Startup Grind Hosts John Gumbley
October 24, 2017|6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
W Montreal | 901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal, QC Montreal, H2Z 1R1
ABOUT THIS EVENT
The JEG Montreal Nightlife Empire John would soon go on to conceptualize, launch and operate some of Montreal’s most successful clubs and bars from the years 2001 to present day such as Orchid, Rouge, the Main and Muzique, all landmark establishments that set the trend for their respective genres.
At the peak of his nightlife empire, John’s establishments welcomed over 400,000 visitors each year and employed over 300 staff. To date, he’s had the honour to work with and host stars, celebrities, and athletes such as Prince, Avicci, Guns and Roses, Drake, Black Eyed Peas, Rhianna, Chris Brown, Laid Back Luke, Jamie Foxx, Russel Simmons, Robert Deniro, LL cool J, Jazzy Jeff, Vin Deisel, Cypress Hill and more.
On top of his nightlife exploits, John also took a pizza franchise from 2 stores to 10 in only 18 months, has helped organize broker multiple real estate deals, and co-founded a hip and exciting specialty travel company called XS Cancun.
JEGantic and Orange Tree Media
John’s incredible track record for success led him to launch Jegantic (John Edward Gumbley And The Incorporated Co-ownership), a one stop shop to help others create new businesses, and Orange Tree Media to oversee and develop all the brands in the group in when it comes to digital and design.
Bord’Elle: A New Gem of Montreal Nightlife
In December of 2016, Montreal saw the launch of Bord’Elle, a boutique bar and eatery with the Gatsby-esque grandeur of the roaring 1920’s in New York. Bord’Elle opened to mass critical acclaim including record setting social media posts for Journal de Montreal as well as La Presse. It consistently sells out night after night and in fact, weekend dinner service is sold out one month in advance.