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Rising stars in Montreal’s technology sector

Bertrand Marotta, The Globe and Mail

Montreal’s tech sector is showing fine form as it branches out from its roots in digital special effects (Softimage), video games (Ubisoft) and information technology services (CGI), says Sylvain Carle, a veteran web entrepreneur, mentor and general manager at startup accelerator FounderFuel.

Crew raises $8.5 million to make life easier for design freelancers

Dennis Keohane, Pando Daily

"The city has an impressively expanding incubator program in FounderFuel, and a hometown early stage venture capital champion in Real Ventures."

Startup Fest grows up: About 2,000 expected to attend fifth edition

Tracey Lindeman, The Montreal Gazette

"Telio says the prizes are valued at a combined total of about $500,000. At least two-fifths of that is guaranteed investment — for example, a reserved spot in a business accelerator like FounderFuel, which comes with a minimum seed investment of $50,000."

Sharethebus: de paria de Startup Weekend à grande gagnante de Startup Fest

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Avant d’être couronnée par les juges du festival montréalais, elle a aussi été acceptée par l’accélérateur FounderFuel, dont elle a complété le programme en mai dernier."

Sharethebus Wins the $100,000 Investment Prize at the 2015 International Startup Festival

Ian Hardy

"One of the main highlights every year is the $100,000 Investment Prize and a slew of other notable awards, such as the Media Pitch Prize, FounderFuel Prize, and the Grandmother’s Choice Award."

Crew, l’une des pires start-ups de FounderFuel, obtient un financement de 8,5 millions

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Mikael Cho, pdg de Crew, se retrouve ainsi à la tête d’une des start-ups les mieux en vue issue de l’accélérateur FounderFuel, où il en a pourtant arraché."

Tweet for a Chance to Get Free Startup Train Tickets to #Startupfest

Jessica Galang, Betakit

"Past prizes at the Festival have included the $100,000 Investment Prize and a FounderFuel cohort prize."

Ludovic Dumas: Un jeune financier parmi les grands

Les Affaires

"Bénévole auprès de FounderFuel et Comités pour entrepreneurs, il croit beaucoup aux liens entre jeunes entrepreneurs et professionnels."

Les nomades numériques redéfinissent le voyage d’affaires

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Notamment, il vise à convaincre les entrepreneurs qui viennent à Montréal pour se joindre à un accélérateur comme FounderFuel d'y louer une chambre."

Mikael Cho: Une tenacité payante

Les Affaires

"En février 2012, Mikael Cho et sa copine désormais associée, Stephanie Liverani, fondent donc leur entreprise dans le sous-sol des parents de cette dernière, chez qui ils ont vécu jusqu'à leur mariage l'an dernier. Au printemps, le jeune Américain participe à l'accélérateur d'entreprises FounderFuel."

Ce Montréalais de 21 ans fait 12000$ par jour en vendant des fusils virtuels

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Artur Minacov a quitté le cégep Lionel Groux à l’âge de 19 ans, après avoir assisté à un Demo Day de l'accélérateur montréalais FounderFuel."

Cette start-up de FounderFuel fait le cadeau de la couleur aux imprimantes 3D

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"L’objectif de financement de la start-up montréalaise, qui fait partie de la cohorte printanière de FounderFuel, a été fixé à 75 000$ sur la plateforme de sociofinancement."

Velocity, MARS, Highline, FounderFuel + Others Can Now Enter Startups into Microsofts Bizspark plus

Douglas Soltys, Betakit

"Accelerators and programs in over 47 countries will have the ability to enter startups into BizSpark Plus starting July 1st. In Canada, this includes Velocity, L-Spark, The Next 36, MaRS, HIGHLINE, and FounderFuel."

Canadian Entrepreneur to Participate in White House Demo Day Today

Rob Lewis, Techvibes

"Seamless Planet is "global distribution system for experiences and things to do." Co-founded by Ramin Hazegh and accelerated by FounderFuel, Seamless Planet is a big data startup manages the world’s largest inventory of travel experiences. "

FounderFuel Announces Spring 2015 Cohort

Douglas Soltys, Betakit

"As part of Demo Day today, Montreal-based startup accelerator FounderFuel announced the six companies comprising its Spring 2015 Cohort."

