Helge is an award-winning technologist, entrepreneur, and a recognized global authority on technology transfer and display technologies. His past successes include the transformation of raw university IP into fully commercialized LED TV technology, including selling his last company – Brightside Technologies – to Dolby Laboratories after sealing partnerships with several of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. Helge holds over 50 patents in the fields of display, camera and video technology.
Since starting her career as a chartered accountant at KPMG, Emilie has led finance functions for prominent technology companies: Softimage, CGI, and most recently for Averna Technologies, a US$30M business with 300 employees, whom she served as CFO. Emilie holds degrees from McGill University, HEC and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Matt’s career in innovation began in 2001 with DARPA-funded work developing a legged robotics platform acquired by Boston Dynamics (now Google). After a period in Core Engineering at Bombardier aerospace, he co-founded and was CEO of two startups: one an incubator spinning out innovative technologies; the other a retail automation franchisor. Other roles have included Product Manager, VP Operations and Chief Quality Officer at medical imaging startup Aurora Interactive and VP Operations at clean tech company EcoPower (acquired by Mi-Jack). Matt holds an engineering degree from McGill University..
Stefan has been an entrepreneur and manager for over ten years and has gathered his experience in a number of industries. He holds a degree in accounting and entrepreneurship from McGill University.
Anastasiya joined Tandemlaunch as a graduate from JMSB, Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. She is equipped with strong business communication skills and work experience in business administration.
Claudia is a curious polyglot with a command of six languages and experience living in several countries, making her a good fit to assemble diversified teams at TandemLaunch. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Strategy from McGill University.
Mr. Cheung is the CEO of Tactex Asset Management, and portfolio manager for the Tactex F1 Private Equity Fund. Through the course of his 20+ years in the industry, he has managed strategy, technology and operations for equities, derivatives, fixed income, and foreign exchange businesses throughout North America, Asia, and Europe.
Mrs. Nathalie Marcoux has 20 years in the finance industry and been the VP Finance of Capinabel Inc. since 2001. She sits on the boards of the Anges Québec private investors’ network, TC Transcontinental, and Toujours Ensemble. Mrs. Marcoux is a Remi-Marcoux Entrepreneurial Program and Carmelle and Rémi-Marcoux Chair in Arts Management committee member at HEC.
Over the last 25 years Tim Tokarsky has been a founder, board member, investor and operational manager in many successful (and unsuccessful) tech start-ups, including WysDM software, Organovo, Brightscope, Mediapartnerships.com, Potentia Solar and Micromuse. Micromuse and Organoov listed on major US exchanges, WysDM was acquired by EMC. Tim is currently an angel investor in bio-tech, high tech and green tech companies.
Dominique Ferst has 20 years of experience as an investor, entrepreneur and business operator in the financial services, telecom and web industries. Companies he has founded include TradeFreedom, Ferst Communications, and Odyssey Internet. At Ferst Capital Partners, Dominique manages a portfolio of early stage tech companies and debt and equity investments to the lower-middle market.
Holding 6 patents, Jean François Grenon brings more than 30 years of telecom and wireless expertise, as a founder, manager, shareholder, and inventor. Prior to forming Vectrad Networks in 2000 and NexTFund Capital in 2003, Jean-François was President and CEO of Innova Corporation, which he took public in 1997. He sits on the board of several innovative companies, including OptoSecurity, and iLoc.
Charles Bombardier joined BRP in 1999 where he was responsible for the development of the Ski-Doo Elite and Can-Am Spyder. He has founded and managed several companies in sales and distribution, Electric vehicle R&D and online Social Media. Mr. Bombardier is currently an Angel investor and designs and publishes vehicle concepts on CharlesBombardier.com.
With close to 20 years investment experience, Eric is a founder and managing partner of White Star Capital, a seed to early stage transatlantic VC fund. Previously, he was a founding member and Partner of Messier & Associés, worked M&A with Merrill Lynch, and Private Equity and Corporate Finance with ABN AMRO. He has been involved with over 50 M&A transactions valued in excess of $10 billion.
Greg Ward has been involved in 3-D and 2-D computer graphics since 1985, and is the principal author of the widely referenced Radiance lighting simulation and rendering system. His research includes global illumination, reflectance models, high dynamic range image processing and color perception. He has been employed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, EPFL Switzerland, SGI, Shutterfly, Exponent, and BrightSide Technologies.
Charles is Associate Director, Venture Capital Strategic Investments with BDC Capital, where he focuses on investments in seed VC funds, micro VC funds and company creation plarforms. Charles’ previous work experience spans institutional investment research and advisory, academic research and entrepreneurship, in IT and cleantech. Charles holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, an MSc. from the London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder.
The Entrepreneurs-in-Residence program provides business and technology professionals with an opportunity to jump into the start-up process.
SensAura is a technology that tracks emotions in real time by analysing your physiological signals using your skin conductivity and heart activity. Our software can extract his biofeedback from any compatible smart wearables which can then unlock an array of emotion-based applications. We are providing the opportunity to interact with your environment according on how you feel.
Sensing Dynamics develops CLOUDSENSE, an electronic nose platform. CLOUDSENSE is a ubiquitous chemical sensing platform technology that can quantify and ID chemical footprints that are omnipresent in our environment. The ability to sense chemical fingerprints in a ubiquitous computing environment can provide the context to the decision making process in smart devices.
Every day I was working alongside entrepreneurs building their own projects.
It was inspiring to see them facing the same challenges as me and succeeding.
TandemLaunch is the ideal environment to build my 3rd software company: wrnch.
Not only do they get it but they get it done!
Much of what passes for technology in the tech sphere is vapid, or at best incremental.
TandemLaunch’s focus on novel technologies, backed by considerable research,
inspires striving for impact in a way that’s rare in our industry.