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Entrepreneurship: An alumni discussion

How do you turn an idea into a profitable business?

DATE & TIME
Thursday, November 25, 2021
12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration is closed

SPEAKER(S)

Na’eem Adam, Samantha Rogers, Camina Harrison-Chéry, Brittany Jackson

COST

This event is free

ORGANIZATION

University Advancement

WHERE

Online

Thursday, November 25, 2021

12 – 1 p.m. Eastern Time

Learn about entrepreneurship and running your own business from Concordia alumni.

These entrepreneurial experts will discuss what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur today.

  • Na’eem Adam, BA 05
    CEO and Founder, People Mover Technology Inc. Marketing
  • Samantha Rogers, BComm 08
    Managing Partner and Chief Strategist at Relate Social Capital
  • Camina Harrison-Chéry, Concordia student (Communication Studies)
    Founder and owner, Urban Wrapper

Moderator

Brittany Jackson, BComm 19
Concordia student (Masters of Science in Management)


Na’eem Adam, BA 05

CEO and Founder, People Mover Technology Inc. Marketing

Na'eem Adam

Technology entrepreneur Na’eem Adam has 20+ years of business, full-funnel marketing, growth and product experience. Over the years he's developed, marketed, launched and grown several successful businesses and projects.

Co-founder and CEO of People Mover Technologies, founded in 2010 which creates the world's largest interactive food festivals in different cities; notably Le Burger Week, La Pizza Week and La Poutine Week. Their mission is to help local restaurant communities across Canada.

He also created and sold a blog called Le Mechant Mangeur, had a regular segment on Global News, hosted a radio show on CJAD, created a personal brand as an influencer on social media, and founded and exited from restaurants (Birona Hummus Bar and Maison Sociale).


Samantha Rogers, BComm 08

Managing Partner and Chief Strategist, Relate Social Capital

Samantha Rogers

Samantha Rogers is a social capitalist and sport philanthropy is her vehicle of choice.

With a career that has brought her to Toronto, Vancouver and back home to Montreal, Samantha has worked in the social services, health, education, and sport sectors, all of which led her to ultimately pursue her passion for using sport to drive social change.


Camina Harrison-Chéry, (Communication Studies)

Founder and owner, Urban Wrapper

Samantha Rogers

Camina is an entrepreneur of Haitian descent, passionate about youth empowerment.

Her company Urban Wrapper offers one of the largest selections of handmade headwraps, headbands, scrunchies and durags in Montreal. The local brand is dedicated to positive representations of black women and black joy, reflecting the strong ties between Africa and diaspora communities.

She is also the founder and organizer of BUYPOC, annual pop-ups for local BIPOC youth-run businesses. Over the years, she has worked in Uganda, Benin, Bolivia and Nicaragua, facilitating skill sharing workshops for young entrepreneurs. Camina has spoken on CBC Radio, at the Salon International de la Femme Noire, and YES Employment + Entrepreneurship centre, among others, sharing her passion for youth entrepreneurship.


Brittany Jackson, BComm 19

Brittany Jackson

Brittany is currently working on a Masters of Science in Management at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. 

Previously, she was the Peoples Operations Coordinator at Plotly, which is a science and AI company focused on taking data science out of the lab and into the business. 

She is a member of the Concordia Young Alumni Council as well as a NGM Human Capitol Committee member; she was the VP Corporate Relations for the John Molson Women in Leadership.

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