Startup Camp Montreal – Open Call for Startups to Present October 15

Keynote Speakers include Chris Shipley (DEMO) and Lori Collins (LendingTree Exchange) 

Startup Camp Montreal5, an event dedicated to everything startup, announces its open call for early-stage companies to present at its fifth edition. Startup Camp Montreal allows an opportunity for all early stage companies, investors, media, and on-lookers alike to share information, network and form strategic alliances.

Five selected entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to validate their pitches live, testing their presentations in front of a captive audience and receiving real-time feedback.

Join the fifth edition of Startup Camp Montreal and learn from others the ins and outs of pitching a startup in the most efficient way. Develop a strong elevator pitch that will not only attract investors, but also new clients and strategic alliances. 

Embrase, the Montreal-based consulting firm specializing in early-stage technology-based startups, organizes Startup Camp Montreal. “We created this event to fill a gap in the minds of local entrepreneurs,” says Philippe Telio of Embrase. “Startups need experience testing their elevator pitch in a realistic and live environment if they are to be successful in either making sales or raising investment capital. Startup Camp is a low-risk and friendly environment where companies learn the art of pitching their ideas.”

Startup Camp Montreal is open to all startups across North America and Europe. Space is limited; please register at:

Keynote Speakers Include:
Chris Shipley: Founder of DEMO events in California
Lori Collins: past SVP and General Manager of the LendingTree Exchange

Tara Hunt will MC the event: @missrogue, author of the Whuffie Factor and new community member in Montreal
Deadline for submissions: October 1st, 2009 for a chance to present on stage.
Format of the event:
Five selected startups will be given five minutes to pitch their business, followed by a five-to-ten minute Q&A period in which they will receive valuable feedback from experts in an open forum format.
Announcements will be made at the event of various initiatives underway in the Montreal tech community.
Connected News Worthy Information:  

Investisment Quebec recently announced the creation of three funds targeting startup companies, which will total $125M. Startup Camp Montreal is an opportunity to be seen by the investment community, which will be tasked with managing these funds.

Event will be held on October 15th, 2009 from 6-11pm with an un-conference portion beginning at 3pm.  The event will be held at the SAT – Société des arts technologiques (1195 Saint-Laurent boulevard, Montreal)

Register at:

Contact Information:
Philippe Telio
M +1 (514) 909-9709
F  +1 (514) 303-7652

About Embrase:
Embrase is a business consulting firm that provides positioning, corporate development and go-to-market services to early-stage technology-based ventures facing challenging time-to-market issues, lengthy customer adoption cycles and demanding investor requirements. Through recognized methodologies, Embrase identifies target market segments, optimizes resource alignment and accelerates revenue growth to increase its clients’ business value and attractiveness to both end-user customers and investors.  With its proven international track record, technical expertise and extensive network of contacts, Embrase successfully partners with clients from strategy creation to execution.

Photo credit: Marc Lefrancois, Startup Camp Montreal Presenter

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