Back-of-the-napkin ideas, to champagne-popping exits.
July 10-12, 2024

Here and Now

The 14th edition Startupfest returns to Montréal with a new and exciting direction. We’re not just talking; we’re doing. It’s a chance for all of us to present, connect, take advantage of new opportunities and tackle the stuff that matters, across all verticals… right here, right now. Read the manifesto.


Why attend?

Practice what we preach

The new realities of augmented work and the increased importance of human connection will launch a wave of fundamentally different businesses. Startups need to adapt, and so do we. This year we’ll infuse AI tools to augment your festival experience while still focusing on meaningful content. We’ll also double down on serendipitous interactions and genuine connections, for which Startupfest has always been famous.


Industry leaders and legends take the stage every summer

Startupfest brings an incredible lineup of mentors and experts to give attendees one-on-one insights, as well as exceptional speakers with surprising, inspiring stories and the kind of content you won’t find anywhere else.

Harley Finkelstein is an entrepreneur, lawyer, and the President of Shopify. He founded his first company at age 17 while a student at McGill. Harley completed his law degree as well as his MBA at the University of Ottawa, where he co-founded the JD/MBA Student Society and the Canadian MBA Oath. Harley is an Advisor to Felicis Ventures, and one of the “Dragons” on CBC’s Next Gen Den.

Harley Finkelstein

President, Shopify

Monique Woodard

Managing Director, Cake Ventures

Paige Bailey

Lead Product Manager for Generative Models, Google DeepMind

Marwan Elfitesse

Head of startups, STATION F

Edwin Miller

CEO, Marchex

Alison Taylor

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Jane

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