With a wealth of international experience in taking ideas to market and always at the dynamic intersection of where entrepreneurship and experiential learning meet, Ms. Edna Chosack, M.Sc., MBA, is Head Coach at District 3 and a private consultant. She was co-founder and VP Strategic marketing at Simbionix which became global leader in surgical simulation and was acquired by 3D systems (NYSE: DDD).
She later was director at CAE Healthcare and a member of the advisory committee at McGill University’s Steinbery centre for simulation. Edna started her career as a Ph.D. candidate in physiology and as a marketing expert at a medical imaging start-up in Israel.
As the founding member of District 3, Xavier-Henri Hervé has a 25 years track record for transforming strategic plans for innovations into business on an international scale. An engineer, Xavier has experience in aviation, information systems, simulation, and green tech.
Xavier’s launched his first business in 1987 in the middle of the microprocessor revolution, where he co-founded Mechtronix, a manufacturer of commercial flight simulators. Before founding Mechtronix, Xavier worked for several companies such as, Oracle Corporation, CAE Electronics and Bombardier.
“Sensequake has been hosted at District 3 since the start of 2016. The District 3 ecosystem for startups is surely one of the best in Montreal and Canada. The staff are friendly and very helpful. We received coaching with our awesome coach, Xavier. District 3 frequently hosted workshops that helped us with some of our essential needs, from dealing with grants, fundraising and tax implications, to marketing and design.”
Mehrdad Mir Shafiei, Co-founder of Sensequake
“Ananda devices has developed highly specialized products for scientific research. Communicating a coherent and clear message regarding the benefits of our products has been challenging. The coaching and support have allowed us to hone our value proposition and to create improved marketing and sales material. Without the coaching from District 3, progress would have been much slower and our message to our customers would have been less clear.”
Pieter Roos, Ananda
Develop and commercialize a product derived from academic research or engineering innovations.