Where in the World is Sylvain?

I will be in San Francisco next week and in Paris the week after. If you want to meet and have a drink, ping me, I would love too. Je serais à San Franciso la semaine prochaine et à Paris la suivante. Si vous êtes un lecteur de mon blogue, faites-moi signe si ça vousContinue reading “Where in the World is Sylvain?”

CloudCamp Montreal – June 4, 2010

So many camps! CloudCamp Montreal – June 4, 2010 — http://cloudcamp-montreal-2010.eventbrite.com /via @NicolasRoberge CloudCamp is an unconference where attendees can exchange ideas, knowledge and information in a creative and supporting environment, advancing the current state of cloud computing and related technologies. As an informal, member-supported gathering, we rely entirely on volunteers to help with meetingContinue reading “CloudCamp Montreal – June 4, 2010”

If you know your stuff, trust your guts!

“Take the well-known example of the Toyota Prius. This hybrid car was not the result of user-centered innovation”… Toyota started to design the Prius in 1994, when user-centered analysis and market data were pulling auto manufacturers in a different direction: toward heavy, gas-guzzling SUVs. The Prius was a proposal — a vision that came fromContinue reading “If you know your stuff, trust your guts!”

Techvibes in search of Montreal Community Manager

A few years ago I would have applied, but now I don’t have any time to write about these camps, startups or investments, I’m busy doing them! Do you attend every event in Montreal that ends in “Camp”? Do you recognize the majority of the companies on our Montreal Startup Index? Have you heard ofContinue reading “Techvibes in search of Montreal Community Manager”

Free rent at the Candian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley

This could be useful for Montreal Startups bridging the gap with the Valley: Did you know that you could call the Plug and Play Tech Center home for three months for free? Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service has established a Canadian Technology Accelerator within the Plug and Play Tech Center providing free services and access toContinue reading “Free rent at the Candian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley”

More info on StartupCamp Montreal 6

More info on StartupCamp Montreal 6 now out – Keynote by Dave McClure – May 6th @ SAT – mark your Tungle Calendars! I will be taking care of the unconference part that starts at 3 and looking for a few topics to seed the discussion, any suggestions? Post them in the comments of viaContinue reading “More info on StartupCamp Montreal 6”

Co-working in Ottawa

This is Station C‘s sibling, it’s good to see more co-working spaces pop up, I strongly believe they are part of the DNA needed for startup hubs (read also Fred Wilson and Brad Feld on the same subject) Another community-driven program is TheCodeFactory which was started two years ago by Ian Graham. In a nutshell,Continue reading “Co-working in Ottawa”

Vanilla Forums raises $500K in Series A

It’s interesting to see them as “Montreal-based”, that means my friend John Stokes is doing something right… congrats to the Vanilla crew! Montreal-based open source communtiy forum Vanilla Forums announced today that they have raised a $500K Series A round led by Montreal Startup, with participation by eonBusiness, Norseman Capital and Klein Venture Partners. TheContinue reading “Vanilla Forums raises $500K in Series A”