Founder Institute Sponsors

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

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: This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-01

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the Founder Institute network.

This week's top articles include an explanation on why the best ideas come in your late 30s; a Mentor Minute breaking down why you should hire for attitude, not aptitude; a guide to working with designers; and inspirational quotes for and from entrepreneurs.

Check out our must-read articles for the week of February 23rd.

Why Big Ideas Happen in Your Late 30s
Drake Baer breaks down the research done by the National Bureau of Economic Research that shows how your peak performance will be in your late 30s, helping to dispel the idea that the younger generations are the best entrepreneurs.
Top 10 Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes
Adam and Mathew Toren of Entrepreneur Magazine collect the top 10 most inspiring entrepreneurship quotes from some of the most famous and successful people in both history and in the present.
Why You Need to Hire a Team with Attitude
In this clip, Matt Allen, a technical recruiter for Lookahead Search, describes the qualities you should look for when assembling a team for your startup. According to him, when hiring your team, attitude trumps aptitude.
Guide to Business Equity for Entrepreneurs
Over on the Grasshopper blog, the Emma Siemasko and the Grasshopper team have put together a very helpful guide for entrepreneurs who want more information on business equity.
An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Working With Designers
Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Graham Jenkin, the designer of AngelList, gives a helpful entrepreneur's guide to working with designers. He details seven key tips that will make any design partnership successful.

 

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