A few months back, Credo published a Startup Report with raw statistics among which you could read that 80% of Montreal startups are men founded. In that sense, Montreal Newtech has been deploying a diversity strategy in line with its mission of featuring and fueling Montreal’s tech startup community. First, with Startup Mosaic, meant to encourage… Read More Montreal New Tech Wants You On Their Mosaic!
Montreal Founder Institute Opens Applications for Fourth Semester World’s Premier Silicon Valley Accelerator Program Calling for Montreal Aspiring and Early-Stage Entrepreneurs in Need of Mentorship, Training and Funding The Founder Institute (http://FI.co), the world’s premier early-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that is has opened applications for its newest semester in Montreal. Since… Read More Applications for the Montreal Founder Institute Are Now Open
iC MTL is Canada’s first business incubator for creative and cultural entrepreneurs. Launched in the summer of 2016, it ran a summer pilot project followed by a successful first cohort. of companies across various creative industries, including visual storytelling, branding, gastronomy, 3D printing, visual arts, virtual reality and more. They are graduating May25th! Montreal’s very first… Read More iC Entrepreneurs present: Demo Day, Our Way!
There comes a time in the life of every company when something bad happens. Whether something is deficient or someone else tried to take a piece of the action, every business has gone through a time it would prefer to forget. So when you’re trying to sell the business — or pitch it to investors… Read More Turning the Negatives Into Positives During a Business Pitch
Nobody likes getting rejected. But for entrepreneurs, it can actually be a learning experience. Rejection, in any setting, is difficult to swallow. For entrepreneurs, it can make or break you. A business plan rejection, a loan rejection, a partnership rejection – you name it. If you’re in the business of being a business, you’re sure… Read More Can’t Handle Rejection? How to Successfully Move Forward With Your Business Endeavors
I had the pleasure of meeting Mariella Katz, Founder of Frenzr a social media agency based in Montreal, when we organized the 2nd edition of our fashion show. She immediately struck me as a person with a story and a passion for her business and I definitely think she is someone worth discovering and learning from. Here is… Read More The Fierce Woman Behind Frenzr
Negative reviews can be the holy grail of customer feedback. Yelp. Zomato. ZocDoc. Glassdoor. Zillow. And of course, the App Store. There’s no escaping online ratings and reviews in today’s consumer world. Whether we’re picking a professor or our next meal, we’ve come to not only trust but relish reviews. For better or worse, they’ve… Read More 3 Steps for Transforming Negative Feedback Into Positive Result
This week we’re talking credibility, trust and money. In other words, how gaining your potential clients’ trust can earn you more money. Establishing credibility with potential clients is more than important; it’s vital to your business. If you don’t have that credibility, how can you handle the competition and differentiate yourself from the mass. You… Read More 3 Ways to Gain More Credibility and Trust in Business (Basically How to Get More Clients)
Don’t go straight to a venture capitalist; start by raising your own funds and pitching to angel investors. In my previous post, “Should Your Startup Actually Be a Small Business?” I addressed what may be the most important differentiator between a startup and a small business: growth. While I hope it was useful, especially from a theoretical… Read More Fundraising 101: 3 Typical Startup Funding Paths
When Cory von Wallenstein’s employer changed from a startup to a growth company, he realized it was time to leave. A little over a year ago, I was the chief technologist at Dyn, the fastest growing private company in New Hampshire with an internet performance product suite that is changing how companies connect to their… Read More Embracing the Unknown: How I Decided to Found My Own Company