MTL NewTech is a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of Montreal startup entrepreneurs. Every first Tuesday of the month, a handful of startups present in front of an audience of programmers, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, students and other interested parties. Our community is enthusiastic about technological innovation and eager to discuss new trends, see new products and services and connect with global startup ecosystems. These monthly meetups feature demos which are recorded and the videos also showcased via social media and press coverage after the event.


In addition to the startup demos, we also aim to educate; we do this by bringing in successful entrepreneurs to present lectures and host discussion panels. These events provide incredible opportunities to meet potential co-founders for your next startup, or to identify valuable talent.

Thanks to key partners such as SDEVM, or EY, we are able to offer working sessions and mentorship to startups to ensure that they benefit fully from demonstrations and pitches, making MTL NewTech a key resource for startup launches.

We prioritize working with groups within the Montreal Startup community, including:

MTL + eCommerce



Notman House

Startup Grind Montreal


Montreal Tech Watch

International Startup Festival

with a focus on facilitating greater integration between groups and within the rest of Montréal.

MTL NewTech is inclusive and community-oriented, creating or supporting many well-known initiatives such as:

#hackmtl hackathons

MTLStartupTalent job fairs

Montreal Startup Guide


Montreal + Startups Facebook group

and many others.


 It was founded by Felipe Coimbra in September 2008, and at various times has been led by Greg Whiteside, Heri Rakotomalala, Felipe Coimbra, Amanda Levin and Christophe Papandreou.

It is now run by Ilias Benjelloun (Creative Director), Michael Ghattas and Caio Andrade (Digital Directors), Amine Ben Ayed and Alice Jennings (External Relations & Logistics), Naoufel Testaouni and Sokmean Nou (Special Ops & Partnerships), Audrey Castonguay, Antoine Schuler, Nathalie Mazloum, Tasfia Tas, as well as generous help from local startups and volunteers.

If you are looking to contribute, learn, and enrich your network with other passionate people, please reach out to us at demo@mtlnewtech.com