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.

 

Best of Inside FI: Founder Institute’s Top 5 Videos of 2013

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-31

Founder Institute training sessions are where the magic happens. Each week of the four-month program features talks by the world's most successful entrepreneurs, coming together to share their knowledge with the next generation of startup founders. While all of our mentor's talks are valuable, there are a few that stand out.

Below is a roundup of our top 5 training session videos from 2013;

Enjoy!

 


Ideas Mean Nothing If You Are Not The Right Person to Execute, by Ryan Bettencourt at the San Diego Founder Institute

 

                               

Launching a startup is one thing, but building a meaningful and enduring company is an entirely different story. In this talk from the San Diego Founder Institute, Ryan Bettencourt gives tips on bringing your idea to life, and how to build a company centered around your passions, values, and bringing meaning to the world.

 


Ideas are Really Simple, It's the Execution That's Hard, by Matt Mandell at the Silicon Valley Founder Institute

 

                                

Serial entrepreneur, Matt Mandell, knows a thing or two about launching successful startups. Throughout his career, he has learned by doing, and can boil down entrepreneurial success to a few simple things: 1. Decide early on what your goals are, and 2. Forget the idea, because it’s all about execution.

 


How to Establish a 'Get Things Done' Culture For Your Startup, by Jimmy Hendricks at the San Diego Founder Institute

 

                               

Starting up is tough, so it's crucial to have an efficient and dedicated team to help execute your vision. In this talk from the San Diego Founder Institute, Jimmy Hendricks explains the most effective ways to hire for your startup, and how to establish an efficient yet fun, “Get Things Done” culture.

 


How to Build a Long-Term Financial Model For Your Startup, by Jim Franklin at the Denver Founder Institute

 

                             

In this talk from the Denver Founder Institute, Jim Franklin explains how to manage finances in all stages of your company. In addition to having a financial plan that matches your operating plan, Jim warns founders about the dangers of  improperly calculating costs and how taking other people’s money means giving up control.

 


How to Gamify Your Pitch to Raise Big Money, by Christoph Sollich at the Berlin Founder Institute

 

                                

Play to win! (Or pitch to win in this case). In the video above, Christoph Sollich gamifies pitching to raise capital, and offers some tips on presentation and publicity. 

 

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