Women Represent at Startup Camp Montreal5 : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Women Represent at Startup Camp Montreal5

October 16, 2009

Women Represent at Startup Camp Montreal5

MONTREAL (RPRN) 10/16/09 — By Jeffrey Jolson

Startup Camp Montreal5, Montreal’s very own startup conference, on Thursday October 15, showcased some of the Canada’s finest new ventures. The evening successfully saw the pitches of five up-and-coming Canadian companies along side inspirational talks by Chris Shipley, of the DEMO Conferences, and Lori Collins, former executive of LendingTree.

Women were represented in full-force on stage, from the night's MC Tara Hunt, to the two keynote speakers, and RushPRnews very own Andrea Archibald, who unveiled the new online white label platform for public relations agencies.  RushPRnews,founded by Anne Howard in 2006 with offices in Montreal and Silicon Valley told Hollywood Today, in typical startup attitude, that she "thinks and dreams big" .  Although the room was ruled by men, as most technology events are, women stole the show, monopolizing much of last night's conversation. Organizer Philippe Telio, of Embrase, told Hollywood Today that he  felt " responsible for bringing women in technology to the center stage."

Chris Shipley opened the evening with a rousing talk on the ten-plus-one mistakes startups make, from loving their product too much to letting your investors run your show. Lori Collins, closing the evening, spoke to the three elements every entrepreneur needs--guts, vision, and bets.

Startups pitching ran the gamut, from RushPRnews to Network Hippo, the first personal CRM tool that consolidates and cleans up contracts from mail addresses, address books, and social networks, and Assetize, the AdSense for Twitter, helping users monetize their social media accounts. Thoora, the online engine gathering and tracking the most popular stories, and Tekinno, a refueling system for the aviation and trucking industries, rounded out the line up to rousing success.

Women Represent at Startup Camp Montreal5

Bookended by networking sessions, local startups of all stages schmoozed, exchanged ideas, and were given the chance to rub elbows with the likes of John Stokes and Vincent Guyaux.

The evening, organized by the Montreal startup consultancy Embrase, had some surprises in store, namely Rogers Communications announcing  Rogers Ventures.

Rogers Ventures is an investment fund for early-stage seed funding for technology-based startups, the company’s first venture into the investment world. Portfolio companies will receive Rogers money, leverage, experience and other strategic contributions.  As well, with the program the telecommunications company is looking to invest in the startup community, helping to push local innovation forward.

"It is refreshing to see big business getting so involved in innovation and the startup community," Phillipe Telio said to Hollywood Today. "There are so many ways a company like Roger’s can affect the success and growth of the Startup community."

If Thursday night’s event is any indication, though, the Montreal startup community is certainly growing and thriving.

 



 

About the author:

Jeffrey Jolson is Hollywood Today founding editor-in-chief and a RushPRnews partner and contributor since 2006. Jeffrey, of the Al Jolson family, also founded HollywoodReporter.com and Grammy.com. Hollywood Today reporters have written for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, AP, E!, Popular Science and Popular Mechanics.

http://www.hollywoodtoday.net

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: BREAKING NEWS, BUSINESS NEWS, Technology, CANADIAN NEWS, Featured

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / Anne Howard annehowardpublicist.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

GreenRoad bolsters focus on North American market with new Austin, Texas headquarters and top level appointments

San Jose, CA 05/26/15 · GreenRoad Technologies, the leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)...

Canadian Anchor Baffled: Most People in LA Don't Know Who Sinatra Was

Hollywood, CA 05/22/15 · A Manitoba.24 anchor, MIKE BANANA, has held a...

Nostra Products - New Chalkboard Decor

New York, NY 05/18/15 · Nostra Products introduces a new product! Chalkboard decor...

AirBnB of food has arrived to London

London, United Kingdom 05/13/15 · - TRYMYKITCHEN.COM  BRINGS UNIQUE FOOD CONCEPT TO LONDON...

They Tell Their Story at the 32nd Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest and Competition

Newark, New Jersey 05/13/15 · Star-Studded Event at The Prudential Center, Newark New...

Newly Renovated Running Aces Casino & Racetrack to Host Preakness Event on May 16th

COLUMBUS, MN 05/12/15 · “The Triple Crown is a celebrated American tradition,...

Raleigh IT Business Celebrates 20 Years Of Serving Businesses Across North Carolina

Raleigh, NC 05/04/15 · CSP Extends Our Appreciation to Those Who Joined...

AK for Real Estate Development & Marketing to Settle with Egyptian Government

Cairo, Egypt 04/30/15 · Egyptian developer AK for Real Estate Development &...

Aspect/Bruker 3-year partnership concluded in March 2015

SHOHAM, Israel 04/26/15 · A world leader in ground-breaking, compact benchtop MRI...

IT Secure Services Expands Business Operations Into Massachusetts

Manchester, NH 04/23/15 · Businesses In The 128 Tech Corridor Finally Have...

ASTEP Announces Cindy Gentry, Senior Partner at Mercer U.S., as New Advisory Board Member

NEW YORK, NY 04/21/15 · The Asperger Syndrome Training and Employment Partnership (ASTEP)...

500 BC Introduces YouQuest App. Update Your Life, Not Your Status.

Washington, DC 04/21/15 · Harnessing ancient wisdom to meet modern challenges. “Update...