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…


Solversmarket strives to tackle your math questions

Solversmarket strives to tackle your math questions 5814Solversmarket is a Canadian startup that allows people to get answers to their science problems. It's sort of a meeting spot for people who are desperate enough to pay to have their questions answered and those who want to make a bit of money in exchange for their knowledge. The founders of this project Alexandr Kuzmin, Nikolay Bukharin and Victor Prosolin, all PhD students, came up   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…


Internap Acquires Montreal-based iWeb Technologies for $145 millions

iWeb/Internap 5754iWeb Technologies, a Montreal-based web hosting company, has been acquired today for $145 million by Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP). This one of the biggest acquisitions in the year of a Canadian tech company and is a testament to the success of iWeb's founders, Eric Chouinard and Martin Leclair. Started 17 years ago at the early beginning of the Internet industry, iWeb's first success was   Read more…


Did you know? US Companies are allowed to Advertise Fundraising but Canadian Companies still aren’t.

Crowfunding Equity Funding 5728Montreal Startup There was a discussion on Facebook, in the Montreal Startup Group, recently that outlined the fact that it's not well understood by Canadian Startups that it is still illegal in Canada to publicly announce they are fundraising. In the USA, it has recently been made legal with JOBS ACT Title II. US entrepreneurs can now take advantage of it. It should/could change   Read more…

Missinglink going to Startup Chile

MissingLINK Logo 5717MissingLINK, a startup based in Montreal recently announced that they will be participating in Startup Chile. The founders will be spending seven months in Santiago to participate in a global startup program sponsored by Chile's government. The company is founded by four recent graduates: Simon Turcotte, Daniel Tardif, Lauris Bonnet and Jean-Michel Beaudoin. These young entrepreneurs graduated from HEC Montreal before starting MissingLINK. Read more…


FounderFuel Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2014

founderfuel-600 5670As most of the Montreal Tech Watch readers already know, FounderFuel is a mentor-driven, top tier accelerator helping early stage SaaS, mobile and web startups raise capital. The organization offers capital of $50,000 along with access to senior executives, VCs, angel investors, veteran entrepreneurs and more than $400,000 in services and perks. Participating teams are also eligible for $150,000 on Demo Day from BDC   Read more…

Mobilogie Announces the Launch of Its New Mobile Innovation Fund

mobilogie_logo_200_200 5673Mobilogie recently announced the launch of their new mobile innovation fund. Previously called 2XM Interactive, Mobilogie invites medium and small sized companies with mobile projects to apply for the innovation fund. Initial funding is one of the biggest problems faced by startups. With the launch of their new fund, Mobilogie is striving to ensure that funding will not hinder innovation. Fostering Innovation   Read more…

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