The evolution of tech entrepreneurship in Quebec

quebec-tech chris arsenault 5936 Attitude! I always find it fascinating to look back and trace an imaginary line connecting a series of dots that represent specific events in time. These dots can be used to visualize the path we have gone through as a society, or highlight the business direction we are headed in as we move forward. Looking back at a few of the dots that represent the evolution   Read more…


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…


Philippe Le Roux, ex-VDL2 & Pheromone prepares CertiMail (Job Opportunities)

Email 5767Founded by Philippe Le Roux who previously founded VDL2 (which later became Pheromone), CertiMail is a Montreal based start-up helping SMBs make effective use of email in commercial activities following best practices and being compliant with the anti-spam and privacy regulations. The product to develop is an innovative cloud based certification service powered by artificial intelligence that will be used by tens of   Read more…


Crowdfunding call : An Exciting New Game that Helps Improve Arithmetic

Sweet Math 5667Inspired by some of the most popular games online like Candy Crush Saga and Bejeweled, Sweet Math is an exciting new educational game for adults and children who want to have fun while improving their arithmetic skills! It is developed by Montreal-Based Erudite Science. You can support Sweet Math on Kickstart here. Sweet Math is fun,   Read more…

FWD Powershot – Performance Sensor for Hockey

FWD Powershot 5665I want one ! But might wait for the launch of the PowerSkate :-) I guess that will be the reaction of all IT Geeks that play hockey when they discover the FWD Powershot device. Athletes need to depend on data to improve their performance. This is one of the reasons why performance monitoring devices are playing an increasingly important role in swimming, golf and basketball. However, I had   Read more…


Snoobe wants you to pay less for your mobile plans

Snoobe wants you to pay less for your mobile plans 5701Disclaimer: I've known Thierry Marechal, co-founder of Snoobe, since Startup Weekend 2012, and also have worked on Snoobe The dire state of the mobile industry in North America In Europe, Free Mobile offers a contract-free, unlimited calls (even to international) as well as unlimited texts and 3GB of data, all of 19.99 euros. Here, that only gets you  100mn of talk, no data and you have to sign   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…


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…


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