Canada’s Original Startup
Conference is back!

July 13-15, 2022 – Montréal, Canada

We don’t want a new normal

We want
a fresh start

We’re so over webinars. We crave genuine human connection, hustle, and learning. That’s why Startupfest is back in person, in all its glory, this summer.

Join us in Montréal’s iconic Old Port for fresh faces, innovative ideas, prizes and investment opportunities, and remarkable mentors.

Your Startupfest pass includes access to the incredible site, participation in a dozen unexpected interactions, and a seat at some of the best startup content on the planet.

Something for everyone in the startup ecosystem

Why attend?







The 2022 Speakers and Mentors

This year we’re focusing less on content, and more on meaningful connections. So we’re bringing an incredible lineup of mentors and experts to give you one-on-one insights. That doesn’t mean there won’t be great content: We have exceptional speakers with surprising, inspiring stories and the kind of content you won’t find anywhere else.

Check out the lineup of mentors and speakers we’ve already announced. And stay tuned as we reveal more in the coming weeks!

Edith Harbaugh
Co-Founder & CEO | LaunchDarkly

Phil Cutler
Founder & CEO | Paper

Shellye Archambeau
Author | Unapologetically Ambitious

Joshua Aviv
Founder & CEO | SparkCharge

Maja Thomas
Chief Innovation Officer | Hachette Livre

Martin Picard
Co-founder & Global Head of Real Estate | Sonder Inc.

“There really isn’t another event like this.”

– Margaret Dawson,
Global Product Marketing at Red Hat

What we’re planning

We’ll pack the Grand Quai with tons of new ways to connect and learn by engineering serendipity.

You’ll be given custom conversation topics, make fast connections with speed networking, try out pitches with investors and judges, meet fresh faces with algorithmic matchmaking, harness the hive mind with crowdsourced brainstorming, stroll around the Old Port in one-on-one walking meetings, and tackle your hardest challenges during mentor AMAs.

And we haven’t even told you about the speakers, partners, and tent village.

Home – after speakers