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.

National Bank

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.

Bootstrapping and Fundraising

Montreal Spring 2014 Semester

What are the various ways to capitalize your company in the very beginning? How do you ask friends and family for money to support you? What are the advantages and disadvantages of bootstrapping? What do local angel investors require before making an investment? How do you develop a target list of appropriate angel investors? What materials are required to raise angel investment? What milestones should you look to achieve next? How do you set your six month and twelve month objectives in the very beginning? How should you think about selling the business or exiting the business?

Capitalize the business.
2014-07-23, 06:30 PM


Bruno Morency
Head of Operations, iNovia Capital

Bruno is the Founder of Context.IO, an API that makes it easy and fast for developers to build applications on top of email. Context.IO was acquired by Return Path in 2012 and after a 2 year stint with Return Path working on new product initiatives, he is now Entrepreneur...

Danial Jameel
Danial Jameel - Co-Founder & CEO, OOHLALA Mobile Inc. (Montreal FI) , OOHLALA Mobile Inc.

Danial Jameel is CEO of OOHLALA Mobile and selected as Forbes 30under30 2015. OOHLALA is a leading edtech company that works with over 100 education institutions in five countries. Danial has founded two companies previously (one exit) and is the winner of several nationa...

Sophie Boulanger
CEO, BonLook

Sophie Boulanger is a talented entrepreneur and fashion specialist who created Bonlook, an online boutique of prescription glasses for women. Before launching Bonlook, Sophie worked for Jacob, l'Oréal, Christian Dior and Groupe Germain. Sophie has a Master in Fashion ...

Sergio A. Escobar
Director, Montreal Chapter, Founder Institute

Sergio is the Managing Director for Silicon Valley early stage accelerator Founder Institute in Montreal, plus Techstars "Startup NEXT" program designed by Steve Blank. Sergio has launched 3 startups (eCommerce, Mobile Payments) and 2 smb's (meat packing plant, Hatching P...

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