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Montreal Startup Report: What’s Next For Women? with Corélia Kostović

by sandy on November 16th, 2016

Though many analyses report the conditions and challenges of mature companies in Quebec, the Montreal Startup Ecosystem Report 2016 is the first analysis to document the current situation of startups in the greater metropolitan area of Montreal. After interviewing more than a hundred entrepreneurs, one of the key findings was that...

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Make Your Voice Heard: A Public-Speaking Workshop for Beginners with Kathryn Presner

by Leann Brown on October 19th, 2016

Have you considered presenting at a conference or event but thought you might not know enough or felt like an impostor? Does the idea of speaking in front of a group set your knees quivering and your heart racing? During this hands-on session we’ll look at...

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Risk Taking & Filmmaking with Laura Rietveld

by Leann Brown on May 17th, 2016

Six years ago, Laura made the most difficult decision of her professional life: to resign from her corporate sales career and move to Montreal to become a writer, director, and filmmaker. She had no experience or contacts, only a deep gut feeling that this was...

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Community Management with Risa Dickens

by Leann Brown on March 2nd, 2016

Since launching in San Francisco in 2004, Yelp has taken root in 32 countries becoming the leading local guide for word-of-mouth on everything from boutiques and mechanics to restaurants and dentists. In fact, they’ve Yelped their way to 100 Million Reviews!! In this talk we’ll...

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Looking Back to Move Forward: Building the Modern Web with Rachel Andrew

by Liesl Barrell on February 16th, 2016

Rachel has been building websites for a very long time and has had a keen interest in web standards, accessibility and the open web for almost as long. In her presentation she’ll show us some of the ways our past informs our present, and drives...

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Do or Die! UX Design with Cynthia Savard Saucier

by Leann Brown on November 19th, 2015

Bad design can kill, and not only in a figurative way. You know, like when we say: “Next time I see a poster using Comic Sans, I’ll kill myself!” Engineers have a ring that symbolizes the unity of the profession and their goal of benefiting...

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Urban Gardening for Geeks: Growing Food in the City with Tereska Gesing

by Leann Brown on October 16th, 2015

An organic vegetable garden used to be the stuff of dreams for city slickers, especially in Montreal’s tumultuous climate… but NO MORE! Join Tereska Gesing and learn how to plan, plant and care for your home organic vegetable garden, in your yard, on your rooftop...

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Negotiate #LIKEABOSS with Mandy Poon & Liesl Barrell

by Liesl Barrell on September 23rd, 2015

When’s the last time you asked for a raise…? Negotiated a job offer? Landed a new client? Haggled a realtor down? Scored a better cell phone contract? Particularly when it comes to work, studies show that only 30% of women bother to negotiate at all....

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How to See the Future with Leah Hunter

by Liesl Barrell on July 8th, 2015

As a journalist, writer for Fast Company,  author of “the future” book series (vol. 1 will cover the future of technology, education, media, medicine, and the world released in January 2016), and a longtime cultural ethnographer for fortune 100 brands, Leah makes her living by...

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Assassin’s Creed, Child of Light, and The Future of Video Games with Brie Code & Aleissia Laidacker

by Leann Brown on May 19th, 2015

Video games are a new form of entertainment that allow for interactivity and have untapped potential. Join two AI/Gameplay programming leads from Ubisoft Montreal as they discuss their work on the Assassin’s Creed franchise and Child of Light. They will also share their thoughts on...

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