Startupfest Version Française: The World Is Within Your Reach!
July 10, 2024

Exporting For Successful Growth

Quebec is creating world-class startups with the potential to dominate their markets here and abroad. Join us to develop the tools essential to your success in the global marketplace. Brought to you in partnership with Québec Tech, this 100% francophone event is the place to be to meet the key players in the export field, and glean unparalleled advice from experts and entrepreneurs who have conquered the business world.

Spearheaded by Québec Tech as official presenter, in partnership with the Ministry of the Economy, Innovation and Energy as well as the National Bank.

This content will be delivered exclusively in French.

How to Attend

Startupfest version française is for anyone wishing to develop the tools essential for your success in the global marketplace. Startupfest VF is included in the Startupfest ticket. To attend, simply purchase your ticket to Startupfest.

This content will be delivered exclusively in French.

What You Can Expect

Join us July 10th for keynotes, success stories (and sometimes failures) and interactive segments. Learn about international market trends and opportunities, and demystify the requirements for successful exporting.


Richard Chénier

General Manager, Québec Tech

Vicky Boudreau

CEO, Heylist

Andrew Lockhead

CEO, Stay22

Anne Martel

Managing Director at Keira Capital | Serial Entrepreneur | Co-founder at Element AI

Simon De Baene

CEO, Workleap

Kalthoum Bouacida

Partner, AQC Capital

Etienne Crevier

Animator, Les Dérangeants

Pascale Audette

Co-founder, Agetech Capital

Dominic Gagnon

CEO, Connect&GO

Amira Boutouchent

Cofounder & CEO, BRIDGR

Vincent-Charles Hodder

CEO & Co-founder, Local Logic

Nathalie Morin

President and CEO, Polystyvert Inc.

Frédéric Bastien

Managing Partner, Amiral Ventures

Julie Lacasse

Venture Partner , Amiral Ventures

Philippe Telio

Founder & President, STARTUPFEST - Elevator World Tour - FWD50

Anna Chif

Co-founder, Dialogue

Luc Sirois

Quebec’s Chief Innovation Officer, Conseil de l'innovation du Québec

Despina Papadopoulos

Technology and Innovation Director, Banque Nationale

Startupfest VF Agenda

July 10

1:00 PM


Welcome to Startupfest VF: The World Is at Your Fingertips!

Pascale Audette, President of the Board of Québec Tech and seasoned entrepreneur, kicks things off. See More.
Agetech Capital
Founder & President
STARTUPFEST - Elevator World Tour - FWD50

1:05 PM


Making Quebec a Leading Platform For Tech Startups

Richard Chénier, Executive Director of Québec Tech, highlights the key strategies that will enable Quebec to deploy its full potential and establish itself as a world leader in technology entrepreneurship. See More.
Quebec’s Chief Innovation Officer
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec
General Manager
Québec Tech

1:30 PM


Canadian growth and the challenges of international expansion: the story of Dialogue.

Anna Chif, co-founder of Dialogue, reveals the winning strategy that has propelled Dialogue to the position of telemedicine leader in Canada, overcoming barriers in the healthcare sector. See More.
Technology and Innovation Director
Banque Nationale

1:50 PM


From Global Success to Strategic Investment: The Dual Career of Julie Lacasse and Frédéric Bastien

Serial entrepreneurs Julie Lacasse and Fred Bastien share their inspiring stories of exporting their companies internationally. But that's not all! Now venture capitalists, they reveal their investment vision and the key criteria they examine. Thanks to this dual role, they can provide you with invaluable insights! See More.
Managing Partner
Amiral Ventures
Venture Partner
Amiral Ventures

2:10 PM


The Floor is Yours! We're Playing "Ask Me Anything... About Exporting"

Dominic Gagnon and Anne Martel lend themselves to the game of answering burning questions about the international success of their companies. See More.
Managing Director at Keira Capital | Serial Entrepreneur | Co-founder at Element AI

2:40 PM


Mastering Cultural and Regulatory Challenges to Conquer Global Markets

Alongside Nathalie Morin of Polystyvert and Kalthoum Bouacida of AQC Capital, discover how a deep understanding of cultural nuances can transform your business approach and catalyze your startup's success abroad. See More.
President and CEO
Polystyvert Inc.
AQC Capital

3:00 PM


Debate! The United States: An Unavoidable Market for Quebec Exports

We share one of the world's largest borders with our neighbors to the south. 63.4% of our Canadian exports go to the U.S... Everything points to the fact that the U.S. is unavoidable or even inevitable as the first market to explore in an export strategy. Our two teams of export-savvy entrepreneurs will debate this hot topic in an Oxford-style debate. Which team will influence or even change your opinion? Moderated by Étienne Crevier, this interactive segment is not to be missed! See More.
Cofounder & CEO
CEO & Co-founder
Local Logic
Les Dérangeants

3:40 PM


Tech Has No Borders

For Simon De Baene, co-founder and CEO of Workleap, a technological product has no borders, and exporting is an integral part of its DNA. See More.

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