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: @OnePouch lets merchants leverage mobile to power their rewards programs

Posted by Emma Tzeng on 2013-09-26

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

This profile on Pouch, a graduate of the Jakarta Founder Institute, was written by Emma Tzeng. Founded in 2012 by Tami Abadi, Duck Le Tu, and Ilya Kravtsov, Pouch offers a mobile rewards-based mobile platform for businesses looking to nurture a loyal user base. 

 

 

To state the obvious, the mobile space is enormous: research from Cisco predicts that there will be more mobile devices on Earth than people by the end of this year. As more consumers interact with their mobile devices, it’s more crucial than ever for businesses to find ways to engage their customers via the mediums they already use, such as their smartphones and tablets. 

Mobile loyalty startup Pouch offers a rewards-based mobile platform for businesses looking to nurture a loyal customer base by leveraging mobile. With headquarters in Singapore and a regional office in Jakarta, Pouch already has a presence in over 25 shopping malls in Jakarta alone, representing over 70 brands. 

Pouch essentially enables customers to turn their smartphones into a personal loyalty card and collect stamps every time they shop. With Pouch, customers simply scan a merchant specific code to receive points, which they can later exchange for rewards in store. 

Beyond in-store spending, consumers can also rack up points by playing virtual games, answering surveys, and sharing their experiences with their social networks. This encourages more engagement with the brand even when the customer isn’t at its physical storefront and facilitates consumer-generated social buzz for businesses. 

Founded in 2012, Pouch was developed by Easy Touch, a mobile solutions company that specializes in social commerce mobile technology. Founders Tami Abadi, Duc Le Tu, and Ilya Kravtsov possess experience in management consulting in the telecommunications, media, and web spaces. 

Despite Pouch’s immediate success, the startup still has big plans for the future: it’s set its sights on worldwide expansion. In April 2013, Pouch finalized partnerships with several merchants in the Philippines and officially announced its presence there.

Pouch is completely free to download and use for customers, while merchants pay a set fee to use the app.

 
 

Learn more about Pouch:

Pouch is a graduate of the Jakarta Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications for the Winter 2013 Semester. If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a startup in Jakarta, click here to learn more and apply today.

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