Past Premium Fests


Acceletator Fest (1)

For accelerators + the people behind them

AcceleratorFest is a specialized event, designed for those who run accelerators – the directors, program managers and community managers who drive acceleration programs across the globe.


Ai Fest (1)

For the AI-minded

AIFest is an event which explores the future of AI and its impact on society and business. Held in Montreal, the AI hub of Canada, the event brings together the brightest minds from the startup and AI worlds to share perspectives on artificial intelligence trends, predictions and issues.


Ar Tup Fest (1)

For new media artists

ArtupFest is an exclusive gathering of new-media artists. This event brings together the startup mentality and processes to the art and cultural world.


Cannabis Fest (1)

For the cannabis entrepreneur (and those wanting to learn more)

CannabisFest is an exclusive gathering of North America’s newest class of risk-takers – the cannabis entrepreneur. This event brings together visionaries and canna-hackers alike, to learn, connect and uncover how cannabis entrepreneurs are shaping legalized marketplaces. Serious opportunities will be created in this new multi-billion dollar market.


Crypto Fest (1)

For the crypto collectors

CryptoFest brings together major industry players, and some hugely successful businesses, to show the world the exponential growth we can expect from this new form of money. It is dedicated to uncovering the signal in the noise that is Crypto: best practices, emerging tech, opportunities for innovation, ICO’s, investing, mining, and so much more.


Founding Workshp

For entrepreneurs just starting off

Founding Stage workshop covers business fundamentals and proven tactics that takes founders from nascent idea to a full-fledged business model ready for funding.


Funding Workshop

For founders looking to secure funding

Funding Stage workshop is a carefully curated lineup of talks, interactive discussions and hard-won lessons on finding product-market fit, growing the organization, and creating the right processes and systems to scale your business.


Hacker Fest

For developers

HackerFest is an outdoor, multi-topic, innovation marathon for developers, designers, inventors and all-around creators. Hack from a hammock on the Montreal waterfront!


Impact Fest

For anyone who wants to make a difference

ImpactFest is an invitation to discover the initiatives of the ecosystem, and to meet with entrepreneurs who are developing and innovating in three key sectors: food and agriculture, health and well-being, city and environment.


Scaleup Fest

For those looking to scale

ScaleupFest is an exclusive gathering for founders past the initial seed round, growing a foundational team and ready to take everything to the next level. ScaleupFest will illuminate what is often unaddressed–candid war stories, hard advice, the science and art of startup growth and more.


Sci Fest

For the researchers + academics

SciFest is a groundbreaking event revealing the synergy between research, technology innovation in academia and startups. It’s a conversation on the role of university research, Intellectual Property, technology transfer and the critical place of entrepreneurs in the equation. It brings together citizens, professors, students, technologists, founders, VCs and innovative thinkers from around the world.


Smartcity Fest

For the innovators

SmartCityFest gives answers to numerous questions like what makes a city smart, how to better develop services for citizens and business, improve efficiency and decision making among municipal officials, and informs on best practices regarding the collection and protection of data.


Venture Fest

For fund managers and investors

VentureFest brings together fund managers and investors from across Canada and abroad to discuss the hot topic of fundraising. Industry experts share best practices with attendees who can learn from leaders in the space and network with peers.


Wakeup Fest

For everyone

WakeupFest is a different kind of Premium Event. Startupfest can be a wild few days of networking, pitching, learning, recruiting and more, so why not find a way to help everyone get their day started on a positive and healthy note.


Women Tech Bootcamp

For female founders

BDC Women in Technology Boot Camp, hosted by BDC Capital’s Women in Technology Fund, is looking to connect women founders and leaders of technology companies with the resources they need to grow their businesses.




AngelFest is dedicated to exposing what’s next in early-stage startup investment. This Premium Fest brings together seasoned and prospective members of the global angel investment community for a day dedicated to best practices, how-tos, and deep discussions.

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