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  1. Stage is set for Montreal to grow as a technology startup hub BERTRAND MAROTTE MONTREAL — The Globe and Mail Burgeoning tech companies are on the rise in Canada, attracting funding and IPO buzz in hubs across the country. Our occasional series explores how each locale nurtures its entrepreneurs, the challenges they face and the rising stars we’re watching. Montreal provides an ideal setting for the early care and feeding of tech startups. The city boasts a lively cultural milieu, a party-hearty mindset, cheap rents and a bargain-priced talent pool. ALSO ON THE GLOBE AND MAIL MULTIMEDIAStartup city: The high-tech fever reshaping Kitchener-Waterloo What it doesn’t have, though, is sufficient critical mass to propel promising tech companies forward in their later stages. Case in point: VarageSale Inc., the mobile app and listings marketplace that serial entrepreneur Carl Mercier co-founded with his wife Tami Zuckerman three years ago. Mr. Mercier and Ms. Zuckerman were quite content in the early going with the Montreal zeitgeist and support from the city’s tightly knit startup community as they nurtured their baby, a combination virtual garage sale, swap meet and social meeting place. But as VarageSale took off, the burgeoning company was no longer able to feed its growth relying only on Montreal resources. Mr. Mercier eventually opened an office in Toronto to tap into the wider and deeper software-developer talent pool in the Toronto-Waterloo corridor and he ultimately decided to move the head office to the Queen City. “We were growing extremely fast. We were hiring like gangbusters in Montreal but we needed to hire even faster, so we decided we needed two talent pools, but Toronto ended up growing faster than Montreal,” Mr. Mercier explains. “Occasionally, we will hire people in Montreal. “There’s a vibrant startup scene [in Montreal]. It’s not a big startup scene but it’s a vibrant one,” he adds. “There is lots of activity, a lot of events, a lot of early-stage capital. Startups can get off the ground cheaply and quickly.” It’s the later stages that present problems, according to successful local entrepreneur and angel investor Daniel Robichaud, whose password-management firm PasswordBox Inc. was bought last year by U.S. chip giant Intel. “Montreal is a terrific place to build a product but it’s not where the action is. It’s not a place to raise funding,” Mr. Robichaud said in a recent industry conference presentation. Montreal startup founders often find themselves having no choice but to move to bigger playgrounds because of a still-embryonic domestic investor scene, says Université de Montréal artificial intelligence researcher Joshua Bengio. The startup sphere in Montreal is “quite active, but the investors are too faint-hearted and short-term oriented, and so the developers often go elsewhere, particularly California and New York,” he said. In true Quebec Inc. fashion, the provincial government and labour funds have stepped in to fill the gap of funding homegrown companies. A key player is Teralys Capital, a fund manager that finances private venture capital funds that is backed by a score of provincial players – including the mighty pension fund manager Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the labour fund Fonds de solidarité FTQ and Investissement Québec – said Chris Arseneault, co-founder of Montreal-based early-stage venture capital firm iNovia Capital. “They’ve been the most creative groups to try and put money at work,” he says about Teralys and its backers. Startup directory BuiltinMtl, has about 520 Montreal startups listed (excluding biotechs, film-and-tv-production houses or video-game developers). The actual number is probably closer to a “few thousand” if very early-stage startups still under the radar are included, according to Andrew Popliger, senior manager in PricewaterhouseCooper’s Assurance practice. Data from the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association indicate venture capital firms invested $295-million in Quebec last year – just 15 per cent of the Canadian total – compared with $932-million in Ontario and $554-million in B.C. Most insiders and observers agree that what works in the Montreal tech “ecosystem” is a strong sense of community. There is a spirit of collaboration and collective vision. Notman House, a repurposed mansion adjacent to Sherbrooke Street’s famous Golden Square Mile, which sits at the crossroads of the city’s tech startup scene, rents office and workstation space, stages events, and acts as an incubator and networking locale and launch pad for budding companies seeking their big break. It represents everything that makes Montreal distinct in the North American startup sphere, says Noah Redler, the venue’s campus director. “We’re not just an incubator. We’re a community centre. We bring people together and collaborate. People are supported and surrounded by [successful] entrepreneurs,” he said. “There are more startups in the Waterloo area but there is more of a community feeling in Montreal,” says Katherine Barr, the Canadian-born co-chair of C100, a Silicon Valley expat group that helps connect Canadian entrepreneurs with U.S. investors. “They’ve built a real community here. Like Silicon Valley, its co-opetition, both competing and helping each other,” Ms. Barr said during a break at AccelerateMTL, an annual conference that brings together “founders and funders.” There may not be as great a number of head offices as in Toronto but the potential for big breakthroughs in Montreal is impressive, says John Ruffolo, chief executive officer of OMERS Ventures, the venture arm of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System. “For Montreal, it’s only a matter of time. They’re going to have their Shopify,” he says in reference to the Ottawa-based e-commerce platform that has become a stock market star. For now though, Montreal may have to settle for being a relatively small player and modest incubator of talent and ideas on the North American startup scene, even compared with Vancouver and Toronto.
