DROPBOXFILE-SHARING• Up to 8GB storage• 45 million users• Startup valued at $4 billion• Founded by Drew Houston and Arahs Ferdowsi, 2 Computer science students at MIT 2
DISQUSUSER COMMENTS• Featured on 750,000 sites• 500 million unique visitors• Startup valued at $4 billion• Founded by Danial Ha and Jason Yan, University of California undergrads 3
JUSTIN.TVLIVE-STREAMING• JusOn Kan crazingly wearing a webcam 24/7• 3200 channels• Sponsors TeamLiquid• Founded by JusOn Kan 4
RADIALPOINT 3RD-PARTY SERVICES• simpliﬁes access to technology for ordinary people• loves the Montreal technology community• Founded by AusOn & Hamnet Hill 5
GETMELISTED LOCAL MARKETING• brand new startup• Founded by Mohannad El-‐ Barachi, Michael Mire & Ravdeep Sawhney 6
AJAH HELPING NON-PROFITS• fundraising for non-‐ proﬁts• Founded by Michael Lenczener, Daniel Drouet, Yannick Gingras + Nicolas Cadou 7
THE MISSING LINK What’s common between dropbox, justin.tv, disqus, ajah, radialpoint, getmelisted ? They reach hundreds of millions of users. They are technology startups looking to change the world. And they were built by small teams of python programmers.
WHY JOIN STARTUPS? BRILLIANT IDEAS STAY HUNGRY, STAY Work with entrepreneurs FOOLISH who believe in changing We fail at least once but the world, and will reach we built it be^er the hundreds of millions of second Ome. And we love users the risk! LATEST TECHNOLOGIES PASSION Work on hot new Join a community where technologies on Android or passion, vision and iOS plaborms or with new product ma^er more technologies such as mongodb/redis/nodejs than anything else.
GETTING INVOLVED IN MONTREAL Learn & connect 1. dev groups: montrealpython 2. hackathons: lots of #hackmtl in 2012 organized with diﬀerent groups 3. news: montrealtechwatch / nextmontreal 4. places: notman house 5. programs: Montreal StartupWeekend, Founderfuel 6. jobs: #MTLStartupTalent
#MTLSTARTUPTALENT 14TH FEB 2012 BRIDGING 500 TALENTS TO 25+ STARTUPS IN 6 HOURS What you can expect: – access to great job opportuniOes at exciOng companies – a chance to converse with an employee or founder and start to build a relaOonship – a casual (yet serious) environment to network with others in your ﬁeld of interest