Recently, I volunteered at Montreal’s International Startup Festival for the third year in a row. This particular festival looks to bring early stage startups together from across the world to help develop their pitch and launch them into the marketplace. Included in the festival, are a number of prizes ranging from general awareness to $100k convertible note investments. But, in order to get these prizes, startups have to hustle around the tent village to make their pitch to the various prize judges.
My volunteer assignment was to look after one of these prize tents, and once again, I was happily put in charge of the infamous Grandmas. The Grandma judges tent is made up of sweet, caring older women, anyone of whom I would be happy to call my grandmother. But, despite this affable appearance these grandmother’s are not to be taken lightly.