Hardbacon on Dragons’ Den: TV investors charbroil founder Julien Brault
Up in smoke. It was over in an instant for Julien Brault after the celebrity investors on CBC’s Dragons’ Den shredded his business idea an..
Op ed: Cheers to Sylvain Carle as he writes his next chapter
I read with interest this morning the news that Sylvain Carle is leaving Real Ventures. Carle will move on to greener pastures (pun intend..
Why Rolling the Dice is The Best Way To Make Most Decisions in a Startup
If you’re building a startup, you’re probably making a lot of decisions. And most of them probably don’t matter so much.
That’s why the ..
Don’t fail fast! Persevere!
Launching a startup is cool. The possibilities are infinite, it’s fun and you get to use your creativity to build cool shit. A year or two..
Find Your Cereal
There are alternatives to raising money from the usual suspects, namely angels and VCs. And since you probably won’t get money from them, ..
The Big Lie of Venture Capital
I was part of the problem. As a journalist covering the startup ecosystem, rag-to-riches startup stories were my bread and butter. I’m not..
Queering company values with diversity, open mindedness, and kiss sessions at the office
For their second event, Queer Tech Montreal had the opportunity to interview Pholysa Mantryvong, CEO of Enkidoo Technologies Inc, a Montre..
What happens when gender transitioning at work goes wonderfully well?
Queer Tech Montreal blog‘s Jason Berhmann writes how gender transitioning at work is a public affair that can go horribly wrong. But what ..
AmpMe will pay for Americans to come work in Montreal
With the inevitable chorus of cold-feet Americans ready to leave to US following a Donald Trump presidential election, there’s been no sho..
Introducing Notman’s Young Founder’s Circle
This is a guest post written by the Notman Young Founder’s Circle
Earlier this year, a group of inspired young professionals and ..
How a wise Quebec startup takes care of Sales Tax
Written by Laurent Moons
Sales tax is not usually the first thing on the minds of Quebec tech entrepreneurs, but there are compelli..
To vest or not to vest cofounder shares
It’s common knowledge that employees must vest their stock options over time.
When I first got started in the startup world over 10 yea..
Moth versus baus founders
By Sam Haffar
I have a deep affection and mutual respect for your deep-seated desires to change the world. After all, you sacrifice eve..
How I’m leaving my mark on Notman House
I have a long affiliation to Notman House: I joined Real Ventures in 2011 and I moved in to their offices, at Notman; I started building F..
This five letter word will make your startup
No, M O N E Y ain’t the word…
In my last post I wrote the key to a startup’s rapid growth is its capacity to exploit the success..