Accelerator

The 2022 cohorts of the mmode accelerator program

Among dozens of applications received, the 18 entrepreneurs with high potential below have been selected to be part of the 2022 cohort of the mmode Accelerator!

Founders, CEOs, owners and/or designers, these entrepreneurs will benefit from a tailor-made program that meets their individual business needs and goals. This includes matchmaking and several meetings with a seasoned mentor from the fashion industry, coaching sessions with experts, group workshops with renowned guests, co-development activities and more!

Cohort #1

ANTOINE BOLDUC (LinkedIn) - PRESIDENT, ATYPIC

GUILLAUM CHAIGNE (LinkedIn) - OWNER AND DESIGNER, GUILLAUM CHAIGNE

DORSA BABAEI (LinkedIn) - FOUNDER AND DESIGNER, DORSALI

EMILE RACINE (LinkedIn) - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, RACINE

CORINNE BOURGET (LinkedIn) & NIKI JESSUP (LinkedIn) - COFOUNDER AND ACCESSORY DESIGNER / COFOUNDER, ATELIER HOTELMOTEL

PILAR AGUECI (LinkedIn) - FOUNDER AND DESIGNER, PILAR AGUECI

NICOLAS BILODEAU (LinkedIn) - FOUNDER AND DESIGNER, NICO

MAGALIE BILLARDON & MÉLANIE LOUBERT (LinkedIn) - CO-OWNERS AND DESIGNERS, MAMÉ

FLAVIE LECHAT (LinkedIn) - FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, FLAVIO

  • Mentored by CHANTAL LÉVESQUE - SHAN

STÉPHANIE LAGUERRE (LinkedIn) - FOUNDER AND DESIGNER, MARC ALEXANDRIN

 

Cohort #2

ANDREW BAGHDI (LinkedIn) - GENERAL DIRECTOR, ATELIER DAMASK

LAURENCE BÉDARD (LinkedIn) - FOUNDER AND DESIGNER, TWENTY COMPASS

 

MELISSA BOLDUC (LinkedIn) - CEO AND DESIGNER, MELOW

ARIN GINTOWT (LinkedIn) - CEO, ELIZA FAULKNER

KATRIN LEBLOND (LinkedIn) - PRESIDENT, KATRIN LEBLOND

DANIELLE DÉRY (LinkedIn) - COFOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, PERLIMPINPIN

 


 

About En mode croissance

This first accelerator dedicated exclusively to Quebec’s fashion sector aims to propel the growth of high-potential companies. Leveraging the expertise of its rich ecosystem and an unparalleled network of key industry players, mmode offers this highly customized program focused on the specific needs and development of participating entrepreneurs.

 

How the Accelerator Works
En mode croissance aims to help make participant businesses more competitive and profitable across markets, speeding up the implementation of winning strategies to drive innovation and growth. For the equivalent of one or two days per month during a 12 month period, selected candidates will undertake a highly personalized program focused on their specific development needs. Following a thorough business diagnosis and psychometric tests carried out by professionals, participants will benefit from a tailor-made pathway to address their individual business needs and objectives. This includes being paired and several meetings with a seasoned mentor from the fashion industry, coaching sessions with experts and workshops with renowned guests. Many other opportunities for sharing and developing knowledge and management skills will be created, among other things through peer co-development sessions.

 

Objectives

  • Accelerate the growth of high potential entrepreneurs and companies;
  • Ensure that the next generation of fashion business leaders is strong, competitive and well positioned to grow;
  • Disseminate knowledge and stimulate participants' ability to innovate;
  • Promote the development of specific management skills;
  • Transfer know-how and interpersonal skills;
  • Multiply synergies and business opportunities;
  • Accompany each participant in a personalized manner.

▶️ ENTREPRENEURS & MENTORS - 2019/2020

 


 

For more information about the program, please contact:

Ana Marinescu

Program Manager cohort #1, En mode croissance - mmode Accelerator

accelerateur@mmode.ca

 

Lara Émond

Program Manager cohort #2, En mode croissance - mmode Accelerator

codev@mmode.ca

 


 

An initiative made possible thanks to the support of: