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FounderFuel Fall Demo Day 2014

Ian Hardy, Betakit

"The last time we spoke about the finer details of FounderFuel was in our Accelerator Series when they stated to us that they have made investments into 46 startups since launching in the fall of 2011. Today, it was declared that they are close to $25 million raised since opening its doors and $5 million within the last 6-months."

Regrouper les détaillants de luxe indépendants

Jean-François Codère, La Presse

"Comme les sept autres équipes de la cuvée automne 2014 de l'incubateur FounderFuel, les bâtisseurs de Selective Few avaient besoin d'un peu de repos, hier."

Redtree Robotics Wants to Shake Up Robotics Space, Build Complete Ecosystem

Joseph Czikk, TechVibes

"The cofounders have lofty goals, but what’s most encouraging is that they showed a FounderFuel Demo Day crowd Tuesday night that they have a history of completing what they set out to do."

Demo Day de FounderFuel : la cohorte de la maturité

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"La sixième cohorte de FounderFuel, la première depuis la nomination de Sylvain Carle à la tête de l’incubateur montréalais, se démarque des précédentes sur plusieurs plans. "

FounderFuel Reveals Seven Demo Day Startups – Here’s Our Favourites

Joseph Czikk, TechVibes

"FounderFuel revealed the seven startups in its Fall 2014 cohort this evening at the Rialto Theatre in Montreal, the first under Sylvain Carle’s new reign as head of the accelerator. Here’s Techvibes’ top three picks from FounderFuel’s sixth cohort, along with explanations of the remaining teams."

Barcelone, la capitale des start-ups en Europe

Émilie Côté, La Press

"De retour à Montréal depuis juillet dernier, l'entrepreneur porte maintenant le chapeau de directeur général de FounderFuel, un accélérateur d'entreprises technologiques dont le fonds est chapeauté par Real Ventures."

Nexalogy Looks to Harness Big Data, Filter It into Actually Useful Insight

Roger Huang, Techvibes

"The team has gone through early struggles and come out stronger, with a FounderFuel mentor, an award-winning journalist and a miracle-accomplishing development team joining a bootstrapping astrophysicist on his quest to help shed light on the world’s information."

Startup City: The art of the pitch

Tracey Lindeman, The Montreal Gazette

“There’s a technique that we teach all entrepreneurs on pitching and it’s become the basis of an entire program. It’s hugely successful,” Hill said, referring to FounderFuel

Real Ventures Fund III Reaches $75 Million, Expands Presence in Toronto and Waterloo

Rob Lewis, Techvibes

"From their creation of FounderFuel, through their catalytic role in the establishment of the Notman House innovation centre, to the raising of their third venture fund, we have worked closely with Real Ventures."

Acquise par SFX Entertainment, Listn retire son lecteur de musique de l’App Store

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"La start-up montréalaise Listn, issue de la cohorte d’automne 2012 de FounderFuel, a été achetée par le propriétaire de Beatport, SFX Entertainment."

Beatport acquihires Listn, looks to bring social to its massive EDM community

Michael Carney, PandoDaily

"Listn had raised a total of $500,000 in Seed funding at a $2.5 million pre-money valuation from investors that include Real Ventures, BDC Venture Capital, Launchpad LA, and FounderFuel."

Un fonds de 75 millions et une incursion à Toronto pour Real Ventures

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"En effet, Highline atteint désormais une taille comparable à FounderFuel, l’incubateur de Real Ventures. "

Sylvain Carle Ignites Passion in Entrepreneurs at Startup Grind Following Return Home to Montreal

Roger Huang, Techvibes

"This month’s Startup Grind in Montreal (disclosure: I helped organize it) hosted one of the best at telling the story of this change: Sylvain Carle, the head of FounderFuel, and a previous cofounder of Needium, one of the original Montreal-based startups."

Rentrée des start-ups : du garage à l’auberge espagnole

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"J’ai une pensée pour les heureux élus qui prennent part à la nouvelle cohorte de FounderFuel cette semaine — j’étais dans leur situation il y a trois ans (#souvenir)."

Ink Less Reliant on Paper as Software Starts to Eat Tattoo Industry

Roger Huang, Techvibes

"Every profile I’ve written comes back to a central theme: software eating the world in its own unique way. FounderFuel graduate Tattoo Hero fits that theme perfectly."

