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One of my favourite parts of the internet is ease of access to minds we most admire.  This manifests itself in a number of ways; most glaringly, we're able to read the thoughts of others, multiple times per day, in the form of 140 characters or...

Spotful (FF S15) has hit the ground running since their recent graduation from FounderFuel.  Some updates from one of our newest alumni:A brand new name A beautiful new siteA feature in VentureBeat New uses of their productA brand new CTO (who was absorbed from another FF company - more to...

FounderFuel is wrapping up its most recent recruitment season. With our next cohort beginning in the fall, we've just completed the final round of interviews. I sat in on a few to understand what works and what doesn't. Here are a few of my observations:  1....

Last week's post explored the Top 20 Ecosystem Report. Montreal came in at # 20, so we've created a list of what makes this ecosystem what it is: the resources available when building a business in Montreal.  MeetupsStartup DrinksStartupGrindHackerNestMTLCocoaHeads MontréalBig Data MontrealDribble meetup Hacks/Hackers Linux meetupMontreal R User...

tl;dr:Compass created a report that ranks the top 20 Global startup ecosystems. MTL is on the list (boo-ya). Prior to the actual ranking, the 150 page report presents the following argument: (I) We're moving from the Industrial Era to the Information Era  (II) Technology startups are crucial...

The fifth edition of the International Startup Festival was one for the books. Check out our full Facebook album here, or scroll down for our highlight reel. Thanks to the Startup Fest team, and to all attendees for making it what it is: a representation of...

Are you building a startup? Would you benefit from 50-100K + 400K in perks? How about access to world class mentorship and the team behind Canada's most active seed stage investment fund?  Then read on, friend. We have good news for you. Find these faces at Startupfest, deliver...

[This post first appeared on Medium] About a year ago, I announced that I was leaving Twitter in San Francisco to move (back) to Montréal, where I would manage FounderFuel, a startup accelerator. This is a fantastic opportunity for me to continue working with ecosystems, support innovation, crazy creativity, brilliant...

Ever heard the infamous 'foot in the door' story? An eager man sent one shoe to the company of his dreams. With it was a note that read, "now that I have my foot in the door, how about an interview?"    We've said it before and we'll...

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, describes the basic premise of the first modern accelerator, Y-Combinator, in his book entitled Without Their Permission:  “The premise was simple: a little bit of money, guidance, and three intensive months of writing code and talking to users could one day...