Startupfest Recap | Upcoming Events | Montréal Company News

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C100 Upcoming Events
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Join C100 for an evening of community and networking. Whether you live in the Bay Area or you’re just visiting, we welcome you to join us on September 4th in San Francisco for some drinks and interesting conversation—you’ll be in good company! This is a ticketed event, so please RSVP when registration opens if you wish to attend.
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Startupfest Recap
The C100 team was in Montréal last week attending StartupfestHighlights include Grandma Judges, where founders stood in long lines to pitch in a way your grandma can understand, as well as a $100K pitch competition! Both events showcased the collection of inspiring founders at the event. C100’s very own Executive Director Laura Buhler also shared insights on a panel about US investment into Canadian startups.
While in Montréal, the C100 team held a members’ dinner in partnership with Real Ventures, and a breakfast workshop for founders on the topic of U.S. market expansion.
Thank you to Steven Abrams, Allan Benchetrit, Isaac Souweine, Kim Morouney, Trevor Adey and Andre Charoo for facilitating the member dinner, as well as panelists Eamonn O’Rourke of RenoRun Inc., Mikael Cho of Unsplash and Adam Shevell & Brian Appel of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for sharing their expertise and experiences at the breakfast workshop.

What’s Happening in Montréal?

C100 48Hrs in the Valley alum Sonder raised a $210 million USD Series D funding round, surpassing a valuation of $1 billion. This makes Sonder the latest Canadian-founded company to reach unicorn status. Read full article here.
AlayaCare raised $39 million USD ($51 million CAD) from Caisse, inovia in late June. Congrats to CEO and 48Hrs alum Adrian Schauer, who founded the software provider for home health-care agencies in 2014. Read full article here.
IoT startup Mnubo Inc. founded by Frederic Bastien has been bought for $102 million USD by U.S. software firm Aspen Technology Inc. This is one of the first takeovers of a Canadian company selling commercial, AI-based software to customers globally. Read full article here.
Other Upcoming Community Events
Traction Conference in Vancouver
on August 7 & 8

This intimate conference brings together founders & C-Suite from companies like Shopify, MailChimp and RedHat to share insights about growth.
Use promo code “C100” for $350 off!

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