IdeaPlaces Adds Context to Content to Forge the Future of Note-Taking

Roger Huang, Techvibes

"The other cofounder, Adrien Niblock, has cofounded several startups, including e-commerce catalog creator and FounderFuel graduate Now in Store."

Les deux concurrents de FounderFuel fusionnent pour créer Highline

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"FounderFuel, a réagi sur Facebook à mon billet. Il ne semble pas s’inquiéter de la concurrence de Highline : «C'est une bonne nouvelle.»"

Free E-Book by FounderFuel Alum Helps Make Confusing Data Visually Beautiful

Ian Hardy, BetaKit

"Former FounderFuel startup InfoActive is coming off a very successful few years."

Provender Raises $800,000 Seed Round, Enters Toronto Market

Knowlton Thomas, Techvibes

"The old saying goes that what we eat is what we are. If that’s the case, FounderFuel graduate Provender is going to disrupt our identity."

The Founder Institute’s First Canadian Cohort Graduates in Montreal

Jacob Serebrin, Techvibes

“It’s very different from FounderFuel” and other Montreal-based accelerators, says LP Maurice, the chapter’s other co-founder. Participants “don’t necessarily have an idea,” or don’t have a well developed idea, he says; they're usually working for someone else when they join the program.

 

Provender obtient un financement de 800 000$ pour conquérir l’Ontario et les États-Unis

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"La start-up québécoise Provender, une finissante de la cohorte d'été 2013 de FounderFuel, vient de compléter une ronde de financement de 800 000$ dirigée par Real Ventures."

Armed with $800K Seed Round, Montreal’s Provender Launches in Toronto

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Rintoul sees 2014 as the perfect time for his business- a business that never wavered in its core focus, even while it was being accelerated through Montreal’s FounderFuel accelerator program and throughout the year."

Redtree Robotics Developing Computer to Power Mobile Robots, Joins FounderFuel Fall Cohort

Jacob Serebrin, Techvibes

"Acceptance into FounderFuel “allows us to work on Redtree full time and make it a real business,” says Tom Hummel, Redtree’s co-founder and CEO."

The evolution of tech entrepreneurship in Quebec

Heri Rakotomalala, Montreal TechWatch

"FounderFuel is a catalyst for new ideas and reach"

Sylvain Carle quitte Twitter pour FounderFuel

Dominique Lemoine, Direction Informatique

"Il précise que son rôle y sera de gérer et de réinventer le programme de mentorat de l’accélérateur de démarrage d’entreprise FounderFuel."

Montréal, écosystème de startups (Sylvain Carle)

Zéro Seconde

"Il vient d’accepter le poste de Directeur général de FounderFuel et entre en fonction en août prochain."

Pitch Of the Day: Vanhawks

Tracey Lindeman, The Gazette

"The Zahid brothers, along with co-founders Niv Yahel and Adil Aftab, spent four months in Montreal in early 2014 as part of FounderFuel’s elite accelerator boot camp."

Festival International Startup : entrevue avec Sylvain Carle (Twitter / FounderFuel) #startupfest

Benoît Chamontin, GeeksandCom

"Alors que le Festival International Startup se tenait du 9 au 12 juillet dernier à Montréal, nous avons rencontré Sylvain Carle, le nouveau directeur général de FounderFuel et associé chez Real Ventures."

International Startup Festival : les start-ups ontariennes volent la vedette

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"La start-up Redtree Robotics, de Guelph, a pour sa part obtenu une place dans la prochaine cohorte de FounderFuel."

Blynk gagne le prix d’investissement de 100 000 $ au Festival International Startup

Benoît Chamontin, GeeksandCom

"À noter que pour son premier investissement comme directeur général de FounderFuel, Sylvain Carle a récompensé  RedTree Robotics, une startup qui travaille sur l’intégration du matériel, du logiciel et des communications dans les robots."

Six tips to help you hire and retain the best talent

LP Maurice, The Financial Post

"As a mentor for accelerator programs such as The Next 36Founder Institute or FounderFuel, I often meet teams of two to five founders looking to make their first hires after graduating from an accelerator program or after a seed funding round."

