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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 

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.

 

Posted by Joe Garza about 10 hours ago

The Only List of Bogota Startup Resources You Will Ever Need

Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth. The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey, and outline a basic framework for communiti... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas about 11 hours ago

How to Find the Perfect Startup Cofounder

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." As Kofi Annan put so eloquently, acquiring and sharing knowledge is key to progress. In our Roundtable Discussion Series, we've asked our network to share their personal knowledge and experience so that we, i... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza about 13 hours ago

Don't Pitch Your Startup Until You've Read This

Pitching your startup is less about simply describing what your product is or what your offering does. Rather, the art and science of pitching a startup is about captivating your audience, whether it’s your first customers or potential investors. In this blog post, we’ve gathered insights from top startup specialist... (more available)

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Posted by Jensen Hsiao about 14 hours ago

The Importance of Generosity when Building an Industry

Gabe Zichermann is the leading expert on gamification – using the power of games to engage customers and build strong loyal communities. He has written four books on the subject of Gamification, his most recent book being Gamification by Design 2. Zichermann is also the founder of Gamification.co the l... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan about 15 hours ago

Want More Info on the Founder Institute? Free Startup Events Happening This Week!

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 100 cities across six continents. These events are designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs improve their ideas and entrepreneurial skills, all in a low-pressure environment. At Founder Institute events, you can ... (more available)

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Posted by Sergio Escobar on 2015-07-24

Presenting the Graduates of the Montreal Founder Institute Spring 2015 Cohort

The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Entrepreneur Training and Startup Launch Program, is proud to announce the graduation of the Montreal Spring 2015 Cohort.   Earlier this year, close to one thousand people attended the recruitment events for Founder Institute in Montreal, a record among +100 chapters worldwid... (more available)

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Posted by Jensen Hsiao on 2015-07-23

The Importance of Knowing Your Story

Gabe Zichermann is the leading expert on gamification – using the power of games to engage customers and build strong loyal communities. He has written four books on the subject of Gamification, his most recent book being Gamification by Design 2. Zichermann is also the founder of Gamification.co the leading publication f... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-07-22

5 Startup Fundraising Misconceptions

During our first ever #FIChat Q&A, Carter Laren, Silicon Valley Angel Investor, answered numerous questions about “How to Secure a Lead Investor.” From China to Chile to Montreal, our attendees spanned across the globe.  Amid the hundreds of questions posed, it quickly became evident that international... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-07-20

How To Secure A Lead Investor

You’ve created an amazing founding team, you’ve built a brilliant product that has been gaining a lot of traction, and now you’re looking to expand your company. How do you continue to build your business? By searching for a lead investor in your next funding round. The lead investor is the first step in the p... (more available)

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Posted by Sergio Escobar on 2015-07-20

An Inside Look at Montreal Founder Institute’s First Internship Program

Founder Feedback gives you insights from the startup trenches. In a story posted by Patrick Chandler, Co-Founder & Signal Processing Engineer at Hykso (Company Graduated of the Montreal Founder Institute), describes the "ins and outs" of an university intern in the process of becoming a co-founder in a startup, and som... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-07-17

Part Two: How To Secure a Lead Investor #FIChat Q&A

The Founder Institute Chat is a question-and-answer webinar that helps entrepreneurs solve complex problems. With a worldwide network of over 6,000 mentors and FI graduates, we’ve gathered some of the most business savvy minds to help founders like you launch and sustain successful companies. Due to the high-demand... (more available)

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Posted by Jensen Hsiao on 2015-07-16

Google Director of Engineering Offers Insight Into Aerospace Technology & Trends in the Hardware Industry

When we think of innovation and tech, we often think of software giants like Facebook, Wikipedia and YouTube. We commonly see new inventive software startups popping up all over the place. This is likely because of software’s low overhead costs to hardware – building physical things takes resources, space, and transp... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-07-15

