MTL + Ecommerce launches a virtual All-in-one platform for business networking & collaboration

Discord networking platform

MTL + Ecommerce launches a virtual All-in-one platform for business networking & collaboration

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25 Mai 2020

Discord networking platform

May 25, 2020, Montreal

MTL + Ecommerce launches its virtual All-in-One networking platform to connect the ecommerce, startup & tech ecosystem. The platform will provide a user-friendly and dynamic virtual space on which business executives, entrepreneurs, retailers and e-commerce and marketing professionals can discuss, share ideas, ask questions and quickly get answers from the expertise of the participants, experts & mentors. Business networking & Collaboration are the main keywords of this initiative.

On March 23rd , 2020, MTL+Ecommerce launched the #COVIDSUPPORT campaign, thus aiming to reunite various companies in a gesture of solidarity and support towards small businesses, start-ups and retailers during the current pandemic.This initiative enabled MTL+Ecommerce to evaluate and understand the needs and worries of entrepreneurs & business professionals concerning digital transformation, financial support, networking and collaboration.

A 360 Experience : a All-in one platform with Chats, webinars, Video conferences, podcasts, mentoring & virtual networking

After studying different alternatives for their collaborative platform, MTL + Ecommerce finally ended up choosing Discord. Despite its 250 million users, Discord is still  underused in the workplace.

What should anyone’s expect? Private Chats, video conferences & webinars, mentoring & virtual networking spaces on the same platform.

MTL+Ecommerce will also be able to offer spaces for share Business experiences, strategies & tactics. Private chat rooms will allow to organize brainstorming sessions and validate business plans & go-to market strategies together with business professionals and experts.

« Discord was  originally created and used by gamers. However, it offers features absent elsewhere on the market and totally in line with the expectations of our community. Learning, collaborating, networking, anything is possible because Discord MTL + Ecommerce’s server offers the virtual space & the possibility to do so" declared Quentin Hibon, Vice President of MTL + Ecommerce. »

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The new All-in-One virtual platform offers conviviality, business networking opportunities, community support and guidance. It is now possible to join a virtual coworking space, organize videoconferences for up to 25 participants and even contact privately mentors and experts in order to ask specific questions relating to the subjects of marketing, business strategy, ecommerce, innovation and technology. Regular MTL+Ecommerce events have been postponed until September 2020 and will be held in the future accordingly to the situation. Some online events may happen before and will take place online.

« The COVID crisis gave rise to a number of major changes: the surge of remote work and digital transformation and the urgency of a certain set of digital skills on the workplace. The new reality of the market calls for urgent measures. MTL+Ecommerce innovative solution will provide a significant boost in value to our community»  explains Sarah-Eden Dadoun, president of MTL+Ecommerce. « MTL+Ecommerce’s new virtual platform is an answer to the current issues and aims to facilitate networking, collaboration and brainstorming within the start-up ecosystem »

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MTL+Ecommerce aims to facilitate Business networking & collaboration despite the cancellation of its events

This new platform fits into the values of MTL+Ecommerce which defines itself as a dynamic, inclusive, fun and convivial organization. Indeed, the ecommerce, start-up and Tech community of MTL+Ecommerce has highlighted many times the importance it gives to business networking. The organization stated that regular MTL+Ecommerce events will be postponed September 2020 accordingly to the situation. Some online events may happen before and will take place online.

MTL+Ecommerce will also be able to offer spaces for sharing Business experiences, strategies & tactics. Private chat rooms will allow to easily organize brainstorming sessions and validate business plans & go-to market strategies together with business professionals and experts.

The online platform integrates principles of gamification and rewards its most engaged members. In addition, the virtual platform of MTL+Ecommerce is available everywhere at any time thanks to the DISCORD mobile application. 

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MTL+Ecommerce team regularly takes suggestions from its members. Given that, the new virtual platform of MTL+Ecommerce will surely evolve to answer the changing needs of the ecommerce, startup and tech community. Improving this virtual space at all times and making it the most convivial possible for everyone are the intentions of MTL+Ecommerce.

 

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MTL + Ecommerce is the # 1 hub for Ecommerce, startup & Tech.

MTL+Ecommerce brings together more than 15,000 Business executives and professionals around e-commerce, entrepreneurship, innovation, & growth marketing. We believe that Business networking, collaboration & learning should be done in a friendly atmosphere. 

We aim to have a strong and meaningful impact within the startup ecosystem, bring concrete and forward-thinking Business strategies & solutions  to our community members so they can thrive in business.  To do so, we engage our community around around fun events, top-notch conferences, workshops &friendly networking sessions. We are proud  to actively contribute to the economic development of Montreal by encouraging collaboration & the digital transformation of its businesses.

 

To do so, we engage the community around around fun events, Top-tier conferences, workshops &friendly networking sessions.

