The great gathering of the Montréal startup ecosystem!

Special edition: 5th anniversary

Reload and relaunch ; kickstart tomorrow’s startups

Since 1996, Montréal inc. has propelled the next generation of Montréal entrepreneurs to success by selecting the most innovative and promising companies and providing them with an access to a high-level business network and the expertise of volunteer coaches.

For 5 years now, La grand-messe Mtl inc., presented by Bell in collaboration with Bonjour Startup Montréal, brings together and connects, under one roof, the most innovative emerging startups of the past year with the leaders and visionaries of the startup ecosystem of the metropolis. It is also an opportunity for the community to get more involved and make a difference, propelling the talents of tomorrow!

In the current context, we have redesigned this great gathering to offer you an exceptional opportunity to continue connecting startups with the community and the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Montréal. This year’s gathering will be 100% virtual and put economic recovery at the heart of the presentations of these talents who have been able to move forward, reposition themselves and seize new opportunities despite difficult times.

La grand-messe Mtl inc.  will take place over 4 mornings, from October 28 to November 6, each bringing together up to 10 emerging companies in a specific industry sector. Discover their product / service during a pitch competition, vote for your favorite startup, connect with them during privileged meetings, and browse the marketplace to receive, at home, the products that caught your eye!

Let’s get together to

Reward the most promising startups that are the pride of Montréal and attend their confessions during captivating discussions on their adaptability, their resilience and their reinvention in these times of pandemic.

Take part in relaunching Montréal by creating business connections and let’s all become agents of change by helping to propel the talents of tomorrow.

Highlight 4 business sectors: food, transformation of work, sustainable development and life sciences.

4 mornings of October 28, October 30, November 4, November 6

Grand launch + Food industry

October 28 – 9 am-11:30am

The food industry has had to deal with significant changes in consumer habits since the start of the pandemic. More than ever, it is essential to consume responsibly and locally. Discover new food trends!

Following the pitch competition, an exceptional morning awaits you:

  • -Exclusive panel “Food: relations between large chains and startups.”. Discover the perspective of large companies and successful entrepreneurs in exciting discussions. Experts and growing startups (whose products are now widely marketed) will talk to you about collaboration, tips and advice for breaking into the food industry. Panel organized as part of the À la conquête des marchés Mtl inc. presented by TD.
  • -The role of Canadian consumers in the economy after the COVID-19 pandemic. An analysis by Kathleen Polsinello, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

Transformation of work

October 30 – 9-10 a.m.

The global pandemic has turned our work habits upside down. What companies have emerged to make our daily lives easier? We have selected up to 10 for you that will undoubtedly inspire you to better adapt to the new context.

Sustainable development

November 4 – 9-10 a.m.

The environment remains a major social issue. Our selected startups all have an innovative and inspiring solution to help us reduce our ecological footprint. Curious to discover them?

Life Sciences

November 6 – 9-10 a.m.

Fascinated by the latest great innovations in the field of life science? These startups have made great strides in the past year in this emerging sector.

They will captivate you!

« La grand-messe Mtl inc. introduces innovative new startups to the business community of Mtl Inc. Such opportunities to connect are important, even more so in today’s context where spontaneous meetings are sorely rare. »

30 September, 2020 Liette Lamonde, , Executive Director of Montréal inc.

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