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Entries Tagged 'Activities and events' ↓

Join the Montreal squad for the 4 city hockey tournament at CIX on December 6th in Toronto

I’ve taken on the challenge to build a team to represent Montreal at the 4-city hockey tournament to be held on Monday, December 6th in Toronto as part of the CIX activities. Teams from Ottawa, Toronto and Waterloo are already confirmed. No one believes we can put a team together from Montreal that would be willing to go to Toronto for the tournament. Robert Montgomery, one of the organizers of the CIX basically laughed at me and suggested I should try out for the Toronto team.

For those of you who know me, I don’t want to just field a team, I want to win the whole thing. Now who’s with me?

I’m looking for players, coaches and sponsors. I would prefer to build a team with entrepreneurs, VCs, angels, and guys who work at startups and technology and gaming companies. Lawyers and bankers are ok if they’re really cool and cover the tech sector. I want to make jerseys and t-shirts, so sponsors will get their chance to shine. I’m also open for other sponsorship ideas. All the players will get a discount for the CIX show. There’s an entry fee for the team, but I’m looking for sponsors to take care of that. In addition to glory, the winning team gets $5K to donate to its local Children’s Hospital. Private networking event and free drinks and beer for all players after the tournament.

Details are likely to change, but this is what I know so far:

Date: December 6th, 2010

Where: Downtown Toronto

Team captains

Waterloo: Brydon Gillis, Brainpark Inc.
Toronto: Matt Leibovitz, BEST funds
Ottawa: James Smith, Labarge Weinstein
Montreal: Yours truly, Real Ventures

1 hr: games, 2x 20minutes running time periods

Proposed Schedule
Waterloo vs Montreal – 2PM
Toronto vs Ottawa – 3PM
Consolation – 4PM
Championship – 5PM

If you’re interested, please register here.

For updates, follow me on twitter.

Office hours at Montreal Startup Drinks – Angel Forum Edition on October 6th

I will be doing office hours wearing my Real Ventures (I can’t believe we still don’t have a real site up!) hat at the Montreal Startup Drinks event this Wednesday, October 6th, at 7:30PM at the Westin. I made a deal with my wife so I should be there pretty late. I want to meet every entrepreneur in the room, so make sure you look for me and bring your business card. It should be a good event. You can also email me at in advance of the event with a synopsis of your project so we can have a more productive discussion.

For those of you who are not aware, Real Ventures is the upcoming second fund from the team behind Montreal Startup, the seed fund that provided startup funding to Beyond The Rack,, Whatsnexx, Recoset, iSentium, Oneeko, SocialGrapes, Vanilla Forums and mConcierge to name a few.