Westmount's Greg Adelstein has been named the first-ever ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’ (EiR) at Concordia University’s JohnMolson School of Business (JMSB).
The EiR role includes participation in research, guiding student projects, acting as a guest lecturer and mentoring students. The focus of the 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.
“As a Concordia alumnus, I’m honored to have been named EiR at the JMSB,” says Adelstein, who by day is the president of iGotcha Media. “I’m looking forward to working with the students. 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.”
Adelstein earned a BA in International Relations from Clark University in 1991, a Graduate Diploma in Sports Administration from Concordia 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.
What is iGotcha Media? The company specializes in delivering turn-key digital signage solutions, including: hardware, software, installation, content development and network management. They help businesses achieve their signage needs, generate new streams of revenue, reduce costs and gather data. Clients include Cambridge Group of Clubs, Le Château, National Bank of Canada, Reebok, Rockport and Via Rail Canada. Headquartered here in Montreal, iGotcha Media was founded in 2005. For more information, please visit www.igotchamedia.com.
Adelstein moved with his family from Côte Saint-Luc to Westmount at the age of eight. He attended elementary school at Roslyn and St. George`s and continued at the latter for high school as well.