Spiegel Sohmer
Spiegel Sohmer is a firm of attorneys offering state-of-the-art expertise to a diversified business clientele seeking solutions that are innovative, concrete, and pragmatic. Our firm groups some forty five attorneys who concentrate principally within three broad specialties: business law (including Intellectual Property), tax law and litigation. Spiegel Sohmer has extensive experience representing companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start up through to exit, and also represents a wide array of investors: www.spiegelsohmer.com

Richter
Richter is, above all, a financial consulting services firm offering strategic support and has been a recognized member of the business community since 1926. Richter entire team consists of more than 450 partners, experts, high-level professionals and administrative employees. Because of this collective expertise, our firm has an unrivalled reputation and has earned the respect of the business community: www.richter.ca

Futurpreneur
Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization to provide financing, mentoring, and support tools for every business stage to aspiring business owners and startup founders: www.futurpreneur.ca

WeWork
World's leading provider of space, community, and services to help you make a living

Fundica
Connecting entrepreneurs with funding resources. The Fundica Roadshow stops in 10 of Canada's top business cities. Join Fundica Roadshow for inspirational RoadTalks provided by great speakers and network all day. Every city's best pitch wins a trip to pitch in San Francisco and prizes from their partners!

Premier Sponsor

Spiegel Sohmer

 Spiegel Sohmer is a firm of attorneys offering state-of-the-art expertise to a diversified business clientele seeking solutions that are innovative, concrete, and pragmatic. Our firm groups some forty five attorneys who concentrate principally within three broad specialties: business law (including Intellectual Property), tax law and litigation.  Spiegel Sohmer has extensive experience representing companies at all stages of their life cycle, from start up through to exit, and also represents a wide array of investors: www.spiegelsohmer.com 

Gold Sponsor

Richter

Richter is, above all, a financial consulting services firm offering strategic support and has been a recognized member of the business community since 1926. Richter entire team consists of more than 450 partners, experts, high-level professionals and administrative employees. Because of this collective expertise, our firm has an unrivalled reputation and has earned the respect of the business community.

National Bank helps home-grown businesses expand by offering them personalized service and banking solutions adapted to their needs. We strive to develop integrated, diversified and innovative business solutions that will meet the needs of your business at every phase of its existence. We offer a full range of financial services to individual clients, SMEs and large companies. Whatever your sector of activity, our team of experts will be able to advise you and assist you with every stage of your business growth. www.bnc.ca

Silver Sponsors

Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization to provide financing, mentoring, and support tools for every business stage to aspiring business owners and startup founders: www.futurpreneur.ca

Kruger

Founded in 1904, Kruger Inc. is a major producer of publication papers, tissue, lumber and other wood products, corrugated cartons from recycled fibres, green and renewable energy and wines and spirits. The Company is also a leader in paper and paperboard recycling in North America. Kruger operates facilities in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and the United States. (www.kruger.com

 


 

Community Partners

NACO Canada

The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) accelerates a thriving, early-stage investing ecosystem in Canada by connecting individuals, groups, and other partners that support Angel-stage investing. NACO provides intelligence, tools and resources for its members; facilitates key connections across networks, borders and industries; and helps to inform policy affecting the Angel asset-class.

Anges Quebec

Anges Québec’s mission is to help its angel investors make profitable investments in innovative companies in a wide range of industries and in all regions of Quebec. To this end, Anges Québec identifies the best entrepreneurs and business projects and supports the Anges Québec members who finance them.

RJCCQ

Le RJCCQ soutient un réseau de jeunes chambres de commerce et d’ailes jeunesse à travers le Québec, représentant plus de 8 000 jeunes professionnels, cadres, travailleurs autonomes et entrepreneurs âgés de 18 à 40 ans.

JCCM

La Jeune Chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM) est un regroupement de près de 1 600 jeunes cadres, professionnels, entrepreneurs et travailleurs autonomes âgés de 18 à 40 ans, ce qui en fait un des plus grands réseaux de jeunes gens d’affaires au monde.

Hacking Health

Hacking Health is designed to improve healthcare by inviting technology creators and healthcare professionals to collaborate on realistic, human-centric solutions to front-line problems.

NM

Noticias Montreal is a Spanish-language media based in Montreal and founded by a group of immigrant journalists. Its main goal is to provide the latest news, information and features about Montreal, Quebec, Canada. NM wants to offer a helping hand in the immigration and integration process of the numerous newcomers as well as promoting the Spanish language.

La Gare

La Gare is a collaborative workspace. A place to work, connect and learn in the heart of the Mile End.

 

Mentor Idea Review

Montreal Spring 2015 Semester

Are you pursuing a viable business idea? Can you present the idea in a compelling way? Have you done sufficient research on the idea? Is there a viable market? What about about the business is likely to fail? How can the business be improved? Are you a good fit to build this business over the next three, five and ten years?

Goal:
Present your idea for feedback.
Date:
2015-04-15, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Daleyne Guay
Founder & CEO, NewDeal Brewery Inc

Daleyne Guay is the recipient of numerous relationship marketing campaign awards and is an expert in the area of business start-up and re-launch (7 companies so far). His extensive experience has led to an enviable expertise in computer technology and customer loyalty. He...

Firoz Patel
Founder & Executive Vice President, PAYZA

In 2004, Firoz Patel founded AlertPay Inc. – a versatile and globally-used online payments solution. As Chief Executive Officer, Firoz directed and oversaw the entire operations of the organization. As a recognized online payments leader known for crafting a strategic vis...

Beth Thouin
Startup Marketing Expert, Thunkr Consulting

Beth is a value-driven and customer-obsessed marketer, speaker and mentor. She has worked with dozens of startups, challenging and guiding then to define their customers and validate, validate, validate! It all begins here. Mentor & speaker specializing in customer val...


Julien Denaes
Founder & CEO, Logrr

Julien is the founder of Logrr, an Identity as a Service platform for enterprises that connects employees to their cloud business applications without using passwords. Before creating Logrr, he worked as international business analyst for many Global 500 and luxury compan...

Bruno Morency
Head of Operations, Poka Inc.

Bruno is currently Head of Operations at Poka Inc., a social platform that focuses on efficient training, knowledge retention and real-time collaboration in the manufacturing world. Before that, he started Context.IO, an API that makes it easy and fast for developers to i...

Mazen Elbawab
Founder & CEO, Heddoko

Mazen is a graduate from the Founder Institute. He's the CEO of Heddoko (Japanese for head coach) is a fitness tracker that will help athletes and sports enthusiasts capture their body movement and gives virtual coaching feedback using a mobile application. He worked more...


Jay Ferst
Managing Partner, Ferst Capital Partners

Jay is a Managing Partner of Ferst Capital Partners. An experienced entrepreneur, operator and investor who successfully founded, operated and exited companies which have pioneered significant innovations in the Canadian Internet and FinTech industries over the last 20 ye...

Gian Carlo Di Tommaso
VP Finance & Operations, Luxury Retreats

Gian Carlo Di Tommaso, CPA, CA, is a registered chartered accountant of Quebec, with an expertise in financial reporting, internal controls and financial modeling. As Vice President Finance and Operations, he leads the Finance, Marketing, Business Intelligence and Legal t...

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