The Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator, is preparing to launch a very promising Montreal Winter 2019 Semester.

We have many great startup mentors confirmed, and impressive founders are beginning to enroll in the program as well. But, time is running out to apply. 

This Sunday (2018-11-11) is the Early Application Deadline. If you apply by Sunday, you get to take the Predictive Admissions Test for free ($50 value), and are also eligible to receive one of several Founder Institute Fellowships.

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Montreal, then apply today.

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk.

The upcoming Montreal semester will be led by two leaders of the Montreal startup ecosystem; LP Maurice and Sergio Escobar.

LP Maurice is the cofounder and CEO of BusbudSergio Escobar is an award winning entrepreneur with experience in strategic development, start‐up innovation, and growth stage companies.

In addition, participants in Montreal will receive expert training and feedback from an impressive list of mentors, including; 

  • Aaron Carr: CEO & Founder, Qarrot Performance
  • Adeo Ressi: Founder/CEO, Founder Institute
  • Afsoon Soudi: Co Founder & VP R&D, IRYStec
  • Alex Nemeroff: Co-Founder, Creative Director, Dynamo
  • Alex Barrett: Investment Associate, iNovia Capital
  • Alexandre Taillefer: Managing partner, XPND Capital
  • Alice Dinu: VP Student Success & Research, Ready Education
  • Amélie Morency: CEO, The FoodRoom
  • Amira Boutouchent: CEO & Co-Founder,
  • Angelique Mannella: Founder & CEO, Decode Global
  • Audry Larocque: CEO, iPerceptions
  • Ben Yoskovitz: Founding Partner, HighlineBETA
  • Benjamin du Haÿs: Founder & CEO, Mobeewave
  • Beth Thouin: VP Marketing + Validation SME, Acquisio
  • Bruno Morency: Managing Director, Techstars Montréal AI
  • Caroline Pelletier: Vice President Screening and Investment Support, Anges Quebec
  • Cesar L. Patricio
  • Chafic Zakaria: Entrepreneur & Angel investor, Anges Quebec
  • Christine Renaud: Founder/CEO, E-180
  • Cindy Fagen: Chief Operating Officer, SAP Labs Canada
  • Claude Théoret: Founder & CEO, Nexalogy Environics
  • Daleyne Guay: Founder & CEO, NewDeal Brewery Inc
  • Danial Jameel: Founder/CEO, Forbes 30under30, Ready Education
  • David Dufresne: Partner, Panache VC
  • David Sciacca: COO, LIFT session
  • David Nadezhdin: Co-founder, Koomi, Sig.Num
  • Dax Da Silva: Founder/CEO, LightSpeed
  • Eleonore Jarry Ferron: Investment Associate, BrightSpark
  • Elizabeth Wasserman: Co-Founder & CEO, Inc.
  • Eric Brat: Director, co-Lead, Creative Destruction Lab (Montreal)
  • Eryk Warren: Co Founder & CTO, Unito
  • Ethan Song: Co-Founder & CEO, Frank & Oak
  • Francis Wenzel: Founder & CEO, TickSmith
  • Francois Poirier: COO, Parcours entrepreneurial Rémi Marcoux
  • François Arbour: CEO / VP Music & Video, Premiumbeat / Shutterstock
  • Frédéric Bastien: Founder & CEO, Mnubo
  • Frederick Townes: Co-Founder & CTO, NestReady
  • Geoffrey Bernard: Senior Director, Growth, Analytics & Data Science, La Presse
  • George Korkejian: Investment Counsel, BCF Ventures
  • Gian Carlo Di Tommaso: Chief Operating Officer
  • Gisele Bisson: Product Launch Strategist, Chain Reaction Accelerator
  • Graham Mann: Co Founder & COO, Lean Systems
  • Hicham Ratnani: Co-Founder & COO/CFO, Frank & Oak
  • Ian Jeffrey: VP Product Marketing Marketing, PasswordBox
  • Isaac Souweine: Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Real Ventures
  • Jay Ferst: Managing Partner, Ferst Capital Partners
  • Jean David Begin: Co-founder & CEO, Guestful
  • Jean François Ouellet: Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, HEC Montréal
