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: www.richter.ca

Futurpreneur
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

La Gare
La Gare is a collaborative workspace. A place to work, connect and learn in the heart of the Mile End. It is a rallying point for the community. It is a welcoming and collaborative workspace for entrepreneurs, designers, artists, freelancers, social entrepreneurs, small teams and entrepreneurially-minded employees. It also offers close proximity to a dense network of clients, suppliers, partners and collaborators.

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2009-10-08

Each week during the four month semester of the Institute, two or three successful startup CEOs have 30 minutes to present their views on a specific company-building topic. After the talks, all of the CEO Mentors take questions on the topic, followed by the "Founder Hotseat," where three program participants are quizzed by the Mentors about their business.

In many cases, the CEO Mentors reveal financial information and controversial opinions that they do not want shared publicly. As a result, the Institute does not publish any of the 30 to 40 talks throughout a semester. In a rare opportunity, the CEO of Mint.com, Aaron Patzer, a company that recently sold for $170 MM, re-used one of his two Founder Institute presentations at the Juice Pitcher event and gave permision to publish the footage. The topic is "Startup Accounting Tactics," and Aaron initially turned down doing this session. That would have been a mistake.

Below is a video that shows a small part of what the Founder Institute has to offer each week. Thank you, Aaron, and enjoy!

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Juice Pitcher Aaron Patzer from Adeo Ressi on Vimeo.

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