MCGILL UNIVERSITY and the CENTRE D’ENTREPRISES ET D’INNOVATION DE MONTRÉAL, are pleased to bring you this event to celebrate the CEIM-McGill partnership forged trough the Quartier de l’Innovation.


Andy Nulman

Andy Nulman has been creating and leading major media projects for over three decades. Currently, as “Chief Attention Getter” of 375 MTL, he is responsible for audacious, head-turning projects to set the stage for Montreal’s spirit-renewing 375th Anniversary celebrations in 2017. In addition, he’s directing a musical fundraiser for the Segal Centre Theatre, and is about to launch a future-oriented start-up with a handful of prestigious partners from the packaging and tech sectors.

Back in July of 2010, Andy took on the position of President, Festivals and Television, of Montreal’s renowned Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival, the world’s first and largest comedy event. This was Andy’s second go around at JFL. From 1985 until 1999, he literally transformed the event from a two-day show to a month-long cultural happening, attracting over 2 million visitors each year to see talent the likes of Jay Leno, Drew Carey, Jim Carrey, John Cleese, Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Ray Romano and Adam Sandler, and, as executive producer, created and produced over 150 Festival TV shows, in a variety of languages, all over the world. During the decade in between Just For Laughs stints, Andy was President and CMO of Airborne Technology Ventures, a company celebrated as a pioneer in the industry of mobile media and marketing. In 1999, Andy co-founded Airborne (then Airborne Entertainment) with Garner Bornstein, where his insight and creativity contribute significantly to strengthen brands like Family Guy, Disney, Maxim, the NHL and the NFL through the creation of innovative mobile content and applications. Airborne was sold for over $100 million to Cybird of Japan in 2005 and was honoured the following year as North America’s 4th-Fastest Growing Tech Company in Deloitte’s Fast 500 ranking.

Over and above his speaking, Andy has written three books: “How To Do The Impossible,” “I Almost Killed George Burns” and his most recent “Pow! Right between The Eyes! Profiting From The Element of Surprise.” Other accomplishments include being named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” business leaders by the Financial Post in 1997, being voted one of the Top 100 Montrealers of the 20th Century by the Montreal Gazette in 2000, and being honored as a distinguished recipient of the McGill Management Achievement Award in 2004.


Andy Nulman is an acclaimed, thought-provoking and risk-taking public speaker, who has motivated and entertained Fortune 500 companies including GM, Eveready/Energizer, 3M and Wal-Mart. In 2013, Andy broke new ground as his “Grow Wings” speech was the most popular presentation at Montreal’s annual C2-MTL commerce and creativity event. He has also been a frequent speaker at McGill University, including at the prestigious McGill Alumni Leacock Luncheon and McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He now teaches the revolutionary”Marketing and Society” class in the school’s BCom program, where his students learn how to build YouTube channels and use them as a powerful corporate tool.


No fee entrance.
Registration is mandatory.
Please contact:
Nicole Bigras
Tel.: (514) 866-0575, ext. 200



20 Queen street,
3rd floor, Montreal, QC H3C 2M7

Parking with fee
75, Queen street
Montreal QC H3C 2N6


Managers and founders of start-up and emerging companies.