Thousands of techies.
Infinite possibilities.

JULY 2020

About StartupFestival

Small enough to meet who you need to meet, big enough that everybody’s there

More than just world-class content and a global attendee base, Startupfest is known for rethinking the standard event format. Crowned “a music festival for startups” by Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian, you’ll have tangible opportunities to make the connections you need, in one of the world’s most iconic festival cities.

Find the Reasons

Why attend?







“There really isn’t another event like this.”
– Margaret Dawson,
Global Product Marketing at Red Hat

Past Speakers

Chris Messina

Hashtag Inventor | Product Designer

Kat Manalac

Partner | Y Combinator

Anil Dash

CEO | Glitch

Shan-Lyn Ma

CEO and Co-Founder | Zola

Harley Finkelstein

COO | Shopify

The Honourable Mary Ng

Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion | Government of Canada

Jenny Fielding

Jenny Fielding

MD Techstars | GP, The Fund

Dax Dasilva

Founder & CEO, Lightspeed | Founder, Never Apart

Sarah Nahm

CEO & Founder | Lever

Tamsen Webster

Founder and Chief Message Strategist | Find the Red Thread

Rahul Raj

Founder & CMO | 5&Vine

Dr Theresa Johnson

Product Manager | Airbnb

Home – after speakers

Montreal skyline

Set in one of the world’s most iconic cities

Montréal is the cultural capital of Canada, and as soon as you get here you’ll understand why. The city has an unbeatable festival vibe, and is second to none in the summertime! It’s also been home to the largest series A round in Canada, and the most VC dollars invested in any Canadian city in 2018.