All About the Business of Startups

The International Startup Festival puts a new spin on entrepreneurship each year with content ranging from back-of-the-napkin ideas to champagne-popping exits. Keynotes, interactive how-to-sessions, powerful lessons from battle-scarred founders, and the list goes on. There’s nothing quite like Startupfest!


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Terry Jones


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Startup Basecamp Montreal is offering FREE accommodation to 4 lucky startups coming to Startupfest!

Startup Basecamp is a co-living and co-working membership based community for startups, entrepreneurs and freelancers around the world. We are offering a space where members can “worry about launch, not lunch”. Their goal is to solve the high cost of short and mid-term accommodations for international professionals by providing a place to live with all the services and amenities while connecting them with the right resources and network in Montreal. The Montreal chapter is launching this month, and they're offering up 4 free accommodations (2 rooms, with 2 beds each) to Startupfest attendees. All you need to do is register for Startupfest, tweet the message "Just registered for @Startupfest- and I want to stay @StartupBasecamp" OR if you want to take one room for you and a friend, register both- and tweet us letting us know who you want to share with! MUST be registered for #Startupfest 2015 to be eligible.


Startupfest has a REALLY good offer if you're in the New York Startup Scene

Hey NYC, we want you to come to Montreal this summer, July 15-18, for Startupfest, (Canada's largest Startup event in one of the hottest startup cities), so we've packaged up something special for the entire New York Startup community.The first 50 people to sign up are getting an incredible deal, for $150 we'll bring you up to Montreal from New York City (and back) on a coach bus, AND give you a pass to the Festival (value of $467+travel costs). You read that correctly, round trip travel + Festival pass= $150. Once at the festival, you will get free demo space in a tent dedicated to NYC startups, access to all of the conferences, and all of the parties. There's a $100k Investment prize up for grabs, the "Grandmother's Choice" award, and countless other startup opportunities. DreamIt's Head of Recruiting will even be riding the bus, and they're offering one golden ticket to a team (which grants you a finalist interview for the DreamIt program of your choice) plus coffee chats for everyone that signs up. We need a minimum number of people to make this viable. So tell your friends, share with your networks, and let's get a great group from New York up to Canada's largest Startup event. Register today to reserve your spot, only 50 seats available.


Startupfest has something for the whole family Saturday, July 18th!

Saturday, July 18th from 10:00am to 4:00pm Startupfest is opening its doors to the general public on Saturday, July 18th, for the first ever Startupfest Family Day; an activity filled, science and technology playground for the whole family! Learn how to code with Kids Code Jeunesse, build robots with CRC Robotics, and compete and get messy with the CBC and Moving Mind Studio's "Go Viral Game Show". Take part in Mad Science experiments, test the newest apps aimed at helping families and children learn to play, watch pitch competitions by the top three Technovation Challenge Montreal youth teams and Laurus Campers as they look for creative ways to solve everyday problems. Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn from one of CBC's very own "Dragons", and Startupfest keynote speaker, Manjit Minhas, as she inspires the next generation of entrepreneurs. This incredible day is completely free, and open to the public. Bring your family and immerse yourselves in everything the Montreal entrepreneurial community has to offer! Childcare Option for Startupfest Parents Want to come to Startupfest, but you don't have anyone to take care of the kids? Montreal startup, Popup Camp, is offering a fun and educational way for kids to spend the day, while you get inspired and connected. Not far from the Startupfest venue (at CEIM), Popup Camp will be hosting kids all day Thursday, July 16th and Friday, July 17th. Sign your kids up for daycare service here! Space is limited!