THANK YOU!

  Thanks to everyone who came out to Demo Day last Thursday! We had a record number of people attend and will definitely need to move to a bigger venue for next time. Pictures and videos to come shortly :). It’s always so awesome to see an entire community come together to celebrate each other […]

Behind the Scenes at FounderFuel: Gabriel Sundaram

[We’re going to introduce ourselves over the next few weeks. We want to show you the faces behind FounderFuel and Real Ventures. That way, you’ll be able to see how and why we can accelerate your company.] Gabriel Sundaram is Director of Platform at Real Ventures. His arrival coincided with FounderFuel’s launch, so he’s been […]

Day 45: 3 Interesting Tidbits on the 3D Printing Space

As you’ve probably read in our past blogs, we’ve got quite the wide ranging grouping of companies in the current FounderFuel Cohort. From aquaculture to 3D printing to transportation to education, we thought we’d start giving you some snapshots into the spaces that some of our companies are in. Let’s begin with 3D printing. Check out […]

Day 24 – Do you know how to acquire users??

 “A startup is a company designed to grow fast…the only essential thing is growth. Everything else we associate with startups follows from growth” – Paul Graham This week we had Ian Jeffrey, VP Product Marketing at PasswordBox come in to talk to the teams about User Acquisition. The talk started off with a big laugh as […]

Day 19: 1 year later, Vanhawks is on a roll!

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 through TechCrunch that: – They have raised $1.6 million from […]

Day 18: Founder Talk with Ethan Song

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 e-retailer with the mission of helping a generation of […]

Day 13: Mentor Day!

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, operations/strategy and product management. Teams then rotated through the room, […]

Day 4: Alumni Meet-up!

  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 all things startups. Ty, Thiago and Lee touch […]