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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.

 

The Fastest Growing Silicon Valley Graduates in 2013

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-14

The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, has helped launch over 130 new technology companies from its Silicon Valley chapter in less than 5 years. It has created billions of dollars in shareholder value while providing mentorship from some of the top entrepreneurs in the technology startup industry.

Applications to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, led by Founder Institute Founder & CEO Adeo Ressi, are open now. 

While all of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute graduates are exceptional, there are a few who stood out in 2013. The graduates profiled below have all achieved significant milestones, building meaningful and enduring technology companies aimed at improving the lives of people all over the world.

Without further adieu, we proudly present the Fastest Growing Silicon Valley Graduates in 2013; 

Getable creates mobile tools aimed to help construction professionals and rental equipment providers. In early 2013, they received $1.8 million from high-profile VCs including Andreessen Horowitz and Chris Sacca, and according to Bloomberg, are part of "The New Sexy" in mobile apps.


MovieLaLa is a social networking platform that connects movie lovers and movie marketers. They recently received seed funding of an undisclosed amount from a group that included a former HBO and Warner Bros. executive and a Flixster founding investor.

 

Neo specializes in technology-based solutions for the financial community and is backed by Social+Capital partnership, a leading Bay Area venture firm dedicated to smarter and innovative ways to improve business processes in the financial marketplace.

 

Retailigence specializes in increasing foot traffic in retail stores and helping retailers navigate the mobile space. This past year they crossed over 13 million products in over 150 stores, and closed a $6.3 million Series-B round featuring Quest Venture Partners, DFJ Gotham Ventures, Motorola, and more.

 

Shopalize was a comprehensive social commerce platform specializing in social sharing and social referral solutions that was acquired by [24]7, a predictive customer relationship software company.

 

Spikes Security, a company focused on solving critical enterprise network security problems, began 2013 by closing a $1 million seed round led by Javelin Venture Partners. They built their product for release at the end of the year, and are now raising a new round.

 

Udemy, the world's largest destination for online courses, officially crossed 2 million students in 2013, which equated to over 300% growth in both user and revenue categories.

 

Wedding Party is a mobile app that allows guests attending a wedding to collaboratively document and create photographic memories and albums. This past year, they gained a great amount of traction by closing a million-dollar seed round.

 

Whale Path secured an initial round of finance from four venture firms: 500 Startups, Kima Ventures, Plug & Play Ventures, and UTC Links. In addition, Whale Path was accepted into 500 Startups' Batch 8.

 

Zirtual, the virtual executive assistant service that matches busy people with dedicated personal assistants, started 2013 by closing a $2 million Series-A round from a group that included Tony Hsieh, the Founder of Zappos. They closed out 2013 in a big way by officially launching to the public.


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