TandemLaunch is a unique startup foundry based in Montreal. We handpick talented individuals who join our program without a team or an invention; less than two years later, they leave with a funded technology startup.
We select the world’s best aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Together, we identify real-world problems with our industry partners, source defensible inventions from universities across the globe and help co-founders meet each other. We provide modern office space with access to IT infrastructure, meetings rooms and shared labs for electronics, mechanical or chemical prototyping. We offer comprehensive mentoring, education, daily hands-on operational support and significant financing.
Our Entrepreneur-in-Residence program offers aspiring and established entrepreneurs a proven path to build world-class deep technology companies in 12 to 18 months. We offer significant executive-level interaction, guidance and hands-on support to each entrepreneur who chooses to work with us.
During their time at TandemLaunch, we support our entrepreneurs with:
To pursue my dream of establishing a high-tech startup, I moved from Europe to Montreal after my PhD defense to join TandemLaunch. Being an entrepreneur, especially a technical woman, is tough, but I cannot think of a better place than here to be one. A combination of true mentorship, business guidance and support while being surrounded by passionate and young entrepreneurs.
I learned first hand about TandemLaunch’s unique approach to building early stage start-ups in early 2016. In particular, I learned about its smart model of combining strong technical founders with battle hardened start-up CEOs, but was amazed by the TandemLaunch team’s critical ability at pre-seed stage to recruit amazing tech founders and help guide them to identify patented differentiated IP. I am now fortunate enough to be riding the roller coaster of my 3rd start-up, IRYStec Software, with two of the best founders from TandemLaunch.
TandemLaunch is certainly one of the greatest places to start for “first time founders”! Surrounded by many talented and driven entrepreneurs, and encouraged by some of the greatest minds, it challenges you excel and provides great support for your venture to succeed.
I used to jokingly tell founders to not be randomlaunchers, but be TandemLaunchers instead. Launching a deep tech company requires a lot of variables to come together, so why leave it to chance when you can launch your startup with one of the best company building studios in the world?
In Europe, I was working with the University and the more industry-focused European Space Agency. I wanted to find something similar: TandemLaunch is exactly that. They’re the best at connecting academia, research and industry.