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…


Executions Labs : a bold video games incubator for Montréal

Executions Labs : a bold video games incubator for Montréal 4935Photo Credit : Heri We can see above Alexandre Pelletier-Normand and Jason Della Rocca at a recent Maison Notman event. Once known as a prolific community instigator, event organizer and IGDA director, Jason Della Rocca and his partners has announced a new video games incubator/accelerator, named Execution Labs. Here's an insightful interview: Can you present yourself, and your team? What's your most favourite game? Jason: The Execution   Read more…

Map of the Montreal startup ecosystem

Map of the Montreal startup ecosystem 4929Released today, Startup Guide provides a strategic 10,000 feet view of the key players in Montreal. As such, it doesn't really answer to the question "How do i start a technology company", but aims more to see the links between major players, major events and news, and tries to see what's missing in the equation. Universities have been added to the map, although they are   Read more…

Community crowdfunding: the final key to make the Notman House project succeed

Community crowdfunding: the final key to make the Notman House project succeed 4868Currently, Notman House on 51 Sherbrooke west is known for its free café and event space, and also the various coworking spaces available for freelancers and tech startups, as well as various organizations such as Ile-Sans-Fil. The final vision is more ambitious though : instead of just renting the house, the plan is to buy the hospital and house, expand available space, build a new café open   Read more…


eValue provides social analytics for managers and executives

koh77n57k0l63gh6gn6g 4834For decision makers, navigating through Twitter, Facebook and Youtube is scary. You hear about the power of the crowd, brands being trashed on those sites, crowd-mobbing because a celebrity has had a bad experience somewhere. Plus they also hear from all marketing and business experiences that small, medium and large companies have to be there. What do you do though? Early adopters hire   Read more…


Rogers’ Survey gives insight on how we value the Internet

Rogers’ Survey gives insight on how we value the Internet 4585For marketing professionals, entrepreneurs, and Internet geeks, here's an interesting infographic built by Rogers on how we see the Internet. One interesting question in that survey was asking Canadians what they would be ready to give up to keep the Internet, and many are ready to give up coffee, alcohol and many other addictions. Here's a video version of the infographic: A few joke that   Read more…


Upcoming: Monetizing Location-Based Marketing Event, June 7th

Upcoming: Monetizing Location-Based Marketing Event, June 7th 4581GetMeListed, in association with other companies in Montreal, is organizing a forum in the following weeks on monetization of location-based marketing. It show them how to create campaigns, measure performance and monetize campaigns for their clients, plus show how location-based marketing can drive customers through the doors. GetMeListed created this event to demystify location-based marketing and provide marketers knowledge that they can put into practice immediately. Attendees   Read more…


Intellitix provides rfid access to Coachella

Intellitix provides rfid access to Coachella 4554This year, popular festival Coachella provided rfid bracelets as tickets. In the following video, instead of having a paper or a sim card, ticket checking is contactless and quick: It's secure, convenient, and quick, since there is no money transaction and there's no friction in the gates. As you can see though, the system is not perfect, as you need almost 1 staff to guide people   Read more…

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