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!

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

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. www.bnc.ca

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?

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

Mentors


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...

Danial Jameel
Founder/CEO, Forbes 30under30, 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 200 higher education institutions in six countries. Danial has founded two companies previously (one exit) and is the winner of several n...

Sophie Boulanger
CEO, BonLook

Sophie Boulanger is CEO & Co-founder of Bonlook, a brand of prescription eyewear sold online and through it's network of fully owned stores. Before launching Bonlook, Sophie worked in retail and merchandising for L'Oréal, Christian Dior Couture, Jacob and Groupe Germain. ...


Sergio A. Escobar
Director, Montreal Chapter

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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