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Montreal NewTech 5-year anniversary Sept 3rd 2013

It’ shard to believe, MTLNewTech started Sep 2nd 2008 at McKibbins. If you’ve been to previous NewTech events, come celebrate with us! Felipe Coimbra will be back after one year abroad, and Christian Perron will also have a foreword.

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For this edition, we’re going back to our roots by going back at McKibbins on Bishop St. 

The lineup

  • (@plotlygraphs), Easily analyze data together
  • Cicada Security Technology, the first commercially available technology eliminate security blind spots to protect an active computer and its data
  • Mollejuo (@mollejuos) Hate maps, love city Icons!
  • Strategic Planner (@strategicPlanCo) is a competitive and portfolio tracking tool.
  • Provender (@provendermtl), Provender connects farms and restaurants together via a demand-driven marketplace.
  • Pleiades (@Pleiades_Inc) Quadcopters built for programming and designed for you! 

Event format

  • 6pm: doors open
  • 6:40pm: Special MTLNewTech presentation - 5 year Anniversary!
  • 6:45pm: First presentations. Each presenter will have 10min (5 for the demo + 5 for Q&A)
  • 7.30pm At the end of the presentations, anybody can make a 30sec announcement to the group: introduce yourself, share what you’re working, hiring, looking for a job, other events in Montreal, etc.
  • 7.30pm Stay for networking!

Sponsored by SDEVM

The SDEVM, a Centre local de développement (CLD), offers and coordinates front-line accompaniment and networking, as well as technical and financial services.

More about MTLNewTech

MTLNewTech has partnered with SDEVM, Google Montreal, MontrealTechWatch, Notman House, La Ville de Montreal, FMC, VentureCapTV and countless other partners over the years. We’re proud to reach over 2,500 people through our various networks and events.

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MTLNewTech matching cofounders at International Startup Festival

Montreal NewTech was invited by International Startup Festival to manage the cofounders tent this year, as part of the tent village activities.

For early-stage startups, one of the most crucial problems to solve is finding great trusted co-founders. Those with ideas and marketing know-how are looking for great software engineers, whereas programmers are looking for amazing entrepreneurs.

In 2012, we took advantage of the Instagram craze to take a picture of everyone who came by the tent, and used the simple #cofounders hashtag. This year, what about going on with the next trend, which was Vine/Instagram video? Thus was born the idea of 15 sec video pitches.

In 3 days, we had dozens of potential cofounders who pitched themselves. Many were in marketing/business and looking for tech cofounders, but we also had students and programmers looking for startups to join. You can find the pitches on our Instagram feed. Check it out, and let us know if you want to get in touch with someone. 

Of course, this wouldn’t be possible without the help of an amazing team. First, Ilias Benjelloun (Twitter Linkedin) gave his heart and brains in the project, bringing innovative ideas such as a board, a background and many others. As a matter of fact, he was responsible for the tent most of the time, and he was also the one who had the idea of the using videos instead of simple pictures. Thanks Ilias for the amazing work and supporting the community!


We would like also like the entire Startup Festival team, from Phil Telio to volunteers, with a special thank you to Katherine Johnsen who’ve been an incredible organizer to get things work, effortlessly.

Thanks also to all attendees, sponsors, judges, and startups into making in what we believe the best edition of StartupFest, loaded with content, startups, connections, brains, and fun. See you again next year, and don’t forget to follow our @mtlnewtech account

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Announcing International NewTech Demo

MTL NewTech is proud to organize International NewTech demo, a special edition of its popular Montréal NewTech demo events. We’re putting together 4 international startups + 2 local Montreal startups

When? Tuesday, Jul 9 @ 6pm - 9pm (EST) 
Where? INGO Innovation Centre, local 111 355, rue Peel - Montreal - Montreal
We’re breaking the tradition of first tuesdays of the month to coincide NewTech with the Startup Festival and organize a free pre-festival demo event: 4 new startups from all over the world, plus 2 local montreal startups will have the chance to present to a crowd of 150+ startup fans and entrepreneurs. The format is simple: 5mn presentation and demo + 5mn Q&A. This edition will bring entrepreneurs from Montreal, NYC, Toronto, Europe and many other startup centers, and offer a unique opportunity to network and discover what each city has best to offer.

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MTLNewTech will also be highly visible at the Startup Festival since we will be in charge of the cofounders tent. Looking for a CTO or a marketing cofounder? Pitch us at the #cofounders tent and we’ll get everyone at StartupFest excited about you. Plus get 10% discount for StartupFestival 2013 with our discount code.

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The Funding Roadshow presents select startups to funders across Canada

Congrats to Fundica who’s the way in startup funding, with its new funding roadshow, scheduled in 6 cities in Canada, from Montreal to Edmonton.

Today May 13th, a selection of Montreal-based entrepreneurs were proud to pitch their business to venture capitalists, angel investors, the BDC, as well as various entrepreneurial organizations. The format reminds of the more popular “Dragon’s Den” show… although with less drama and more serious questions.

Good luck to all entrepreneurs! 



Photo credit : Heri

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