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.

 

In Case You Missed It: Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-02-06

The Founder Institute has got you covered with the most insightful articles for entrepreneurs from around the web.

These must-read articles include an argument for startup internships over traditional MBAs; a talk given by AngelList founder & CEO Naval Ravikant; what science says about positive encouragement versus criticism; lessons from the post-mortems of failed startups; and a breakdown of the new methods of SEO.

Check out our must-read articles:


What Industries Venture Capitalists Are Hot For

As we move forward in 2014, Catherine Clifford of Entrepreneur.com writes about the industries that U.S. venture capitalists actively worked with during 2013, breaking down the data and revealing the the runaway leader for investments.

Internships at Startups: An Alternative to MBAs

Over at the Bunny Inc. Blog, Alex Torrenegra makes a strong case for aspiring entrepreneurs to aim for an unpaid startup internship over paying the large sum of money needed for an MBA. Read his detailed argument on the advantages of startups and pitfalls of graduate business programs.

Startups Are Getting Easier. Entrepreneurship Isn't. 

Former CEO of WooThemes and current CEO of PublicBeta, Adii Pienaar writes on his personal blog about the current state of the startup world. He cautions those who might underestimate the difficulty of surviving entrepreneurship because of the deceptive ease in which companies are started.

The Current State of Startups from Naval Ravikant 

Recently on the Datafox blog, Niv Dror summarized a talk from Naval Ravikant, Co-Founder & CEO of AngelList. Ravikant is arguably the most important person for entrepreneurs and the global startup landscape overall, so when he talks, we listen.

Why Positive Encouragement Works Better Than Criticism
If you've ever wondered if you should be the tougher, harsher critic or the softer, encouraging supporter in the workplace, look no further than this Buffer article which details how science has determined the latter is the best way to go.

51 Startup Failure Post-Mortems

The researchers over at CB Insights have compiled a hefty list of 51 post-mortems written by the founders and investors of failed companies. Read about the lessons they took away from their failures and the insights into what they might do differently the next time around. 

New SEO: What is that?

Vivien Garnés, a digital marketing guru and co-founder of Upfluence, Inc., blogs about how search engine optimization has greatly changed over time and details the adjustments marketers must make in order to succeed in the new arena.


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