Business, Inspiration, Startup, Technology

7 Questions for Kate Gardiner, Cofounder of AVG and Executive Director of Theli.st

© www.kategardiner.com LORI.biz’s Stephen Friedrich sat down recently with Kate Gardiner at Montreal Startupfest 2016. Rather than have a conventional introduction, let’s let her to introduce herself: KATE GARDINER: I’m Kate Gardiner, I’m the cofounder of AVG, which is a digital consultancy that works with media companies and I’m the executive director of TheLi.st, which is… Read More 7 Questions for Kate Gardiner, Cofounder of AVG and Executive Director of Theli.st

Business, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Startup, Technology

Why Your Male-Dominated Tech Startup Isn’t Sustainable (And How to Diversify)

If you want to break the mold of a traditional tech startup, start by giving women a reason to join your team. When someone tells you they work for a tech startup, you probably picture boys’ club in Silicon Valley full of fast-talking Aaron Sorkin-esque programming wizards with beer kegs and pool tables. Although that… Read More Why Your Male-Dominated Tech Startup Isn’t Sustainable (And How to Diversify)

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How CEOs and CTOs Can Encourage Gender Equality in Tech

It’s a well-documented fact that the tech industry has a serious gender imbalance. Despite efforts to drive young women into STEM fields and establish VC funds for female founders, women still make up just 26 percent of the computing workforce and 11 percent of tech executives at privately held venture-backed companies. This is downright problematic when you consider that women make up the majority of… Read More How CEOs and CTOs Can Encourage Gender Equality in Tech

Inspiration, Startup, Technology

Rana El Kaliouby and Affectiva are Bringing Emotional Intelligence to the Digital World

Rana El Kaliouby and Affectiva are bringing emotional intelligence to the digital world For those who have been following the news regarding Montreal’s startups ecosystem, there is no doubt that the International Startup Festival has become the biggest rendez-vous that brings together aspiring founders, ground-breaking innovators, and investors from around the globe. Happening July 15-18… Read More Rana El Kaliouby and Affectiva are Bringing Emotional Intelligence to the Digital World

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Bridgit Brings Efficiency to Construction

Bridgit Brings Efficiency to Construction An Interview With Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Hasegawa “We just wanted to solve a problem. And so, we did,” says Mallorie Brodie, one of the founding partners of Bridgit. Just 3 years ago, in 2012, Mallorie and her Co-Founder, Lauren Hasegawa, were students at the University of Western Ontario. Mallorie… Read More Bridgit Brings Efficiency to Construction

Startup, Technology

5 Ways Food Startups Will Dominate the Startup Ecosystem

Move over, Silicon Valley: food startups are poised to disrupt the startup ecosystem. Here’s why. The silicon part of Silicon Valley is quickly being replaced by something a little squishier: food. New food startups with millions of dollars in funding are attracting a new type of young professional, hungry to build a better food system.… Read More 5 Ways Food Startups Will Dominate the Startup Ecosystem

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6 Ways to Make Your Customers the “Happiest People on Earth”

How can you make your customers feel like working with you is a much-needed vacation? While on a mini-vacation to the “happiest place on earth,” I began looking at every aspect of Disneyland as a learning opportunity to improve my business. Why is it that Disneyland is “the happiest place on earth,” and how can you… Read More 6 Ways to Make Your Customers the “Happiest People on Earth”

Inspiration, Startup, Technology

Marina Staingart: One Dream to Help Many

Marina Staingart wants to make a difference. As a leading entrepreneur in the healthcare system and current CTO of Medialpha, a unique company providing personalized laboratory and diagnostic services to the general population, she is certainly doing just that. As you’ll discover in LORI.biz’s in-depth interview with Marina, her road to success and current life’s… Read More Marina Staingart: One Dream to Help Many