Help build Notman House, la maison du web.

Help us purchase and renovate Notman House, the home of the web | Aidez-nous à acheter et rénover la Maison Notman, le coeur du web à Montréal
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Help Secure Notman House’s Future & Take the Project to the Next Level. 

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Over the last year we've operated Notman House in proof of concept mode, during which time the house has hosted over 125 events, including user group meet-ups, hackathons, and learning events, been home to over 50 Startups, and been visited by over 10,000 entrepreneurs, investors, students, and others involved in the growing Montreal tech scene. The viability, necessity and glimpse of more possibilities have been clearly demonstrated.

The OSMO Foundation was able to leverage the level of activity to successfully raise the profile of the Notman House project, leading to a combined $1.7M in grants from the municipal, provincial, and federal government. In addition a $4.3M loan has been committed by Investissement Quebec and the BDC. However, to access these grants we need to raise $1.1M in private contributions. $1M of this is being pledged by corporate entities such as Teralys Capital, Claridge, Telesystem, McCarthy Tetrault, and Fasken Martineau.  We are looking to the community to help close the $100K gap currently faced in the funding process.

With your support and contributions already committed, the OSMO Foundation will purchase the property, ensuring Notman's future and kick-starting the next phase in the project, which includes renovations that will double the amount of office space for early stage Startups, doubling capacity for the event space, and building a brand new, more accessible, fully functional cafe open to the public.
 
All profits from rental income generated by Notman House will be ploughed back into the community - meaning that Notman not only houses startups but it also ensures that those startups, whether they succeed or fail in their businesses, are helping the next generation of startups !

 

What is Notman House?

Built in 1845, Notman House is a historic landmark property located at the intersection of Montreal's downtown core and creative Plateau neighborhood. It has, thanks to the community’s role, become a beacon to entrepreneurship, open collaboration and peer-to-peer learning. Currently, Notman House offers short-term office space for early stage technology Startups, office space for venture investors and entrepreneurial support organizations, a co-working space for freelancers, and an event space for Startup and tech community events. 

 

The Future Notman Campus

The Notman House property offers a unique opportunity to build a campus for technology entrepreneurs and early stage Startups in the heart of the city.

Once constructed the new cafe will act as the gateway to the campus, with street level access providing a welcoming entry point to both buildings and to the project, services, and community. Along with the new office spaces and event hall, the campus will be a world-class environment for collaborative entrepreneurship, allowing Notman to act as a connection and development space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, investors, and students. It will provide a window to web innovation for all those interested in the space.

 

Build Notman House

Let's take Notman to the next level! Contribute today through one of our packages and then help spread the word! 

 

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Apportez votre soutien à la Maison Notman pour lui garantir un futur et l’amener au prochain niveau.

Cela fait près d’un an que la Maison Notman est en validation de concept. Au cours de cette année, la Maison Notman a accueilli 125 évènements, incluant des rencontres de groupes d’utilisateurs, des hackathons ainsi que de nombreux évènements éducatifs. La Maison, qui a abrité plus de 50 startups, a été visitée par plus de 10,000 entrepreneurs, investisseurs, étudiants et autres membres de la communauté qui veulent faire avancer Montréal sur la scène technologique. La viabilité du projet a été clairement démontrée et nous donne un aperçu ce de que la Maison Notman peut offrir à la communauté Montréalaise.

Grâce à l’énorme engouement suscité par la Maison Notman, la fondation OSMO a reçu un engagement financier de $1.7M offert en conjonction par le gouvernement municipal, provincial et fédéral. Suite à ce premier appui, Investissement Québec et la BDC ont à leur tour garantis un emprunt de $4.3M. Mais pour avoir accès à ces fonds, la fondation devait lever $1.1M en contributions privées. $1M ont déjà été promis par des entités privées tel que Teralys Capital, Claridge, Telesystem, McCarthy Tetrault, et Fasken Martineau. Il ne nous reste plus qu’à lever $100,000 pour faire de ce rêve une réalité. C’est la raison pour laquelle nous nous tournons désormais vers la communauté pour nous aider à faire ce dernier pas.

