Nicholas Nadeau Honored as a Finalist for Montreal's Startup Community Awards 2023 Mentor of the Year Award

Montreal, Quebec - Nicholas Nadeau, Ph.D., P.Eng., an influential leader in hard tech, AI/ML, robotics, and 3D printing, has been named a finalist for the prestigious Montreal Mentor of the Year Award. This recognition, part of the celebrated Startup Community Awards, highlights Dr. Nadeau’s unwavering commitment to nurturing and guiding emerging talent in Quebec’s vibrant startup ecosystem.

The Montreal Mentor of the Year Award, a cornerstone of the Startup Community Awards, is bestowed upon individuals who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to supporting and mentoring entrepreneurs. Dr. Nadeau’s selection as a finalist acknowledges his exceptional contributions to the startup community, particularly in hard tech sectors. Dr. Nadeau’s career is a testament to his dedication to innovation and mentorship. As the Founder and Fractional CTO of Nadeau Innovations, he has driven growth and innovation in various startups and corporate innovations. His leadership at 1X (Halodi Robotics) led to securing the world’s largest humanoid robotics contract with ADT Commercial and raising $24M from OpenAI. His tenure at AON3D (YC W17) was marked by enabling the first 3D-printed parts on the space station and moon.

Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Nadeau is an active mentor for startups and executives at renowned accelerators like Techstars, NextAI, and Creative Destruction Lab. His approach to mentorship is rooted in his belief in making emerging technologies accessible to businesses of all sizes, fostering an environment where startups and established companies can thrive equally.

The public plays a crucial role in determining the award recipient, with voting accounting for 50% of the decision-making process. A jury of experts decides the remaining 50%. Voting for the Montreal Mentor of the Year Award is open until November 22, and the community is encouraged to participate and support their favourite mentors.

The winners will be announced at the Startup Community Awards Gala on December 7, 2023. This event celebrates the achievements of Quebec’s startup heroes and provides a platform for acknowledging the hard work and dedication of leaders like Dr. Nadeau.

To learn more about the finalists and to cast your vote, visit the Startup Community Awards Voting. Your vote can make a significant impact in honouring the outstanding contributions of mentors like Dr. Nadeau to Quebec’s startup ecosystem.

Nicholas Nadeau, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Nicholas Nadeau, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Founder / Fractional CTO

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