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.

 

Montreal Founder Institute Final Applications Due Sunday!

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-11

Join us this Spring and launch a company in Montreal with the Founder Institute!

Applications to the Montreal Spring 2015 Semester close this Sunday (2015-02-08).

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Montreal, then apply today.

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk.

In only 6 years of operation, over 1,550 graduate companies across 100 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more. 

The Montreal Chapter will begin 2014-04-29, and will be led by local leaders LP Maurice and Sergio EscobarLP Maurice is the co-founder and CEO of travel startup Busbud, and Sergio Escobar is a curator at Startup Genome.

In addition, participants in Montreal will receive expert training and feedback from an impressive list of mentors, including; 

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alex Nemeroff: Co-Founder, Head of Design & UX, Dynamo
  • Angelique Mannella: Founder & CEO, Decode Global
  • Benjamin Du Haÿs: Founder & CEO, Mobeewave
  • Beth Thouin: Beth Thouin - Digital Marketing Expert, Consultant (Montreal FI), Consultant
  • Bruno Morency: Head of Operations, Poka
  • Caithrin Rintoul: Caithrin Rintoul - Co-Founder & CEO, Provender (Montreal FI), Provender
  • Chris Arsenault: Managing Partner, Poka
  • Claude Théoret: Founder & CEO, Nexalogy Environics
  • Daleyne Guay: CEO, NewDeal Brewery Inc
  • Dax Da Silva: Founder/CEO, LightSpeed
  • Ethan Song: Co-Founder & CEO, Frank & Oak
  • Ferhan Patel: CCO / Director Risk & Compliance, PAYZA
  • Firoz Patel: Founder & Executive Vice President, PAYZA
  • François Poirier: Founder & CEO, MakerBloks
  • Gian Carlo Di Tommaso: VP Finance & Operations, Luxury Retreats
  • Giselle Bisson: CEO, Visibility Shift
  • Hicham Ratnani: Co-Founder & COO/CFO, Frank & Oak
  • Ian Jeffrey: VP Produ Marketing Marketing, PasswordBox
  • Isaac Souweine: Technology Product and Marketing Expert, Consultant
  • Jay Ferst: Managing Partner, Ferst Capital Partners
  • Jon Soberg: Partner, Expansive Ventures
  • Julien Denaes: Founder & CEO, Logrr
  • Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
  • Louis François Hogue: General Manager and Partner
  • Louis Philippe Maurice: Louis Philippe Maurice - Founder/CEO, Busbud (Montreal FI), Busbud
  • Luc Filiatreault: Luc Filiatreault - VP Venture Development, OpenText (Barcelona FI), OpenText
  • Magaly Charbonneau: COO & Shareholder, PasswordBox
  • Marcus Daniels: Co-Founder & CEO, Highline VC
  • Mauro Repacci: Co-Founder & CEO, NAVUT
  • Mazen Elbawab: Founder & CEO, Heddoko
  • Mike Grandinetti: Managing Director, Southboro Capital
  • Pierre Luc Laparé: Co-Founder, Golf Avenue
  • Raff Paquin: Co-Founder, Alveo
  • Rajesh Setty: Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot
  • Sergio A. Escobar: Director, Montreal Chapter, Founder Institute
  • Sophie Boulanger: Co-Founder & VP Merchandising, BonLook
  • Vicken Kanadjian: Co-Founder & Managing Director, Cesium Inc.

                                             We hope you will join us in Montreal and launch a company in 2014.

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