Entrepreneurship Panel 2017

Zach Macklovitch Presents:

A Conversation on Creative Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurship Panel 2017
Entrepreneurship Panel 2017


Partner at Saintwoods, Suwu, Apt.200, and École Privée

Zach Macklovitch is a native Montrealer who’s been working in the city’s nightlife and entertainment industry since the age of 15.  At 21, Zach partnered with Nathan Gannage in Saintwoods, and together the two converted the influential event promotion company into a creative agency. This expansion made way for the team to open the restaurant Suwu, bars Apt. 200 Montreal and Toronto, the nightclub École Privée as well as the ability to work with the artists RYAN Playground and WYLN and brands like Kitsuné, Frank & Oak, and SSENSE.

Entrepreneurship Panel 2017


Co-founder at Atelier New Regime

Gildas Messan Awuye is a 22-year-old entrepreneur and co-founder of Montreal based clothing brand Atelier New Regime. His business ventures started in his early teens serving as a director at Benjamin Bros, the creative agency founded by his two eldest brothers. In 2011, he chose to focus his efforts on Atelier New Regime transforming the company from a local t-shirt brand into a full fledged clothing and lifestyle brand. Over the years he’s acquired a variety of skills becoming Atelier New Regime’s business strategist, production manager, creative director, and a key player in the brand’s marketing efforts.

Entrepreneurship Panel 2017



Martin’s vérité approach allows the viewer to grasp what it might actually feel like to spend months on a solo tour, or have heaps of cash but not enough hours in the day to spend it. He follows no set recipe, yet his deeply-rooted desire to make everyone feel comfortable with the concept behind each and every project is what has been constant throughout his work. He’s been recognized all over the world for his latest music videos and advertising projects. He’s now moving onto long form documentaries and movies. Represented in Montreal and in France, he’s looking to fully integrate the US market in 2017.

Entrepreneurship Panel 2017


Illustrator & Freelance Photographer

Georgia is an illustrator and freelance photographer based in Montreal. Recent work includes illustrations for the label Off-White and eCom photography for SSENSE. She holds a BFA in Design from Concordia University.