Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute Lands in Montreal


The Founder Institute, the Silicon Valley-based “world’s largest idea-stage accelerator”, has expanded to Canada, choosing Montreal as the staging ground for its first foray here.

... At an information session last Wednesday night in the Bronfman building at McGill University’s Desautels School of Management, Louis Philippe Maurice, CEO and co-founder of Busbud, stated flatly, “I don’t think entrepreneurs are born. I think that’s bullshit. And I’ve heard it from the mouth of super successful entrepreneurs. There’s no entrepreneurial DNA. You’re not born to be a lawyer. You’re not born to be an accountant. You’re born a human, and then you become an accountant or a lawyer. Same thing for entrepreneurship.”

Read full article: Cantech Letter, March 24, 2014