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THE CAUSE

/// Join us on June 17 for a celebration of entrepreneurship and Israel-Quebec relations
/// Rejoignez-nous le 17 juin pour une célébration de l'entrepreneuriat et des relations Québec-Israël.

Launching the Quebec-Israel Universities Entrepreneurship Fund to encourage joint activities between BGU’s Yazamut 360 Entrepreneurship Centre and Quebec universities. The Fund will add a new dimension in Quebec-Israel relations.

Nous lancerons le fonds Entrepreneuriat universitaire afin d'encourager les activités conjointes entre le centre d'entrepreneuriat Yazamut 360 de la BGU et les universités québécoises. Ce fonds ajoutera une nouvelle dimension aux relations entre le Québec et Israël.

THE SPEAKERS

/// Anne No Delaide
Managing Director, Banking
Première directrice générale, Services Financiers RBC

Since her arrival at RBC in 2002, Anne has held a wide range of positions in commercial banking. In recent years, she has held relationship management positions, followed by an associate Vice-President position, in the South Shore of Montreal in 2013, a Vice-President position for the western region of Montreal in 2014 and a present position as vice-president Knowledge-Based Industries for Quebec. Throughout her career, she has propelled the bank forward high levels both with double-digit growth in business volumes, the highest employee engagement and customer satisfaction scores.

Anne is also very committed to the community, especially to the advancement of women in business. She cofounded the Quebec Employees Resources Group for Women in 2015. She is involved in Women in Governance Organization since 2016. She is committed to help young Canadians prepare for their future job as an ambassador’s leader on the Quebec Executive Committee for RBC Future Launch program. She is member of the board for a non-profit organization called Young Leaders Group that helps young teenagers to become legendary founders. Anne has been the co-chair of the RBC-United Way National Campaign for the province of Quebec in 2015 and 2016.

Anne holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Brest, located in France. After which, she completed her MBA at HEC Montreal, in finance and entrepreneurship. As a musician, Anne is very passionate about the arts and creation. She translates her desire to learn, her innate curiosity and her entrepreneurial mindset into remarkable results.

/// Dana Gavish-Fridman
Founder, Yazamut 360 Entrepreneurship Centre, Ben-Gurion University and Vice-President, Entrepreneurship at BGN Technologies
Fondatrice du Centre d'entrepreneuriat Yazamut 360, Université Ben-Gourion et Vice-président de l'entrepreneuriat, BGN Technologies

Dana Gavish-Fridman is the Founder and General Manager of Yazamut360, the award-winning entrepreneurship center of Ben Gurion University of the Negev. She is responsible for all strategic planning and execution of the university’s endeavor to promote and excel entrepreneurship skills and experience to all students and staff.

Dana is also VP Entrepreneurship at BGN Technologies, BGU's Technology Transfer company.

Previously, Dana was VP Marketing at Yissum, the Hebrew University's Technology Transfer company. She has also worked as a television news producer at Israel’s Channel 2 News and at The Associated Press TV, and as a business development manager for two start-up companies. She holds a BA in Political Science and Literature, and an Executive MBA in Integrative Management, both from the Hebrew University.

/// Mickael Kanfi
Serial Entrepreneur & Business Strategist
Entrepreneur en série et stratége en affaires

Mickael is a seasoned entrepreneur and venture strategist with over two decades of experience in digital advertising and startup innovation. From founding and scaling a leading digital agency, Twist Image, which was later acquired by WPP, to his last role as Operating Partner at Inerjys Ventures, Mickael has been at the forefront of driving change and fostering innovation.

With a diverse background spanning numerous industries, Mickael has touched all aspects of business, garnering invaluable insights along the way. Today, he continues to push the boundaries of innovation as the co-founder of ThinkersOne, democratizing access to business thought leaders through bite-sized video experiences. Additionally, his newest venture aims to empower impact-led startups globally with tailored online mentorship and advice.

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Montreal Main Event 2024 Committee

Committee Members

Jeremie Abitbol
Jack Altman
Matthew Finestone
Leanne Gur-esh
Debra Israel
Mick Kanfi
Irwin Lambersky
Janis Levine
Gail Palevsky
Peggi Cohen Rabinovitch
Richard Vineberg

Simon Bensimon
Executive Director
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