A decade building ecosystems: The pursuit of the right open innovation recipe

Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 10:00 – 11:00 PM UTC

Wether it's through MTL NewTech or his role at Desjardins, Ilias is passionate on accelerating open innovation. Join us during our virtual startup grind fireside chat where we will be discussing the growth of the Montreal startup ecosystem in the last decade, his reflexion on Open Innovation and tips on how startups can sell to big corporations.

Virtual event

About this event

ilias Benjelloun is the co-founder of MTLNewTech, the largest volunteer-driven tech startup non-profit in Canada for the last 10 years, coaching 1000+ startups along the way. 

He is also in charge of the Open Innovation Strategy at Desjardins for the last 5 years, co-founding programs such as Cooperathon.com for impact entrepreneurs, or Startup in Residence helping startups blossom within large organizations. 

He is recognized for empowering organizations, startups, and tech communities alike to have a more symbiotic relationship to deliver fair, respectful, and meaningful open innovations benefiting society.

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  • Ilias Benjelloun





Tuesday, November 24, 2020
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM UTC


10:00 PMIntro
10:05 PMFireside Chat
10:50 PMQuestions from participants


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    Startup Grind


  • Mazen Ghattas

    Startup Grind