  2. Nous avions perdu depuis 1971 - 582,000 personnes pour d'autre provinces. Selon le Fraser Institute, des gens talenteux qui on apporter leurs talent ailleurs. De quoi etre fiere! Voici le lien
  3. Suite au poste de UrbMtl ... Lemay a annoncé avoir complété l’acquisition de trois filiales québécoises du groupe torontois IBI, soit DAA, Cardinal Hardy Architectes et Martin Marcotte / Architectes. Lemay a également annoncé la formation d’une coentreprise avec le Groupe IBI en Chine. De plus, Lemay s’établit dans les Caraïbes avec cette transaction. Enfin, elle permet à Lemay de devenir un chef de file canadien en design intégré de l’environnement bâti. « Cette annonce incarne de manière exceptionnelle la poursuite de notre objectif de mieux servir à la fois les besoins grandissants de nos clients et ceux des communautés de demain », a déclaré Louis T. Lemay, président de Lemay. « Nous sommes convaincus que la grande complémentarité des entités que nous jumelons aujourd’hui et la qualité du talent, de l’expérience et des réalisations de notre équipe font du nouveau Lemay un joueur incontournable de l’industrie et, plus que jamais, un partenaire stratégique de calibre mondial. Cela constitue également une occasion unique de faire rayonner le talent inégalé et le savoir-faire des créateurs d’ici à l’échelle internationale et de créer de la richesse au Québec et au Canada », a poursuivi M. Lemay. Avec l’acquisition de ces trois entités et la création de la coentreprise chinoise, Lemay rassemble désormais près de 500 professionnels et renforce sa position de première société québécoise dans les services de conception intégrés et de quatrième en importance au Canada. À l’international, l’entreprise entre également au prestigieux palmarès des 100 plus importantes sociétés du domaine.
  4. pedepy

    ilots musicaux

    je suis aller prendre une de mes promenades hebdomadaire au centre ville cet apres midi, et apres m'etre arrete 5 minutes, pour siroter un cafe, sur un coin de rue où jouaient un "band" de musique, jai eu cet idee: pourquoi la ville ne designerait pas t elle, comme la stm dans le metro, des "ilots musicaux", où performeraient en rotation des musiciens locaux, qui seraient prealablement selectionnes via auditions, et qui recevraient, en plus de leurs pourboires, une renumeration de base de la ville? les artistes pourraient utiliser les espaces par example de mars a octobre, et seraient choisis en fonction autant de leur talent que de l'originalite de leur performance. cela aiderait entre autre a contribuer a l'animation de rue de qualite au cv, a valoriser le talent local en supportant ces artistes a vivre de leur art tout en profitant d'une vitrine unique, et renforcerait l'image de ville "festive" de montreal.
