Conferences, montreal

Startup Camp Montreal 6 set for May 6th

The sixth edition of Startup Camp Montreal is set for May 6th. The event features five startup pitches. The selected startups pay nothing to present, and also get a free coaching session where they get feedback and suggested improvements on their pitch. Quality in the past has been excellent with startups from Montreal, Toronto, New York and beyond applying.

With Dave McClure already confirmed as one of the keynotes, this is an event not to be missed. One of the startups applying will also get to accompany Dave on his Geeks on a plane trip to Asia.

Register (free!) for the event. If you’re the founder of a startup, apply to present (also free!).

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Blogging, montreal

Help Emru Townsend Find a Bone Marrow Donor

Emru Townsend photo by Vicky VriniotisMontreal animation writer and blogger Emru Townsend has been diagnosed with leukemia and needs a bone marrow donor. Emru needs your help.

Finding out if you’re a match requires just a cheek swab or simple blood test, and you are not under any obligation to follow through later.

Emru’s chances of finding a suitable donor are complicated by a lack of registered donors from minority groups. While the chances are higher if the potential donor is of African or West Indian descent, Emru’s match can come from anyone, from any ethnic background, in any country. And if you’re not a match for Emru, you may end up helping somebody else.

You can read more at the Montreal Gazette or BoingBoing. Then head on over to healemru.com (version fran├žaise ici) to find out how you can sign up with your country’s donor registry.

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