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.

 

Great Startup Mentors Confirmed for the Montreal Founder Institute

Posted by Joe Garza on 2014-04-09

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs participate in weekly training and feedback sessions that are led by Founder Institute Mentors. 

Our Mentors provide the passion, experience, and support that helps our Founders launch meaningful and enduring companies.

Rather than bringing in consultants and academics who teach theory, we bring in experienced Founders and CEOs to give our companies the most relevant and valuable advice. In a confidential setting, they share horror stories, best practices, and realistic feedback to help our Founders avoid "rookie mistakes" and be successful.   

In the upcoming Montreal Spring 2015 Semester, we have secured a truly exceptional roster of Founder Institute Mentors, including many from out of town.

See the full list below;

  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Alex Nemeroff: Co-Founder, Head of Design & UX, Dynamo
  • Alexandre Taillefer: Managing partner, XPND Capital
  • Angelique Mannella: Founder & CEO, Decode Global
  • Audry Larocque: CEO, iPerceptions
  • 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
  • Charles Ehredt: Group Director - New Ventures, ODIGEO Group
  • Chris Arsenault: Managing Partner, Poka
  • Christine Renaud: Founder/CEO, E-180
  • Claude Théoret: Founder & CEO, Nexalogy Environics
  • Daleyne Guay: CEO, NewDeal Brewery Inc
  • Danial Jameel: Danial Jameel - Co-Founder & CEO, OOHLALA Mobile Inc. (Montreal FI) , OOHLALA Mobile Inc.
  • Daniel Robichaud: Co-Founder & CEO
  • Dave Parker: Serial Entrepreneur, VP, UP Global
  • Dax Da Silva: Founder/CEO, LightSpeed
  • Ethan Song: Co-Founder & CEO, Frank & Oak
  • Fabian Geyrhalter: Fabian Geyrhalter - Founder and Principal, Finien (San Francisco FI), Finien
  • Ferhan Patel: CCO / Director Risk & Compliance, PAYZA
  • Firoz Patel: Founder & Executive Vice President, PAYZA
  • François Poirier: Founder & CEO, MakerBloks
  • Francois Charles Sirois: CEO, Telesystem
  • Gian Carlo Di Tommaso: VP Finance & Operations, Luxury Retreats
  • Giselle Bisson: CEO, Visibility Shift
  • Greg Isenberg: Digital Marketer and Angel Investor
  • 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
  • Joe Poulin: Founder/CEO, Luxury Retreats
  • 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
  • Martin Luc Archambault: Founder/CEO, Wajam
  • Mauro Repacci: Co-Founder & CEO, NAVUT
  • Mazen Elbawab: Founder & CEO, Heddoko
  • Michael Turri: Co-Founder / Director of Experience Strategy, Sid Labs / Sid Lee
  • 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
  • Stephane Marceau: Co-Founder & CEO, OMsignal
  • Ty Danco: Director, Techstars Boston
  • Vicken Kanadjian: Co-Founder & Managing Director, Cesium Inc.
  • Yuri Navarro: Executive Director, National Angel Capital Organization

  • And many more to be announced. 
                                         
                                     We hope you will join us in Montreal and launch a company in 2014.

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