CEO LaSalle Colleges version of the Dragons Den show

Each year, the final event of our Business Management graduates rewards the most promising business plans of the cohort.
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Each year, our Business Management graduates have to come up with a business idea and, with the help of their teachers, develop a complete business plan for it, including finances, marketing, operations, etc. The goal is that, by having the necessary tools and a concrete plan to get there, they can start their business as soon as they graduate.

But just before that, a team of teacher-coaches has to select the 5 teams with the most promising business plans of the cohort. The 5 teams are announced at the beginning of the event, and then, one after the other, they go on stage to present the fruit of their hard work. In a format similar to the television show "Dragons’ Den", they present their business idea to the public and to a jury.

Two individuals present a business concept to an audience, using a digital slideshow as a visual aid in a professional setting.

As always, the jury is made up of business professionals who have the skills and knowledge to ask the students a wide range of questions, and to select the winning projects:

  • Marie-Ève Cadieux, Senior Director - Commercial Entrepreneurship, PME Montréal
  • Luisa Gomez, Commercial Development Program Analyst, PME Montréal
  • Éric Douay, President, Fair Merchant Solutions
  • Lorne Rubin, President, Paramount Financial Services
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Once again, our students have honored our educational pillar, entrepreneurship, with innovative and sustainable business ideas that fill a hole in the Quebec market. For this edition, the teams that reached the podium are:

  1. Team Ghorcom, composed of Huda Hindawi, Khalifa Ghaliza, Jack Katmerji and Wessam Daghner.
  2. Autilibre, formed by Laureen Walton- Kalfon, Mamoun Srairi and Kuhilani Quesnot.
  3. And finally, Baby threads, the team formed by Angelica Garces, Alejandro Meza, James Davey, Maria Clara Aguiar and Amanda Vieira.

The evening ended with a cocktail party where teachers, parents and students were gathered around a small feast, prepared by our teaching restaurant, La Classe.

Professionals gather in a social setting for networking, with drinks served and conversations ongoing.

Congratulations to the winning teams, but also to all our 2019-2022 graduating class. We wish you all the best for the rest of your journey!

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