“This program gave me an alternate way of thinking that was far removed from my academic science background. It has birthed something completely new in my life — a new view of the world,” says Tony Wang, co-founder of Doc, a platform that aims to improve transfer of information between physicians and their patients.
“It brought us coaching and one-on-one support that helped us shape an initial rough idea into a viable solution.”
District 3 staff encourage founders to adopt design-thinking methods to generate ideas. Scientists are accustomed to following rigorous methods and instructions. District 3 helps scientific entrepreneurs to become more fluid by switching their mindset from developing solutions to solving problems in the market.
600 tech startups and counting
As a leading innovation hub in Montreal, Concordia’s District 3 is open to all. Since its founding, the centre has supported more than 600 tech startups and built a community of more than 12,000 strong. District 3 focuses on advancing an open, collaborative ecosystem that enables entrepreneurs to thrive and succeed.
They are proud to represent a diversity of cultures, backgrounds and ideas; 80 per cent of District 3’s startup founders are immigrants and 42 per cent are women.
Register today for the District 3 Innovation Center startup pitch night on July 28.