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McGill Innovation Collective Fellowship: "Artificial Intelligence for Social Good"

 

The Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Fellowship (presented by McGill Innovation Collective) is awarded to the most extraordinary McGill University Students + Alumni + Researchers + Staff applicant from the McGill Innovation Collective Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as a highly technical person with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Montreal Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: McGill Innovation Collective, a new group at McGill University focused on building McGill’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. The group encompasses the university’s technology transfer office, in addition to teams focused on partnerships and program development for students and researchers. Through the Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Fellowship, everyone from the McGill Innovation Collective community (McGill University Students/Alumni/Researchers/Staff) is invited to apply to the Montreal Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1650 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Fellowship for the Montreal 2017 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Final Admissions Deadline (July 30, 2017), using this link. Anyone who from the McGill Innovation Collective Community (McGill University Students/Alumni/Researchers/Staff) who follows these guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required. 


Grant: The recipient of the Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Fellowship will be awarded and notified within 5 days after the Final Admissions Deadline (July 30, 2017).


Click here to apply for the Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Fellowship.  


McGill Innovation Collective Fellowship: "Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives" (NeuroTech)

 

The NeuroTech: "Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives" Fellowship (presented by McGill Innovation Collective) is awarded to the most extraordinary McGill University Students + Alumni + Researchers + Staff applicant from the McGill Innovation Collective Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as a highly technical person with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Montreal Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: McGill Innovation Collective, a new group at McGill University focused on building McGill’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. The group encompasses the university’s technology transfer office, in addition to teams focused on partnerships and program development for students and researchers. Through the NeuroTech: "Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives" Fellowship, everyone from the McGill Innovation Collective community (McGill University Students/Alumni/Researchers/Staff) is invited to apply to the Montreal Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1650 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the NeuroTech: "Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives" Fellowship for the Montreal 2017 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Final Admissions Deadline (July 30, 2017), using this link. Anyone who from the McGill Innovation Collective Community (McGill University Students/Alumni/Researchers/Staff) who follows these guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required. 


Grant: The recipient of the NeuroTech: "Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives" Fellowship will be awarded and notified within 5 days after the Final Admissions Deadline (July 30, 2017).


Click here to apply for the NeuroTech: "Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives" Fellowship.  


SAP Startup Focus Program

 

The SAP Startup Focus Program Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary entrepreneur applicant working in the Internet of Things or Augmented / Virtual Reality space giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Montreal Founder Institute for free. The awards will take place at SAP Labs Montreal. Apply for the Fellowship here and register for the event here.


The Montreal Founder Institute is proud to partner with SAP Startup Focus Program, a program that helps promising startups in the Big Data, predictive and real-time analytics, AI & Machine Learning, IoT space develop new applications on the SAP Technology computing platform and accelerate market traction. Through the SAP Startup Focus Program Fellowship, enterprise focused startups in the Internet of Things or Augmented / Virtual Reality space are invited to apply to the Montreal Founder Institute for free, and the best applicant will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1650 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the SAP Startup Focus Program Fellowship for the Montreal 2017 Semester, you must be based in Canada and complete this application by July 21, 2017, using this link. Selected startups must be present at the Augmented Reality & Internet of Things in the Enterprise event on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.


Grant: The recipient of the SAP Startup Focus Program Fellowship will be awarded at the Augmented Reality and Internet of Things in the Enterprise event, on Tuesday August 1st, at SAP Labs Montreal.


Click here to apply for the SAP Startup Focus Program Fellowship.


MTL EdTech (presented by Gradeslam)

 

The MTL EdTech Fellowship (presented by Gradeslam) is awarded to the most extraordinary Education Tech entrepreneurs applicant from the MTL EdTech Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as a highly technical person with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Montreal Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: The MTL EdTech community is the hub for amazing keynotes, panel discussions, ed tech mixers, member spotlights, and hands-on learning experiences that inspire teachers, entrepreneurs, technologists, education reformers, and ed-tech enthusiasts to connect. Through the MTL EdTech Fellowship, everyone from the MTL EdTech community is invited to apply to the Montreal Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the MTL EdTech Fellowship for the Montreal 2017 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Final Admissions Deadline (July 30, 2017), using this link. Anyone who from the MTL EdTech Community who follows these guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required. 


Grant: The recipient of the MTL EdTech fellowship will be awarded and notified within 5 days after the Final Admissions Deadline (July 30, 2017), and they will receive a full refund on their Course Fee within 1 week of the program start date. All applicants will be notified via email when the Fellowships are awarded.


Click here to apply for the MTL EdTech Fellowship.  


RJCCQ

 

The RJCCQ Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary entrepreneurs applicant from the RJCCQ Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as a highly technical person with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Founder Institute provides aspiring entrepreneurs the training and step-by-step guidance they need to launch a meaningful technology company.

The Montreal Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: RJCCQ, the Federation of Young Chambers of Commerce of the Quebec Province. Through the RJCCQ Fellowship, everyone from the RJCCQ community is invited to apply to the Montreal Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the RJCCQ Fellowship for the Montreal 2017 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Final Admissions Deadline (July 30, 2017), using this link. Anyone who from the RJCCQ Community who follows these guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required. 


Grant: The recipient will be awarded and notified within 5 days after the Final Admissions Deadline (July 30, 2017), and they will receive a full refund on their Course Fee within 1 week of the program start date. All applicants will be notified via email when the Fellowships are awarded.


Click here to apply for the RJCCQ Fellowship.  


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

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

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An Intensive Curriculum

The Founder Institute does not provide superficial startup education and encouragement, like many other free programs. Instead, our proven, structured program will push you to make years of progress on your business in just 3.5 months. Plus, sessions are held at night, so you can keep your day job.

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Month 1
Idea & Customer Development
Month 2
Company & Team Formation
Month 4
Go-To-Market, Bootstrapping, & Fundraising
Month 3
Product Development & Distribution

Committed Mentors

Founder Institute Mentors are vested in your success through a "Shared Liquidity Pool", so they are extremely helpful. Plus, our Mentors are almost exclusively Founders and CEOs with experience building or leading fast-growth tech companies. In most semesters, the ratio of Mentors:Founders is greater than 2:1.

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Adeo Ressi Aaron Patzer Phil Libin
Founder Institute mint.com Evernote
Robin Chase Peter Vesterbacka Jeffrey Paine
Zipcar Rovio Golden Gate Ventures

The Results

Many of the world's fastest growing startups have used the Founder Institute to form and improve their business ideas, create an advisory board, recruit co-founders, improve their pitch, launch a product, prepare to raise capital, generate revenue, and more.

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2,300
72%
$550M
Companies Launched
Company Survival Rate
Total Funding Raised

A Global Network

Based in Silicon Valley but with chapters across six continents and 150+ cities, our mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and help promising entrepreneurs launch companies that create one million new startup jobs.

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