Diverse Group of Startups Show Off at FounderFuel Demo Day

Jacob Serebrin, Techvibes

"FounderFuel’s spring demo day showed off a diverse of group of startups on Thursday."

Failcamp : changer le monde, un échec à la fois

Mikael Lebleu, Journal de Montreal

"Sébastien Provencher et Sylvain Carle ont tous deux des carrières enviables : après un séjour de quelques années chez Twitter, à San Francisco, Sylvain est de retour à Montréal en tant que directeur général de FounderFuel et associé chez Real Ventures, et Sébastien est PDG et fondateur de Folders, une startup de gestion des données pour les entreprises."

Cette start-up de FounderFuel fait le cadeau de la couleur aux imprimantes 3D

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"Mosaic Manufacturing a lancé ce matin une campagne sur Kickstarter pour financer la production de The Palette. L’objectif de financement de la start-up montréalaise, qui fait partie de la cohorte printanière de FounderFuel, a été fixé à 75 000$ sur la plateforme de sociofinancement."

Fundamental (C.FUN) pushes to capture major millennial market share with acquisition strategy

Gaalen Engen, Stockhouse

"Foro Technologies reached some renown before Fundamental began the process of acquisition having been added to the reputed Montreal-based incubator program, FounderFuel in 2014."

How to Attract Media Coverage

Mark Evans, Techvibes

"It could be attracting thousands of users, winning awards or competitions, or being selected into a startup program such YCombinator or FounderFuel."

Canadian Startups Collide in Las Vegas

Rob Lewis, Techvibes

"Toronto's Vanhawks began their journey on Kickstarter and won Techvibes' 2014 Accelerator Graduate of the Year award. The FounderFuel grad is fundamentally rethinking urban transportation and cycling with a carbon fiber bike that can connect to a smartphone."

Move over Toronto: Montreal aims to become the wearable technology capital of Canada

Joseph Czikk, Financial Post

"Sylvain Carle, general manager and program director at Montreal’s FounderFuel accelerator, thinks the city is well-positioned to become Canada’s wearable technology capital within 24 to 36 months."

Ecofuel: l’accélérateur de start-ups le plus discret à Montréal

Julien Brault, Les Affaires

"L’accélérateur Ecofuel, dont la formule est similaire à FounderFuel, gagnerait à être connu."

PasswordBox to share monetization secrets at VB Montreal Roadshow

Debra Sharp, Venture Beat

"On his return, Jeffrey launched FounderFuel, the first Canadian mentor-driven accelerator for early stage startups, before joining PasswordBox to lead the growth and acquisition team."

Canadian Startup Seamless Planet Lands $100,000 from Steve Case

Rob Lewis, Techvibes

"At the pitch competition judge Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution and co-founder of AOL,committed to investing $100,000 in four female founded startups, including Seamless Planet."

Two Canadian Startups Selected to Pitch at Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day

Rob Lewis, Techvibes

"FounderFuel accelerated Seamless Planet is a Channel Management System for independent travel companies."

Concordia Organization Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

Griffin Wright-Brown, The Link

"Although the organization is composed mostly of people affiliated with Concordia, the startups come from all over Montreal, often having been referred to District 3 by local organizations it partners with. Examples include Montreal NewTech, FounderFuel, Notman House, the Centres Locaux de Développement (CLDs) and the Founder Institute."

Canadian Music Startups Slowly Beginning to Hit the High Notes

Anwar Ali, Financial Post

"Mr. Schmidt founded the company in Montreal to ride a wave of music-streaming services and take the legwork out of discovery for consumers. After graduating with FounderFuel’s third cohort in 2013, he set up shop in Los Angeles. “There aren’t a lot of big role models [in Canada],” Mr. Schmidt said."

Seevibes Opens Toronto Office, Announces Franz Fointaine as VP of Strategic Development

Ian Hardy, BetaKit

"FounderFuel Alum Seevibes, who has built a platform that measures social media reaction to television shows and events, has expanded its operations once again."

Moncton’s Qimple Joins 500 Startups

Peter Moreira, Techvibes

"Qimple is part of a growing movement of the region’s startups seeking mentorship in major accelerators outside the region. Brownie Points, a St. John’s, N.L., startup, just completed its training at FounderFuelof Montreal, and QRA Corp."