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Philippe Telio (he/him)

Founder & President, STARTUPFEST - Elevator World Tour - FWD50

Phil may have an engineering background, but this seasoned entrepreneur got a taste of the startup world fresh out of university. His journey started in the early 90s pre-internet era when he joined Public Technologies Multimedia—a startup that grew from a handful of people, to hundreds of people in just a few short years. Although he launched his career as a programmer, Phil was quickly drawn into the business side of startups and has pursued this vocation ever since. From PTM he joined Locus Dialogue, a speech technologie firm aquired by Nuance Communications. In 2003 Phil decided to start his own business centered on bringing innovation to the enterprise market. Despite his 20+ years of executive experience driving strategic business development, his heart was always in startups so he created a series of events that have now come to be the largest events in Canada for entrepreneurs. Phil is also a board member of the Osmo Foundation, lecturer at McGill University and is the President and Chairman of the Montreal Startup Foundation. Phil is the Founder of Startupfest, the Elevator World Tour, and FWD50.

Sessions

STARTUPFEST VF

Welcome to Startupfest VF: The world is at your fingertips!

Pascale Audette, President of the Board of Startup Montréal and seasoned entrepreneur, kicks things off. See more.
Startupfest

The Finals: $100K Best of the Fest Investment Prize

Come and cheer on the finalists vying for the $100K Best of the Fest Investment Prize. They'll be facing the investor judges in a live Q&A before they make their final decision on who will take away the prize! This will also be your opportunity to vote in the Audience Choice Award. See more.
Startupfest

And the winners are...

Startups have been pitching for all of our amazing prizes over the last three days. Come and find out who's taking home the trophies! See more.
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