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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
is highlighted here since she repeated it multiple times, with a Read more…
, 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…
, 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…