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The lowdown on our new additions: the ideaBOOST Accelerator Prize and MAtv Prize

Canada’s only digital entertainment accelerator is offering one startup a guaranteed place in ideaBOOST’s fourth cohort. Launched by the Canadian Film Centre, in partnership with Google, Shaw Media and Corus Entertainment, ideaBOOST is a business accelerator for technology platforms and interactive applications focused on enabling and enhancing the entertainment industry.

You will find them in the Accelerator Tent from 1-4pm, on Thursday, July 10th. Like all pitch competitions at the fest, line up, and give your 1 minute pitch to a panel of ideaBOOST mentors and judges.

Who are you keeping an eye out for?


Ana Serrano, Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre


Barnaby Marshall, Director of Creative Technology, Slaight Music


Richard Stursberg, President, Aljess

Videotron Business Solutions/ MAtv Prize

Unlike all other prizes, this one is not an open call.

Three Quebec-based start-ups will be chosen from hundreds of applicants and will have the opportunity to pitch to Quebecor Media, Videotron Business Solutions and MAtv judges. The $100k Prize Judges will be keeping an eye out for which startups should get the chance to pitch to Videotron on Friday, July 11th. Prize will include a free workspace for three months at Maison Notman as well as exposure in various media (Journal de Montreal, MAtv channel and social networks). A total value of over $30,000.

Videotron Business Solutions and MAtv are proud to support entrepreneurs in the province of Quebec.

If you have any questions regarding any of the prizes at Startupfest, email Katherine@startupfest.local

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