The Chic Geek: Building a Community of Women in Tech

May 31st, 2017 EDT | Inspiration. Technology. Business. Startup.
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A couple years ago I had a chat with Kylie Toh, Founder of Chic Geek and realized that her organization and ours have a lot in common. I thought I'd share with you what they are doing and what they are about as well as some insight from Kylie.
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Montreal New Tech Wants You On Their Mosaic!

May 26th, 2017 EDT | Innovation. Events. Technology. General. Startup.
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A few months back, Credo published a Startup Report with raw statistics among which you could read that 80% of Montreal startups are men founded. In that sense, Montreal Newtech has been deploying a diversity strategy in line with its mission of feat
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Applications for the Montreal Founder Institute Are Now Open

May 17th, 2017 EDT | Technology. Business. General. Startup.
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Apply now to World’s Premier Silicon Valley Accelerator Program
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Fundraising 101: 3 Typical Startup Funding Paths

November 14th, 2016 EST | Technology. Startup.
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As a startup, at least one of your goals should be to create a large, valuable company (a valuation of eight to nine figures) in a highly competitive marketplace.
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Female Entrepreneurs and Their Rising Roles in Business

July 18th, 2016 EDT | Technology. Startup.
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Silicon Valley is starting to see more women-owned businesses.
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What Startups Can Learn About Marketing From the Food and Beverage Industry

June 20th, 2016 EDT | Technology. Business. Startup.
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You don’t have to own a restaurant to know someone is a customer long before they step into your establishment and long after they leave.
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How CEOs and CTOs Can Encourage Gender Equality in Tech

February 9th, 2016 EST | Technology. Startup.
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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...
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Lessons Learned at Startupfest

August 4th, 2015 EDT | Inspiration. Events. Technology. General. Startup.
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So when the opportunity to attend the International Startup Festival arose, I met it with a bit of reluctance. What was I supposed to do there? Network with tech “geeks” (most of which are probably men)?
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Rana El Kaliouby and Affectiva are bringing emotional intelligence to the digital world

July 24th, 2015 EDT | Inspiration. Technology. Startup.
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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 bigg
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Startup success depends on your leadership skills

July 20th, 2015 EDT | Technology. Startup.
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The qualities of a true leader are oftentimes the hardest to acquire. A business often starts when one person sees something that can be done better. They think to themselves: “It seems silly that there’s no rollerskating rink in town” or “Why is th
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