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Newsletter  |  September 15, 2016
The Foundation

Soirée Montréal inc. 2016:

a tribute to Desjardins Group

On November 30, join us at Marché Bonsecours for our annual fundraising event in the presence of Lucien Bouchard, Chairman of the Board at Fondation Montréal inc.

Under the honorary chairmanship of Guy Cormier, President and CEO of Desjardins Group, the evening will pay tribute to this great institution for its impact on Quebec's entrepreneurs.

Soirée Montréal inc. is a celebration of Montreal's entrepreneurial talent where the most influent business personalities and talented young entrepreneurs elect the grand winner of Prix Montreal inc.

Reserve your tickets here.

Candidates wanted for a focus group

Do you have children between age 3 to 6?  Or know someone in your close circle of friends/family who does?

We are organizing a focus group for a young entrepreneur who wishes to validate her product, a learning by play game that also help children expense energy at home, with a diversified clientele.  Your role would be to give your comments on the product.
When: October 4, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where:  Fondation Montréal inc. 1550, rue Metcalfe, bur. 605 (Peel metro)

Finger food and beverages will be served.  Event is free.

You wish to help an entrepreneur validate her market?  Contact Myriane Baril at  or at  514-872-9089.


SAJE presents Succès-Numérique

Succès-Numérique is an initiative of the SAJE that aims to foster the integration of digital solutions for small businesses from non-technological sectors.  It targets all entrepreneurs desiring to better their competitiveness and productivity.

It puts an array of services at the disposition of entrepreneurs to help them get inspired, to be better informed and educated on the digital challenges and opportunities in business.  Discover this great initiative here.

Training program and coaching

Upcoming workshops
September 8, 2016, from 9 am to 10:30 pm: "Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax Incentive (SR&ED)" by Nassim Bennacer | Ernst & Young

October 18, 2016, from 9 am to 11 am: "Intellectual Property" by Jean-Nicolas Delage | Fasken Martineau

Upcoming training
October 20, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm: "Succeed with the right technological tools" by Philippe Bertrand

See our online calendar for the complete lists of workshops and trainings.

You can now register via our Intranet.

Poches & Fils and Potloc invest in the local economy
Poches & Fils and Potloc joined forces to create a grant that will be awarded to a new business desiring to establish itself in a Montreal neighborhood.  You can participate by buying your pocket in the image of one of Montreal's neighborhood: 3$ from your purchase will go to fund the grant.
>>> Ballet Hop invites you to their official launch on September 16.

>>> LaunchLeap is rated, according to Infopresse, as one of the 5 businesses that is transforming the sector of communications-marketing.

>>>Ubifood announces a pilot project in partnership with Provigo.

>>> Mecademic  just delivered 4 commercial units of its new Meca500, the world's smallest industrial robot.

>>> Kinova Robotics, Salon 1861, The Food Room, Lightspeed and E-180 will all be recipients at the Startup Canada Awards on October 4.
>>> 24 laureates of the Foundation are opening their doors for the Startup Open House on September 22.   Build your visit itinerary here!
Events to come
CENTECH information session 

To all technology lovers who wish to start their own business, CENTECH is organizing an information session to answer your questions about their incubation and acceleration programs.   Details here.

When: September 20, 2016


Webinar | J'ai réussi mon financement invites Polystyvert 

Discover how Polystyvert succeeded in their funding round.  Last July, they announced a $4.9 M funding.  Details.

When: September 21, 2016

Startup Open House

Startup Open House opens the doors of more than 200 Montreal startups to the general public on September 22.  Build your itinerary here!  

When:  September 22, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Test your pitch with Anges Québec

The Anges Québec network invites all entrepreneurs passionate of innovation to present their business idea in front of a panel of angel investors.  Details.
When: September 23 2016

Startup Drinks

One of the most notorious networking cocktail activity in Montreal, Startup Drinks invites all entrepreneurs and business professionals to meet in a casual atmosphere every last Wednesday of the month.  Next week will be at Brutopia Bar on Crescent Street.  Get your ticket here.

Quand: September 28, 2016

Funding from ProMontreal Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 to 40, you can now submit your funding demand to ProMontreal Entrepreneurs and maybe benefit from a startup capital up to 50 000$.  Details.


Neoshop wants your product

Neoshop Montreal, operated by Quartier de l’innovation, is looking for innovative products to present at their official launch in the fall of 2016.

COP 22's CleanTech mission
In partnership with the RJCCQ, LOJIQ is offering the chance to 8 entrepreneurs from the green energy sector to take part in a commercial mission from November 6 to 12.  Click here.

Deadline:  September 15, 2016
KIKK Festival in Namur

LOJIQ - Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec, in collaboration with the Délégation générale du Québec in Brussels, are offering three young entrepreneurs the chance to participate in KIKK Festival, an international festival devoted to digital and creative culture. The event will take place from November 3rd to the 5th, 2016 in Namur (Belgium). Learn more here.

Deadline: Septembre 16, 2016
Virtual Reality Hackathon

LOJIQ - Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec, is looking for young entrepreneurs to participate in their 2nd Edition of the Virtual Reality Hackathon that will take place on October 21 to 23 in Brussels.  Details.

Deadline: September 23, 2016


AfricaCom fair's commercial mission

LOJIQ - Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec and Export Quebec are looking for two entrepreneurs to embark upon a commercial mission in the context of the AfricaCom fair, the telecommunications, digital and I.T.'s most notorious fair in Africa.  Details.

Deadline : September 29, 2016

HEC's entrePrism contest

You possess a business idea?  The incubator entrePrism can help you bring it to life.  Being a student is not a criteria for this contest: the contest is open to all entrepreneurs.  Details.
Deadline: September 30, 2016


ACEE's idea contest

ACEE is launching an idea contest which aims to give its members who possess a business idea the chance to master the art of pitch.  Several monetary prizes to win. 

Deadline:  October 7, 2016


FDE's Mission France

Fondation de l'entrepreneurship invites all entrepreneurs mentored by the Réseau M to conquer France, from March 11 to 18, with the objective of developing new professional contacts.  Details.

Deadline: October 3, 2016

Envirolys Gala

Gala EnviroLys, which will take place on November 21st,  is a unique occasion to recognize the green economy's private expertise as well as the entrepreneurship and innovative qualities brought by the environmental industry.  Details.

Deadline: October 14, 2016


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