Frequently Asked Questions

Got a question? We have the answer! Scroll through the questions below to quickly find information and links on everything Startupfest.


You can select your ticket and register here for Startupfest 2022 or through our Eventbrite page.

All tickets are in CAD$ and include all fees and taxes. Tickets are non-refundable, non-shareable, and only transferable up to one week before the event.

We encourage active startups, investors, and accredited media to register for Startupfest!

Startup tickets are recommended for founders and employees of young startups (less than 5 years in the making) in, but not limited to, technology and innovation industries.

Startups are NOT a large corporation, a government, a mentor, or a service provider.

There is no difference between the ticket packages, however, you will be classified as ‘Startup’ or ‘Other’ which can have an impact on your networking or matchmaking activities.

Yes! Send us a message to learn more about our group prices and discounts.

All Startupfest 2020 ticket holders who didn’t request a refund at the time can use their ticket(s) to attend the 2022 event instead.

Didn’t receive an email from us with a code to register? Check your spam folder or send us a message to request one.

About Startupfest

Startupfest is Canada’s original startup event. We run conferences and competitions for startups, and offer many opportunities for learnings, investments, visibility and networking with all stakeholders in the startup community. Learn more on our Who we are page.

Embrase is a small, all-Canadian team who are glad to bring Startupfest to life every year. We are event organizers and technologists behind some of the world’s most influential technology events, like Scaletech, Elevator World Tour, FWD50, Startupfest, and many more!

There are many ways to get involved in this year’s festival:

Become a volunteer: We’re always looking for great people to help us ahead and during the event itself. Whether it’s with registration, logistics, speaker management, marketing—there are many opportunities up for grabs.

Support the operations: Want to help us make Startupfest 2022 the best it can? We are always looking to partner with organizations that care to deliver value to the Startup ecosystem.

Become a sponsor of the event: Startupfest is a “big tent” event—we want many voices from the startup community across the world to be involved. If you’d like to support us financially or if you have a great collaboration idea, we want to hear from you.

Help promote the event: Become a community partner by helping us get the word out about Startupfest 2022.

Please contact us and let us know how you want to get involved, and we’ll follow up with more details!

News and Updates

Sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media to get the latest news on everything Startupfest!

You can also stay up-to-date by reading our blog posts.

We’ve released the speakers and mentors confirmed so far, you can check them out here!

You can now view our interative, Detailed Agenda or our “Big Picture” agenda for an overview of what’s happening when.

The Event

Startupfest 2022 is back, in-person from July 13-15th in the Old Port of Montreal (Quebec, Canada). Register now to reserve your spot!

Startupfest is returning to where it all started back in 2011. Join us in Montreal at the Grand Quai of the Port of Montreal (formerly Alexandra Pier), 200 Commune Street West.

Unfortunately we are not accepting anymore volunteers for Startupfest 2022. If you’d like to be put on next year’s volunteer list, send us a message and we’ll add you to the list.

There are many options to promote your company or products at Startupfest!

Show off your product or service with a Demo Table:
Demo tables are situated in the Tent Village. The table is a 36” round surface, and includes electricity and wifi on a “best effort” basis.
For shared demo space in the Tent Village, please select a “… + Demo Table” ticket when registering for Startupfest.
Each ticket gives you access to the demo table for 2 DAYS and includes your pass to the event. Demo tables can be accessed when the Tent Village is open.

Become a Tent Champion in our Tent Village:
At Startupfest, the Tent Village is one of the most unique, and attractive aspects of the entire event.
If you’re interested in hosting a tent during Startupfest 2022, please fill out the Tent Champion form and our team will be in touch shortly!
Please note: Tents start at $25,000, or with the commitment of 25 tickets.

Partner with us or sponsor Startupfest:
Send us a message to learn more about becoming a partner or sponsor at Startupfest.

We’ve started to announce the Startupfest 2022 pitch competitions and prize opportunities for founders.
The $100K Investment Prizes do not require any pre-application. All you need is your pass to Startupfest and a great pitch!

The prizes and opporutunities offered by our partners require an application.

Check out all the opportunities for founders, here!

Please note: Only Startupfest 2022 ticket holders that are onsite will be able to participate in the competitions.

This summer’s program will not be as heavy on the speaker content as in previous years. Our goal is to create meaningful connections in the startup ecosystem through networking opportunities. As a result, we are not looking for additional speakers at this time.

We recommend casual and comfortable clothes. Startupfest takes place during Montreal summers, where temperatures and humidity can soar. We suggest keeping it casual; shorts, jeans, and T-shirts. A good part of the venue is outdoors and on grass, so we suggest you don’t wear heels! Expect it to be a bit cooler at night so we recommend bringing a sweater or an extra layer.

Make sure to check out the weather forecast: rain or shine, Startupfest is on!

Other FAQs

We have a Media Kit page complete with a history, a one liner and different logo layouts. Check it out, here!

We will be following the provincial COVID-19 health and safety laws. We highly recommend wearing a mask, especially when indoors, and using the available sanitization stations around the event. Please refer to our COVID-19 policy for more information.

We invite all staff, volunteers, speakers, sponsors, partners and attendees to become familiar with our Code of Conduct.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference team immediately. At physical events, conference team members will be wearing Team badges and distinctive T-shirts. For virtual events, please message us.

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