Lead Team

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CEO and Community Builder 


Co-founder of Espace-inc, Chloé Legris possesses a rich experience in technology transfer as well as in coaching entrepreneurs from various lines of business including clean technology. In the last 15 years, she has developed a vast and most diversified network of contacts. Her career is marked by the development and the implementation of innovative projects. One of these projects, the Mont-Mégantic Dark Sky Reserve, won her the Radio-Canada scientific prize in 2007.

Jean-David Bégin

Lead Coach - Growth and funding of SAAS models

Co-founder of Guestful, a platform used by thousands of restaurants around the world, Jean-David Bégin specializes in growth strategies for technology businesses. He has worked in venture capital and has contributed to the success of many ICT startups in the Silicon Valley, Toronto and Montreal.


At Espace-inc, he is the team lead for SAAS businesses preparing their growth​.

Charles Martel

Director of Programs and Operations

At Desjardins Capital for 16 years, Charles Martel was a venture capital and development capital investor for all fields of activity. As a board member for SMEs, he has helped a number of businesses throughout the years. Charles has even co-owned two businesses in the beverage industry.

Now at Espace-inc, he is the lead for the accounting and investment team.

Nicolas Rudloff

Director of Business Development

Twice a web entrepreneur, Nicolas has also successfully been involved in the growth of many businesses as the Director of Business Development. His capacity to easily connect and build relations has allowed him to establish a solid network that favors collaboration. It also provides him with that extra something when it comes to coaching entrepreneurs the art of building rich and durable business relations which translate into increased sales.

Coaches and Experts

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Alain-Olivier Desbois

CFO and Angel Investor

Business model, strategy and financing

Impact and cleantech

Arnaud Douilliez

Entrepreneur, CFO and Angel Investor

Agribusiness, environment and impact

Jean-David Bégin

CFO, Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Growth of SAAS models

Funding strategy

Serge Laporte

Angel Investor

Sales and Marketing Strategy Expert

Jan Kral

Technology Entrepreneur

Sales and international strategic partnership

Marie-Ève Vachon


Financial Controller and Projections

Justine Mâsse


Financial Controller and Projections


Luc Lopes

Engineering Director

Factory implementation /

Equipment conception

Daleyne Guay

Serial Entrepreneur

Business model and growth

Digital strategy

Pascal Larose

Technology Entrepreneur

Richard Btaiche


Product Owner at Shopify

Davender Gupta

Technology Entrepreneur

Growth strategy

Edtih Perreault

President - Marketing Global, AFFIRMA

Marketing and sales

Olivier Caré


​Management, growth, operations and technology

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Philippe Trudeau


Management, growth and BtoC strategy


Guy Gervais

Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

Business model, growth and impact

Manufacturing, culture, technology

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Louis Mousseau

Sales and Marketing Expert

Growth of SAAS models

Jocelyn Brouillard

Serial Entrepreneur

Leadership and growth

Executive team

Patrick Bernier

Entrepreneur and HR Expert

Growth and executive team

Attract, mobilise, develop and maximize talent

Joel Nadeau

Sales and Partner Strategy Expert

Manufacturing, construction

Sandra Gagné


Financial Controller and Projections

David Mitchell

Industrial Designer

Frank Meunier

Entrepreneur and Manager

Financial Modeling / Copyright

Pierre Bertrand

Web Entrepreneur

Julian Giacomelli

Entrepreneur and Angel Investor

CEO of Rise Kombucha

Agribusiness and impact

Dany Sarrasin-Sullivan

Entrepreneur and Institutional Investor

Funding /Technology / Clean technology

Doryne Bourque

CEO, Hathor Conseils

President, Caisse Desjardins des


Digital strategy


Board of Directors

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Réal Létourneau

Partner, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton

Gilles Blais

President, Groupe Précigrafik

David Côté-Hamel

Co-founder and Marketing VP, Mes Bobettes

Philippe Bergeron

Founder and CEO, UnikTour

Mériance, Karavanier

Josée Ferland

Executive Director, WIPTEC

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Emmanuel Duchesne

President and CEO, EXO-s


Jean-Marc Patenaude

President and CTO – Laplace Insights

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Julie Banville

Partner, Therrien Couture

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Marie-France Delage

Deputy Director-General – Community Relations – Ville de Sherbrooke



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Sylvain Carle

Partner, Real Ventures

Suzan Reid

Marketing Professor, Bishop's University

Co-founder, Domaine Pinacle

Jean Bibeau

Professor, Université de Sherbrooke

Entrepreneurial Accelerator Director Desjardins

Researcher - Coach - Entrepreneur


Greg Barratt

VP - Strategic Growth Team, Communitech



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Blair McIntosh

President and CEO – Motrec International

Bruno N. Morin

Lead Ambassador Espace-inc

Marc-Antoine Brillant

CEO, GC Brieau

Peter Cassar

CEO, Sherweb

Ronald Audet

Board Chairman - Filspec

Sébastien Morin

Vice-President - Immex

Serge Auray

President and Founder – Laboratoire M2

Stéphane Fortier

President, North American Cabinets (NAC)

Chantal Brunet

Director – Investment Strategies and Sponsor Relations, Desjardins Capital

Bruno Archambault


Yannick Plante

Vice-President of Operations,PMCtire

Charles Crawford

President, Ungava Spirits Co.

Daniel Lacombe

CEO, CDE Solutions informatiques

Dominic Denis

Principal Director, Groupe Technologies - BDC

Julie Maltais

Sales Director – BNM (Bureautique N. Maltais)

Michel Blain

Vice-President Strategic Marketing, Exo-S

Vincent Dusseault

Vice-President Sales and Engineering, Exo-S


Field Team

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Amélia Bourbonnais

Administrative Coordinator

Cedric Laigniel

Communications and logistics coordinator

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