Greg Adelstein, president and co-founder of iGotcha Media, Montreal-based developers of high impact digital signage solutions and content, including video walls and wayfinding kiosks, has been named the first-ever Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business.
The EiR role includes participation in research, guiding student projects, acting as a guest lecturer and mentoring students. The focus of mentorship is on venture ideas, opportunities for and challenges to businesses, and advice on family businesses.
The EiR position was created as part of the National Bank Initiative in Entrepreneurship and Family Business, established by a donation from the National Bank. The initiative is run by Alexandra Dawson, PhD, associate professor, Department of Management, Concordia University.
The appointment is a two-way street, says Adelstein.. It will involve a commitment in time. It will benefit the students n that they will be mentored and gain insight, while he will draw from the passion and energy of the students.
“I’m looking forward to working with the students,” he says. “They bring a great deal of energy and passion to their work. I hope to help inspire young entrepreneurs at Concordia and I also expect to draw a lot of inspiration from them
“As a Concordia alumnus, I’m honored to have been named EiR at the JMSB,” says Adelstein. “And I’m proud to be giving back.”
Adelstein earned a BA in International Relations from Clark University in 1991, a Graduate Diploma in Sports Administration from Concordia University in 1992 and a JD in Law from Brooklyn Law School in 1996. After working with several technology start-ups in Montreal, he co-founded iGotcha Media in 2005.
iGotcha Media specializes in delivering turn-key digital signage solutions, including: hardware, software, installation, content development and network management. We help businesses achieve their signage needs, generate new streams of revenue, reduce costs and gather data. iGotcha Media’s clients include: Cambridge Group of Clubs, Le Château, National Bank of Canada, Reebok, Rockport and Via Rail Canada.