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We had the chance to sit down with Alistair Croll, an experienced author, speaker and entrepreneur, about all things analytics. Here’s what we learnt. First and foremost, don’t sell what you can make - make what you can sell. In other words, don’t build anything that...

This weeks Lunch N' Learn was hosted by Fasken Martineau, a leading international business law and litigation firm.  The teams were presented an IP Start-Up Guide. Here's a quick snapshot of Fasken Martineau's three rules for creating value while avoiding disruption:  1. Own what you say you own Clear...

This year Mentor Day was held at home, in Notman House, for the first time ever. It was a successful event with over 80 mentors present. Following the teams pitches, Mentors broke up into tables based on expertise: technology, marketing, business development, customer acquisition, fundraising,...

Yesterday afternoon we had a visit from 4 core members of the PasswordBox team. They came to chat with the current Cohort about team culture, how you instill it and how you can maintain it through growth and acquisition by Intel Security. On the panel were...

As Mentor Day approaches, we can't help but notice that there are simply not enough females on our Mentor list.  Our Mentors are a vital part of the program. They offer insight, experience and guidance to earlier stage entrepreneurs. While they bring passion and expertise to...

FounderFuel is introducing a new series into its program!  On Wednesday afternoons the Founderfuel family will be welcoming North American founders through its doors. Seasoned entrepreneurs will share invaluable insight in a casual and private environment. The teams are welcome to come with any questions they...

As the teams quickly learn what it is that they do and do not know, we look towards Mentor Day as an opportunity for them to seek - and find - support.  Next Wednesday, mentors will be stopping by to hear pitches, offer guidance, and participate...

We begin our second week with a nod towards our first. At this point, the teams have thought extensively about their focus. They've learnt how to sharply and succinctly articulate that focus. Striking out anything that isn’t core to their business, they’ve established a foundation...

Today is Show & Tell. It’s the initial opportunity for each of our teams to showcase their product. The purpose of the exercise is to explore what's critical to each business, to discuss the elements that make each idea big and to choose the right metrics...

  The room is silent as our Alumni Meet-up panel kicks off. Ty Danco (Director at Techstars Boston), Thiago Da Costa (CEO at Lagoa) and Lee Silverstone (CEO at GymTrack) make up our panel on fundraising and acquisitions. The conversation quickly evolves into a candid discussion about...