Practical Info

  • What is the dress code?

  • Get the Startupfest App

  • How to find / follow us on social

  • How do I know what events I have access to?

  • Onsite lockers and storage

  • What is the dress code?

  • How to get to Startupfest

  • How do I collect my badge

  • How do I know what events I have access to?

  • Onsite lockers and storage

Getting to Startupfest

Startupfest is NOT where it used to be!
New Venue: Parc de Dieppe

By Boat: The boat shuttle leaves from Quai Jacques-Cartier in the Old Port of Montréal.
By Bus: The Startupfest bus shuttle departs from rue Gauvin, at the entrance of the “Tour de la bourse de Montréal” near Square-Victoria–OACI.
By Car: There is parking available in the Casino’s P10 parking lot located at 1261, rue des Irlandais. We will have a parking shuttle available to bring you directly from P10 to the site. There are also parking lots in the Old Port at the Science Centre, or the Quai de l’horloge. From there, you walk over and take the boat shuttle (see boat option above).
By Taxi/Uber: You can direct your Uber / Teo Taxi / Taxi to 1261, rue des Irlandais, Montréal, QC H3C 4J7. From that point, our parking shuttle will bring you directly to the entrance of the venue.
By Public Transportation: STM Bus line 168. Stop: Des moulins/950 (n°53920). OR STM Bus line 74. Stop: Des moulins east/Pierre-Dupuy (n°54312)
By Bike: While there is no Bixi station near the venue, there will be a bike rack where you can park your bike!


In order to attend Startupfest or any Premium Fests, you must be registered.

To get access to Startupfest tracks and sessions: “KEYNOTE” Track, “HOW TO” Track, “FUTURE OF” Track, “INTERACTIVE” Track, “STARTUPFEST VERSION FRANÇAISE” Track, and the Tent Village, you must purchase your ticket here.

To access any of the Premium Fests, or Startupfest + Premium Fest combo tickets, you must purchase you tickets here:

ArtupFest (invite only – click to apply)
ScaleupFest (invite only – click to apply)
AIFest Open House Day

A standard Startupfest ticket type, will not give you access to any Premium Fests.

To get access to ALL Premium Fests, except ArtupFest and ScaleupFest, purchase the Startupfest All Access pass here.

Badge Pickup

Prior to the event:

You can pickup your badge at Notman house

During the event:

There are 2 badge pickup areas during the event. One in the Old Port of Montreal, right by the Startupfest boat shuttle dock, and the other at the Entrance of the Parc de Dieppe- Startupfest’s new venue. Registration is open at all times during event hours.

The Big Picture Agenda

Between the Tent Village, inspirational keynotes, curated Premium Fests and mulitple parties, Startupfest is a jam-packed five day event. This is a general overview of what Startupfest looks like, and what’s happening when, so you can start planning your stay in Montreal!

The Detailed Agenda & What you have Access to


We’ve added icons to our detailed agenda to indicate which sessions and activities belong to which Premium Fest.

1. Check the event name on your Eventbrite order confirmation.
2. That will tell you which events you have access to
3. Find the corresponding logos on the detailed agenda to see what you have access to

Here is your access legend:


Access to: “KEYNOTE” Track, “HOW TO” Track, “FUTURE OF” Track, “INTERACTIVE” Track, “STARTUPFEST VERSION FRANÇAISE” Track, and the Tent Village.









Startupfest’s Mobile App

This (link) is the official event app of Startupfest 2018. Your quick guide to the agenda, speakers, prizes, tent village, Braindates, and more. Use the interactive map to navigate the island, plan your day around which sessions you can’t miss, get notified when your favourite talks are about to go live, book braindates, and explore the tent village, all through the Startupfest 2018 mobile app.

Don’t forget to stay in the loop and be connected

Onsite lockers and storage

Locketgo is providing free locker space! Lockers are 12’’ wide by 12’’ large by 18’’ deep.
Every locker contains one charging cable for micro-usb and Iphone 4-5-6-7-8. For the Usb-C adaptor, please ask a Locketgo employee on site.


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!


We have water stations on-site, and encourage you to bring your own water bottle to refill.

Coded of Conduct

Please take a look at our code of conduct before the event to view what we expect from attendees as members of that community.