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…


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…


Dose of reality: 3 practical trends in HealthTech for 2012

Dose of reality: 3 practical trends in HealthTech for 2012 3911January is perennially a time for hopefully predictions . 2011 was a year that healthcare startups broke into the scene and on that momentum there have been some heady and futuristic forecasting. While I share the enthusiasm, as most of us shake off the hangovers and get back to work this week, I make some less sensational but more sober thoughts on 3 trends in   Read more…


Comparison between Montreal, QC and Tel-Aviv, Israel as a tech hub

Comparison between Montreal, QC and Tel-Aviv, Israel as a tech hub 3456There's an interesting article at the BBC on how Israel is now home to 4000 startups. While the article seems to be pure promotion painting the country as a paradise for tech entrepreneurs, it's an interest read for investors and entrepreneur-friendly organizations. Here's a table showing the key elements: #israel td {border:1px solid; color:#444;padding:5px;} Tel-Aviv, Israel Montreal / Quebec / Canada Groups promoting the country or place as a fertile   Read more…


Idea2delivery starts a web-based reality show on entrepreneurs

Screen shot 2011-07-21 at 3.58.44 PM 3023We've met Wendy Mahew at Startup Festival. Sponsored by iWeb, She's representing idea2delivery, a project celebrating entrepreneurs. The site aims to connect entrepreneurs, provide educational and informational resources, tools for entrepreneurs such as white papers, plus also a section dedicated to showcase startups and small businesses. The real highlight of the project though is a reality show / documentary following entrepreneurs in their startup   Read more…


It’s the community, stupid

It’s the community, stupid 2888VentureBeat wrote a couple of days ago how Amsterdam aims to attract tech entrepreneurs. The article highlights the infrastructure (events, places, communities) offered by existing startups and individuals, and how it paves the way into making Amsterdam a place known in Europe for innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. Here's a quote: What sets us apart is cooperation, instead of competition. Two developers might be working on the same   Read more…


Upcoming: CoFounders June 22nd @ Notman House

Upcoming: CoFounders June 22nd @ Notman House 2819 For all those who are starting new projects, and looking for business or technical partners, or those who have already started, and find now they need a partner to make things happen, Montreal NewTech is doing a CoFounders event next wednesday from 6pm, at Notman House. The last Cofounders had from 25 to 30   Read more…


StartupCanada wants to lobby for Canadian entrepreneurship

StartupCanada wants to lobby for Canadian entrepreneurship 2778  Disclaimer: I am doing enterprising.ly, a marketplace of service providers, to support tech projects A new initiative entitled Startup Canada Campaign aims to "celebrate, inspire, & accelerate" Canadian entrepreneurship, with 2 main initiatives: fostering first discussions about canadian entrepreneurship, and provides a marketplace of support services for startups. For the past year, we've seen around the world different initiatives. There was first StartupAmerica, an initiative   Read more…



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