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QueerTech is a community organization that promotes the visibility, engagement, and advocacy of Queer minorities (LGBTQ+) and their allies in the technology and Startup industries in Montréal and beyond. Our vision is to create LGBTQ+ Tech Entrepreneur in Montreal.

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QueerTech est une communauté dont le rôle est de promouvoir l’engagement, le plaidoyer et le ralliement des minorités Queer (LGBTQ+) et de leurs alliés dans le milieu technologique, à Montréal et au-delà.

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PrideHacks 2019 Kickoff Reception

Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

Please note - RSVP on Meetup is great, but doesn't grant you a ticket! Please register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pridehacks-2019-kickoff-reception-tickets-58500518626 ** Le français suit!! ** Join us in support as we launch our third edition of PrideHacks in partnership with Pride Montreal! To celebrate the launch of PrideHacks’ season, QueerTech, in collaboration with the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, is thrilled to bring together the LGBTQ+ (Queer) community, its allies and the Montreal tech ecosystem at the 2019 PrideHacks Kickoff Reception! Join us for a cocktail (or 2) as we celebrate the impact our PrideHacks program has had, and look forward to the growing impact our 2019 program is set to make. We thank you in advance for your contributions to make this night and the 2019 PrideHacks program happen which is only made possible through the kind donations of our members and partners. About the Evening: The PrideHacks Kickoff Reception will take place at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in the Agora Ballroom on Thursday, April 4th beginning at 6 pm. Your ticket to the event includes 2 free drinks courtesy of the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and a cash bar will be available throughout the evening. We have a great program in store for you filled with a ton of surprises throughout the night! In celebration of International Day of Pink (happening on April 10th), we ask that you wear a pink item of clothing - a bowtie, a scarf, socks, shirts, jacket or whatever you find appropriate. Help us celebrate diversity, raise awareness, and combat homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and bullying. About PrideHacks: PrideHacks is an annual hackathon taking place during Montreal pride festivities, that brings the LGBTQ+ community and allies to together for a weekend of thinking, strategizing and coding to solve tech problems faced by LGBTQ+ nonprofits that provide essential services to our community. www.pridehacks.co ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Joignez-vous à nous en soutien à une bonne cause ! Nous sommes très fiers d’annoncer l’inauguration du troisième PrideHacks en partenariat avec Fierté Montréal. Le cocktail d’inauguration de cette année, organisé conjointement avec le Fairmont Queen Elizabeth, vous en fera plus que jamais voir de toutes les couleurs ! Le PrideHacks est un hackathon qui a lieu annuellement lors des festivités de Fierté Montréal. Son objectif est de rassembler les membres de la communauté LGBTQ+ pour une fin de semaine de réflexion, d’élaboration de stratégies et de programmation visant à résoudre les difficultés technologiques qu’ont à surmonter les organismes à but non lucratif LGBTQ+ qui fournissent des services essentiels aux membres de notre communauté. Il nous enchante de rassembler les membres de la communauté LGBTQ+ et du milieu technologique de Montréal à l’occasion d’un cocktail (et peut-être plus) d’inauguration du PrideHacks 2019. Nous tenons à vous remercier pour vos contributions qui ont rendu possible la tenue de cet évènement. Sans toute la générosité dont ont fait preuve nos membres et nos commanditaires, cet évènement n’aurait pas pu avoir lieu. Votre billet vous permettra de vous procurer deux consommations gratuites offertes par de Fairmont Queen Elizabeth (ne vous en faites pas, il y aura aussi un bar payant sur place) et de nombreuses surprises tout au long de la soirée ! Puisque la Journée rose internationale arrive à grands pas (le 10 avril), nous vous demandons d’arborer un morceau de vêtement rose (nœud papillon, foulard, bas, chemises, veste, ou peu importe ce qui vous conviendra) afin de célébrer la diversité et de sensibiliser à l’homophobie, la transphobie, la transmisogynie ainsi qu’à l’intimidation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Check out some footage from last year's event! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH__mYlR0M8

QueerTech Spring Demo Night

Autodesk Canada Inc

Spring is in the air (hopefully) and that means it is time for our first Demo Night of 2019! For this event we have selected 3 LGBTQ+ founded startups to pitch and demonstrate their technology. A special thank you to BDO for sponsoring this event, and for Autodesk for hosting us :) Stay tuned for more details on participants. In true QT style, you won't be disappointed! Grab your Eventbrite ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/queertech-spring-demo-night-tickets-56715425364?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing -- QueerTech is constantly accepting applications to participate in our demo nights. Demo nights are exiting evenings where the best new tech emerging from our community is introduced. They are the perfect platform to showcase innovation, launch a product, find investors, and hire. Join us at the our Spring Demo Night by applying here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7BU5dsK9xkw68se-OXeQbZMd-uQe8azOjLK6ACIkUmEmwMw/viewform

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