  5. Montréal, capitale de l’entrepreneuriat culturel Montréal, avec ses nombreux festivals et spectacles, est reconnue comme une capitale culturelle. Au niveau entrepreneurial, elle n’est d’ailleurs pas en reste: la ville regorge d’industries créatives et le domaine des arts y est florissant. Professeur titulaire à la Chaire d’entrepreneuriat Rogers-J.-A.-Bombardier de HEC Montréal, Louis Jacques Filion en parle avec passion. «Aussitôt qu’on discute d’entrepreneuriat au Québec, il y a une onde négative, commence-t-il par constater. Or, Montréal est une des villes les plus vibrantes de la planète, particulièrement pour ce qui est de l’entrepreneuriat culturel.» Il rappelle, par exemple, que le grand patron de MGM a déjà mentionné que le succès de Las Vegas reposait sur Montréal, puisque 80% des billets qui y sont vendus sont issus de la créativité de la métropole québécoise. M. Filion définit l’entrepreneuriat culturel comme étant composé de gens jouant un rôle d’innovation dans le domaine des arts et de la culture, plus particulièrement par le développement de produits et de services. Le domaine culturel peut par ailleurs prendre plusieursfor*mes: édition, humour, musi*que, danse, jeux vidéos etc. «Montréal est notamment devenue un incontournable pour l’industrie du jeu vidéo, et le modèle de l’humour québécois sert d’inspiration ailleurs dans le monde», souligne le professeur au HEC. «Montréal regorge d’un bassin de travailleurs autonomes de très grand talent, souvent dans le milieu culturel», affirme Éric Fournier, partenaire et producteur exécutif chez Moment Factory et président de la Table d’action en entrepreneuriat de Montréal (TAE). Il ajoute cependant que la métropole a le potentiel d’aller encore plus loin, puisque l’accent est beaucoup plus porté sur la création que sur la diffusion de ce talent. «Il faut passer du talent brut individuel à des regroupements qui vont cumuler ensemble leur talent pour aller vendre à l’étranger», déclare M. Fournier. «Il est temps de sortir de la morosité et de réaliser tout le potentiel de l’entrepreneuriat culturel au Québec!» – Louis Jacques Filion, professeur titulaire à la Chaire d’entrepreneuriat Rogers-J.-A.-Bombardier de HEC Montréal Dans le cadre de ses travaux, la TAE vise d’ailleurs à promouvoir la création de PME par les travailleurs autonomes. Éric Fournier rappelle que même si plus de 80 organismes ont pour vocation de soutenir les entrepreneurs, les règles fiscales en place n’encouragent pas l’entrepreneuriat. Les travailleurs autonomes et sous-traitants dans le milieu culturel sont donc à la merci des projets et ont de la difficulté à s’organiser. Une chose est sûre, il est important de continuer à promouvoir et soutenir l’entrepreneuriat culturel. «Les pays où les arts se développent sont des pays où il y a beaucoup de liberté. Ça amène une dynamique de créativité dans la société et ouvre à la diversité», conclut Louis Jacques Filion. Le goût du risque Éric Fournier rappelle par ailleurs qu’au delà des programmes universitaires formels, l’entrepreneuriat est un état d’esprit. «Oui, les études peuvent aider, mais c’est avant tout quelque chose qui se vit. L’essence de l’entrepreneurship, c’est le gout du risque», mentionne le producteur exécutif chez Moment Factory. Gestion des arts La Chaire de gestion des arts Carmelle et Rémi-Marcoux aux HEC réalise et publie des recherches sur la gestion des arts. Parallèlement, l’université offre aussi plusieurs possibilités de formation en gestion des arts, notamment: DESS en gestion d’organismes culturels Maîtrise en management des entreprises culturelles Maîtrise internationale en management des arts Doctorat en administration, avec profil en marketing et management des arts, industries culturelles et des médias
  6. MONTREAL — Monday’s CBC-Ekos poll found that 42 per cent of 1,001 Quebec anglophone respondents have considered leaving the province following last September’s Parti Québécois election victory. Promising them anonymity, I asked two anglos who are exceptionally familiar with this attitude for their thoughts. One of them, a natural-resources executive, is himself leaving Quebec this month. This born-and-bread Montrealer earns $300,000 to $500,000 most years, which puts him in top one per cent of income earners. He’s the sort of person whom students wearing the red square regard with suspicion while demanding that he pay higher taxes to help finance their entitlements. But they won’t get his help any more. His furniture is being shipped next week. Several months ago — after the PQ victory — he turned down an offer to become president of a natural-resources company working in Labrador. The reason: “The owners wanted me to live in Montreal.” What’s wrong with that? Primarily the taxes, he says. The fiscal crunch was bad enough when