Montreal Demo Days are Here Again

Demo Montréal 2016 is happening this coming Thursday, June 9th 2016,. Five startup accelerators are joining forces to showcase some of Montreal’s top early-stage startups. The event is a collaboration between Innocité, Concordia District 3, Founder Institute Montréal, ETS Centech and TandemLauch. Entrepreneurs will pitch their stories to investors, corporations, city representatives and media. FounderFuel was actively involved […]

Non-dilutive funding with Fundica and PasswordBox

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PasswordBox is a Canadian password security firm – allowing users to securely store, retrieve and share passwords on any device for free. During PasswordBox’ early stages of development, CEO Dan Robichaud was looking for grants to accelerate their growth. & Unable to find a grant that was right for their business on their own, PasswordBox […]

Spring 2016 Call for Startups

After a couple of months of planning, we are happy to announce we are opening the call for startups for the next FounderFuel cohort. We have taken some time between cohorts to review what we have been doing for the last 5 years. We believe in the classic acceleration model: an intensive, on-location, cohort based […]

FounderFuel Mentor Spotlight: Atlee Clark

Atlee Clark is the Head of App Store and Third Party Development at Shopify. She’s also an all-star FounderFuel mentor. We sat down to pick her brain about the C100, Shopify and building a startup in Canada versus Silicon Valley. Atlee’s background is firmly rooted in politics. Armed with a Masters degree in US National […]

Resources to Teach Your Kids to Code

Kids Code Jeunesse is dedicated to giving every Canadian child the chance to learn to code. That’s why, this past Saturday, the organization hosted an Hour of Code event in Montreal’s Notman House. The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, meant to show that anyone can learn the basics. An Hour of […]

InnoCitéMTL Winter 2016 Applications

InnoCitéMTL, Canada’s first smart city accelerator, is now taking applications for its Winter 2016 cohort! The Montreal based accelerator is looking for highly qualified teams who are working on detailed solutions in the following smart city related areas: public Wi-Fi, smart mobility, participatory democracy, digital public services, and more. You can see the full list of acceptable fields (which […]

Welcoming our Newest Alumni – Fall 2015 Cohort

We’re pleased to welcome the Fall 2015 cohort to the alumni family! It’s official – they’re up on the site. As you may have already noticed, our alumni network is one part of the program that we value most. Now comprised of entrepreneurs from 67 companies, these are the people who understand each others accelerator experience, and can […]


Thank you thank you thank you! We’ll stop talking about Demo Day soon, but wanted to give one last thanks to everyone who attended. From investors to entrepreneurs, press, sponsors, volunteers, family, friends and of course the teams, the day would not be what it is without all of you. We hope that you got a […]