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TandemLaunch scouts, accelerates, and commercializes early-stage technologies from the world's top universities.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Other
  • Location Westmount, QC, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded March 2010
  • Employees 30
  • Website

Company Summary

TandemLaunch lives in the overlap of innovation, industry and investment. This lets us: find, fund and staff emerging technologies from the world’s best universities, transforming bleeding-edge research into consumer-ready products; Remove the barriers that block the transfer of University inventions into the marketplace; Create an ongoing flow of opportunities chosen to match our industry partner’s needs, creating long-term positive returns.


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    Helge Seetzen

    Helge is an award-winning technologist, entrepreneur, and a recognized global authority on technology transfer and display technologies. His past successes include the transformation of raw university IP into fully commercialized LED TV technology. Brightside Technologies, his previous company, sold to Dolby Laboratories for US$28M in 2007. Helge holds over 40 patents in the fields of display, camera and video technology.

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    Emilie Boutros

    Since starting her career as a chartered accountant at KPMG, Emilie has led finance functions for prominent technology companies: Softimage, CGI, and most recently for Averna Technologies, a US$30M business with 300 employees, whom she served as CFO. Emilie holds degrees from McGill University, HEC and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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    Martin Girard
    Senior Staff Engineer

    Over the past 15 years of his career in software design, Martin has held development and technical leadership positions at Matrox, Discreet & AutoDesk. Jobs in the start-up space have included Director of Engineering at DigiScreen and Head of Development at First Person Plural Inc.. Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Université de Sherbrooke.

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    Catherine Young Morris
    Venture Development Manager

    Katie Young Morris served as a Program Manager at the University of New Brunswick where she worked extensively in partnership research and knowledge transfer. She holds a Masters Certificate in Project Management, a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Leadership and a Masters of Philosophy in Policy Studies from the University of New Brunswick.


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    Shahir Guindi, Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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    Robert Nardi, Partner, Deloitte