Welcome to Maximum Impact with my guest Stephen Bronfman – Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Investor. We discuss entrepreneurship and the various Montreal based initiatives his foundation is supporting with a particular focus on promontreal.
I recorded this podcast at the C2 Montreal conference, an incredible conference that exists at the intersection art, design and business. Roughly 5,000 attendees from all over the world converge on Montreal to connect, learn and listen to guest speakers like Mohammad Yunus, Martha Stewart, David Suzuki and Stephen Bronfman.
Stephen is a well know entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist who is a great supporter of the Montreal community and especially entrepreneurs. He runs Claridge Inc, a private equity firm with the motto “Actively Backing the Entrepreneurial Spirit with more than Capital”. How awesome is that!
What caught my attention however is Promontreal, a unique organization Stephen supports that provides seed money in the form of a small interest loan of up to $50,000 and includes a payment holiday. In addition to the funding, the organization provides mentorship and connections to help businesses get started and grow. Their record has been stellar with many of the success stories getting involved with the organization after they hit it big. That says a lot!
I hope you enjoy our short chat.
Don’t forget to check out Promontreal.