We are proud  to actively contribute to the economic development of Montreal by encouraging collaboration & the digital transformation of its businesses.

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#COVIDSUPPORT : Les Entreprises à la rescousse des PME , des détaillants & des startups de Montréal

#COVIDSUPPORT : Les Entreprises à la rescousse des PME , des détaillants & des startups de Montréal

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Montréal, le 17 Avril 2020

Montréal – le 17 Avril 2020: Le 23 Mars 2020, MTL+Ecommerce a lance un appel aux entreprises pour venir en aide aux startups, detaillants et PME a faire face a la crise liée au COVID-19. #COVIDSUPPORT est né. Les entreprises québécoises n’ont pas tarder a répondre a l’appel et se sont retrousse les manches pour innover dans ce sens.

MTL+Ecommerce rassemble sur une même plateforme les initiatives des entreprises canadiennes et québécoises qui joignent leurs forces pour soutenir une même cause :  Soutenir les startups et PME en temps de crise et les aider à prendre le virage numérique. 

Lancée le 23 Mars 2020, la campagne #COVIDSUPPORT a été l’une des pionnières à émerger sur le net pour rassembler les initiatives des startups et PME qui souhaitent aider les commerces locaux d’ici et les startups à faire face à la crise.

En effet, La fermeture des magasins et la baisse des ventes plongent les PME, détaillants et startups dans un profond désarroi. La conjoncture actuelle force les entreprises québécoises à se réinventer et à avoir une présence en ligne rapidement pour pallier aux contrecoups économiques liés au confinement.

Quelle Aide pour les startups, les détaillants et PME ?

MTL+Ecommerce,   dans événementiel et le réseautage d’affaires,  a pivote ses activités rapidement et regroupe dorénavant sous un seul toit toutes les initiatives des entreprises Canadiennes et québécoises qui souhaitent prêter main forte aux startups, PME & commerces locaux.

La conjoncture actuelle a également motive ces entreprises a se réinventer en temps de crise. Aussi, MTL+Ecommerce leur permet sur cette plateforme d’avoir plus de portée et d’avoir un contact direct avec leur audience.

Les initiatives proposées par les entreprises peuvent se présenter sous plusieurs formes :

  • Soutien financier
  • Donation
  • Essai gratuit à des nouvelles technologies
  • Rabais sur les services ou des licences informatiques
  • Cartes Cadeaux
  • Séances de consulting & audit 

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“When you are asking people to trust you to help them solve their financial problems and trust you with their money, it’s important that we be empathetic, compassionate, and relatable”

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 « Nous avons lancé #COVIDSUPPORT dans un élan de solidarité. Aussi, nous souhaitons mettre en avant l’entraide au sein de l’écosystème startup et montrer qu’en cas de crise, les entreprises québécoises et organismes montréalais peuvent s’allier pour une même cause, » souligne Sarah-Eden Dadoun, présidente @ MTL+Ecommerce.

A Propos de MTL+Ecommerce

MTL+Ecommerce est un organisme à but non lucratif créé en 2012 à Montréal qui réunit les dirigeants et professionnels passionnés de e-commerce, d’entrepreneuriat, d’innovation et de marketing digital autour d’événements, de conférences et d’ateliers numériques. MTL+Ecommerce est un organisme fédérateur qui encourage l’entraide, le partage, le réseautage et la collaboration entre les entreprises et les organismes de l’écosystème start-up de Montréal dans la bonne humeur. Avec + de 15000 membres actifs, MTL+Ecommerce vise à devenir la #1 communauté e-commerce, start-up & Tech à Montréal.

MTL+Ecommerce a pour mission de contribuer activement au développement économique et au rayonnement de Montréal en encourageant la transformation numérique de ses entreprises et le réseautage d’affaires.

Pour ce faire, MTL+Ecommerce a pour objectif de transmettre continuellement les dernières stratégies d’affaires à une communauté passionnée de e-commerce, d’entreprenariat et de marketing digital.

 

A Propos des Événements, Conférences et Ateliers MTL+Ecommerce

MTL+Ecommerce organise plusieurs évènements mensuels dont des événements physiques qui s’articulent autour de deux conférences suivies d’une session de réseautage professionnel. Les évènements MTL+Ecommerce se déroulent souvent dans les prestigieux bureaux de Shopify à Montréal, ou de Lightspeed, partenaires de longue date des évènements Mtl+ecommerce.

Les thèmes abordés lors des événements, conférences et ateliers  sont variés et s’adressent aux cadres supérieurs, aux start-ups, aux entrepreneur, aux détaillants et certains étudiants curieux  dans les domaines de la publicité, du marketing, de entrepreneuriat, des nouvelles technologies et de l’innovation.

 

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Charlie Toukian
Gestionnaire, Communications & Relations Médias @MTL+Ecommerce

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