Antoine Delacressonnière (@delacrouz), one of the Montreal Startup Weekend organizer, works in the SRA office. The student association Société des Relations d’Affaires along with Montreal Tech Watch are the organizers of Startup Weekend.
Alexandre Adou (@alexandreadou) works on his iPad. A SW organizer practically works full time on the project for weeks and weeks, especially as the number of partners rise. There are always questions and requests from sponsors and mentors. Emails and phone calls come in hundreds a day, and it’s a tough challenge making sure they get all they need… and more!
Startup Weekend has many volunteers working in communications, catering, logistics, and security. Most are from the HEC Montreal business school.
There are also volunteers from the startup community, who come in with social media expertise to make sure Montréal Startup Weekend gets great visibility.
Antoine tells participants how the voting system works. It’s not always perfect, but after chaos comes then the teams selected for Startup WEekend.
Maxime Grandjean, is the
Alexandre “believes in his project”. Even though he was not selected by other participants, he still came back Saturday AM to work on Instabuy, the QR Code tool to buy acha
Projects gather front-end designers, developers, and a good ratio of marketers and entrepreneurs.
Here you can see a typical team: mac laptops, the odd developer, the executive, and the designer with funky colors and innovative ideas. Robotgrrl presented the Edubotts education
Olivier Cabanes, bolidea co-founder, talks with Marc-Antoine Ross, also a serial technology entrepreneur. Montréal Startup Weekend is a great opportunity for the startup community to connect with the “new generation”, i.e. students, and other people considering startups as an alternative career choice.
The Yaround team hustled their idea, with cool t-shirts and a panel.
Jim MacDannald works on a site for fantasy olympics sports.
Startup Weekend is also a great opportunity for marketers , business developers, lawyers to connect and get challenged on new ideas.
JS Cournoyer, a partner at Real Ventures, gives advice to one of the team.
Anna Goodson talks about the beginning of Anna Goodson management, to an all-girl audience. It’s an inspiring talk, and most relevant, in a community predominated by male entrepreneurs.
Red Bull comes in with the music
Marketing brainstorming. The team does the Innovation Collective, is big on marketing and business plans.
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Red Bull girl deliveries at Startup Weekend, to bring more energy and smiles.