2014 Fr Archives - Startupfest 2018



Canada’s largest startup event; an epic three day festival, held every summer, in Montreal’s Old Port.

2015 Sizzler
2014 Sizzler

« Our national anthem »
Every great event starts the same way–with the singing of a rousing, anthemic hymn. But sadly, we at Startupfest don’t have one. Yet… ;D

Andy Nulman – Startupfest 2015

« Bringing emotional intelligence to the digital world »
The digital world is hyper-connected and smart. Modern day technology has high IQ but no EQ, emotional intelligence. MIT Media Lab spin-off Affectiva’s emotion sensing and analytics technology enriches our lives by digitizing emotion. Fortune 500 companies can now better understand consumer emotional engagement and correlate to behavioral outcomes, and developers can emotion-enable digital experiences and apps to make them more interactive and responsive to our emotional state in real time. Learn how emotions are analyzed today and where this will go in the future.

Rana el Kaliouby – Startupfest 2015

« On innovation »
Every business needs to innovate, but where do you start? In this presentation, Terry Jones explores the fundamentals of innovation and gives leaders simple but powerful ideas they can use to create a more innovative organization. Drawing from his experiences as the founder of Travelocity.com, founding Chairman of Kayak.com and Chairman of Wayblazer, Jones helps audiences turn innovation from an academic exercise into an everyday skill. The stories from his career and personal experiences not only provide well-chosen real world illustrations of how challenging, and ultimately rewarding it can be to gather a team and establish a culture that is open to change, he gives audiences step-by-step plans to create it.

Terry Jones – Startupfest 2015

« The birth of mirth: When Just for Laughs was a startup »
Before it became the majestic monster of mirth it is now, Just For Laughs was just another crazy idea in the head of a wide-eyed, deeply-driven entrepreneur. Take a trip back to the early ’80s with founder Gilbert Rozon, who will regale you with traumatic tales of getting the world’s first comedy festival off the ground. Session will be moderated by Andy Nulman, the only person on earth who can validate the authenticity of Gilbert’s wild stories.

Gilbert Rozon & Andy Nulman – Startupfest 2015

In the spirit of the holiday season, the team at Startupfest invites you to spread some love. We want you to take a moment, and do something kind – make someone’s day.

Share this moment with us.
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Use the hashtag, #StartupfestLove.

For every kind act shared and tagged with us, we’ll donate $10 to a worthy cause (up to a maximum of $10,000). And we’ll give you Startupfest goers $100 off your 2016 pass.

We’ll get in touch with you via whichever social media outlet you share your kind act on, and set you up with your discount code for Startupfest 2016.

Spread the #StartupfestLove, and let’s take care of each other.

This campaign will expire on January 1, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

Harper Reed – What I’m looking forward to