High attendance at La grand-messe Montréal inc., presented by Bell

17 April 2018

 

On April 12, Fondation Montréal inc. invited a hundred emerging start-ups to present themselves to the media, Web influencers and actors of the Montreal start-up ecosystem at La grand-messe Montréal inc., presented by Bell.  The trade show attracted over 450 visitors, who discovered the upcoming trends in entrepreneurship.

The event was a unique opportunity to connect to the source of innovation and be in the forefront of the coming entrepreneurial trends in the start-up universe.  The 100 selected businesses exhibiting at La grand-messe Montréal inc. were all Montreal-based businesses, currently in the start-up or growth stage, and have been commercializing their product/service for less than 2 years. Out of the 100 exhibitors, 40 were from La Fondation Montréal inc.

 « The activity sectors represented were illustrative of the Montreal start-up ecosystem with a high percentage of exhibitors in technology, food, fashion and health and wellness » stated Liette Lamonde, Executive Director at Fondation Montréal inc. 

Following their time spent in real confessionals, where start-ups had two minutes to pitch, the media and Web influencers symbolically gave a blessing to their favourite emerging start-up.  They based their decision on the following criteria: illustration of a trend, innovation, growth potential and quality of the pitch.

Congratulations to the emerging start-ups who were given a blessing:

  • Pierre Rodrigue from Bell, signature sponsor of the event, Lyne Gosselin from L’Actualité alimentaire and Annie-Claude Devriese from Maison Notman all chose Nectar .
  • Léonardo Calcagno  from Baron Mag chose  Nev .
  • Cynthia Marcotte from Cuisine et Dopamine chose Mélio
  • Jeanne Quessy-Santerre from Devenir entrepreneur chose NOVAlex
  • Claudia Nguyen from Geekbecois chose Apérium 
  • Marie-Josée Roy from Groupe TVA chose Chaussures Zallerina
  • Marie-Ève Isabel from Histoire de s’inspirer chose MicroHabitat
  • Marion Ghibaudo from Maudits Français chose Les Gamins Gourmands
  • Robin Chauvet from Média D chose Daaba
  • Florence Goletti from Me, Myself & Mtl chose Boco Boco 
  • Jean-François Poulin from Mon carnet chose Myelin
  • Anne Larue from Montréal Addicts chose  Réunion D sens 
  • Ilias Benjelloun from Montreal Newtech chose Pillar Science
  • Karol Laurent from Neoshop chose Picolo Vélo
  • Chloé Freslon from Urelles and La Sphère chose Sharebee

 

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Influencers

Influencers getting ready to give their blessing.

 

 

 

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About Fondation Montréal inc.

Fondation Montréal inc. propels towards success the most promising entrepreneurs through grants, access to a high-level business network and the expertise of experienced business volunteers.

Fondation Montréal inc. awards annually over $700,000 in grants, without taking any participation, offers young entrepreneurs personalized à la carte services and opens the Montréal inc. doors to them thanks to its vast network of more than 450 business volunteers. A charitable organization, Fondation Montréal inc. is 80% funded by the private sector and has contributed, since 1996, to the creation of more than 900 businesses.

For more information:

Valérie Danger, Communications Director at Fondation Montréal inc.
514-872-5768  |  vdanger@montrealinc.ca