TandemLaunchers at tartupFest 2017

July 7, 2017

TandemLaunchers at Startupfest 2017

Meet some current and former TandemLaunchers at Startupfest 2017! Launched in 2011 in Montreal, StartupFest is an annual tech startup event which attracts a couple thousand of the world’s entrepreneurs and high-calibre speakers.


Our Partner & CFO Emilie Boutros is will be there on July 12th to discuss the future of funding and on July 13th to talk about partnerships.

Since starting her career as a chartered accountant at KPMG, Emilie Boutros has led finance functions for a number of prominent technology companies: Softimage, CGI, and Averna Technologies, a US$30M business with 300 employees. Emilie joined TandemLaunch in early 2012 as Partner and CFO. TandemLaunch scouts, accelerates, and commercializes early-stage technologies from the world’s top universities in close partnership with major Consumer Electronic brands. During Emilie’s tenure, TandemLaunch has more than doubled every year, raising over $30M in third party investment, creating more than 13 ventures valued at more than $100M today.


Former Entrepreneur-in-Residence Tara Akhavan, founder and CTO at IRYStec, will also be present. She is a panelist on the “Chain reaction panel: Stories from the trenches” at Scale up Fest on July 12th!

Tara Akhavan is a technology entrepreneur. She is the founder and CTO of IRYStec a Series-A Montreal based start-up in the display industry. Prior to founding IRYStec, she has been awarded for scaling an Operations and Maintenance Center (OMC) product in the Telecommunications industry all the way from analyze and design to deployment in a 3GPP mobile network with 20 Million subscribers. Tara holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering, a Master degree is Artificial Intelligence and Ph.D. in Image Processing and Computer Vision from Vienna University of Technology. Tara is an active member and the Marketing Vice-Chair for the Society of Information Displays (SID).


In addition, 11 (!) current TandemLaunchers will be volunteering with Ferst Capital throughout the day to make the event a success.

Finally, many other members of the TandemLaunch community are also attending: leverage this opportunity to chat!


See you there!

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