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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.

Futurpreneur Canada

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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

 


 

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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

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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

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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.

 

Grad Profile: @Wedding app lets guests create and share memories from their mobile devices

Posted by Emma Tzeng on 2013-07-30

Grad Profiles highlight the personal and professional stories of Founder Institute Graduates from across the globe.

This profile on Wedding Party, a graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, was written by Emma Tzeng. Founded in 2012 by Ajay Kamat, Wedding Party creates mobile apps that help couples' wedding guests capture and share memories digitally. 

 

 

Weddings are classic and timeless, but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be up-to-date with current technology. 

Wedding Party, founded by Ajay Kamat in 2012, makes weddings a little more connected and digitally-savvy by letting wedding attendees photograph and share their wedding memories straight from their mobile devices. Photos can then be viewed on Facebook, through an album on the Wedding Party website, or on the couple’s main MyWedding.com website. 

“Weddings are very social gatherings with a lot of positive emotions around the event,” Kamat notes. “The guests are capturing a fundamentally different perspective [than the hired wedding photographer]. It’s really fun content.”

With the rising popularity of photo-editing and sharing mobile apps such as Instagram and VSCOCam, mobile technology is undoubtedly making photography a little more accessible and social. Wedding Party essentially bridges these users’ love for mobile photography with the collective, intimate wedding experience by letting guests capture and share their favorite moments. 

Available on both iPhone and Android, the Wedding Party app has already been used at several hundred weddings across the U.S. and abroad since its launch in August 2012. User ratings for the app are nearly all positive across the board. 

While the app’s massive adoption rate may not be a huge shock--after all, an average of over 2 million weddings were held in the U.S. alone last year with an average guest list of 143 attendees per wedding--what did come as a surprise to the team was the timeline in which users started interacting with the app. 

“We saw that people were using us months and months in advance of their wedding,” Kamat tells TechCrunch. “They were using it to get their friends and family involved in the wedding experience early on. We’re seeing things like cake tastings, dress fittings, rehearsal dinners.”

As Kamat and his team continue to tweak the app to better accommodate their users, we can expect to see more improvements being made over time, making weddings even more shareable and interactive. 

 
 

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