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.

 

Grad Profile: @BeforeWeDo puts STD testing in the hands of people

Posted by Emma Tzeng on 2013-08-14

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

This profile on BeforeWeDo, a graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, was written by Emma Tzeng. Founded in 2013 by Stefan Broda, BeforeWeDo offers STD test kits that enable people to manage their sexual health at home 

 

 

As a nation, it’s befuddling how little we speak of and understand about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): the American Sexual Health Association estimates that the direct cost of sexually transmitted infections rack up to a staggering $15.6 annually. 

Startup BeforeWeDo has set out to lower those numbers by making STD testing more private and accessible. Instead of having to locate and go in person for testing, BeforeWeDo users can order test kits through the website and have them delivered directly to their homes. This eliminates the hassle and potential discomfort of having to show up to an STD test. 

Founded in 2013 by Stefan Broda, BeforeWeDo seeks to “empower sexually active people to manage your sexual health at home” by making it easy for people to claim full control over their personal health. 

Currently, the website offers four home testing kits ranging from $39.99 to $159.98 depending on the type of test. Anyone can order kits online and all tests can be completed in the privacy of one’s own home. Results can be received just 20 minutes after performing the test or within 5-10 business days depending on the type of test. 

Last month, BeforeWeDo won the 14th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition, beating out over 40 startups from across the globe. The startup also won first place in Startup Weekend Bay Area earlier this year. 

As BeforeWeDo continues to provide private, at-home STD testing for people, it ultimately hopes to foster better-informed individuals by removing the potential embarrassment and inconvenience of in-person testing. 

 
 

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