WEDNESDAY, September 30TH 2020
100% Digital, 100% Human

WEDNESDAY, September 30TH 2020
100% Digital, 100% Human

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THE ANNUAL RENDEZ-VOus FOR CHANGEMAKERS

A BURST OF INSPIRATION | CELEBRATING CHANGEMAKERS | BEGINNING OF COMPETITION

A BURST OF INSPIRATION

CELEBRATING CHANGEMAKERS

BEGINNING OF THE COMPETITION

Since its inception, Cooperathon, the largest open innovation challenge in Canada, has marked the beginning of the competition by hosting a conference as part of its kick-off.

This particular year, we will host the first 100% virtual conference. But no need to worry! The organizing team has put on the most inspiring, engaging and human experience for you!

September 30th schedule

WELCOMING REMARKS
2PM

The Honourable
Pablo Rodriguez

LEADER OF THE GOVERNMENT
IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS

Quebec Lieutenant

OPENING KEYNOTE
2:10PM

Let’s relaunch a more resilient, humane and inclusive society

President & Chief Executive Officer, Hydro-Québec

Ms. Sophie Brochu

President & Chief Executive Officer,
Hydro-Québec

MR. Guy Cormier

President & Chief Executive Officer,
Desjardins Group

Desjardins

Post-crisis society will not be the same. Paradigm shifts, transformed working methods, many assumptions are called into question. Join Mr. Cormier, President and CEO of Desjardins Group and Ms. Sophie Brochu, President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, in an unprecedented conversation where two great leaders share their vision tomorrow’s society.

OPENING KEYNOTE
2:10PM

Let’s relaunch a more resilient, humane and inclusive society

INFLUENTIAL CANADIAN CEO

INFLUENTIAL CANADIAN CEO

Post-crisis society will not be as we know it today. Paradigm shifts, new working methods. All assumptions are called into question. Join two influential Canadian CEOs in an unprecedented conversation where they will share their vision of tomorrow’s society.

A BURNING CROSSING WITH THE DRAGONS !
2:45PM

First, entrepreneurial lessons from the Den

Manjit Minhas

Dragon at Dragons ’Den (CBC)
founder of Minhas Breweris,
the 10th largest brewery in the world


Fondateur de la 10ème plus grande brasserie au monde, co-star de CBC’s Dragons ’Den


As a judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, MANJIT MINHAS shares business lessons with equal parts force and finesse.
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An entrepreneur herself, Minhas runs the 10th largest brewery in the world—worth a whopping 187 million dollars. Her unprecedented success in a male-dominated field demolished stereotypes, surprised competitors, and cleared a path for entrepreneurs of every age and gender. In talks, she distills the hands-on lessons of her success, showing audiences how they can embrace change, defy expectations, and incentivize disruption.

Dragon’s Den celebrity judge Manjit Minhas has been able to do what few ever thought possible—break into the notoriously competitive and male-dominated beer and spirits industry. Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Winery, which Minhas co-founded with her brother Ravinder, is now the 10th largest brewery in the world, producing over 90 brands of beer, spirits, liquor, and wine. She is now the sole owner, President, and CEO of the company, which has served over 1 billion pints of beer to date. With sharp strategy and keen understanding of the market, Minhas has been able to break down traditional barriers and turn her small business into an empire. Originally trained as an engineer, Minhas is now a specialist in brand development, marketing, sales, and retail negotiations.

Minhas purchased the second oldest brewery in the United States and renamed it The Minhas Craft Brewery, officially making her the youngest brewery owner in the world. She also opened The Minhas Micro Brewery, which make world-class craft beers and specialty beers, such as a gluten-free options for people with Celiac disease. With her background in engineering, Minhas strives to minimize the environmental impact of her company, producing beer using the least amount of cleaning and water treatment chemicals, gas, electricity, and water.

Minhas is the author of the book Brewing Up a Damn Good Story and has received many awards, including Canada’s Women Executive Network’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs, Profit’s Top Growth Entrepreneur, and Chatelaine’s Top Entrepreneur Woman of The Year. She’s been profiled in Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, and The National, and was recently named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40, a distinction honoring outstanding Canadian leaders.

Nicolas Duvernois

Dragon at l’Oeil du Dragon (Radio-Canada)
CEO at Duvernois inc. (Pur Vodka and Romeo’s Gin)
Co-founder of Mouvement Adopte inc.