the Liberals were in power — Quebec in 2012 ranked second in Canada (after Newfoundland and Labrador) for combined local, provincial and federal taxes. When he earned half a million dollars in stock options several years ago, Quebec took 39 per cent in taxes. Ontario would have taken 30 per cent. So that’s where he’s moving — eastern Ontario. He’ll wave goodbye to the sovereignty threat and the income-tax hike that the Marois government imposed on Jan. 1. (It brings the rate for people earning $100,000 or more to 25.75 per cent from 24 per cent.) Was language also factor? No and yes, he says. No because he’s fluently bilingual — he’s a fan of French TV. “The anglos who left Quebec for language left a generation ago,” he says. “The rest of us learned French.” But, yes, the linguistic climate is still aggravating. The vigorous 60-year-old owns a modest natural-resources firm in Africa, and hates having to communicate to the Quebec government on corporate matters in French. What also rankles is how ordinary people — a cable technician visiting his West Island home, for example, or a security scanner at Trudeau — sometimes refuse to speak in English. “I feel like a foreigner in my own country.” Also weighing in his decision to leave is the PQ’s hesitation to push forward quickly with Plan Nord. His company’s employees are in Africa, not here, so no one is losing a job. But this most indebted of provinces is losing his considerable tax revenue — and that of others whom, he says, are likewise trickling into Ontario or into northern New York State. His parting thoughts. “The government needs to cut expenditures, cut tax rates and mean it when it says it is open for business.” It also has to grasp that the Internet makes for mobility. “Members of my board of directors live on different continents, and I hold board meeting from my home on Skype. Nothing keeps me in Quebec.” Moral: “The government has to make people want to live here.” Now there’s a radical thought. Sharing it is my second interviewee. He’s a partner in the Montreal office of a headhunting firm with operations in dozens of countries. This veteran recruiter of executive talent for local companies says, “Montreal has a shallow talent pool, and it’s become shallower since the PQ’s election. “The problem is not just that anglos are leaving Quebec — they’ve been leaving for years and years. The problem is also that we’ve built a great big fence around Quebec that effectively keeps outside talent out. Any dynamic economy has to cross-fertilize with other cities and bring in new talent.” The election has made that tougher. He estimates that 20 to 30 per cent of Americans whom his firm approaches now consider the city, at least at first view. Yet only 10 per cent of Canadians from other provinces do. Why the difference? “Canadians are more aware of conditions here.” He sighs: “I try to put a positive spin on coming here — I talk about the opportunity to learn French and the joie de vivre.” But the barriers to entry are imposing. Like the Ontario-bound executive, he says that, despite the low cost of living here, taxes are the No. 1 deterrent. No. 2 is Bill 101’s restriction on access to English schools. Other handicaps: the difficulty in obtaining social services in English, the shrinking size of the English community (which reduces the options on where some newcomers want to live) and, not least, the problems that two-income families encounter. Many executives’ spouses are lawyers, doctors, accountants or dentists, for example, and they cannot pursue their careers without passing French-proficiency tests. To be sure, these problems existed before the election. “But,” he says, “before the vote we had a government that at least was pro-business and sought political stability. Now we have a government that’s pro-socialism and is in effect pro-instability.” The bottom line: “Quebec is being starved for intellectual capital.” It’s a vicious circle: As Quebec loses talent it becomes more difficult to attract talent, and so more businesses leave and there is less demand for talent. It’s déjà vu: We saw far more intense versions of this scenario after the 1976 election of the PQ and the 1995 referendum. And if that history is any guide, we know that PQ sees the starvation of that capital as a worthwhile price to pay when pushing for sovereignty. Expect no relief. Read more:
  7. Hey Malek, J'aime bien la bannière actuelle, mais à mon avis ça serait le temps pour une nouvelle qui fait plus "printemps"! Tu dois avoir des belles photos d'été, sors nous en une et montre nous ton talent!
  8. lancé officiellement le lundi 26 janvier 2009. Promotion et vitrine internationale du talent publicitaire à Montréal et au Québec. Initiative de l’AAPQ (Association des agences de publicité du Québec). Site web: