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TandemLaunch is a unique startup foundry and seed fund based in Montreal. We work with driven entrepreneurs to turn research from the world’s best universities into exceptional technology companies.

Why does hiring feel like dating?

You are managing a startup. It is growing quickly and you have personally become the entire human resources department. And admit it, you under estimated the time it takes to find the right person who will understand the business vision and fit in with your culture. Are you meeting one candidate after another? Asking the same questions over and over again? Are you wondering if you are too picky? If it would just be easier to just hire at random?

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Is your Startup Ready for Titles?

In a startup things move constantly, roles change and within a few months people swing from one side of the spectrum to the other depending on their immediate needs. This works well when the team is small and people feel ownership of the whole project.

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3 Strategies to Formulate an Effective Pitch

Many entrepreneurs struggle to deliver an effective pitch to prospective investors and consumers. Whether your communication method is in-person or online, it is important to get your message across clearly and stand out from the crowd. Below are three effective strategies for formulating your pitch via your website, email, or face to face.

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How to Plan a Successful Startup Showcase

Planning an event is stressful and nerve-wracking, but after planning multiple successful startup showcases in the past several years, we thought that other startup incubators and accelerators can benefit from our past experience. Here are our top tips on how to plan and execute a successful startup showcase.

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3 simple steps for pitching your technology

One of the pitfalls of many tech entrepreneurs is pitching their solution simply and clearly. What is it? What does it do? Is it actually useful? Often, we’ll get stuck either trying to explain it all at once or getting too technical for our audience.

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May Newsletter — TandemLaunch

We released our brand-new website, SPORTLOGiQ is shortlisted for the Yahoo Sports Technology Awards 2019, Deeplite is in Taiwan for Garage+, and these are just a few of the impressive achievements from this month! Check out our favorite monthly moments!

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Leveraging the Technology Transfer Office

People are always asking that if a Technology Transfer Office (TTO) can’t help build your company and takes a chunk of “your” money, then why should they work with them and how can they avoid them? That’s really the wrong question to ask. Not only is there no legal way around them, but you would also be missing out on the tremendous value that a good TTO can bring to your venture. You just need to leverage them properly.

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We know you have questions. Don’t worry, we have the answers. If you have any questions that were not addressed in the FAQ, feel free to contact us at info@tandemlaunch.com!

1. What does TandemLaunch do?

TandemLaunch scouts, accelerates, and commercializes early-stage technologies in close partnership with entrepreneurs, universities, and consumer electronics companies. Our specialization is in commercially attractive innovation in the fields of human-computer interaction, video and image processing, and audio consumer technology. We collaborate with innovative entrepreneurs and technologists to turn these initial ideas into high quality start-up ventures that our partners then lead to international impact.

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New fund will support the creation of 20 new Canadian technology starts ups

Montreal, Quebec — April 15, 2019 — TandemLaunch, a company creator and seed fund focused on creating, incubating and accelerating early-stage technology start-ups, today announced the first close of its latest fund, TandemLaunch Ventures III (“TLVIII”), for initial proceeds of approximately $23 million. The final close is expected to occur before the start of the summer of 2019.

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