Blynk Scores $100,000 Investment Prize at the International Startup Festival

Ian Hardy, BetaKit

"FounderFuel Fall 2014 Cohort – RedTree Robotics"

Vidéo: l’avenir de l’incubateur FounderFuel selon Sylvain Carle

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Il nous a aussi donné un avant-goût des changements qu’il compte apporter à l’incubateur de start-ups FounderFuel, qui jouit déjà d’une réputation enviable."

Sylvain Carle, un ambassadeur techno de retour à Montréal

Isabelle Craig, Radio-Canada

"Il vient d'être nommé directeur général de FounderFuel et associé au sein de RealVentures, le fonds qui chapeaute FounderFuel et qui permet l'investissement de capital de risque. "

Les neuf vies de Sylvain Carle

Francois Lemay, Radio-Canada

"Après deux ans au sein de Twitter, le voilà qui rentre au Québec pour diriger l'accélérateur d'entreprise Founder Fuel. "

Entrepreneurs and big dreams shine at Montreal Startup Festival

CBC News

"He’s hoping to be accepted to the FounderFuel program, a Montreal-based accelerator that helps Startups develop their ideas and build capital, to expand Gymbirds.com even further."

Extreme Startups, FounderFuel and GrowLab to Put on Joint Pitch Event at Startup Fest

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Two startups from Toronto’s Extreme Startups, Montreal’s FounderFuel and Vancouver’s GrowLab will pitch their venture for about three minutes each to a startup fest crowd."

Harout Chitilian: «Puiser dans la créativité des jeunes»

Daphnée Hacker-B, Metro

"Qu’il s’agisse de la nouvelle Maison Notman, un réel incubateur de «start-ups», ou du Quartier des spectacles, en passant par des dizaines d’initiatives d’incubation d’idées comme FounderFuel, la créativité est là."

Le Bureau de la ville intelligente a son directeur

Mathias Marchal, Metro

"Il était membre de Founder Fuel, un accélérateur de startups."

Le clan québécois

Julie Cailliau, Les Affaires

"Il sera désormais partie prenante du succès des entrepreneurs techno du Québec, à titre de directeur général de l'incubateur FounderFuel et d'associé du fonds Real Ventures."

FounderFuel’s Accelerator Rally is Coming Back to the International Startup Festival

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Montreal’s FounderFuel accelerator program and the International Startup Festival are throwing their second annual Accelerator Rally after last year’s well-executed inaugural event."

Canada’s Accelerators Send Their Best to BDC Pitch Event at Startup Fest

Rob Lewis, Techvibes

"Six startups from Montreal's FounderFuel, Toronto's Extreme Startups, and Vancouver's GrowLab will have 3 minutes to wow the crowd and judges."

Stimulating startups

Jason Magder, The Montreal Gazette

"Carle is working as a developer advocate at Twitter, but will return to Montreal at the end of the month to lead the technology accelerator FounderFuel, a program that provides mentorship for promising companies and access to potential investors."

Sylvain Carle: l’après-Twitter

Maxime Ruel. InfoPresse

"Diriger FounderFuel et m'associer à Real Ventures s'est imposé comme la réponse: le timing était parfait et j'ai toujours été très près de la communauté des startups à Montréal"

Sylvain Carle devient directeur général de FounderFuel

Laurent Lasalle, Branchez-Vous

"L’incubateur de startups montréalais FounderFuel a désormais un nouveau directeur général. Sylvain Carle vient ainsi remplacer Ian Jeffrey, qui a annoncé sa démission le mois dernier après avoir accompagné la plus récente cohorte d’entrepreneurs."

Nouveau patron pour FounderFuel

Jean-François Coderre, La Presse

"L’accélérateur d’entreprises technologiques montréalais FounderFuel a un nouveau directeur général et de nouvelles conditions d’admission, plus généreuses."

Sylvain Carle Quits Twitter to Return to Montreal as Head of FounderFuel

Knowlton Thomas, Techvibes

"Sylvain Carle will take over as Director General of FounderFuel, according to a post by the man himself today on Medium."

Sylvain Carle revient à Montréal pour être directeur général de FounderFuel et associé chez Real Ventures

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Sylvain Carle revient à Montréal pour occuper le poste de directeur général de FounderFuel."

Former Twitter Developer Advocate Joins FounderFuel as New Head

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Sylvain Carle, a former senior developer advocate at Twitter, will lead Montreal’sFounderFuel accelerator program as it ventures into a new chapter following the resignation of former general manager Ian Jeffrey."

