Ever wonder what a start-up looks like from the inside? Here’s a great event, organized by the community for the community, that we think you should definitely check out.
The idea behind Montreal Startup Open House is, as hinted by the name, to open up Montreal’s vibrant start-up community for other Montrealers and visitors to discover. We are hoping this will help all of us gain more visibility among the general public, and make great connections in the process.
Each start-up will welcome you differently. All you should expect is an open door. And great people. Here’s everyone you can visit:
The Open House is taking place on St-Laurent Boulevard, between Sherbrooke Street and St-Viateur Street, which has become Montreal Start-up Central, especially with the presence of Notman House. Little do passersby know that by going up a few sketchy stairways they will find a varied bunch of idealists working hard on changing the world, one line of code at the time.
This is a good opportunity to discover a whole other side of the Main, beyond the lovely shops and the delicious smoked meat. In a way, this is a continuation of St-Laurent’s history of small merchants, where a new generation of small business owners are setting up shop on the Main.
To learn more and signup, click here.
Nous avons parlé avec les membres organisateurs de l’équipe du Startup Weekend Sherbrooke qui aura lieu entre le 15-17 novembre 2013 dans la cafétéria principale de l’Université Sherbrooke. Vous n’aurez que 54 heures pour lancer votre entreprise. « No talk, all action » comme dit les membres de cette communauté.
Pouvez-vous nous parler un peu du Startup Weekend Sherbrooke?
Le Startup weekend est une communauté de leaders passionnés et des entrepreneurs qui ont la mission d’éduquer et d’inspirer des initiatives entrepreneuriales, que ce soit individuelle ou en équipe. À chaque année, plusieurs compétitions locales sont organisées partout dans le monde. Cette année, Sherbrooke a décidé de faire partie du mouvement.
À qui s’adresse l’évènement et pourquoi les participants devraient-ils participer?
Cet évènement s’adresse aux passionnées du web et des technologies, aux programmeurs aguerris, aux designers créatifs et aux personnes détenant la fibre entrepreneuriale. En résumé, toutes les personnes qui possèdent une idée, qui veulent trouver un co-founder, mettre en pratique leur compétence ou bien rencontrer des participants ayant les mêmes ambitions de changer le monde par des petites initiatives sont invités à s’inscrire à cette compétition qui aura lieu le 15 au 17 novembre 2013 dans la belle ville de Sherbrooke. Pour vous donner une idée que l’évènement s’adresse à plusieurs types de personnes, on a même une équipe d’employés d’une firme sherbrookoise qui désire s’inscrire pour mettre de l’avant leur projet. Une très belle initiative de leur part.
Inscription directe et facile ici.
Plus de 5 000$ en prix à gagner.
Si vous avez des questions ou des commentaires, vous pouvez facilement les communiquer par le biais de la page Facebook SW Sherbrooke. Marc-André. B et son équipe se feront un plaisir d’y répondre.
Startup World recently launched its Montreal documentary and announced dates for the global competition final in November in Silicon Valley.
The mini-documentary provides insight into what it’s takes to build a startup in Montreal and features Phillip Telio of Startup Festival, Noah Redier, Startup Canada, Mauricio Idarraga of Instagrad and Jeffrey Dungeon of ReelyActive.
Startup World is a global competition to promote startups and entrepreneurship. The initiative has held events in 22 cities across the world with over 2000 startups applying and 250 startups pitching in the events that have been running across Africa, Europe and North and South America for the past year.
The final will be held on November the 7th 2013 at Plug and Play Tech Center in San Francisco where 22 technology startups from Africa, Europe and North and South America will battle it out to be crowned the world’s best startup.
Tickets to the final event can be purchased for $20 each here.
Last night we took on our second stop on our PITCH IT tour, our own hometown, Montreal! A full house got to hear from John and Ian about pitching, and then they spent a few hours pitching and getting feedback. Check out the photos below! Next stop, Toronto on Monday!
On Monday we kicked off our Pan-Canadian tour of PITCH IT with Real Ventures in Quebec City. It was a full house, several people got feedback on their pitches and we all enjoyed a beer afterwards. Today we take on our hometown! Check out photos from Monday’s kickoff event below and come back for photos from today’s Montreal workshop!
Join the Canadian Innovation Exchange in MTL on October 2, 2013.
The Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) is one of Canada’s important annual showcase and networking opportunity for emerging technology companies. CIX 2013 brings together the entrepreneurs, investors, funding agencies and services that drive Canada’s innovation economy.
Join them on October 2nd for a complimentary night of cocktails and networking.
Reserve your ticket here.
On Saturday, 21 September 2013 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, the Kongossa Web Series will be in Montreal. An international forum which assembles the most reputable experts of Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship and the Social Economy to deliver conferences and panels on the most important topics of today, KWS will present 15 speakers who will tackle the following topics:
Virtual Communities and Social Networks
Entrepreneurship, Mobile, Democracy, International Cooperation
Finance, Entrepreneurship and Health
Recruitment, Personal Branding
In addition to the speakers, we’ve teamed up with KWS to present a contest that will reward the Tech project with the biggest positive social impact. In order to participate in the competition, participants must register on EventBrite as Startups. Once registered, the KWS team will send a confirmation accompanied by a participation form. Only 50 projects will be accepted. The top three prizes include $2500, $1500, and $1000 cash prizes, as well as a chance to attend our upcoming Spring 2014 Demo Day for the grand prize winner. Finalists will be decided by a jury to present at the conference, then a public vote on-site will determine the grand prize winners.
Get more details and buy your ticket here.
What’s one of the coolest parts of working at a startup? The awesome events, conferences, and get-togethers you get to attend. Networking, exchanging ideas, listening to influential speakers and enriching panels are all a part of these inspiring hour-long, day-long, or week-long gatherings. One of the coolest of them all? SXSW. An awesome thing about SXSW? Their panel picker. Yes, you get to vote for the panels that are presented. Now that’s power to the people.
The best part of SXSW 2014′s panel picker? One of our alumni, Cai Rintoul, CEO of Provender (Summer 2013), is on a potential panel. It also features three other Montrealers, LP Maurice of Busbud, Christine Renaud of E-180, and Angelique Mannella of Decode Global. It would be awesome if they were chosen to give their panel, “Moving Your Startup Up The Axis of Good” (nudge, nudge, wink, wink).
You can watch their introductory video below and you should definitely go vote for their panel here.