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 NewTech group. Mike recently co-organized IgniteMontreal 2011, while most know about NewTech events, such as the NewTech demos, co-founders and TheBugHunt. The event will have a series of presentations for tech startups, with advice on how to setup your company, dealing with your co-founders, local agreements, as well a presentation from a local successful tech entrepreneur. Here's the list: Frank Zylberberg - a Beginner's Guide To Setting Up Your Company Adam Saskin - What Start-Up Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Non-Competition Agreements (Especially While You Have a   Read more…


Milestone for NewTech meetups, what’s up ahead?

Screen Shot 2011-09-08 at 2.42.14 PM 3193Thanks for everyone who went to the latest NewTech demos; and a special thanks to the companies who presented, Astrababa (first time presenter), SOSSitter (a helpful service wanting to be get on mobile), Miralupa, Subgraph with their security app Vega, and BullBear (read this). As announced during the event, it's been 3 years that event has been organized, mostly run by passion for the community, volunteering, with now new events like TheBugHunt or Co-Founders. What's next? The International Startup Festival proved we can do think big in Montreal, and there's no reason we can't make things work with the tools and people we currently have in the city, perhaps with a little bit more coordination, and also pulling in interested partners who'd want to promote the city as an innovation hub in North America. To all those who went to the NewTech demos, thanks for   Read more…


Speed Dating for Entrepreneurs at Notman House

speed dating 2438When you get an exciting idea, one of the immediate next steps is looking for partners. It's true for all entrepreneurs, and a capital need for technology ventures, given the advanced and unique skills that first founders need to be experts in: technology, business, marketing, design. Hackers need business cofounders to fine-tune business plans and guarantee funding, while entrepreneurs need technology cofounders or product specialists to make sure the product will be built and the vision will become reality. Recently, it's all apparently about speed dating Entrepreneurs were invited last thursday at Notman House for a speed dating event, organized by Mikael Cho's hackers and founders. Tables were arranged in a line, and entrepreneurs had 3 minutes sessions to introduce themselves and the project they were working in. Yesterday, Felipe Coimbra from MtlNewTech organized CoFounders. It's the same concept, but with better organization and perhaps more people. Each session lasts 5   Read more…


Montreal NewTech #28 in photos

Montreal NewTech #28 in photos 2396Felipe Coimbra prepares for MtlNewTeh, the 28th NewTech demo so far, hosted this week at Notman House. The new community place  has space available to host technology avents, with all necessary accomodations such as offices and desks for startups, a café, free Internet wireless access and more. Greg Whiteside (@paisible) checks the screen. He will be presenting canvious, a new website creation and editing tool for html5 developers Hamidou (@toucou) talks with attendees. He will be presenting TwitFooter, a new tool for twitter users who would like to feature their tweets in their email signature. Ildar, one of the Notman House residant, talks to visitors. There was free pizza, courtesy of Google Montreal! More Notman House residants From 6pm, attendees begin to pour in, discovering the space . Everyone's excited by Notman House! We also had beer, thus the line-up at the fridge. Again, this was supported by Google   Read more…


TrainingMobs and MontrealOuvert featured at Mtl New Tech

TrainingMobs and MontrealOuvert featured at Mtl New Tech 2053TrainingMobs and MontrealOuvert both presented their development efforts and results to the Montreal New Tech audience today. Jonas from TrainingMobs TrainingMobs is a social network website designed to get its members to train together, for various sports and activities. You sign up, join existing groups or suggest new activities if you want something new, while making friends in the process. The idea is not new, we even had here in Montréal a startup which tried to build a platform for those looking for team members, for sports such as soccer, hockey etc. In this case, the problem is traction and getting users to check back to the website. TrainingMobs goes past this obstacle makes it fun by highlighting accessible and simple activities, and seen in its tagline is "flashmobs for training". It's not anymore about finding "long-term partners" for a sports you are seriously practising, it's about having fun, right here,   Read more…


Demos at Montreal NewTech: Percona, AnotherSocialEconomy, 4sqmobs

Demos at Montreal NewTech: Percona, AnotherSocialEconomy, 4sqmobs 2003 A couple of demos were shown yesterday at McKibbins, in front of a tech-savvy and enthusiast audience. It was an opportunity to see small and big projects built by Montréalers and at the end, an opportunity also to talk with a diverse crowd. Last night's event also marked the return from Germany of Felipe Coimbra, long-time instigator, a central point in tech entrepreneurship life in Montréal. Welcome back then to Montréal then Felipe! I missed the first demo which was a presentation by @deep_ion of SRDocumentManager. I was there though for Morgan Tocker's presentation of Percona and their work with Percona server and XtraDB. For those who don't know, Percona is the top consulting house when you need to push the limits of mysql in terms of performance, resilience, security etc. Their products (enhancements and   Read more…