FounderFuel Brass Will Admit One Startup That Pitches Them at Startup Fest This Summer

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Montreal startup accelerator FounderFuel will accept one startup into its next cohort while at this summer’s International Startup Festival."

Provender Aims to Disrupt Global Food Industry by Returning Control to Farmers

Roger Huang, Techvibes

"The old saying goes that what we eat is what we are. If that’s the case, FounderFuel graduate Provender is going to disrupt our identity."

Montreal’s “Home of the Web,” Notman House Officially Breaks Ground After Year-Long Renos

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"The resident accelerator, FounderFuel, is turning a new corner with the loss of long time general manager Ian Jeffrey as well."

Célébrons l’entrepreneuriat montréalais!

Jean-Philippe Shoiry

"La scène des entreprises émergentes est florissante, grâce à de multiples initiatives d’incubation comme FounderFuel"

Les accélérateurs d’individus

LP Maurice, InfoPresse

"Au Québec, on compte entre autres sur les efforts des accélérateurs FounderFuel, qui a aujourd'hui gradué plus de 40 entreprises"

Canadian smart bike startup raises $820k

Josh Dehaas, Macleans

"It might not have gone as splendidly without their network, including mentors from FounderFuel, the Montreal startup accelerator that funded development last winter with $50,000."

Looking to get inked? Ottawa startup Tattoo Hero aims to connect you with artists and shops

Jen Traplin, Metro Canada

"On top of the win, the company’s three co-founders, Brandon Waselnuk, Minh Dao and Steve Tannahill, also recently returned from Montreal where they spent three months participating in the startup accelerator program FounderFuel."

Montreal’s Seevibes Raises $1 Million Seed Round to Accelerate International Expansion

Techvibes NewsDesk

"Seevibes, based in Montreal, measures and analyses the world’s global social TV audience. The company was founded in 2011. It is a graduate of local accelerator FounderFuel."

Montreal’s Seevibes Raises $1 Millions From Polytech Ventures, Real Ventures

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

“From the first steps at FounderFuel in 2011, Seevibes has used the power of social media to contribute to creating new value for the TV industry” said Real Ventures’ Alan MacIntosh.

Toronto company building a high-tech bike with brains

Raju Mudhar, The Toronto Star

"The four-man Toronto-based company is part of a cohort at Montreal’s FounderFuel accelerator program, and initially wanted to raise $100,000 for their bike with a Kickstarter campaign, launched May 1."

Montreal’s FounderFuel Demo Day Shows Off the Best of Kiwi, Tattoo Hero, Truth, and More

Roger Huang, Techvibes

"FounderFuel's Demo day is the tip of the iceberg. Weeks of hard work boils down to a brief window of minutes where you have to pitch your life’s work."

Journée Démo de FounderFuel : Vanhawks offre la meilleure performance

Sébastien Provencher, Journal de Montréal

"Mercredi dernier se tenait à Montréal la journée Démo de FounderFuel, un des accélérateurs technologiques les plus en vue au Canada."

FounderFuel : six premières impressions

Maxime Johnson, Radio-Canada

"L’accélérateur d’entreprises montréalais FounderFuel a présenté cette semaine les six jeunes compagnies de sa cohorte printemps 2014, qui ont passé les dernières semaines à recevoir de l’aide de mentors afin de s’améliorer et, idéalement, d’obtenir du financement pour poursuivre leur croissance."

Entrepreneuers pitch smart bikes, web apps to real life Dragons’ Den

Brigitte Noel, CBC

"The entrepreneurs are presenting their ideas to a real-life Dragons' Den in Montreal this week, as a part of a start-up accelerator program calledFounderFuel."

Ian Jeffrey à la recherche du futur Facebook Montréalais

Mathias Marchal, Journal Métro

"État des lieux de la créativité numérique montréalaise avec l’organisateur, Ian Jeffrey, qui est aussi directeur de FonderFuel, un accélérateur de jeunes entreprises."

Here’s The Six FounderFuel Startups Who Will Pitch at Tonight’s Demo Day

Joseph Czikk, Betakit

“The FounderFuel Demo Day is celebration of the Spring 2014 accomplishments,” said Jeffrey. “But more importantly it’s a huge celebration for the entire startup ecosystem, and the scale of our event is proof that our community is alive and strong.”

