Other, Startup

Launch of the University Challenge Leverage Your Idea

Fondation Montréal Inc., in collaboration with Montréal-based Universities, is organizing the second edition of the University Challenge Leverage Your Idea presented by the National Bank. The challenge was established to ignite a passion towards entrepreneurship within our university communities, to stimulate friendly competition between universities and to strengthen the relationship between students and the business… Read More Launch of the University Challenge Leverage Your Idea

Business, Inspiration, Other, Startup

Starting a Business: 4 Things Female Founders Should Keep in Mind

For women, starting a business isn’t as straightforward as it is for men — for better or worse. Here are four things to think about. Starting a business can be daunting. I’ve often said that if you want to know what you’re made of, there are three ways to find out: have a child, write a… Read More Starting a Business: 4 Things Female Founders Should Keep in Mind

Business, Lifestyle, Startup

How to Make Your Company Your Family

Your team will work the hardest (and be the happiest) when everyone feels like family. I’ve worked  at many places, ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Most described themselves as having a “family-style culture.” They had happy hours, brought cake into work for birthdays and hosted bring-your-kids-to-work days. In my mind, those activities are commonplace and loosely… Read More How to Make Your Company Your Family

Business, Inspiration, Startup

Kristen Wood On Building Her Beauty Empire, The Ten Spot

It all started with a slice of pie. Kristen Wood spent her early twenties globe-trotting, searching for a unique calling, much like her generational counterparts. Upon launching a successful career in graphic design, she soon discovered an affinity for all things creative, and quickly got to brainstorming business ideas within her new-found passion. Over casual… Read More Kristen Wood On Building Her Beauty Empire, The Ten Spot

Business, Lifestyle, Startup

4 Ways to Keep Your Original Startup Mission in Sight

Don’t lose sight of what you’re building. Julia Haines’ article “The Ritual of Lean” recently got me thinking about how all the buzzwords, rituals and competition surrounding startups (or perceived competition among startups as a sector) contribute to a loss of the entrepreneurs’ initial intent as the company grows. I was the CEO/co-founder of a startup,… Read More 4 Ways to Keep Your Original Startup Mission in Sight

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