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Emceeing & moderating AAGEF’s 9th Entrepreneur Challenge

2023 Entrepreneur Challenge November 29, 2023 York University – Glendon Campus – Toronto, ON By AAGEF Ontario

🎤 On November 29, the Ontario chapter of the Association des Alumni des Grandes Écoles Françaises (AAGEF) will be holding the 9th edition of its annual Entrepreneur Challenge. AAGEF Ontario is the association for Elite French Graduate Schools Alumni working and living in Ontario.

As last year, ORCHANGO’s president & co-founder Edmond Mellina − who is a graduate of École Centrale Marseille − will be emceeing & moderating the event. It will be held in the prestigious auditorium and rooftop reception space of the Glendon campus of York University.

Finalists and jury

Out of the 35 applications received, the selection committee picked three finalists who will pitch their projects in front of our jury and the audience. The finalists are:

  • Priya Tronsgard, founder Edify Learning Spaces
  • Jack Lau Lau, founder Litespace
  • Rachel Cohen-Murison, founder Viduu

The esteemed jury will be providing three different vantage points:

  • Corporate CEO: Julie Bonamy Racine (ENA, SCPO), CEO, Saint-Gobain & CertainTeed Canada
  • Venture capitalist: Kamal Hassan (INSEAD, Queens), Founding Partner, Loyal VC
  • Serial entrepreneur: Élie-Adrien Mouzon (Arts et Métiers, Cambridge), Co-founder & CEO, ensogo Inc.


  • 5:30-7:30pm: Intros, Pitches, Q&A, Live Votes, Awards
  • 7:30-9:00pm: Networking

Click here for details & registration...

📰 Click here to read last year’s post-event coverage by Le Métropolitain (in French).

Headshot Of Edmond Mellina, ORCHANGO's President & Co-Founder

Edmond is ORCHANGO's president & co-founder.

He is internationally respected for his expertise in nimble change leadership and culture change. For the past 30 years, he has been executing strategic transformations, building agile capabilities, and advising clients across sectors in Europe, North America and the Middle East.

He is a former corporate transformation executive in drastically changing industries: CIO at Delta Hotels when Expedia disrupted the hotel business; and VP Corporate Development & General Manager USA for the technology business of Envoy Communication Group when design and marketing agencies started to become digital.

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