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Newsletter  |  November 28, 2016
The Foundation

Welcome to our new laureates

On November 24, Fondation Montréal inc. welcomed 23 new businesses as laureates for its Fall 2016 Cohort.  In total, $393,000 were awarded in grants as well as an array of accompaniment services which the laureates can benefit from for life.  Discover them in the Laureates Section below.

Welcome to our new promotors

Aside from its laureates, Fondation also welcomed 17 businesses in the Zone Montréal inc. activated by Desjardins Entreprises, which grants them access to the full scope of accompaniment services we offer for a 12-month period.  Discover our new promotors here.


Leverage Your Idea Entrepreneurial Bootcamp


On November 18 and 19 took place the Leverage Your Idea Entrepreneurial Bootcamp presented by the National Bank, which constituted a prize for all participants to the University Challenge Leverage Your Idea.  The three winners of the challenge are:  The Nyaki Pillar, Arista Foods et Markis 3.  Take a look at the Bootcamp’s photo album.

Final of Prix Montréal inc.

Congratulations to Phazon, ShareTheBus and Wilder&Harrier who are finalists of the Prix Montréal inc. Help them promote themselves by sharing their video!


The Montreal inc. business community will choose the grand winner of the Prix Montreal inc. during Soirée Montréal inc., which will take place on November 30.  


Fondation Montréal inc. at the Cooperathon 2016


Congratulations to Junius, winner of the Cooperathon’s Prix Montréal inc.  The team, which developed a software to match customers and financial consultants, benefits from a 12-month access to the Zone Montréal inc. which represents accompaniment, mentoring, coaching by 400 business volunteers, trainings and networking.


Reseau M's conference 

During its week-end long conference, Reseau M  held a panel on women entrepreneurs which was facilitated by our Executive Director, Liette Lamonde.  The panel aimed to develop a culture which promotes entrepreneurial initiatives, networking and risk-taking among female entrepreneurs.  Read EDI 2016.


Startup Report 

Startup Report, a portrait of the Montreal startup ecosystem, expressed several recommandations which are initiatives supported by Fondation Montréal inc., such as: increase initiatives to introduce students to the world of startups, encourage female entrepreneurship, increase the collaborations with venture capital firms. Read the full report.


Tabono Mobile

The Tabono mobile application provides communication, progress reporting, group management, and enhanced athlete engagement all in one simple to use platform. 


EAU specializes in commercial urban production of fruits, vegetables and fish produced with aquaponic culture.

Elastic Games inc.

Elastic Games Inc, a new Montréal video game company with the goal of revolutionizing the way games are made and how they are played.


Manufacturer of ergonomic furniture.


Flystro is an online marketplace that connects drone pilots with clients.


Fourwaves is a ready-to-use platform for knowledge-based scientific events.

Helpr Solutions

Helpr is the first Canadian mobile application providing tutoring for university students.


Through intelligent text messaging, RentHunt solves the problem of apartment hunters who need to browse through multiple websites and apps to find a suitable home.

Integral Process Equipment Inc.

Integral Process Equipment is an equipment provider business answering the needs of businesses which needs to modernize their industrial engineering systems:  pumps, agitators, filtration systems.


IntelliSports specializes in the development of measuring tools (objects and smart applications) to help athletes and sports amateurs maximize their performances.

KROME Services Inc.

Krome Services Inc. offers its innovative expertise to owners who are looking to better their infrastructures and energetic efficiency. 

Le Coffret de Rachel

Online tights boutique that maximizes the customer experience with a flexible subscription system.

Les Materiaux Redwood Inc.

Redwood is an online market which offers construction materials for landscape gardeners.

Local Logic

Developed by urban planners turned data scientists, Local Logic has built a product suite that collects, optimizes and visualizes data to help travellers, home buyers and consumers make informed decisions when it comes to location.  

Naak Inc.

Naak makes delicious energetic bars from cricket flour and other premium, simple ingredients.


Interior urban farm based on a soil-less culture system of vegetable micro-seeds using synthetic and reusable textile. 


PEPPERMINT is a brand that wishes to create an energy and influence around women’s cycling through the conception and fabrication of cycling clothes for women.

Pharmacie Picard & Desjardins

Online marketplace for ordering your medication.


Sensequake, the first sensing-based platform to assess integrity and natural hazard vulnerability of infrastructures. 

Sports DodgeBow Inc.

Dodgebow, a bow combat sport played in teams, offers sportive and recreational activities in an urban center.

TasteBay Inc. is an exciting new search-engine for restaurant food-ordering that allows users to find exactly the right meals for their personal tastes, and place an order online for delivery.  


Engineers and designers alike will use Vention’s industrial-grade LEGO kit and Web-based CAD , to design, order and assemble machines and prototypes in a single end-to-end environment.  

Vrac & Bocaux - Épicerie Bio

Specialized bulk grocery store for bio and local products.

Events to come
Tales from the Trenches

La Gare invites you to its new conference series, Tales from the Trenches, which will cover female entrepreneurship for their next event.  Panel with: Caterina Rizzi (Breather), Mariouche Gagné (Harricana), Judith Fetzer (Cook It), Manuela Rigaud (Envol).

When: Novembre 30


District 3 Information Tour

A unique opportunity to discover District 3 from all angles.

When:  December 2, 9 and 16


Marché des Arts de la Scène APAP 2017

OJIQ is looking for entrepreneurs and professionnals from the artistic scene to participate to the Marché des Arts de la Scène 2017.  

Deadline: Novembre 28, 2016



You have a socially innovative project?  Enter the MOUVEMENT contest to get the chance to win the Loto-Québec $10,000 grant!

Deadline: Novembre 28, 2016


Dans l'œil du dragon is recruiting

The recruiting team for Dans l'œil du dragon is actively looking for entrepreneurs who wish to present their business to potential investors and business partners: Martin-Luc Archambault, Serge Beauchemin and Gilbert Rozon, who will be joined by the two new dragons Christiane Germain and Caroline Néron. Details.

Deadline: December 9


InnoBahn Challenge

Register your startup for the InnoBahn challenge and get the chance to pitch your solutions to the challenges submitted by large businesses.

Deadline: December 12, 2016


OJIQ is looking for entrepreneurs to participate to SIMA, the International Fare of agricultural and livestock farming.

Deadline: January 10, 2017


GIBM Watson AI XPrize

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a $5 million competition, challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. The prize aims to accelerate adoption of AI technologies and spark creative, innovative, and audacious demonstrations of the technology that are truly scalable and solve societal grand challenges.

Deadline:  January 19, 2017


Grand Prix québécois de la qualité

The highest distinction granted annually by the Québec Government to private businesses and public organisations which stand out by the quality of their management and global performances.

Deadline: March 2, 2017


Mon entreprise Contest

Only one week left to submit your application to the Mon entreprise Contest, where a total of $15,000 will be distributed in grants in order to help startups develop their businesses.

Deadline: December 5, 2017

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