Guillaume de Tilly-Dion, of Société de développement économique Ville-Marie (SDEV) presents government programs and the differences between grants, loans (non-dilutive funding) & equity financing.
Simple can be harder than complex but it can still be fun when you're among friendlies. Join us for The Pitching Feedback Loop when we go around the room & everyone* has 60 seconds to Pitch what they’re working on, followed by some crowdsourced feedback.
Martin Duchaîne, of Capital Innovation and "Accelerating the Montreal Startup Ecosystem: The need for braintrust, resources and leadership"
Wissam Shaar, of S2M Consulting, will be hosting a roundtable discussion on financial and marketing issues for start ups.
The Startup Breakfast Club is for entrepreneurial minded people wanting to help build the next generation of tech companies in their local startup ecosystem.*Thanks Chris Arsenault for your wordsmithing!
The Startup Breakfast Club is a bi-weekly event where everyone, from budding entrepreneurs to VCs to service providers, gets 60 seconds to pitch what they’re working on, or, interested in learning more about.
Our Unique Value Proposition
Unlike other events where Leaders out-number Feeders, the Startup Breakfast Club strives to bring together an even mix in a casual and collaborative environment …
Where everyone pitches in.
Brad FeldA managing Director, Foundry Group
The fourth component of building an entrepreneurial ecosystem in your city is, the startup community must have continual activities that engage the entire entrepreneurial stack. What I mean by that is if you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, first time entrepreneur, multi-time entrepreneur, service provider like a lawyer, an accountant, a venture capitalist, investor, angel investor, university, there has to be stuff to cause all of those different participants in the entrepreneurial stack to be able to engage. Events like Montreal Startup Breakfast Club aspire to do just that. See my kick-off event.
Sean BrownleeGeneral Partner, Rho Canada Ventures
It'd be great to have a regular, informal breakfast with a good mix of people - from both sides of the table, where I could get a quick blast of what's going on in the local startup community.
David NaultEntrepreneur In Residence & Quebec Investment Director, iNovia Capital
Looking forward to attending. Having breakfast startup pitching events is a great idea. Evening cocktails are alright but you can only do so many in a week. This new morning atmosphere will be refreshing and productive for all.
The event was great! A wonderful way to share work being done by some wonderful startups and other more advanced business in Montreal. I particularly liked the friendly and open environment which allows for putting your companies pitch out there and receiving feedback in a great environment conducive to potential improvements as well. 18/1/2013 3:37 PM
it is nice to have an informal gathering and know the community, exchange about the projects 17/1/2013 12:27 AM
The 60 second pitches. Great opening for networking, gaining experience in the pitch, and building relationships. 16/1/2013 1:17 PM
Breakfast is great. The casual opportunity to mingle is great. The number of people was about right; not too few and not too many. 16/1/2013 8:41 AM
Meet VCs and founders in casual setting 16/1/2013 4:37 PM
The presentations, everyone getting a chance to introduce themselves. And the bagels. 15/1/2013 11:28 PM
Breakfast is a great time to get people thinking, talking, motivated. 15/1/2013 10:23 PM
Peter TaylorRPM Centre
Startup Breakfast Club democratizes the ecosystem.