Identifying business, investment and funding opportunities


Access to investors, funding programs, loans, and/or calls for applications: how do you properly identify what funding sources are available for innovation projects that integrate AI and Entertainment?

Investor groups are actively looking for projects of interest and initiators of promising projects are struggling to identify possible funding avenues. A unique opportunity to meet you. Don’t miss this event!


Jun 14 2022


15h00 - 15h45


Propulsion & Impact


  • Bertrand Nepveu
    Bertrand Nepveu
    Co-founding partner
  • Claude G. Théoret
    Claude G. Théoret

    Claude founded and exited Nexalogy, one of Montreal’s first AI companies and has been part of management in public companies since 2017. A former Astrophysicist he forged his technical skill set at the inception of bigdata and the web. While working with CERN he built his first website in 1994.

    He played an active role in the birth and growth of Québec’s startup ecosystem. He is one of the top 40 startup mentors in the worldwide Founder Institute network.

    In 2019 he was COO of Intema Solutions Inc ($ITM.V) and engineered a growth by acquisition strategy.

    He is now the CEO of X Machina AI: https://machina-ai.com/

  • Éric Durand
    Éric Durand
    Manager Creative Industries Group National Bank

    Beginning at the Montreal Exchange, then with two public companies and a traded technology company, Éric Durand has more than 20 years of experience in corporate financing and management.

    Since 2009, he has joined National Bank where he has benne involved in several business acquisition financings in knowledge-based industries. Éric Durand holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Université Laval

  • Frédéric Bove
    Frédéric Bove
    Executive Director

    Frédéric Bove is a link between knowledge and action: he is an influential player in the exchange between companies (from startups to large corporations) and universities. He acts between today and tomorrow, since innovation, international and communication are at the heart of everything he has done in business (at Moment Factory, a flagship of Montreal creativity), what he has taught (at HEC Montreal), and those he has brought together from 2014 to January 2020 at the Entretiens Jacques Cartier by creating economic, academic and cultural bridges between France, Quebec and Canada.

  • Nassim Bennacer
    Nassim Bennacer
    Senior Manager | Tax Incentives