Helping entrepreneurs understand legal issues & connect with lawyers

Helping entrepreneurs understand legal issues & connect with lawyers 3250This last tuesday, we had LawyersLounge, the first of its kind in Montréal. The goal was simple: raise awareness of legal issues that tech entrepreneurs have to go through, and at the same time, connect with practising lawyers willing to reach out to the community. Like accountants and other professionals who support tech entrepreneurs (VCs?), lawyers solve specific problems that require education, experience and savviness to   Read more…


LawyersLounge, an opportunity to get your legal questions answered

phillips-lounge-2-21572-regular 3214We're excited to bring a new event that aims to bridge the gap between tech entrepreneurs and lawyers. The event is called LawyersLounge, and as the name suggests, is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to connect with Montréal lawyers and get answers from their legal questions. The event is planned Sep 27th and is done in association with Mike Citrome from Spiegel Sohmer, and the Read more…


Manyeta gets funding from AngesQuébec and RealVentures

Screen Shot 2011-08-24 at 5.11.32 PM 3137AngesQuébec announced today that an investment in tech / healthcare firm Manyeta. The Montreal company does a remote surveillance system where elderly people can get in touch with nurses or doctors, just from cable TV. The system is integrated so there's no long configuration required from the user. What's especially interesting is that Manyeta systems can provide details about medical protocols and medecine, saving   Read more…


iWeb completes privatization

iweb-privatization 2871 I was at an official event last week, where Éric Chouinard, CEO of iWeb Technologies, announced the new iWeb partners, and also at the same time announced what's upcoming for iWeb. If you remember well, iWeb announced at the beginning of the year that the company will undergo full privatization, retiring itself from the Toronto Stock   Read more…


Copyright in Canada: Let’s promote the emergence of new business models

Copyright in Canada: Let’s promote the emergence of new business models 2074There is now currently an active online campaign to fight the upcoming Bill C-32, with various artists' organization launching Facebook petitions, creative Youtube videos, and also websites such as culture equitable. Here's a recent Ottawa video by Biz (from rapper group Loco Locass) The material is convincing, with direct calls to the viewer to save artists and bring justice and fairness to the digital world. One   Read more…


Québec Government makes way for open source software in IT infrastructure

Québec Government makes way for open source software in IT infrastructure 2065In what appears to be a 180 degree turn, Michelle Courchesne, Présidente du Conseil du Trésor of the government of Québec, announced that any governmental organization and any other entity depending on the government must consider open source software for any IT project, at the Salon du Logiciel Libre in Québec city "Must" is highlighted here since she repeated it multiple times, with a   Read more…


Nimonik helps businesses meet legal ISO 14001 requirements

Nimonik helps businesses meet legal ISO 14001 requirements 1408Nimonik.ca, launched earlier this month, is a new website for companies wanting to be certified ISO14001, and then manage and track ISO14001 requirements, for companies planning on international expansion, and need to be "certified green".  As I understand it, the Canadian law landscape is complex, with provincial, municipal and federal laws and regulations on waste water, air emissions, management of hazardous materials and so on. Corporate   Read more…


P2P website ordered to stop operations

P2P website ordered to stop operations 779QuebecTorrent, a quebec-based torrent tracker, was ordered by the Superior Court of Quebec to close the website late last week. To my knowledge, it's a first in Canada, where file-sharing is still legal (well, until bill C-61 comes). Here, the legal team from media groups Musicor, Zone 3 Musique, TVA Groupe Inc, succeeded into making the administrator of the website, M. Sébastien Brûlotte, admit that   Read more…



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