Coming to Startupfest

Montreal, Canada’s Cultural Capital, is second to none in the summertime. With unparalleled nightlife and the second highest number of restaurants per capita in North America, it’s clear why Montreal is considered the City of Festivals. There are at least 3 other major Festival running in tandem with Startupfest: the International Jazz Festival, the Just for Laughs Festival and the International Fireworks Festival.

Bar and club hop along the cobblestone roads of one of North America’s oldest cities, while enjoying all the maple syrup and poutine your heart desires.

Looking for great tips on where to go, what to do, and what to eat? Check out Soul.City!

Getting to Startupfest

Over the past 5 years, Startupfest has been held in various unique locations throughout the Old Port of Montreal, and this year we’re back in the middle of the action. Startupfest 2016 will be in the heart of Montreal’s Old Port- on the esplanade in front of the Science Centre, between Rue de la Commune and the Promenade du Vieux-Port, and between the Quai Jacques-Cartier and the Quai King Edward. Our entirely outdoor venue is surrounded by cobblestone roads, and an unbeatable view of the St.Lawrence river.

Taxi or Ride-share

Ask to be dropped off as close as possible to the Montreal Science Center; on the corner of Boul. St-Laurent and Rue de la Commune.

By Car

There are parking lots near the venue on the Quai Alexandra and the Quai de l’Horloge. Enter your starting address to use the map.

By Public Transit

Taking the metro system is the easiest way to get to the venue by public transit. The two closest metro stations are Station Champ-de-Mars and Station Place d’Armes. From the stations, it’s an 8 and 10 minute walk, respectively.
From Place d’Armes and from Champ-de-Mars


St. Sulpice

Le Saint Sulpice Hôtel ****½

209$ - 249S CAD

Distance 450m. The rates include Wi-Fi.

Reservations By Phone:
You can call the in-house reservation department at +1-877-SULPICE and request the “Startupfest” preferential rate.

Reservations Online:
You can email and mention “Startupfest”

st paul

St. Paul Hotel ****

199$ - 299S CAD

Distance 900m. The rates include deluxe continental breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Reservations By Phone:
You can call the in-house reservation department at 1-514-380-2202 and request the “Startupfest 2016” preferential rate.

Reservations Online:
You can book online here using the code CSTA in the Promo/Corporate Code field OR email


alt Hotel Montreal***

169$ - 189$ CAD

Distance from Startupfest: 1.7km.

Reservations By Phone:
You can call the in-house reservation department at 514-375-0220 and mention STARTUPFEST.

Travelodge Hotel Montreal Centre

The Travelodge Montreal Centre Hotel ***

104$ - 119$ CAD

Distance 1.2km. The rates include continental breakfast and Wi-Fi.

Reservations By Phone:
Please call the in-house reservation department at 514-874-9090*1 or 1-800-363-6535*1 and request the “Startupfest 2016” preferential rate.

Reservations Online:
You can book here OR by email at

Other Lodging Options

Getting to Montreal

There are no shortage of great options to get you to Montreal, and the Fest. We’ve outlined a couple, below.


Participants choosing to fly on Air Canada to Montreal can benefit from a conference discount (15%) using booking code: BE4TDKN1. Air Canada is the official Canadian airline of Startupfest.

Not sure if you need a Visa to enter Canada? Check here.



Participants choosing to bus to Startupfest can benefit from an exclusive Busbud discount. Get %20 off your ride when you book with Busbud. On top of that, once you book your trip with Busbud, enjoy 15% off your Startupfest ticket.



Every year, people from around the world join us in Montreal for Startupfest- but those within driving distance manage to make the festival fun last even longer with organized road trips. It’s a great alternative to a pricey flight, or a long drive, solo. While the Fest offers amazing opportunities for startups to meet with seasoned vets, and investors from around the world, these road trips give the opportunity to build more connections within your own community! Check out the list of pre-organized road trips you can join. Don’t see your city on the list? Open your own trip with Sharethebus!


Who joined us in 2016?

Roadtrips to Montreal


Ontario: The Startup Train

Fredericton, NB: East Coast Crew

Québec City: Délégation de Québec

New York: Entrepreneur Express

France: La Délégation Française

Ottawa: #HustleShuttle