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[This is the third part in a series of profiles on Canadian co-founders making waves in the States. Here's part one and part two.]  Y Combinator-backed Spoil was born out of the frustration associated with the inefficiency of the gifting process. As a personalized gift concierge service, Spoil aims...

Stephane Marceau sat down with FounderFuel (on his twenty year marriage anniversary, no less!) to chat with the teams about his and OMsignal’s journey.  Stephane is Co-Founder and CEO of OMsignal, the world's leading smart clothing platform, built on bio-sensing apparel that connects seamlessly with mobile...

It’s no secret that many young startups give too much, too early and to the wrong people. In fact, “aside from not having a technical co-founder, the most common mistake that we see is a skewed list of investors,” explains Alan MacIntosh, a partner at...

Founder Talks - a brand new FounderFuel initiative - connects seasoned entrepreneurs to the current batch of startups in a casual and private environment.  For our second Talk we welcomed Ethan Song, CEO & Creative Director of Frank & Oak. Frank & Oak is a Montreal based...

We had the chance to sit down with Alistair Croll, an experienced author, speaker and entrepreneur, about all things analytics. Here’s what we learnt. First and foremost, don’t sell what you can make - make what you can sell. In other words, don’t build anything that...

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,...

We begin our second week with a nod towards our first. At this point, the teams have thought extensively about their focus. They've learnt how to sharply and succinctly articulate that focus. Striking out anything that isn’t core to their business, they’ve established a foundation...

The hallways are empty as the teams prep for Show & Tell this Friday. Today’s talk on establishing objectives in order to formulate the perfect pitch began with the question:  “why you, why now?” This is why teams are working on describing their unique value in the...