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…


AccelerateMTL coming to town – April 10th

AccelerateMTL coming to town – April 10th 5886First thing's first. Here's the registration link and a promo code for 25% off https://www.picatic.com/C100MTL MTLTECHWATCH (25% off 20$ ticket) AccelerateMTL is a unique chance to hear from world-class entrepreneurs, investors and executives.  The event provides networking opportunities for anyone looking to connect with the Montreal and the Silicon Valley tech ecosystems.  This year’s speakers will give a behind-the-scenes look at what it really means to scale   Read more…

End of the year MTLNewTech showcases StartupStache and community achievements

End of the year MTLNewTech showcases StartupStache and community achievements 5795After its 5th year and 60th edition celebration, Montreal NewTech is holding its last edition of the year at new location Café République. The event promises to get together the whole startup community and celebrate the community achievements. Event organizer Heri Rakotomalala will present a recap of Montreal NewTech in 2013, summing up the different monthly events throughout the year as well as other community involvements.   Read more…


Bitcredits.io is a simple Bitcoin payment processor

Bitcredits.io is a simple Bitcoin payment processor 5745Editor's correction: the retail store is going to be open later this year, and not in 3 weeks as written previously Bitcredits.io is one of the startups housed at Bitcoin Embassy. It's a simple payment processor that you can embed on your website, and lets you charge viewers for content (such as media), or simply sell online. One of the current implementation was charging for   Read more…


#hackmtl : 140 developers, 36 projects, 24 hours hackathon at the olympic stadium

999105_518699401117_1460480337_n (1) 5500Organized by the MTLStartupTalent team in partnership with PasswordBox, #hackmtl was held this weekend at the Montreal Olympic Stadium, first friday at the lower conference room with technical presentations on javascript, and then at the top of the tower the following saturday for an all-day hackathon. The organizers had the first edition a year ago at Notman House, focused on node.js, mongodb and   Read more…


International Startup Festival 2013 infographic: successes, numbers, reach and leaders

International Startup Festival 2013 infographic: successes, numbers, reach and leaders 5396Startup Festival 2013 was lots of fun. I was there for the full 4 days. Instead of a full blog post, here's a fun infographic. Do share and tweet! Credit : Heri Photography   Read more…


Startup Festival Montreal 2013 Review

Startup Festival Montreal 2013 Review 5387The previous 2 editions of Montreal Startup Festival were nice, but this year's edition definitely takes the prize. In the spirit of Agile Development the event has undergone another iteration. Even though the event is still centered around great speakers and various workshops there were some notable changes. First of all the location has been shifted closer to the core of Old Port. In 2012 the event   Read more…


Is your Startup Hosted in Montreal?

Hostingcon 5283Last week, I was at Hostingcon, a yearly Conference and Trade Show for Web Hosting and Cloud Service Providers, which took place in Austin, TX. I had the chance to represent iWeb and share my thoughts about How to Build a Cloud on a panel discussion with Ditlev from OnApp, Rob from Dell (also sitting on the Openstack board), Tony from Flexiant   Read more…


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