This week we report on Montreal’s Startup Camp7, a day long event dedicated to all things startup.
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Also featured this week is an interview with Sylvain Carle, one of the founders of The Notman House project, a wonderful start-up to restore a Montreal heritage building into a creative centre for local tech initiatives.
About William Notman – 1826 – 1891
Notman was a Canadian photographer and businessman.
He was an instance of an early photographer who clearly was figuring out what photography can mean, as a form of artistic expression, as a form of social chronicling, as a way of creating a sense of status — all the kinds of things that have flowed from works of art from time immemorial. He was trying to find ways to invest in photography.
– Dennis Reid, Chief Curator, Art Gallery of Ontario
Notman Photographic Archives
Institutions and researchers from all over the world consult the Notman Photographic Archives. Through its thousands of images – landscapes, well-known people, families, places, events, activities – these historically invaluable Archives provide a visual history of Montreal, Quebec and Canada from the 1840s to the present.
Notman House Project
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Project Notman will be an attractive and energizing location for the web entrepreneurs of Montreal to develop and iterate their business ideas and beta products. The property will provide an array of collaborative work and meeting spaces, curated by members who will promote the exchange of ideas and knowledge. Spaces include small offices and co-working desks that can be rented by the hour or the month and a variety of event and meeting rooms for residents, members and guests, as well as an Internet cafe open to the public…
Our lives are being profoundly influenced by the Web and the way in which individuals and communities embrace internet technologies will have an ever-growing impact on their future economic and social prosperity. Notman House is a glorious example of Montreal’s prosperous past and when restored to its former glory, this property will play an important part in Montreal’s future; providing an open, collaborative environment that will ensure we contribute to the evolution of the Web, rather than simply consuming its content..
Private fundraising for Notman House is being coordinated through a recently established not-for-profit entity called The OSMO Foundation.
The OSMO Foundation, a non-profit entity, was established in July 2009 to fund, by way of grants, grassroots initiatives that support community building and networking. The Foundation was created by investors, technology and media executives and the community itself to support the growth and development of Montreal’s next generation of technology entrepreneurs.
Kavita Ajwani of TaskHire.ca –
one of the 5 ‘Pitchers’ at Startup Camp Montreal
Startup Camp Montreal
This is the seventh edition of Startup Camp Montreal, an event dedicated to everything Startup. It is the forum where early stage companies, investors and on-lookers alike can share information and validate pitches live.
Five startups have been selected to give a brief 5 minute presentation on their startup following which, a panel of 3 startup experts will ask 5 minutes of questions, and then the audience will ask questions and give 5 minutes of valuable feedback to the startup in an open forum format.
Startup Camp 7 MC Stephan Ouaknine notes the acceleration of ‘game changing’ communication technologies that reach the critical mass of 150 million users.
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