FounderFuel Head Ian Jeffrey Resigns, Will Join PasswordBox as VP Marketing

Joseph Czikk, Betakit

"For John Stokes, one of the partners at Real Ventures that hired Jeffrey three years ago to lead FounderFuel, it was a “great experience” working with Jeffrey to build up FounderFuel to what it is."

FounderFuel’s Spring Cohort Includes Wearables, Anonymity, Ink And More

Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch

"Montreal-based accelerator FounderFuel is graduating its spring cohort this year, and the group includes startups tackling a wide range of different problems, including how to run the web-based infrastructure for your tattoo parlor, and how to make bicycles more intelligent."

FounderFuel’s Ian Jeffrey Departs as Accelerator Reveals Six Startups for Latest Cohort

TechVibes Newsdesk

 “The FounderFuel Demo Day is celebration of the Spring 2014 accomplishments,” said Ian Jeffrey, General Manager of FounderFuel, “but more importantly it is a huge celebration for the entire startup ecosystem, and the scale of our event is proof that our community is alive and strong.”

FounderFuel demo day

Tracey Lindeman, Freelance

"One by one, six Canadian FounderFuel startups presented what could all be million-dollar ideas"

Demo Day de FounderFuel : des projets ambitieux et des déceptions

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"La cohorte du printemps de FounderFuel nous a réservé quelques surprises mardi soir, à l’occasion du traditionnel Demo Day de l’incubateur."

The Vanhawks Valour Smartbike Blows by Kickstarter Target, Passes 200k

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Vanhawks is currently one of the teams in FounderFuel’s Spring 2014 cohort of startups. FounderFuel’s DemoDay comes on May 13, in which Vanhawks will deliver an investor-focused pitch."

Canadian Startup Launches Valour, the First Smart Connected Bicycle

Knowlton Thomas, Techvibes

"According to the company, a member of Montreal accelerator FounderFuel's current cohort, the bike is connected to iOS, Android and Pebble through Bluetooth and tracks rider statistics in real-time including the route, distance, speed, and time."

Le vélo du futur conçu à Montréal

Sebastien Provencher, Journal de Montreal

"Les cofondateurs de Vanhawks, tous originaires de l’Ontario, viennent de passer les trois derniers mois à peaufiner leur projet dans l’accélérateur technologique montréalais FounderFuel et les résultats sont très prometteurs."

Real Ventures veut vous préparer à travailler pour une start-up

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Le programme vise à préparer ses participants à travailler dans une start-up, mais aussi, à les séduire : « Il y a beaucoup d’étudiants qui commencent leur carrière et qui ne voient pas les start-ups comme une option viable, leur préférant les grandes entreprises », explique Ian Jeffrey, directeur général de FounderFuel, le programme d’incubation de start-ups chapeauté par Real Ventures."

Startup Canada Names Its Startup Award Winners

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

Accelerator of the Year in QuebecWinner: FounderFuel

Toronto startup launching smart, connected bike

Candice So, itbusiness.ca

"Vanhawks, a startup that’s currently part of the FounderFuel accelerator in Montreal, has launched a Bluetooth-connected bike, with a frame made of carbon fibre inspired by the bone structure of the human body."

Real Ventures Launches 10-Week “Fellowship” Accelerator For Individuals

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"The parent company of the FounderFuel accelerator program said the program will initially only be available in Montreal and will launch June 9."

The World’s First Smart, Connected Bike is Now on Kickstarter

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Montreal-based and new FounderFuel startup Vanhawks has launched its highly anticipated crowdfunding campaign for its smart, connected bicycle."

Atlee Clark: une Silicon Valley à Montréal

Roxane Léouzon, Métro

"Il y a aussi des accélérateurs comme FounderFuel, qui fournit du capital pour les start-ups et l’accès à un réseau d’entrepreneurs vétérans et d’investisseurs."

50 millions $ de capital-risque disponibles via le nouveau fonds de Real Ventures

Sébastien Provencher, Le Journal de Montréal

"Depuis sa création en 2008, Real Ventures a investi dans 60 sociétés et a joué un rôle critique dans la création de l’accélérateur FounderFuel et la mise sur pied de la Maison Notman."

“Nobody Gives a S*** Anymore”: Life as a Failed Startup CEO

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Steven Lachance is the former CEO of FounderFuel startup Liverides, which was a ridesharing app."

