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Mike Slater and Matthew Harrison from BDO Canada came to speak to the teams about compensation, crowdfunding, Canadian Sales Taxes and Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED). Stressed during the conversation on SR&ED was the following:1) The reduction in returns due to recent QC tax changes:Federal:-...

We're coming up on the 1 year anniversary of Vanhawks launching their Valour Kickstarter campaign, the most successful one in Canada, during their 3 month stint at FounderFuel. To celebrate this we couldn't be more excited for the 2 major announcements Vanhawks made yesterday. They announced...

Founder Talks - a brand new FounderFuel initiative - connects seasoned entrepreneurs to the current batch of startups in a casual and private environment.  For our second Talk we welcomed Ethan Song, CEO & Creative Director of Frank & Oak. Frank & Oak is a Montreal based...

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...