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Our Partners

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Since our inception in 2008, we have been at the forefront of driving the startup and tech innovation community in Montreal. 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.

About Us

Accelerating Innovation and Empowering Entrepreneurs Since 2008

Montreal NewTech (MTL NewTech, MNT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of Montreal's startup ecosystem. We are a vibrant community of researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, students, and innovators who are passionate about technological innovation, social impact and eager to connect with global startup ecosystems.

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General Manager

Simran Kanda

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Administration & Finances

Nassima Mecheri

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Product Manager & UX

Seasy Huang

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Programming Director

Denis Luchyshyn

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Startup & Programs Director

Andy Manel

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Board Member

Naoufel Testaouni

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Partnerships & La Foundry Coordinator

Amélie Morency

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Marketing Lead

Yusun Ingoshi

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Co-Founder & Board Member

Ilias Benjelloun

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MNT in Numbers


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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

Let's work together to break down silos, build new partnerships and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. Contact our partnership team today. We love hearing from our community and finding ways to support all initiatives that have a positive impact at heart!

Discover Our Impact

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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. From the Health Beyond Forum in the spring of 2022, which brought together key stakeholders to kick off community-building strategies to the launch of the first ever Health Beyond Summit in 2022 which attracted 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 adoption of transformational innovations in the healthcare industry.

                     Energy Innovation Award

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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.

Connecting Intelligence -Blue Economy


This 2023 edition of the Montreal NewTech Connecting Intelligence was launched in collaboration with Ocean Startup Project and 18 ecosystem partners, bridging industry experts from Rimouski with Montreal entrepreneurs and corporates to tackle the growing opportunities for innovation in Quebec’s Blue Economy. With a mission to inform and inspire prospective entrepreneurs to launch new projects, bringing together a diverse group of existing and aspiring entrepreneurs, professionals, researchers, and leading industry organizations, 90% of attendees left with an increased interest in exploring further opportunities in the blue economy.

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Our Community

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"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."

Jennifer MacLean

Director of Collaborations @ NGen Canada

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