Volunteer coaches

Grant+ opens the doors to a prestigious community of business leaders. Our 454 volunteer coaches are selected according to rigorous criteria to share their expertise with you.

Profile of volunteer coaches


Volunteer coaches act as individual coaches, trainers, application evaluators and members of Mtl inc. advisory committees.


They are managers, executives, CEOs or experts in their field. Over a quarter are entrepreneurs, and more than 40% have a professional title.


Volunteer coaches participate in the Laureates’ growth by helping them solve business challenges in an environment of trust based on respectful exchanges.

Sectors of activity

They represent every industry of the metropolis, from agri-food to video games, fashion, tourism and environment.

Our needs

Montréal inc. is always looking for volunteer coaches operating in a wide range of sectors with highly varied expertise.

To meet our Laureates’ needs, we generally look for volunteer coaches with over 10 years of relevant experience.

Being an entrepreneur or having business experience in a startup with a strong technological component is a bonus.

To become a Mtl inc. volunteer coach fill this form.

We currently have higher priority needs to meet in the following sectors:

Information technology or other technologies

Special skills

  • SaaS, IaaS, PaaS
  • Artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Augmented reality
  • Business intelligence (BI)
  • Intelligence of objects (IoT)
  • Big data
  • Cleantech
  • Fintech
  • Medtech
  • UX, UI, product thinking


Specialties sought

  • Business development, sales and marketing specialist (Canada and international)
  • Monetization specialist
  • IP lawyers, drafting commercial agreements (Canada and international)
Alternative economies
  • Specialists in business development, sales and marketing in the circular economy mode
Agri-food (human/animal food)
  • Production specialist
  • Business development, sales and marketing specialist (Canada and international)
  • Business development, sales and marketing specialist in subscription mode (Canada and international)
Video games
  • Independent video game specialist
  • Production specialist (Canada and international)
  • Supply chain specialist
  • Technology innovation chain specialist (R&D, prototyping, large-scale production)
  • Specialist in finding export suppliers and export customers
  • Specialist in taxes, customs and transport costs for import and/or export
Health and Education
  • Government/institutional relations specialist
  • Doctors, surgeons, researchers in the medical sector, able to guide an entrepreneur in the development of an idea
« Over the past few years, Montréal inc. has helped us equip our company for growth by giving us access to an invaluable business network. »

Marie-Ève Ducharme, Nüvü Camēras - 2010 Laureate

Isabelle Bettez

Founder 8D Technologies Inc.

Volunteer coach, Mayor’s 2020 Award 

Jeanne Hardy

Volunteer coach

Mtl inc. Volunteer coach of the year 2021

Jeanne Hardy joined the Mtl inc. Family as a volunteer coach in 2017 and has played many roles over the years: project evaluator, coach, among others, with women entrepreneurs in the Founders program. Jeanne always has great references who join the great community of Mtl inc. volunteer coaches. She is a versatile, flexible and always available to give good advice to Mtl inc. Laureates and Founders.

Simon Leroux

Volunteer coach

Mtl inc. Volunteer coach of the year 2021

Simon Leroux joined Mtl inc. in 2012. Since then, he has worn many hats as a coach, both individual and group, as a project evaluator, as a member of advisory committees, as a member of the Bourse+ diagnostic committee, and is currently part of the group of connectors who facilitate the opening of the doors of large companies for our Laureates. He is a seasoned investor and mentor to many entrepreneurs. Simon always answers our call and we are extremely grateful to him.

« Montréal inc. is like a second family where listening and support are the watchwords. The strength of the foundation’s network is an incredible breeding ground of creativity. A Laureate has privileged status and an additional chance of entrepreneurial success. »

Bastien Poulain, 1642 - 2015 Laureate

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