Real Ventures Fund III Gets First Close at $50 Million

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

“Real” is Canada’s largest and most active seed venture capital fund manager and driving force behind startup accelerator FounderFuel and downtown tech innovation hub Notman House.

Real Ventures dévoile son troisième fonds, avec une capitalisation initiale de 50 millions

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Le fonds est aussi derrière l’incubateur de start-ups FounderFuel."

The Truth About Accelerators: Some Accelerate Success, Others Accelerate Failure

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

While Parmer emphasized how much his startup grew under the pressures of Extreme Startups, he was quick to point out that programs can tear teams apart . FounderFuel’s Jeffrey admitted that, “in every single cohort at least one cofounder has been fired."

Montreal’s Ooomf Becomes Crew and Raises $2.1 Million

Techvibes NewsDesk

"A FounderFuel grad, Ooomf was originally an app discovery startup and the name change was also part of today's announcement."

LP Maurice: A Turning Point for the Montreal Startup Ecosystem

LP Maurice, The Wall Street Journal

"The Founder Fuel program, which has accelerated 40 startups, is set to graduate its 5th cohort this spring."

La verité que la verité

La Presse

"Cette situation et bien d’autres sont à la base de Truth, appli iOS conçue par une jeune entreprise en démarrage de Vancouver, qui vient de déménager à Montréal pour participer au programme FounderFuel."

A Four-Month Stint in NYC Helped this Canadian Startup Pivot (and Maybe Even Raise)

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Things are going pretty well right now for Now In Store, the Montreal-founded startup that previously went through the FounderFuel accelerator program as a wholesale marketplace connecting fashion buyers with brands."

Truth, un autre réseau antisocial, permet de critiquer ses collègues anonymement

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"La start-up présentement incubée par FounderFuel, à Montréal, fait partie d’une nouvelle vague d’applications antisociales."

FounderFuel Joins Global Accelerators For Combined Silicon Valley Demo Day

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

“The goal of the International Demo Day is to show the Valley what startups around the world are doing,” said FounderFuel general manager Ian Jeffrey. 

FounderFuel Heads to San Francisco with Canadian Startups in Tow

Rob Lewis, Techvibes

"Montreal's FounderFuel is joining London's Seedcamp and Sydney's Startmate to bring 15 international (including Canadian) startups to San Francisco."

Foro Technologies Launches Anonymous Messaging App ‘Truth,’ Joins FounderFuel Accelerator

Rob Lewis, Techvibes

“The desire to maintain anonymity online is growing exponentially online,” noted Ian Jeffrey, General Manager of FounderFuel. “We’ve known the team at Foro Technologies for a while and are very excited by their approach to helping people speak the truth online."

FounderFuel’s Truth Launches Canada’s Answer to the Anonymous Apps

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Saheli and his cofounder Bio Cho didn’t have a particularly easy entry into the Montreal accelerator program. At FounderFuel’s “Mentor Day”, an event that unofficially kicks off the program, one mentor told the startup that they should quit the idea entirely."

Incroyable, mais vrai: les entrepreneurs bitcoins veulent plus de réglementations

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Incubée par FounderFuel, sa start-up permet quant à elle aux marchands en ligne d’accepter la devise sans risque, comme le fait BitPay."

Les start-ups de jeux mobiles remplaceront-elles les grands studios à Montréal?

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Execution Labs fait malgré tout le pari d’offrir un programme d’incubation similaire à FounderFuel, mais adapté aux particularités de l’industrie du jeu."

New chapter of Founder Institute offers startup opportunities to local entrepreneurs

Anwar Ali, The Montreal Gazette

"In an ideal tech world chronology, the Institute would fit somewhere between Startup Weekend — a 54-hour camp filled with designers and aspirational entrepreneurs — and accelerators, like FounderFuel, that are geared toward investment-ready businesses or ones that can generate revenue."

World’s Largest Startup Accelerator Launches First Canadian Chapter in Montreal

Rob Lewis, Techvibes

"There are increasingly more options for startups in Canada at the seed ­funding stage, with accelerators like FounderFuel and a growing number of early­ stage investors." 

