The 14th Montréal-Python meeting will take place at UQAM on June 14th, room SH-3420 of the Sherbrooke building (200 Sherbrooke west, metro Place-des-arts); it will be an entrepreneurial themed meeting because we received many proposals on that theme and because we sincerely believe that the best way to ensure that you are paid to code in Python is to found your own job.

Here is our schedule for the evening:

  • 18h00: Opening
  • 18h20: Announcements
  • 18h30: Flash presentations
  • 19h00: Break
  • 19h20: Main presentations
  • 20h30: Discussions and refreshments at Benelux

Flash presenters will be:

  • Jeremy Barnes on Recoset
  • Chris Hart on the business value of Python
  • Michael Lenczner and Daniel Drouet on Ajah
  • Sébastien Pierre on FFunction

The main presentation slot will be split in two parts:

In the first part, Gary Haran will talk about Four ways to fund your startup:

Second installment of the from ghetto to hub series. Gary is an entrepreneur active in the Ruby and JS communities. Within seven months he managed to found and sell a company. He wants you to do the same.

For the second part, Jean-Sébastien Cournoyer will talk about Real Ventures and Founderfuel, supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs:

Real Ventures is a new seed fund by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs to be launched this summer, from the people behind Montreal Startup. Founderfuel is an accelerator program to be launched in 2011 in Montreal.
Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and/or angel investor since the late nineties, with successes and failures as entrepreneur and investor. Venture capital experience include Innovatech, CDP, Vantage Point Venture Partner, Montreal Startupand now Real Ventures. Investments include Net Integration Technologies, Wavesat, Quazal, Terrascale, OZ Communications, Whatsnexx, SocialGrapes, Recoset, to name a few. Startups include Terrascale, Maybenow, SocialBuckets, etc. Father of five.

We still have a few spots for flash presentations so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have something that you would like to present.

Thanks to our sponsors for making Montréal-Python 14 possible: