Nouvelles du Montréal inc.
March 22nd, 2016
The Foundation
Our crowdfunding campaign is now launched!

Our crowdfunding campaign aiming to create the Laureates and friends' Grant is in full swing!  Laureates, volunteers and friends of the Fondation have contributed more than 5 000$ so far.

All donations count!  Be an example, just like the founders of furniture business de Gaspé (2014 laureate) and give back to Fondation Montréal inc. by contributing online to our campaign.  By contributing, you help a young talented entrepreneur make his/her business project come to life!



Even if you cannot financially contribute, you can always help in other ways!  Please show us your support by sharing our campaign on social networks and help us make our campaign be a success!

Review | Highlights of 2015

Fondation Montréal Inc. is proud to release its 2015 Activity Report which highlights the accomplishments of the Fondation entrepreneurs we support.

Thank you to all our committed donors, both large and small, to our unparalleled network of volunteers and our partners. Without peer support, our entrepreneurial ecosystem would not be at all dynamic.

Friendly pitch in front of a banker

You would like to know if your funding request is coherent?  Come make your pitch in front of a financial consultant who will provide you with advice on the practices to adopt and the ones to let go of when presenting a funding request to your banker.

Inscriptions on demand.  Communicate with Myriane Baril at to make your interest known.

In collaboration with Desjardins Entreprises.

Training program and coaching
Upcoming Training and Workshops
  • Increase your success with the right technological tools, with Philippe R Bertrand, March 23, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • How to successfully conduct a binary negotiation? With Mariam Tounkara, April 7, 2016, from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Everything you've ever wanted to know about shareholder agreements and incentive plans for employees, with Véronique Gaumond-Carignan and Nicolas Morin, April 12, 2016, from 8.30 am to 10.30 am.
  • Be prepared to negotiate funding, with Catherine De Laboursodière and Catherine Rousseau-Saine, April 14, 2016, from 9 am to 12

Entrepreneurs en residence - Business chat series

Don't miss:  April 21 from 9 am to 11 pm: "How to foster the growth of your business" with Samer Saab, founder of eXplorance, 2004 laureate.

Founded in 2003, eXplorance markets a software solution to help companies maximize internal education, training and development. The company now has nearly 100 employees based in Montréal, Melbourne, and Bogota. It exports to over 24 countries, including: China, Australia, the US, Saudi Arabia, Denmark, and Mexico.

Main learning objectives are:
1.   How to pay and motivate your first ten employees and the importance of preserving equity in order to insure a long-term business growth;

2.   Owning the role of CEO-salesperson in front of clients, bankers and the community of investors;

3.   Focus on exports in order to accelerate the creation of wealth in your business .


Important: Please note that places are limited. First come, first served. Participation in the coaching will be confirmed one week prior to the event.

  • A robot that helps one rediscover the many benefits of walking: report on Neuro-Concept.
  • 1642 cola signs major distribution agreement with Orange-Maison, a division of Lassonde.
  • Base your diet on your genetic profile with  BiogéniQ.
  • Brocarr: "e-facilitator" for purchasing cars.
  • The two biggest sources of stress for entrepreneurs: interview with Franck Boulbès from Celliers Domesticus.
  • Chic Marie is now offering a $55 per month flat fee for everyday clothes.
  • RDI Économie introduces online marketing with Liki.
  • Unito secures initial seed capital of $575,000 with the help of Real Ventures, a Montréal based investment fund.
  • The Fonds de Solidarité FTQ signs its first contract with Vcups inc., a Montréal startup.
Events to come
Webinar | Does my startup need a Board of Directors and/or an Advisory Committee?

The important role and added value offered a Board of Directors and / or Advisory Committee is often misunderstood by entrepreneurs.  During this one hour webinar, François Gilbert, President of Anges Québec, will share his Board of Director experience as well as startup best practices.

When: March 30, 12 am to 1 pm.
2016: Portes Ouvertes

Powered by Credo, the 2016 Portes Ouvertes allows companies to better publicize their activities with their customers, suppliers, employees, families and people in the community. The participants will have special access to the products and services of the companies they visit. The event promotes networking as well as business and job opportunities.
When: May 6, 2016, from 12 am to 5 pm.
To register your company, click here.
JCCM Cocktail for Entrepreneurs

 The Jeune chambre de commerce de Montréal (JCCM)  is organizing the cocktail Je choisis Montréal.  The participants will talk about:
  1. Finding talent
  2. Talent retention
  3. Creating talent
When: March 29th, 6 p.m.


Prix Desjardins entrepreneurship

Has your company built a solid reputation based on its success, financial performance and contribution to the community? Desjardins invites you to submit your application before April 29, 2016. Take this opportunity to increase the visibility to your business in the business media!

Go to
Deadline: April 29.
Founder Fuel: call for applications

The call for applications for the next FounderFuel cohort is now launched.  Hurry up, the program starts on April 19th.
PME Fund Application

ProMontreal Entrepreneurs (PME) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 funding cycle.

Deadline: April 4th at 4 pm.
Call for entries for the C2Montreal's Emerging Entrepreneurs Competition

Entrepreneurs – those who are passionate, creative and go off of the beaten path in order to reshape the business world and society – have been showcased at C2 Montréal since it was first launched. For the fifth year in a row, the Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Family Foundation is inviting 25 Quebec talented entrepreneurs to experience and compete in C2 Montréal's Emerging Entrepreneurs Competition.

Deadline: April 8th.

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