A Startup’s Guide to BDC Venture Capital’s Convertible Notes Program: 2014 Edition

Knowlton Thomas, Techvibes

"However, only six qualify for BDC Venture Capital's convertible note program [...]. Those six are FounderFuel, Communitech Hyperdrive, Extreme Startups, GrowLab, Launch36, and Execution labs."

LoginRadius founder sees huge growth opportunity in linking websites to social media

Quentin Casey, Financial Post

"A recent graduate of FounderFuel, the Montreal-based startup accelerator, LoginRadius announced $1.3 million in financing on Feb 12"

The Accelerator Series: FounderFuel

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Now in its fifth cohort, FounderFuel’s fresh group of startups, eight in total, are four weeks into their 12-week journey. They all get $50,000 upfront cash for nine percent equity, as well as several other perks like the $150,000 convertible note from BDC and a second Demo Day in Silicon Valley."

Google-backed Pre-accelerator NEXT Program to Hit Toronto and Montreal

Techvibes Newsdesk

"In Montreal, the pre-accelerator program will be launched by Real Ventures, FounderFuel, and Blakes Law Firm."

Montreal’s Largest Startup Career Fair Draws Y Combinator Grad to Hire Students

Roger Huang, Techvibes

"FounderFuel graduates Transit App and Provender sat together, and had their founders evangelizing furiously about why students should join in their explosive growth."

SaaS startup LoginRadius raises $1.3M in angel funding from Accelerate Fund, BDC Capital, others

Reuters

"A recent graduate of FounderFuel, a Montreal-based startup accelerator, the company offers a number of paid monthly and yearly plans to its users"

 

LoginRadius Secures $1.3M to Enable Seamless Social Login for the Masses

PRWeb

"A recent graduate of FounderFuel, the Montreal-based startup accelerator, the company also announced it is currently powering social login and sharing on 100,000 websites in 180 countries with monthly reach of 15 million users."

Mashable’s Piece on Quebec’s Startup Climate Twisted Reality

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"FounderFuel's general manager Ian Jeffrey said the companies in his accelerator are focused on a global market, and thus English is the language that’s used." 

LoginRadius Lands $1.3 Million Round and Now Powers 15 Million Monthly Users

Techvibes Newsdesk

"A recent graduate of Montreal's FounderFuel startup accelerator the company also announced it is currently powering social login and sharing on 100,000 websites in 180 countries with monthly reach of 15 million users."

Welltok raises $22.1 million Series C funding round – Investment Round Up

Red Herring

"Edmonton-based social login and sharing startup LoginRadius, an alum of Montreal accelerator FounderFuel, has secured $1.3 million in funding from a variety of investors."

Funding Daily: Happy Birthday, Darwin

Rebecca Grant, Venture Beat

"Login Radius supports authentication through 30 major social networks. It graduated from FounderFuel in Summer 2013."

SaaS startup LoginRadius raises $1.3M in angel funding from Accelerate Fund, BDC Capital, others

Anand Rai, Tech Circle

"A recent graduate of FounderFuel, a Montreal-based startup accelerator, the company offers a number of paid monthly and yearly plans to its users."

LoginRadius Gets 1.3 Mln Funding To Increase API Based Social Website Logins!

Soumen Halder, Trak.in

“LoginRadius’ goal is to help businesses engage and understand their users by simplifying how users connect to the web” said Rakesh Soni, Co-founder & CEO of LoginRadius, a FounderFuel 2013 graduate

Canadian VCs invest $1.3 mln in LoginRadius

Kirk Falconer, PE Hub

"A recent graduate of startup accelerator FounderFuel, the Edmonton, Alberta-based company said it is currently powering social login and sharing on 100,000 websites in 180 countries with a monthly reach of 15 million users."

Dépister les futurs leaders dans les start-ups

Marie Lyan, Les Affaires

"Les entreprises viennent ici pour trouver non pas une idée, mais un marché pour leurs produits, et pour bénéficier de l’expérience de nos mentors, qui sont à la fois des entrepreneurs à succès, des investisseurs ainsi que des dirigeants", explique Ian Jeffrey, directeur général de FounderFuel.

FounderFuel’s Mentor Day is Under Way

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Montreal’s FounderFuel accelerator program is knee-deep into its mentor day, the event that typically inaugurates the program’s new cohorts of teams."

