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 […]

Get ready for the biggest Demo Day yet!

This time around, Demo Day is bigger and better than ever before! On December 2nd, you’ll get not one but two Demo Days. FounderFuel and InnoCitéMTL are joining forces to showcase the best of the best in front of the biggest crowd we’ve ever gathered. If you’ve attended our Demo Day’s in the past, you’ve […]

Mentor 101

As we rev up for our new cohort, we’re focusing on rebooting our highly valued mentor network. Last night we hosted our first ever Mentor 101, where we discussed the details of the program and how to be an invaluable resource to the teams. Next up, we’ll be posting our fresh Mentor Manifesto, which outlines all expectations […]

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 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, […]

7 Startups for our 7th Cohort

“Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.” – William Peterson FounderFuel is gearing up to welcome its Spring 2015 cohort on Monday, February 9th. 7 companies will comprise our 7th batch of startups. This time around, we’re trying something new. After a deep-dive re-evaluating […]