The Big Picture

Startupfest is a jam-packed four day event, and between the Tent Village, inspirational keynotes, curated Premium Fests and mulitple parties, it can be hard to picture how it all fits together. This is a general overview of what Startupfest looks like; what is included in your ticket; and what’s happening when; so you can start planning your stay in Montreal! All Startupfest passes give you access to EVERYTHING starting Wednesday July 12th at 6PM, until Friday July 15th at midnight. All the Premium Fests; AcceleratorFestAngelFest, ScaleupFestHackerFest, and Startupfest Version Française, require a SEPARATE registration.

Premium Fests

Five premium events, created for and by the unique communities who attend Startupfest. The same vibe, with tailored content in an intimate, focused setting. Premium Fests take the startup experience to the next level. NOTE: All Premium Fests require a separate registration. Learn More.

Tent Village

The Tent Village is one of the most unique, and attractive aspects of the entire event. Our goal is to create an environment that encourages people to look away from their screens, and make real-time connections. We have over 30 tents, ranging from themed sectors, to demo spaces, pitch competitions and geographic divisions. The Tent Village puts you in the same physical space, with all of the people you want to meet. Learn More.

Keynote Stage

The Keynote stage is the home of leadership and luminaries. The only open stage on Thursday and Friday mornings, it brings together world class entrepreneurs, investors and pioneers to share their stories of inspiration.

“How-To” Stage

Great startups stand on the shoulders of giants. On the “How-To” stage, you’ll learn smart shortcuts, powerful tactics, and how to avoid common pitfalls in marketing, fundraising, development, staffing, and more. Each year, we bring experts from around the world to teach can’t miss masterclasses on every aspect of startup growth.

“Future-of” Stage

Where’s the world headed? Startups thrive on what’s new, seeking advantage in emerging business models, revolutionary technology, and disruptive shifts in markets. On the “Future-Of” stage, we look into some of the hottest future trends, asking how they’ll change business, society, and even humanity.

“Interactive” Stage

The “Interactive” stage offers unscripted, candid discussions with experts in every aspect of entrepreneurship. Part interview, part Ask Me Anything, it’s a chance to go one-to-one with some of the startup world’s smartest minds and deepest thinkers.