Canada’s Best Venture Capital Firm is Ready for a Roaring 2014 and Beyond

Ryan Henson Creighton, Techvibes

"[Jérôme] Nycz discussed the firm's other initiatives, including their $150,000 convertible note program for accelerator graduates, and investment in a cluster of six accelerators, including FounderFuel and Execution Labs."

La finissante de FounderFuel LoginRadius obtient 1,3 million

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"La start-up LoginRadius, incubée par FounderFuel en 2013, vient de finaliser un tour de financement de 1,3 million de dollars." 
 

FounderFuel Grad LoginRadius Raises 1.3 Million in Funding

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"Edmonton-based startup and FounderFuel accelerator program graduate LoginRadius has raised $1.3 million in venture capital from the Accelerate Fund, Yaletown Venture Partners, Real Ventures, BDC Capital and several Angel investors."

Snowtification remporte la palme à Startup Weekend Montréal

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Après tout, déjà deux start-ups créées durant Startup Weekend Montréal ont été acceptées dans l’incubateur FounderFuel (Crowdmedia et Dashbook), recevant ainsi un investissement de 50 000 $."

Next, un programme pour aller plus loin que Startup Weekend

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Sergio Escobar, qui assume aussi l’organisation de Startup Weekend Montréal (et du Founder Institute), explique que le programme vise à combler le vide qui existe entre l’événement de deux jours et des incubateurs comme FounderFuel." 

L’incubateur Founder Institute s’établit à Montréal

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"L'incubateur [...] permet à ses participants de bénéficier des conseils d'entrepreneurs à succès. Hicham Ratnani, cofondateur de Frank & Oak, Ian Jeffrey, directeur général de FounderFuel, Martin-Luc Archambault, pdg de Wajam et Alexandre Taillefer, associé principal de XPND Capital, seront du nombre."

Three Canadian Accelerators Among Founding Partners of Global Group ‘Startup Exchange’

Techvibes Newsdesk

"Among the founding partners are three Canadian accelerators: Vancouver's Launch Academy, Montreal's FounderFuel, and Montreal's Execution Labs."

Les jeunes entreprises technos handicapées par le français?

Jean-François Codère, La Presse

«Les entreprises que nous finançons n'ont pas le choix de regarder au sud de la frontière parce que c'est là que se trouve l'argent», explique pour sa part Ian Jeffrey, directeur général de l'incubateur FounderFuel.

The Accelerator Series: Growlab

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"The firm takes several smaller bets in the FounderFuel accelerator startups and only makes bigger bets (series A investments) on the “cream of the crop,” or the most high-performing companies."

Confidentiel : 50 Partners initie un Erasmus pour les start-up

Journal du Net

"Le programme startup exchange compte déjà dix membres fondateurs, en Europe, au Proche-Orient, en Amérique du nord et du sud et en Asie : Elevator (Tel Aviv),  Chinaccelerator (Shangai), Startupbootcamp (Berlin), Level39 (Londres), 50 Partners (Paris), FounderFuel (Montréal), Execution Labs (Montréal), Launch Academy (Vancouver), Hubbog (Bogota), et Start-up Chile (Santiago)."

Starting up for good

Adam Spence, Global News

"You may be familiar with the start-up tech incubator phenomenon, popularized by initiatives like Y Combinator and TechStars in the US, or  FounderFuel in Montreal and Jolt at MaRS in Toronto. "

Les Affaires Releases its Five Quebec Startups to Watch in 2014

Joseph Czikk, Betakit

The startup [Seevibes] was accelerated by FounderFuel in 2011 and offers a platform that measures the social audience activity of television in Canada and Europe, information increasingly crucial for broadcasters and advertisers, as Brault explained.

Cinq start-ups québécoises à surveiller en 2014

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Incubée par FounderFuel en 2011, Seevibes offre un produit qui n'aura jamais été aussi stratégique."

Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Canadian Startups Awards!

Knowlton Thomas, Techvibes

Accelerator Graduate of the Year 2013 - Playerize

Where to get money to launch your business, startup

Takara Small, Metro News

"The startup based in Montreal is provides funding and access to a network of investors, mentors and knowledgeable entrepreneurs to help teams chosen for the 12-week program get their project up and running."

Launching a Startup in 2014? Ooomf Wants to Help You For Free

Joseph Czikk, BetaKit

"It's been about two years since Ooomf cofounder Mikael Cho went through the FounderFuel accelerator program in Montreal."