ilias Benjelloun

ecosystem builder, inter-preneurship catalayst, and Buzzwords maker p in Montreal, Québec, Canada

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Curious about everything, interested in many things. Always on the learning track. Catalyzing innovation within Québec community at Desjardins Open Innovation LAB with Cooperathon, DataCup, and Startup in Residence programs since 2016. Fostering Montreal's startups community with MTL NewTech since 2008. Decade long coaching and connecting startups for open innovation with larger organizations.

When I'm not working on Desjardins Open Innovation LAB's mission, MTL NewTech, or Stay22 you'll probably find me running in the old port of Montreal, or by the kitchen counter cooking some yummy-but-healthy food and sharing it with friends.

Previously, master's student at HEC Montréal, researching Corporate Strategy and open innovation within an ecosystem building strategy.

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  • Work
    • DesjardinsLAB | MTL NewTech
  • Education
    • Master's in Strategy
    • Bachelor in Finance