Who we are
Noah Redler is the founder and President of Arche Innovation and an active member of the global innovation community. He is passionate about understanding how organizations and people are evolving in the era of perpetual innovation and a believer that we can ensure the harmonious integration of humanity and technology in society and the workplace.
His unconventional professional background includes a variety of professional experiences, each one another opportunity to learn. Previously, Noah has held the roles of the first Campus Director of Montreal’s Notman House, VP of Communications and Government Relations for Gestion Immobilier Quo Vadis, political attache at the City of Montreal, campaign manager for 5 elections at all levels of government, communications coordinator for Canada World Youth, and logistics and hospitality manager at Just For Laughs, in addition to a variety of other contractual positions.
Always involved in his community and a strong believer in the value of volunteerism, Noah has given his time to support organizations in roles that include, Director for Quebec communities for Startup Canada, member of the Bureau de Direction of the RJCCQ, co-animator of the Dérangeants podcast, a mentor to numerous entrepreneurs, co-founder of La Tournée des Entrepreneurs, co-founder of Hackerfest and Smart City fest events in collaboration with Montreal’s Startupfest and member of the advisory committee for the Africa Web Festival in Abidjan. Noah is also a member of the Board of Directors for Kids Code Jeunesse, and previously Éco-Quartier Peter-McGill, NAHA center, among others.
Since 2010, Noah has been directly involved in the creation, development and implementation of programs designed to support entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems. He is frequently asked to speak on the subjects related to creating innovation cultures within organizations, the future of work and organizational transformation.
Patrice Sébastien César
Patrice studied in Montreal and Beijing. With his social entrepreneurial mindset, he joined ARCHE after being a business lawyer. Patrice also coached the debate team he founded at the Université de Montréal and is a recipient of the Forces AVENIR Award in 2013.
Patrice has been involved in the governance of several community organizations and political bodies at the provincial and federal levels. He wants to understand how society work and try to reflect freely in order to obtain an accurate picture of his environment.
Patrice co-founded the company Think Again to develop tech solutions in education. He won C2MTL’s Emerging Entrepreneur Award in 2017.
In his free time, Patrice chooses to discover Haiti, his country of origin. Let him tell you about his adventures.
Caroline has a strong background in development economics acquired through her bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Development at the University of Ottawa and through her master’s degree in Economics at Queen’s University. Through these programs, she learned the importance of a disciplined, evidence-based approach in development to design effective strategies that result in positive and tangible impacts on domestic and international economies.
Caroline was exposed to the start-up world through an internship during her master’s degree with Limestone Economics Inc., a consultancy firm that conducts economic analysis for international development projects. She led a cost-effectiveness analysis of a nutrition project in Pakistan that became her master’s essay and was later presented in Washington and published in the Journal of Nutrition. This experience allowed her to develop project management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills that she brings with her at Arche.
She has spent the last two years working as a policy analyst for Employment and Social Development Canada, where she had the opportunity to work on files related to the Future of Work, skills development training and Canada’s social benefits policies and programs.
During her free time Caroline likes to explore her creativity through dance and discover the world that surrounds her.
Margo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Relations from Concordia University and participated in an exchange with Lund University (Sweden). During her studies, she was passionate about organizational development and had the opportunity to create and facilitate training workshops.
She began her career in event planning, which allowed her to develop her adaptability and versatility abilities. By joining Arche, she wants to develop her understanding of the entrepreneurial world and apply her multiple skills.
Aware of the realities of today’s world, she has a strong interest in the field of sustainable development and the zero-waste movement.
The social context of business is what interested Anaïs when she began her degree in international management at McGill, with a specialization in strategic management and international development. During her studies, she became increasingly aware of the strengths of entrepreneurship and innovation to promote changes in the current business landscape.
After an exchange in Sydney, Anaïs extended her stay in Australia to work as a product owner for a social startup in the health-tech industry. During this experience, she saw how technology could have a positive impact on the lives of many people. Anaïs has, therefore, joined the Arche team because she is convinced that innovation is the key to solving many current challenges and she wants to be able to contribute to this change.
Among her interests, Anaïs also tries to learn about the various cultures around her to better understand the world.
Passionate about management, innovation and economic development, Stéphane undertook studies that led him to obtain a PhD in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnique Montréal. His research focused on the adoption of new technologies, open innovation, innovation ecosystems in Quebec and collaborative approaches between governments, businesses and public research institutions. Arche being involved in each of these areas, the match was perfect. Stéphane has now the opportunity to participate, in his own way, in the deployment of innovation initiatives.
During his career, Stéphane has been involved in the Canada Research Chair in Innovation Creation, Development and Commercialization, the Partnership for the Organization of Innovation and the board of the Graduate Students Association of Polytechnic. He has also been a research assistant in the public and private sectors and has led several student committees. All these experiences have taught him to master different research methodologies and to simultaneously run several projects, in addition to developing his leadership skills.
Outside the walls of Arche, Stéphane gives a lecture on technological strategies at Polytechnique, prepares a distance learning course in technology commercialization for an Haitian scientific institute (ISTEAH), makes various presentations to help young students demystify postgraduate studies and looks after his young family.
When he has time, Stéphane reads about psychology, arts, communications and the various social changes that drive our world.
Mirella holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Saint Joseph University in Beirut and is currently completing her master’s degree in Economics at Montréal University.