Coaches & Mentors – District 3 Innovation Center

Building Knowledge through Coaching and Mentoring

District 3 relies heavily on its in-house coaches and network of mentors. You’ll get ongoing support and guidance to build your startup at every stage of your development.

What Our Startups Have to Say

Moving Waldo

“As a founder, our minds are easily distracted by day-to-day operations. Our District 3 coach keeps us on track by helping us focus on what really matters. Our coach regularly questions and challenges us, which consequently sharpens our vision and helps us identify opportunities for growth.” - Philippe Tardif-Michaud, Cofounder of MovingWaldot


“The coaching sessions really helped us to develop our product and business strategy. The workshops have been of great value, including the specialized sessions we had from financing to design. It’s been a truly amazing experience and we are grateful to District 3 and especially our coach, Edna, for believing in us.” - Francisco Berrizbeitia, Cofounder EBHNow

Meet the Coaches

Edna Chosack

Cofounded Simbionix Inc., a medical-simulation startup acquired by 3D Systems in 2014.

Xavier Henri-Hervé

Cofounded Mechtronix, a manufacturer of commercial flight simulators acquired in 2010.

Julie Hamel

Business advisor for over 25 years, specializing in social entrepreneurship and nonprofit organizations.

Marek Zaluski

Technical advisor, specializing in technology business models, and software and hardware prototyping.

Kevin Ferah

Cofounded BEEM, an automotive technology company, and provides specialized coaching in the business model canvas, and business validation.

Alexandre Lataille

Cofounded BEEM, an automotive technology company, and provides specialized coaching in product development, business processes and analytics.

Eric Steedman

Over 20 years of consulting experience, focusing on business planning, market research, and organizational and financing strategies for both for profit and nonprofit organizations.

Ondine Hogeboom

Founded over six successful organizations in social innovation, specializes in coaching, mentorship and development of social enterprises.

Cuong M. Nguyen

Over 22 years of software and product development, specializing in large-scale software solution integration and delivery for early-stage technology-driven companies.

Albert R. Carbone

Founded Stelvio Inc. in 1990, a Montreal-based software house specializing in claims systems for the insurance industry.

Sean Cullen

Contributed to the sale of a startup to a Fortune 500 company, and facilitated the financing of a series B round for a Canadian SaaS with worldwide operations.

Frederic Chênevert

Launched four startups in the entertainment industry, and specializes in mobile application and marketing.

Isabelle Mallet

Over 20 years experience in the gaming industry, specializes in innovation consulting for high-tech startups and SMEs.

Riccardo Badalone

Successfully cofounded Diablo Technologies Inc., a technology startup specializing in memory storage.

Noor El Bawab

Over 5 years of experience in marketing and communications, and founding member of District 3 Innovation Centre.

Sebastian Aristizabal

Cofounded E-panneur, an online grocery store platform, and provides specialized coaching in lead generation and sales.

Aaron Linden

Over 12 years of experience in corporate strategy, strategic planning, market & competitive analysis, business modelling, and corporate development.

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