Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Pain Camp: finding real problems to solve

As I’ve written before, too many of the entrepreneurs I meet are smart and motivated but working on weak ideas. I also meet many people who claim that the only thing standing between them and launching a new venture is … Continue reading

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Défis particuliers à l’entreprenariat techno

Dans le cadre de la tournée de consultation du MDEIE sur la stratégie de l’entreprenariat, j’ai l’opportunité de sensibiliser le Ministre aux défis particuliers auxquels font face les entreprises dans le milieux des technologies de l’information. Personnellement, je trouve que … Continue reading

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Bootstrapping your business

Just as a carpenter needs to select the right tool for the job, an entrepreneur needs to select the right financing vehicle for her business. For many of the start-ups I come across, VC is definitely not appropriate. For others … Continue reading

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Solving Real Problems

The majority of the deals I look at, I do so as a partner at Montreal Start Up. Because of our investment focus these deals tend to be overwhelmingly in the Web space with a few Mobile plays thrown in … Continue reading

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New article about Notman House

Last week I was interviewed by Christine Renaud regarding Notman House. I’ve given quite a few interviews over the last couple of years and regardless of how they go, you never quite know how they will turn out until you … Continue reading

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Le retard entrepreneurial du Québec

Ce matin j’ai rencontré une journaliste qui écrit un article sur La Maison Notman. A la fin de l’entrevue, elle m’a demandé pourquoi monsieur et madame tout le monde devraient appuyer un tel projet. C’est une excellente question. L’état québécois … Continue reading

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