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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: 

Gold Sponsor


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.

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:


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. (



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.


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.


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.


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.


Promising Graduates from the Founder Institute in Europe

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-18

Since launching our first European Chapter in Paris in 2010, the Founder Institute has Graduated 116 technology startups (approximately 18% of our 661 worldwide graduates). After recently doubling our presence in Europe with new chapter launches in Rome, Kyiv, Istanbul, Helsinki and Zagreb, we now operate in 10 European cities, and are on pace to launch over 250 European companies per year in 2013, generating as many as 1,000 new jobs per year. 

To celebrate our massive expansion in Europe, the Founder Institute will be hosting several events, and also travel across the continent next week. We also wanted to pay homage to some of our promising Founder Institute Europe graduates, who are listed below. 

If you would like to learn more, join a free upcoming event at

Across the globe, approximately 42% of Founder Institute Graduates receive funding within 6 months of graduation (even though not all Graduates seek funding). Some notable European Founder Institute Graduates who have publicly launched include; is an online platform that helps separated parents communicate, schedule, and organize around their children. They Graduated from the Brussels Founder Institute.


8th Color

Their first product, Sybil, is a developer talent management tool that helps managers assess developers’ skills by automatically analyzing their source code. They Graduated from the Brussels Founder Institute.



Autoreduc is France's first group-buying and daily deal site for cars, and is planning to expand to other countries. They are a Graduate of the Paris Founder Institute




Bubobox is a plug and play video testimonial solution which allows companies to set up brand campaigns, video contests, or to integrate video testimonials on their site. They Graduated from the Brussels Founder Institute.



CleverScale offers a multi-CDN with a built-in analytics platform to accelerate performance for website. They Graduated from the Paris Founder Institute




Djengo is a platform that facilitates ridesharing for home-work commuting across a company’s employees. They Graduated from the Brussels Founder Institute



Itembase is a personal inventory service that helps consumers track, manage, and even sell the products they own. They Graduated from the Berlin Founder Institute



Ondango offers innovative, user-friendly social commerce solutions for Facebook Pages. They Graduated from the Berlin Founder Institute




Paycento is a social media-based micropayments platform that makes paying for online content as easy as a “Like”. They Graduated from the Brussels Founder Institute.



Peerby is a website that enables consumers to rent goods from people nearby by asking around in their neighborhood. They Graduated from the Amsterdam Founder Institute




Super-Marmite is a social, location-based marketplace for homemade meals. They Graduated from the Paris Founder Institute




Syllabs provides web services for semantic analysis, that help text-intensive businesses make sense of their content. They Graduated from the Paris Founder Institute



If you or somebody you know could use expert training and feedback to launch a technology company in Europe, consider applying today.


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