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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 

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

 


 

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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.

 

Grad Profile: @SuperMarmite dishes up a social marketplace for homemade meals

Posted by Emma Tzeng on 2012-11-30

Grad Profiles highlight the personal and professional stories of Founder Institute Graduates from across the globe.

This profile on Super Marmite, a graduate of the Paris Founder Institute, was written by Emma Tzeng. Founded in 2010 by Olivier Desmoulin, Super Marmite lets home cooks connect with hungry meal searchers in Paris. 

 

 

 

Julia Child, French food enthusiast and graduate of Paris’s own Le Cordon Bleu, famously wrote, “In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” Residents and tourists alike know this very well, as Paris enjoys a worldwide reputation as being a haven for food and pastry aficionados.

As diverse and historically rich as the culinary scene in France is, sometimes simply choosing where to dine can be downright overwhelming. French startup Super Marmite understands that finding a reasonably-priced, well-prepared meal in the nation’s food capital, Paris, can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack at times. That’s why founder Olivier Desmoulin has set out to make dining in Paris more personable, communal, and affordable with Super Marmite, which allows home chefs to post dishes they are preparing for the evening online, set prices, and invite meal-seekers to buy and pick up or join them in their homes to enjoy their culinary creations.

“The idea was to create a neighborhood menu with dishes cooked by locals,” Desmoulin explains in The New York Times. “I thought to myself, ‘All around me there are people cooking simple meals. Surely amongst all of them there [is] the dish I was dreaming of, something cooked with love.’”

With Super Marmite, home cooks simply log on to the website and post the dish or dishes they are preparing for the evening. Such homemade creations generally sell for about 3 to 8 euros each, or $5 to $11. Chefs can then specify a location for food pick-up or invite guests into their home to partake in a meal together. Super Marmite is great for aspiring chefs hoping to gain local exposure, meal preparers who want to share their leftovers for a profit, and adventurous foodies searching for an authentic meal off the beaten path.

Desmoulin first conceived of the idea one evening when he ran out of groceries at home.

“It was late; I was hungry; and sure, there’s a lot of fast food in the neighborhood--kebabs and the like--but it’s not exactly what I wanted,” Desmoulin recalls. “It’s a lonely feeling, you know, and I thought there must be plenty of people around here who cook, preparing little meals.”

Super Marmite has essentially tapped into Paris’s network of foodies and home cooks and provided an accessible platform for them to connect over meals. With a mission as delicious and agreeable as that, it’s difficult to say who wouldn’t be on board with Super Marmite.

 

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