Avec votre appui et vos contributions, la fondation OSMO achètera la propriété, assurant ainsi la pérennité de la Maison Notman, et amorcera la seconde phase du projet. Ceci inclut les rénovations qui vont doubler l’espace de travail pour les startups, ainsi que l’espace qui sert a accueillir les évènements et la construction d’un tout nouveau café ouvert et accessible à tous.

Tous les profits que la Maison Notman va réaliser sur les loyers vont être intégralement redistribués à la communauté. La Maison Notman est donc un pilier essentiel de l’écosystème des startups puisqu’elle permet aux startups bien établies de venir en aide aux startups de demain!

Qu’est-ce que la Maison Notman

Construite en 1845, la Maison Notman est un monument historique situé à l’intersection du centre-ville de Montréal et du Plateau. C’est devenu l’emblème de l’entrepreneuriat, de la collaboration et du partage de connaissances à Montréal. La Maison Notman offre des espaces pour les jeunes startups, les investisseurs, les travailleurs indépendants ainsi que les organismes qui supportent la communauté d’entrepreneurs. C’est aussi un espace idéal pour accueillir tout évènement relié à la communauté tech et à l’entrepreneuriat.

Le Futur Campus de Notman

Situé au coeur de la ville, la Maison Notman est un espace idéal pour batir un campus pour les entrepreneurs tech et les startups innovantes. 

L’entrée principale du nouveau café sera au niveau de la rue et servira de passerelle entre la Maison Notman et le futur campus. Doté de nouveaux bureaux et d’une salle d’évènements, le lieu deviendra un espace de renom international au sein de la communauté tech. Le campus sera le symbole de l’entrepreneuriat collaboratif, permettant l’échange entre les entrepreneurs, les travailleurs autonomes, les investisseurs et les étudiants.  

Bâtissons la Maison Notman

Il est temps d’amener la Maison Notman au prochain niveau! Contribuez à notre campagne de levée de fonds aujourd’hui et aidez nous à faire parler de cette initiative afin de sensibiliser le plus grand nombre de gens possible!

 

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Error. Recognition for Albert Dang-Vu's Mirego $5,000 Agency Collaborator contribution was accidentally deleted from the list of claimed perks. Thanks for your contribution Albert!

 

 

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  • $25USD
    Individual Contributor

    “I Support Notman” sticker. Your name on the website. Public “shout-out” on Facebook.

    94 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • SOLD OUT

    $50USD
    Ticket to Inauguration Party

    Ticket for the inauguration party (this will be the biggest party of the year for the Startup community). SPACE IS LIMITED. + Everything listed before

    100 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $100USD
    T-shirt and Party Ticket

    Notman tee. + Everything listed before

    228 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $100USD
    Heritage Supporter

    Tour of Notman House pre- and post- restoration. “I Support Notman” sticker.

    28 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $1,000USD
    User Group Collaborator

    Logo of user group in permanent projection display in new Notman cafe. Reserved event space*. Logo on Notman.org website. *once per month for 12 months

    10 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $2,000USD
    Startup Collaborator*

    Startup logo in permanent projection display in new Notman cafe. Access and introductions to Notman community (startups at Notman, founders, developers, etc.) 10 hours meeting room space or 40 hours co-working space.** Logo on Notman.org website. * Annual package **email for details.

    10 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Agency Collaborator*

    Web/Mobile/Media dev/design/marketing agency logo in permanent projection display in new Notman cafe. Access and introductions to Notman community (startups at Notman, founders, developers, etc.) Logo on Notman.org website. *Annual package **email for details. .... NOTE: 1 out of 10 claimed by www.mirego.com

    2 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $5,000USD
    Angel/VC Collaborator*

    Company logo in permanent projection display in new Notman cafe. Access and introductions to Notman community (startups at Notman, founders, developers, etc.) Logo on Notman.org website. * Annual package **email for details.

    7 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $50,000USD
    Founders Circle Member

    Contact us as info@notman.org for details.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
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