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Founder Institute Graduate Showcase

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Vimy Brewing Company

1-145 Loretta Avenue North

Ottawa, ON K1Y 2J7

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The Founder Institute is the world’s premier startup launch program for early stage, but incredibly talented entrepreneurs, and in 2016 we launched the “Globalizing Silicon Valley" accelerator here in Ottawa, we graduated 9 Founders in our first cohort and in 2017 we launched our second.

We recruited some of the top Startup Mentors in Ottawa, Mentors that had personally grown successful companies from the ground up, right here in Ottawa. Vicki Iverson, Nazim Ahmed, Susan Richards, Alain Goubau, Suzanne Grant, Graeme Barlow, Pablo Srugo, Jean-Yves Martineau, Carrie Anne Mercer and Tim Upton - to name only a few of our 40+ Mentors - all worked at high intensity with our Founders for 3.5 months. In that time we took successful entrepreneurs from ideas, to incorporated businesses that have a solid revenue model, a trusted and experienced advisory board, vetted customer validation and an MVP (or MVP in production) with a solid plan for launch and growth. It was not an easy program, and many would-be Founders dropped out, but the ones that persevered have built the foundations for amazing and promising startups!

We are incredibly proud to introduce Ottawa, and the world, to these five new Founders and companies: Arian Panah and Sunny Lo, Founders of Venture Lifestyle Inc - ViiMe; Peter Djeneralovic and Sonu Lall, Founders of Euforio; and Dan Cornilescu, Founder of ApartCI.

We have also invited some Founders from our first cohort to present an update on their progress: Nicholas Davies - zazuhōm Inc., Armel Beaudry Kembe Tchemeube - trebble.fm, Joel Kapongo - Tumello, David Watson - FuturTek and Leonid Shafir - Play-A-Maze.

Finally, we will also be hearing from the Founders of our venue hosts, Vimy Brewing, on their journey and lessons learned so far.

I don’t believe Ottawa talks about its success stories enough, we don’t celebrate our change-makers, praise our job-creators or commend our risk-takers, not nearly enough.


I’d like to begin to change that with Founder Institute, and so I invite you to come and see our 2nd cohort of graduates at their first public showcase:

You’re Invited to :
Founder Institute Ottawa's 2nd Founder Showcase
Thursday July 27th, 7pm
Vimy Brewing - 1-145 Loretta Avenue North

Not only will you see three minute pitch-style presentations from the exciting companies that have recently been created through Founder Institute here in Ottawa, and who the promising Founders are behind those companies, but you can also meet our amazing Mentors. Mentors that have also built successful companies here in Ottawa and are now giving back to help grow a stronger startup community and stronger Ottawa.

We encourage local investors to attend so you can get these new, early stage startups on your radar and perhaps provide guidance and feedback to help them succeed.

We encourage local media to attend to find fresh new startup angles to cover, to help get the word out on the exciting things happening in Ottawa and start to celebrate the talent and technologies born in our great city.

We encourage startup community members to attend so we can make the network stronger, the more we know which resources are available to help entrepreneurs in Ottawa the more we can refer to each other and we all grow stronger.

We encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to attend to see that it can be and is being done in Ottawa and to see if Founder Institute is the right fit for you and your idea.

...and please forward this invite to any other investors, media, startup community members or aspiring entrepreneurs you think might be interested.


If you’re looking for a little more incentive to get excited about Fonder Institute in Ottawa, this was published by BetaKit in December: FOUNDER INSTITUTE SAYS ITS CANADIAN COMPANIES HAVE COLLECTIVELY RAISED $7 MILLION

Thank you, Ottawa is awesome, we’re gonna show the world.



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