PDG – Duvernois inc. (PUR Vodka et romeo’s gin)
Cofondateur du mouvement ADOPTE INC.


A born entrepreneur, Nicolas Duvernois has always been full of ideas. After his first business endeavour went sour in 2006, he decided to found PUR Vodka.

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Since he knew absolutely nothing about the industry, it all began with a Google search for the word “vodka.” In order to finance the project, Nicolas worked as a hospital janitor by night and developed vodka by day for nearly 4 years.

ONE OF THE BEST VODKAS IN THE WORLD.

Nicolas Duvernois is the founding president of Pur Vodka, the first ultra-premium vodka produced in Quebec and the most awarded vodka in Canada. Pur vodka is considered one of the world’s finest vodkas by leading spirits experts and mixologists. It has won close to 60 international prizes in recent years.

A UNIQUE GIN. A GLOBAL SUCCESS.

In early 2016, Duvernois launched a brand new product: romeo’s gin, a spirit celebrating creativity with fresh, bold flavours.

Every edition of romeo’s gin is curated by a local urban artist, and a percentage of every sale goes to the promotion of contemporary and urban art, in Montreal and beyond.

Then, live pitch of 4 awesome Canadian startups to the Dragons
4PM – Session 1

CEO
 

Montréal

Founder
& CEO

Toronto

CEO
& Co-founder

Montréal

CEO
& Co-founder

Vancouver

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OUTSTANDING PANELS

Canadian Ecosystems, an Innovation Powerhouse
5PM – Session 1

Kayla Isabelle

EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR

Martha Casey

CEO

Patrick Gagné

CO-FOUNDER

 

Ali
Taiyeb

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Marilyn Horrick

SENIOR Vice-prEsident, Ontario MARKET

MODERATOR

When Fintech and Social Good align –
Opportunities in Fintech for a better world
5PM – Session 2

Paul Desmarais III

Chairman &
CEO

David
Nault

Co-FOUNDER &
general PARTNER

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Tech4Good
5PM – Session 3

John
Weigelt

National technology officer

Sylvain
Carle

SENIOR DIRECTOR

Mentor-IN-chIef

TBA

CLELIA
COTHIER

CHALLENGE-PRIZE FELLOW

MODERATOR

Diversity & Inclusion
4PM – Session 3

TBA

Wes
Hall

Founder & Chairman at the BlackNorth Initiative
Founder & Chairman of the Canadian Council of Business Leaders Against Anti-Black Systemic Racism

TBA

Fabienne
Colas

PRESIDENT
AND FOUNDER

MODERATOR

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Un événement incontournable si vous êtes :

Un.e participant.e à la compétition

C’est l’occasion idéale de réseauter et compléter votre équipe grâce à nos zones virtuelles et activités offerts dans les kiosques virtuels thématiques !
Venez rencontrer les organisations qui lancent des défis, mentors et experts !
Pas encore inscrit.e à la compétition ? Faites-le maintenant, c’est gratuit !

Un.e entrepreneur.e en démarrage

Il existe énormément de programmes d’incubation et d’accélération. Le Coopérathon est le seul programme accéléré de pré-incubation vous permettant en 5 semaines de passer de l’idée au prototype en tenant compte de l’impact social. Venez le vivre par vous-même !

Un.e intrapreneur.e dans une organisation

Innover au sein d’une organisation est un défi très semblable de celui des entrepreneurs. Prise de risques, navigation dans l’ambiguïté, recherche de financement, mais surtout, cette passion inébranlable de changer les choses pour le mieux.
Le Coopérathon vous propose un parcours tout à fait applicable au contexte de vos organisations. Venez en avoir un aperçu lors du lancement !

Un.e employé.e Desjardins

Le Coopérathon a été imaginé par Desjardins afin de permettre aux citoyens ayant des bonnes idées pour la société d’avoir un impact concret.
Partagez votre savoir-faire auprès des équipes participantes, laissez-vous inspirer par les conférenciers de renommée internationale, alimentez vos connaissances dans un atelier ou joignez une équipe d’impact !

FULL SCHEDULE

13h30

Début de la transmission

14h00

Welcoming Remarks

14h10

Keynote Conference

14h45

Burning crossing with the Dragons!

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