E-Commerce Startups Who Are Reinvigorating Their Markets

The ecommerce industry has seen tremendous growth in the past couple of years. According to an article by Business Insider titled US E-Commerce Growth Is Now Far Outpacing Overall Retail Sales, online retail spending grew 14 percent in the last year. On the other hand, overall consumer retail spending increased in meek single di... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-07-15

Presenting the Most Promising New York Founder Institute Startups of 2014

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, has helped create more than 80 new technology companies from its New York chapter in just over 5 years. Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentorship from some of the ... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-07-15

Jilliene Helman’s Realty Mogul is On a Tear, Raises $35MM for Online Real Estate Investing

Yesterday, RealtyMogul.com, the incredibly fast-growing real estate investment marketplace, announced a massive $35 million Series B financing round led by Sorenson Capital.  The company and its CEO, Jilliene Helman, intend to use this new financing to hire more technologists and data scientists and strengthen its rob... (more available)

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Posted by Jensen Hsiao on 2015-07-14

What Not to Say to an Investor - Insights from Jason Calacanis

The Founder Institute hosts webinars every month so that we can help entrepreneurs on any stage succeed. These webinars discuss a wide range of topics, bestowing global entrepreneurs with invaluable resources. For more videos on the "Startup Movers, Builders, & Shakers" series visit our FITV YouTube Channel. Recently, we w... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-07-14

Meet the Most Promising Silicon Valley Founder Institute Grads of 2014

The Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program, has helped create more than 150 new technology companies from its Silicon Valley chapter in just over 6 years. Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentorship from some of th... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-07-14

How to Attract The Right Investors

The Founder Institute recently concluded its inaugural Founder Lab program, in which various promising seed-stage startups from around the globe spent a week in Silicon Valley working with world-renowned entrepreneurs and investors. Despite the short duration of the program, participating companies went home with a fu... (more available)

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Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2015-07-14

4 Ways To Establish Credibility With A Lead Investor

The Mentor Minute gives you exclusive startup video clips from the Founder Institute's worldwide network of 4,112+ mentors. For more Mentor Minutes, visit our Startup Founder 101 YouTube Channel.  In this Investor-edition of the Minute, Nitin Pachisia, Founding Partner of Unshackled - the only angel fund that invests ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2015-07-14

The Founder Institute is Looking for Startup Ecosystem Leaders. Do You Have What It Takes?

Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is on a mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and is looking for local startup leaders to launch new chapters around the world. Founder Institute Directors play an essential ro... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-07-14

Help The Founder Institute Support Promising Young Companies in Afghanistan

At the Founder Institute, our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley and create sustainable startup ecosystems. With this vision in mind, today were are announcing a crowdfunding campaign to secure the capital needed to bring top international mentors to advise the aspiring entrepreneurs in our upcoming Kabul, Afghanistan Founde... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-07-09

Every Startup Has a Story

Founder Feedback gives you insights from the startup trenches. In a story posted by Women 2.0, Maren Kate Donovan, Founder of Zirtual and Graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, describes the unconventional path she took to become an entrepreneur, and some lessons she learned along the way. ... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2015-07-09

Challenge The Status Quo Alongside These Female Founders

Can you name at least three female founders on the top of your head? In The Founder Institute’s roster of the most influential and inspiring women in technology, we honor brilliant female founders who are transforming their industries - and the world beyond. In the article titled Women in Tech: The Numbers Don’t Add... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2015-07-08

The Corporate Ladder: Climbing Versus Building

In a post from her blog, Maren Kate Donovan, Founder of Zirtual and Graduate of the Silicon Valley Founder Institute, describes how she decided to go from climbing the corporate ladder to building her own. After becoming fed up with jumping through hoops and the looming thought of the often inescapable glass-ceiling, Maren ... (more available)

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Posted by Daniel Thompson on 2015-07-08

These Innovative Startups Are Re-Inventing Outsourcing

As entrepreneurs, we are often conflicted with the idea of hiring in-talent or outsourcing roles to other entities. Both options have their strenghts and weaknesses, but with innovative startups launching everyday, new companies are providing cheaper and more efficient alternatives to the hiring process. Need to find a great pe... (more available)

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