Startup Open House​ is opening startups to Canadians nationwide

MONTREAL, July 31st, 2018 – The organizers of ​Startup Open House are proud to announce the return of the biggest tech community event in Canada, for a 6th edition, in September. Participants will have the opportunity to visit the offices of hundreds of startups, meet some of the most inspiring CEOs and founders in the technology hubs across the country, and discover the culture of startups redefining Canadian entrepreneurship and shaping the future of business.

This year, the event will take place in 7 Canadian cities: Waterloo Region on September 15th, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Quebec on September 20th, and Toronto and Vancouver on September 27th. Big players in the technology ecosystem including ​Busbud (Montreal), Careteam (Vancouver), and ​Shopify (​National: Ottawa, Waterloo, Toronto and Montreal​) have already confirmed their participation. Startup community leaders across Canada, including Shopify (​National: Waterloo, Ottawa, Toronto and Montreal​), Startup Calgary and Calgary Innovation Technologies (Calgary), the Accelerator Centre (Waterloo), Montreal NewTech (Montreal), Invest Ottawa, L-Sparks, Startup Ottawa, Collab Space (Ottawa) are rallying to help organize the pan-Canadian edition of ​Startup Open House​.

Promoting connectivity in your local startup ecosystem

With a growing number of success stories and increased awareness for the startup sector, both nationally and internationally, the mission of Startup Open House of getting companies and people connected has become more essential than ever. The event opens the startup community to attendees from a broad range of backgrounds to inspire future risk-takers and create a local community of support for innovative companies.

“Startup Open House is one of the most important annual startup events in Canada, exposing companies nationwide to thousands of new people each year,” says Satish Kanwar, Vice President of Product at Shopify and an ambassador of Startup Open House in Toronto. “The broad awareness and in-person engagement that the event facilitates is critical to help homegrown companies find talent, partners, and customers all around them. By opening doors

for anyone to learn about startups in Canada, this event is also simply a celebration of the diversity and richness of our ecosystem.”

Reserve your free spot for the event !

Registration is now opened ​for startups and visitors alike on our new website

It is a mandatory step for startups to be featured on the map and to get their dedicated public page, and for visitors to access the hundreds of startups opening their doors and to create their itinerary for the D-Day.

About Startup Open House

Startup Open House is a nationwide open house event where hundreds of startups offer free, special tours and rare behind-the-scenes experiences to the public for one night. Founded in 2013 and instigated by Montreal community leaders, Startup Open House is growing bigger every year, with 500 participating startups and 10K across 5 Canadian cities in 2017. This community event is a chance for members of the public, job seekers, and students to discover some innovative companies in their community in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere. For startups, it is an opportunity to increase their exposure among the general public and to make meaningful connections.

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