Startup Festival : How Robin Hood, grand mothers, tents & food trucks will make you love startups

attendees startup festival 2013 5902Montréal is getting the startup fever this week with International Startup Festival, simply the biggest & most colorful startup event in the country. More than 2000 entrepreneurs, investors, media, consultants, programmers and startup fans will meet, pitch and celebrate startups for 3 days. The general public & tourists can join in the startup crowd at Terrases Bonsecours on Saturday. The agenda is full of inspiring   Read more…


Changing jobs: Now an easier and much more enjoyable process thanks to Workland

Changing jobs: Now an easier and much more enjoyable process thanks to Workland 5824Montreal, January 7, 2014 – The start of a new year for many rhymes with resolutions and the desire to change jobs. According to a study by the Conference Board of Canada, approximately 70% of Canadians of the X and Y generations are unhappy in their current jobs and expect to change in the near future. However, the tedious process that often turns changing jobs into   Read more…

Why Montreal Needs More SaaS Startups

SaaS 5591Disclaimer: This is a guest post by Patrick McTosh. For the last decade, Patrick McTosh has deeply immersed himself into the IT world and enjoys sharing his knowledge with small businesses in Montreal. The Montreal Tech community is constantly growing. As I see a rise in mentions for all those new and innovative tech start-ups, I feel like the companies making the "boring" B2B applications are not   Read more…


Hexoskin Health and Fitness Monitoring Device from Montreal

Hexoskin Health and Fitness Monitoring Device from Montreal 5647Hexoskin can be described as a smart shirt that is capable of recording your health data on the go. It talks to your smartphone and is capable of capturing data in a seamless way wherever you go. Today Hexoskin's crowdfunding campaign reached their 100k goal and there's still 20 days left before the campaign is officially over. I sat down with one of the co-founder of Hexoskin,   Read more…

How CorporateStays.com transitioned from a Montreal startup to a company with locations around the world

How CorporateStays.com transitioned from a Montreal startup to a company with locations around the world 5615In 2008 Vladimir De Suàrez had an idea for a business while renting out his apartment on Craigslist. Since then De Suàrez has built his furnished housing company, CorporateStays.com from a small Montreal operation to an international venture with locations around the world. He spoke to us recently about the joys and challenges of rapid growth and the technology that helped him keep it   Read more…


Vandal Games bringing real time 3D gaming to Facebook

Vandal Games bringing real time 3D gaming to Facebook 5562When the Co-founder of Vandal Games, Thanh Ma, first explained what his company does I was blown away... I had to confirm just to make sure I was hearing things right: "So are you telling me I will be able to play games like Quake on Facebook?" (for our younger audiance "Quake" is like the Grandfather of Call of Duty) This was a dramatic moment. A   Read more…


Buildsomething hardware hackathon kicks off 10th of August

Buildsomething hardware hackathon kicks off 10th of August 5426The event titled "Buildsomething" is coming to Foulab on August 10th. Buildsomething is graciously sponsored by authority names such as Robotshop (great selection of robots), Spikenzielabs as well as "Hype" and "Upverter". Participants need to bring their hardware components and will get access to 3d printers, CNC machine, Soldering station as well as Oscilloscope, multimeters, microscope in order to build anything   Read more…

Proximium helps brick and mortar B2C get in touch with customers

Proximium 5187Founded by Benoit Julien, who previously founded and sold Netvention Inc., Montreal-Based Proximium lauched its web site a few months ago (in April). The Proximium ideal came to Benoit in early 2012 after realizing that most small medium size brick and motar B2C businesses had very limited means to get in touch with the clients and prospects once they leave their venue.   Read more…


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