MONTREAL, Jan. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Telesystem is proud to announce that it is making a financial contribution to Montreal's Notman House, as part of a fundraising campaign currently underway to renovate and integrate the adjacent St. Margaret's Hospital building. As a result, Telesystem has been named to the Notman House Founders Circle.
"Notman House gives young entrepreneurs a chance to contribute to Montreal's economic vitality, with their thirst for knowledge, their determination and their creativity. Entrepreneurship, technology and innovation - which together drive the economy, be it here or elsewhere - have been essential ingredients in Telesystem's own history and DNA as a company builder. That's why we are proud to support this project," said Telesystem President and CEO François-Charles Sirois.
Notman House aims to become a leading global force for innovation and a hub for Montreal's web-tech community. Up-and-coming entrepreneurs, startups, initial investors and technology groups - which together contribute to the dynamic character of Notman House - are welcome to make use of its offices, work and meeting rooms, event facilities and Internet café.
Current Notman House occupants include FounderFuel - a startup accelerator program for webpreneurs, as well as a number of programmers and developers looking to make their mark in the online and technology communities.
Founded in 1984 by Charles Sirois and currently led by François-Charles Sirois, Telesystem is a private corporation that builds innovative international media and technology businesses. As a co-owner and partner, Telesystem is committed to maximizing the value of these businesses over the long term and making them industry leaders in Canada and around the world. Over the past three decades, Telesystem has built more than 100 companies and been a driving force behind some of the country's most compelling entrepreneurship success stories. It also provides support to entrepreneurs and youth through its two foundations, Enablis and TRIOOMPH. For more information about Telesystem, please visit www.telesystem.ca.
About Notman House
Once the home of Scottish photographer William Notman, Notman House was designated a historical landmark by the Quebec government in 1979. Today, it serves as Montreal's technology hub and home of the web. For further details, please visit the Notman House website.
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