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While born in Montreal, our vision quickly grew to impact Quebec and beyond to create connections and opportunities to collaborate across stakeholders, industries and geography. Our initiatives, learning programs, entrepreneurship support, and engaging events bring together thousands of established and aspiring entrepreneurs each year.
Collaborating with industry leaders, professionals, investors, and researchers, we explore, experiment, and execute innovative projects with scalable and sustainable impact in mind.
Accelerating Innovation and Empowering Entrepreneurs Since 2008
Montreal NewTech (MTL NewTech, MNT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to driving the success of the startup ecosystem. We are a thriving community of researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, students, and innovators who are enthusiastic about the potential of technology and making a positive social impact, and excited to connect with global startup ecosystems.
Since our inception in 2008, we have been at the forefront of driving the startup and tech innovation communities.
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Let's make an impact together!
As a trusted community partner, Montreal NewTech develops projects, programs, events, and services that bring together:
to not only support and accelerate existing entrepreneurs, but also feed the ecosystem by attracting and inspiring aspiring entrepreneurs to take action.
What We Do
If you share our ambition to make the startup ecosystem more inclusive, accessible, collaborative, and impact-oriented, talk to us about:
Collaborating with our startup services to support existing entrepreneurs
Co-developing a program aimed at tackling industry-specific open innovation challenges
Co-creating impactful events to attract and engage the ecosystem and new external participants
Building community-strengthening initiatives that foster collaboration and inclusion
Discover Our Impact
Health Beyond Initiative
Collaborating closely with the Canadian Space Agency and Mangrove, Montreal NewTech was a key partner in developing community-building strategies for the Health Beyond Initiative. At the Health Beyond Forum in Spring 2022, key stakeholders assembled to start their community-building strategies.
The initiative culminated in the launch of the first ever Health Beyond Summit in the same year, which drew in over 500 participants from across Canada. Montreal NewTech was instrumental in recruiting and engaging ecosystem leaders to come together to discuss the future of remote healthcare in Canada and the integration of breakthrough technologies in the healthcare industry.
Energy Innovation Award
Partnering with Hydro Quebec and Continuums, Montreal NewTech developed the 2022 InnovHQ Energy Innovation Award program to drive the adoption of solutions from energy tech SMEs and accelerate the energy transition for the benefit of future generations.
Inspiring collaboration between nearly 100 innovative energy entrepreneurs and 21 partners across Quebec's innovation ecosystem, the program celebrated a cohort of 16 finalists and 4 selected winners in the summer of 2022.
La Foundry: A bold new service for startups
Co-developed by Montreal NewTech and Desjardins, La Foundry is a new and unique support service designed especially for tech startups with the goal of making a positive impact in society. La Foundry is unlike any other startup program and compliments traditional incubators and accelerators. With a satisfaction score of over 92%, La Foundry has been developed with feedback from over 40 startups who have piloted the service since 2021.
Connecting Intelligence: Blue Economy
In collaboration with Ocean Startup Project and 18 ecosystem partners, the 2023 edition of Montreal NewTech's Connecting Intelligence brought together Rimouski industry experts with Montreal entrepreneurs and corporates to tackle the increasing possibilities for innovation in Quebec's Blue Economy. This event aspired to alert and motivate potential entrepreneurs to launch new projects, uniting an assorted group of present and future entrepreneurs, professionals, researchers, and principal industry organizations. Following this Connecting Intelligence, 90% of attendees expressed an increased interest in exploring further opportunities in the blue economy.
Creative Collisions is an event that inspires collaboration between Quebec companies and B2B startups to address innovation and business challenges. Building on MNT’s Demo Night format, it unites SMEs, corporations, startups, researchers, and other stakeholders to tackle industry-specific problems. Each themed event promotes the cross-pollination of experiences and best practices, driving collaboration appetite and facilitating long-lasting relationships between startups, companies supported by incubators and accelerators to create and adopt innovative science and tech-driven solutions that have a potential for scalable impact.
"Building collaborative partnerships is key to our success, and Montreal NewTech has proven to be an effective platform not only for the Supercluster, but for the start-ups that it was built to serve."
Director of Collaborations @ NGen Canada