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C’mon Women in Tech, Represent at Startup Weekend Montreal!

January 19th, 2012

You should go

Whatever your profile, if you are creative, ambitious and motivated, if the business of Web and Digital is your passion, if you have have always dreamed of creating your business, Startup Weekend Montreal is for you. Designers, Developers+ of all levels are welcome to participate in what promises to be a very exciting 3 days.

Born in Seattle in 2007, with more than 300 events in more than 100 cities and 30 countries, the entrepreneurs’ favourite event will occur in Quebec for the first time on February 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2012 in, (w00t!) Montreal!

Montreal Girl Geeks wanted

To participate in Startup Weekend, tickets are $75 tickets are only $25 for Montreal Girl Geeks! If you’ve ever attended a MtlGG event or are simply a woman in tech stumbling upon this post, you’re eligible. How’s that for a low barrier to entry?? Uh, yeah pretty good right? Email now (seriously, hurry) to get your discount before the event sells out.

Who’s gonna be there?

Besides you and participants like you, Startup Weekend Montreal will also have:
Opening remarks by BeyondTheRack founder and CEO Yona Stern on Friday at 5pm

Mentors who will be there helping teams during the weekend:

  • Olivier Cabanes, co-founder of Bolidea
  • Chris Arsenault, managing partner at Inovia Capital
  • Claude Ananou, professor at HEC Montreal
  • Shawn Kernes, CTO at Beyond the rack
  • Vincent Lévesque, Inovae
  • Mark Kandalaft, Mark Kandalaft Design
  • 2 mentors from Inceptive Solutions
  • Legal experts from Fasken

And twice as many more to be announced in the coming days!

Here’s some more info on the event:

Facebook, Twitter, Groupon … Behind every great startup idea are a project leader, surrounded by the best advisors. Many would like to create their startup but few know how to do it or where to start. Where the majority of the entrepreneurs create their own company after months or even years, Startup Weekend gives you the opportunity to create your own startup in only 54 … hours! And with exceptional results!

Event location, HEC Montreal

At a time when entrepreneurship is highlighted, where many would like to start their own business, Startup Weekend gives an answer to these challenges with an entrepreneurial adventure where you will meet and work with (without realizing it) amazing people with multiple skills, sharing your passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.

Springboard for students, professionals and startups, accelerator of projects, social and professional shaker, Startup Weekend is an event almost always sold out!

Whether you are a student or professional, project leader or not, graphic designer, developer, or specialized in business skills (finance, business development, strategy, marketing, legal, …), you can bring your skills to the team and the project that will better catch your interest. Everyone has a place in a Startup Weekend.

Get the full event details at et en français à

Check out Startup Weekend Montreal’s Flickr album too.

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