Practical Info – FAQ

Got a question? We have the answer! Scroll through the questions below to find quick information and links on everything Startupfest.

The Event

When is the event?
The entirety of Startupfest spans from July 8th to July 13th, 2019, inculding all Premium Fest and Startupfest activities.
General Startupfest admission, the primary ticket, gives you access from July 10th, at noon, to July 12th, 2019. You also have access to Ignite Tuesday evening.
Premium Events are held from July 8th-10th, and from July 12th-13th. July 13th is also an Open House Day and is open to the general public.
To see what is included in a Startupfest general admission ticket, please refer to the photo below. You can also check out the full schedule here! Please refer to your e-ticket ticket, to confirm which events you have access to.

How do I get to Startupfest?
Startupfest is not where it used to be. Our new venue is at Parc Jean-Drapeau, at 65 chemin des Floralies. Check it out here and read about all the ways you can get there!
What should I wear at the event?
Keep it casual! It’s summer in Montreal, and temperatures and humidity soar in the summertime. Keep it casual; shorts, jeans, and T-shirts are the dress code at Startupfest. We do have large lounges with floors, but a good part of the venue is on grass, so we suggest you don’t wear heels! Expect it to be a bit cooler at night. Check out the forecast!
What can I eat or drink at the event?
In addition to complimentary breakfast and coffee every day (except Monday), we have partnered with a number of food trucks who will be selling their specialties onsite. There will also be a bar in one of our Lounges, a food stand open all day and water refill stations all around our venue, so bring your reusable bottle!
Can I charge my phone or my computer onsite?
Yes! There will be outlets onsite, no need to worry! Just bring your own chargers.
Is there somewhere for me to put my stuff?
Yes! Enjoy free Locketgo service by renting a locker through the “Locker reservation” tab of our app.
Are there any off events happening?
Yes! You can check them out on this page, and even submit your own if you want to organize one.
Is there any way for me to be more involved at Startupfest?
Of course! Check out our Get Involved page to see all the ways you can sponsor, participate, or help out.
Can I be a volunteer at the event?
Definitely! We’re currently searching for awesome volunteers to help us out at the event. Plus, volunteering 10 hours at Startupfest gives you the awesome perk of a free pass for the rest of the Fest! Sign up to volunteer here.
I'd like to promote my company or my products at Startupfest. Is that possible?
Yes! When registering, simply add a Demo table to your cart. Register here. If you’ve already registered, send us an email.
I live far away and getting to Startupfest might be difficult for me. What can I do?
There are many ways for you to get to Montreal in time for the event. Check out our Lodging and Travel page for hotel and travel suggestions, and even an Air Canada code for a 15% conference discount. You can also join one of our roadtrips and delegations leaving from Toronto, Vermont, Calgary and even France, to name a few! Check out the page here.


How do I register for Startupfest?
In order to attend Startupfest or any Premium Fests, you must be registered. The general admission gives you access as of Wed. July 10th at noon, until Fri. July 12th, and includes Keynotes, breakout content, StartupfestVF and the Tent Village, as well as Wednesday evening’s kick-off party. Premium events, however, require a separate registration. Check out what we have lined up here or register here!
To see what is included in a Startupfest general admission ticket, please refer to the photo below.

Can I attend Premium Events with my general admission?
Premium Events require a separate registration, so your general pass does not grant you access to them. Click on the links here to apply for AcceleratorFest, VentureFest, the Women in Tech Boot Camp, the Founding Workshop or the Funding Workshop. To see what is included in a Startupfest general admission ticket, please refer to the photo below. You can also check out the full schedule here!

I don't see a registration link for ArtupFest or HackerFest. How can I attend?
ArtupFest is actually an invite-only event. Check out what will be happening here or send us a quick email for more information. HackerFest, on the other hand, is not yet open for registration. Check out the HackerFest page for more information or contact us if you have any questions.
Are there group rates available?


Can I follow you on social media?
Of course! Here are the links to our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.
Who organizes Startupfest?
We, at La Fondation du Startup de Montréal, are a small team who are glad to bring Startupfest to life every year. We’re an all-Canadian team of event organizers and technologists behind some of the world’s most influential technology events, like FWD50 and Startupfest.
I'd like to promote Startupfest on my website or other. Could I get your logo and some info?
We have a Media Kit page complete with a history, a one liner and different logo layouts. Check it out here!

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