MONTRÉAL, January 14, 2021 – To start the new year, Bonjour Startup Montréal’s team wishes to salute the arrival of four new talents.
Patricia Grzesiak rejoins the team as Project Manager, on the strength of several years of experience at the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, particularly as head of the Interconnection Program. Her unifying vision and international outlook will give her a shining role in the startup of a pilot project to guide entrepreneurs in the ecosystem.
As Data Manager, Raphaël Hubert joins the team after several years as a data analyst at Breather, and then at smile.io. Since his arrival in October, Raphaël has worked on the new version of Startup Radar, a Montréal startup directory launched in its beta version last June, to make it a useful tool in the Montréal startup ecosystem.
As Open Innovation Manager, Jessika-Kina Ouimet will apply over five years of experience acquired with BDC’s innovation team. On the Open Innovation team, Jessika wants to be fully involved in the success of the Inno Startup initiative, in addition to playing an intermediary role to encourage cooperation between startups and larger businesses.
Finally, Guillaume Lajoie joins the Communications team as Advisor, Public Relations and Government Affairs. After two years with NATIONAL Public Relations, Guillaume returns to the non-profit sector and hopes to contribute to developing the public visibility of the Montréal entrepreneurial community.
“With the multiple challenges brought by the year 2020, it is more essential than ever to ensure the performance of our startup ecosystem. The arrival of Patricia, Raphaël, Jessika and Guillaume will allow us to extend the influence and continue the growth of the Montréal startup community,” says Liette Lamonde, co-founder of Bonjour Startup Montréal and Executive Director of Montréal inc.