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The ABCs of Starting a Business


The ABCs of Starting a Business

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

5801 Boul Cavendish
Côte Saint-Luc, QC, H4W 3C3, Canada

ProMontreal Entrepreneurs presents The ABCs of Starting a Business workshop. This workshop will provide participants with a baseline information on things to consider and know when starting a business. This workshop will cover the business plan, financials and legal.

This workshop will cover:

  • The Business Plan: How to write a business plan.
  • Financing: Baseline information on things to consider and know about financing a business.
  • Legal: The various legalities of starting a business.


Biography of presenters:

Katherine Korakakis

Katherine Korakakis has spent most of her life working alongside start-ups in various verticals. For 10 years, she was the National Coordinator of Entrepreneurship for the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge for the Government of Quebec. She has authored and co-authored guidebooks on entrepreneurship education. Katherine has served on the boards of numerous corporations and currently is the Vice-President of PMEMTL Centre-Ouest and President of EPCA. Katherine is the Manager of Entrepreneurship at Federation CJA, an early-stage VC fund and entrepreneurship program that invests in multiple verticals. The fund has a social business model and has been around for over 22 years.

Kurt Houghton

Kurt Houghton holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in environmental studies from McGill University and an executive MBA from Université du Québec à Montréal with a specialization in collectively owned enterprises. He has over fifteen years of cooperative and non-profit management and administration experience and more than five years of entrepreneurial consulting and coaching.

* Workshops will be held in English, with questions & answers in English and French