Nouvelles du Montréal inc.
July 26, 2016
The Foundation
Impressive turnout and engagement by women at Startup Weekend Femmes Montréal

Startup Weekend Femmes Montréal took place on July 8, 9 and 10th. The initiative was spearheaded by the Fondation Montreal inc. and presented by RBC Royal Bank.  Men and women were invited to attend this 54-hour, entrepreneurial competition in which participants had to create a functional startup in one weekend.  The male/female ratio was exceptional. More than 84% of participants were women.
The big winner at the event was RadART team and their mobile app, which is intended to help connect Montréal artists and art lovers.
View the photo gallery here and the video made by JAB Productions here.
Business directory and coworking spaces in Montreal

Professionals from PME MTL have created a highly useful tool for Montréal entrepreneurs: a comprehensive directory, which lists all coworking spaces, businesses and organizations that are available to you.  Attention all Laureates who need a place to work!
Here is a link to the directory.
Training program and coaching

There will be no training courses or workshops during the summer months.
For those of you who are interested, here are the workshops and training courses that will be offered during the Autumn of 2016.  You can register now via the Intranet.

Upcoming workshop
September 8, 2016, from 9 am to 12 pm: "The art of intelligent and profitable business networking" by Julien Roy | Face to Face Marketing

Upcoming training
September 14, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm: "Business costs and strategic decision-making" by André Bélanger, CPA, CMA, and strategic management of cost consultant-trainer.

Jus Loop is officially launched
On July 11th, Jus Loop , a new Fondation Montréal Inc. Laureate, received press coverage from the CBC and La Presse after achieving distribution to over 40 supermarkets across Québec.
>>> BiogeniQ is a Grand Prix Finalist at EY Entrepreneur of the year Awards.
>>> Stefanka was featured in a series in La Presse about entrepreneurs who are making the world a better place.
>>> Potloc is being featured in a RDI Économie video about the importance of finding the right location when setting up a business.
>>> Flattering portrait of PRANA and the company's upcoming entrance into the US market in the Les Affaires newspaper.
>>> The Metro newspaper features iStockbox, a business based in Rosemont-La-Petite-Patrie.
>>> Écotuned receives coverage on the CBC.
>>> The Food Room will open its first kitchen on 15 August.
>>> Polystyvert managed a successful round of financing and was featured in La Presse.
>>> Harricana has moved: discover their new location.
>>> Pharmacie Picard&Desjardins is introducing a new concept for pharmacies in Québec.
Events to come
Montréal McGill Demo Day

The McGill Dobson Entrepreneurship Centre is hosting for second consecutive year, the Montréal Demo Day where all the winners of McGill Dobson Cup and the participating startups at the McGill X-1 Accelerator Program will present their projects.  For tickets and details click here.

When: September 7, 2016
CENTECH acceleration program

The deadline for submitting a technology project proposal to CENTECH is rapidly approaching.  For eligibility criteria and information on how to submit a project, click here.

Deadline: August 4, 2016
ADRIQ Innovation Awards Gala

The theme for the 26th annual Gala ADRIQ is the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs. The call for entries is now open for companies that are making their mark in a range of different areas of science.  For detailed information about the awards, click here.

Deadline:  August 26, 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 12, 2016

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