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Congratulations to Francois Poirier of MakerBloks, the winner of the 16th Founder Showcase CrowdPitch CompetitionMakerbloks creates small, reactive building blocks that allow anyone to learn and build electronic circuits without any technical background. The company took first place at the Montreal TechCrunch Pitch-Off, which led to them attending TechCrunch Disrupt in New York to showcase their new product.

 

François Poirier is a graduate of Silicon Valley Founder Institute as well as Google-backed Startup Next program in Montreal, Canada.

Originally posted on http://fi.co/posts/15771

 

 


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Sergio A. Escobar Sergio A. Escobar
(@SergiusEscobar) Sergio is the Managing Director for the Silicon Valley early stage accelerator Founder Institute in Montreal, plus acts as Program Director for Techstars-backed “Startup NEXT” designed by Steve Blank. Sergio has launched tech startups in eCommerce and Mobile Payments, plus small & medium companies (meat packing plant, ostrich farming, leather manufacturing) with equity investments coming from angel investors and family offices. Sergio is mentor and judge in Canada, Latin America, Silicon Valley, Singapore and London for different accelerator programs. Finally, he is Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend in Latin America and Canada.