  • Jerome Soucy Rousseau: Head, People & Operations, Hykso FightCamp
  • Joe Poulin: Founder/CEO
  • John Espinoza: Co-founder and VP engineer , Unito
  • Jonathan Greechan: Co-Founder, Founder Institute
  • Josette Renée Landry: CEO, Streamline Genomics
  • Julien Denaes: Founder & CEO, Logrr
  • Julien Smith: Co-Founder & CEO, Breather
  • Justin Wilcox: Founder, Customer Development Labs
  • Kalthoum Bouacida: Vice-President, Investments, Anges Quebec
  • Khalil Zahar: Founder & CEO, Hykso
  • Kyell Vyncke: VP Sales & Marketing, TrackTik
  • Laviva Mazhar: Investment Analyst, Luge Capital
  • Laviva Mazhar: Investment Analyst, Luge Capital
  • Lorne Lieberman: Managing Partner, Jant Ventures
  • Louis François Hogue: Vice-President, Global Head of Business Development, Cirque du Soleil
  • Louis Philippe Maurice: Louis Philippe Maurice - Founder/CEO, Busbud (Montreal FI), Busbud
  • Luc Bégnoche: Founder & CEO, DiversifAI
  • Luc Filiatreault: Luc Filiatreault - VP Venture Development, OpenText (Barcelona FI), OpenText
  • Magaly Charbonneau: Principal, iNovia Capital
  • Marc Boscher: Founder & CEO, Unito
  • Marc Alloul: Managing Partner W2/W3, W Investments
  • Marc Chriqui: Angel Investor & Former CEO, Raymark (acquired by Mi9 Retail)
  • Marc Antoine Ross: Angel Investor & Chief Innovation Officer, Diagram Ventures
  • Marcos Carvalho: Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, NestReady (former Navut)
  • Marcus Daniels: Co-Founder & CEO, Highline VC
  • Matt Smith: C-Level Tech Startup Expert, Consulting
  • Matthieu Houle: VP Digital Media, Yellow Pages Canada
  • Mauro Repacci: Co-Founder & CEO, NestReady
  • Mazen Elbawab: Founder & CEO, Heddoko
  • Michel Jamati: CTO, Lexop
  • Mike Cegelski: Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, Kouraje Management
  • Mike Blicker: Co-founder & CEO, WealthTab
  • Nicolas Jacques Bouchard: Principal, Panache Ventures
  • Olivier Gagnon Gordillo: Director of Operations, Ecofuel Accelerator
  • Pam Alfred: CEO, AskPAM
  • Paul Ortchanian: Vice-President, Product Development,
  • Phil Rivard: Director of Venture Managers, CDL Montreal & NextAI Montreal
  • Philip Cutler: President & CEO, GradeSlam
  • Pierre Sabbagh: Founder & CEO, Roof AI
  • Pierre Luc Laparé: Co-Founder, Golf Avenue
  • Raff Paquin: Director, Data, LightSpeed
  • Raffi Tchakmakjian: CEO, LIFT session
  • Rajesh Setty: Rajesh Setty - Serial Entrepreneur and Author, WittyParrot
  • Richard Lan: Partner, Amalan Capital
  • Richard Bordeleau: Managing Partner, Fonds Innovexport
  • Sanjay Zimmermann: Investment Associate, White Star Capital
  • Sebastien Roy: CEO, Lean Systems
  • Sergio A. Escobar: CEO & Partner, BCF Ventures
  • Sophie Boulanger: CEO, BonLook
  • Stephane Marceau: Co-Founder & CEO, OMsignal
  • Steven Abrams: Partner, IT Venture Fund, BDC Capital
  • Sylvain Carle: Partner, Real Ventures
  • Thomas Punch: VP Business Development,
  • Trevor Longino: Chief Marketing Officer, Unito
  • Ulrich Soeffing: Data Science Manager, MarketMuse
  • Vanessa Cherenfant: Managing Director, Sadax Technologies
  • Vicken Kanadjian: Co-Founder & Managing Director, Cesium Inc.
  • Yishel Khan: CEO & Founder, DOT Adhd
  • Yuri Navarro: Executive Director, National Angel Capital Organization

  • And many more to be announced. 

In only 9 years of operation, over 3,500 graduate companies across 180 cities have used the Founder Institute to validate their idea, develop their plans, refine their product, build an advisory board, prepare for seed funding, and more.  

                                  We hope you will join us in Montreal and launch a company in 2016.

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