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.

 

CloudSigma Awards 6 Months of Unlimited Service to Select Founder Showcase Finalists

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-11-08

To acknowledge some of our most innovative companies at the 12th Founder Showcase, we’ve partnered with CloudSigma, (an innovative Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider that offers flexible cloud servers and cloud hosting in both Europe and the US) to honor the Start-up companies whose solutions embrace the most innovative and revolutionary ideas presented at the event. This Showcase featured some of the most impressive companies yet, hence making for a difficult decision. As a result, the finalists for the Demo Table and Crowd Pitch Competitions have all earned 6 months of UNLIMITED IaaS capacity by CloudSigma

After taking a close look at each of the finalists, we in CloudSigma consider that each one of them has a promising innovative idea that we believe will result in a successful business. This is why we will help all of them - ZenCash, Explorence, Citybot, Jobfig - to develop further and grow their business on our public cloud platform. 

These four companies will be using CloudSigma for months and years to come. Congratulations to the finalists and a big Thank You to CloudSigma for their support at the 12th Founder Showcase. 

  • Zencash  helps small businesses get paid. The online service automates the entire accounts receivable process—from the day you send an invoice to the day you get paid. You can automate invoice reminders such as printed invoices and phone calls, as well as send personalized thank you notes. You can also send default accounts to collections straight from the application.
  • Explorence's platform lies at the intersection of Nintedo’s Wii, Foursquare and Legos. Our technology recruits phone sensors to immerse players in outdoor video games. Bike rides turn into Mario Kart and city walks become The Amazing Race. Players create their own experiences and compete against friends asynchronously. Explorence augments the experience with music, checkpoints, rewards and fail conditions to immerse the user in the outdoor video game.
  • Citybot is your own personal travel guide, designed to ease the lives of travellers everywhere. It generates custom, personalized itineraries for you, based on your preferences and desires. In other words, it helps you plan your day, no matter where you are using artificial intelligence algorithms.
  • JobFig utilizes the Five Factor Model of Personality to match potential employess with employers when hiring. 
 

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