline: Friday, October 15, 2021
All entrepreneurs are invited to apply. Upon submission, all applications will be reviewed by our selection committee. And then, the three finalists will be announced on a date to be announced later.
The three selected entrepreneurs will present in front of a jury of investors and top executives. The winners will be awarded cash gifts and prizes besides the invaluable guidance from top executives.
Co-Founder & CEO, Transpod Hyperloop
"I strongly encourage entrepreneurs to participate in this challenge. It's an excellent bridge to introduce your product and company to the European market as you will have the opportunity to pitch your project in front of the industrial partners, both from Canada and Europe."
Founder & CEO, Sahajan
"My participation in the 2016 Challenge was an enlightening and rewarding experience. Even though our brand had received initial traction, including being the only Canadian brand selected for Sephora's Inaugural Accelarator, the pitch competition helped me to translate that success and convey the potential of the brand to investors, buyers and other supporters in more relevant fashion. I gained great insight from jury members and invaluable contacts, including a potential investor."
Business Development Officer, Able Innovations
Challenge Winner 2019, McGill University
"The AAGEF 2019 Entrepreneur Challenge was a fantastic experience for Able Innovations. We received an excellent opportunity to gain exposure for our venture and network with influential individuals to forward our business goals. This competition is an ideal opportunity for Canadian entrepreneurs to gain exposure with a new audience and form novel partnerships to take their ventures to the next level."
CEO & Co-Founder, Xesto
winner of the 2020 Jury Award
"The AAGEF Challenge was a great opportunity for Xesto to showcase our company to a large audience with a significant network. The exposure provides entrepreneurs access to well connected and generous individuals who want to see Canadian startups succeed. I would highly recommend this challenge for any Canadian entrepreneur looking to expand beyond Canada"
To know more about the AAGEF Entrepreneur Challenge 2021
President - AAGEF Ontario