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 

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

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.

Does Your Community Offer What Startups Need? Adriana Herrera Discusses Her Experience in San Diego

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-04-09

In her weekly blog posts for the New York Times Small Business, Fashioning Change CEO, Adriana Herrera gives an inside look into the challenges many young startups face. From learning to code to earning a co-founder, she shares insights from her own experiences as the Founder of a fashion-focused social enterprise startup in San Diego.

This week Adriana got a little more personal, focusing on the pros and cons of starting up in her native Southern California. A graduate of the San Diego Founder Institute (where she was the only female founder), Adriana explains how her participation and continued involvement with the FI community propelled Fashioning Change forward.

“The program was like drinking from a fire hose” she says, “It was tough... but the experience was invaluable and connected me to a network of brilliant advisors and mentors that taught me what I needed to know to get Fashioning Change of the ground”.

She goes on to explain how the relationships formed while in the Institute have proven to be helpful years later and how the program is a great option for female founders. An approach that’s “a head of the curve” in regards to women in tech, Adriana says her experience in the program helped her become more resourceful in a largely patriarchal business community.

Click here to read Adriana’s full post on the New York Times and follow her on twitter at @adriana_herrrera.

If you are interested in starting up in San Diego, register now for Employee to Entrepreneur: Making the leap to Startup Founder happening on Wednesday, April 10th at 5:30pm. Hear from successful startup founders that took the plunge and left the corporate world behind to build their dream companies.

The event is free and open to anyone interested in entrepreneurship. Click here to register now.

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