100+ Resources for Entrepreneurs in MTL

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Last week’s post explored the Top 20 Ecosystem Report. Montreal came in at # 20, so we’ve created a list of what makes this ecosystem what it is: the resources available when building a business in Montreal. 

Meetups
Startup Drinks
StartupGrind
HackerNestMTL
CocoaHeads Montréal
Big Data Montreal
Dribble meetup 
Hacks/Hackers 
Linux meetup
Montreal R User Group
MTL+eCommerce
MTLShare
PyLadies 
SEO Meetups
Perl Mongers
Tout le monde UX
WordPress Developers Meetups
Montreal Startup Breakfast Club
Montreal Drupal User Group
JS-Montreal
DevOpsMTL
Creative Mornings
Android Montreal
HTML5mtl
Montréal Startups Sharing knowledge
YulDev
MTLVR: Montreal Virtual Reality

Events/Conferences
International Startup Festival
TechNoel
AccelerateMTL
Start-Up Open House MTL
Recon
Pycon
NorthSec
Montreal Python User Group
Mobile Monday Montreal
FailCamp
CUSEC
ConFoo
ARMTL
UP Montreal (Startup Weekend, Startup Education, Startup Next, Startup Digest, Startup Week)
Montreal App Talks
Startup Tech Talks

Bootcamps/Workshops
Ladies Learning Code
Sid Lee Bootcamp
Keep Marketing Fun workshops

Hackathons
DecodeMTL
HackMTL
HackMcGill
HackingHealth
BuildSomething

Programs
FounderFuel
Microsoft BizSparks
Cossette Lab
Execution Labs
McGill X-1 Accelerator
GriffinCamp Accelerator
Founder Institute Montreal
Connecteo Camp
L’Institut d’Entrepreneuriat Banque Nationale – HEC Montréal
Parcours Entrepreneurial Rémi-Marcoux
Impact8

Funding
Fundica
Real Ventures
iNovia Capital
Rho Ventures
BDC Venture Capital
Anges Québec

Communities*
Product Hunt MTL
MTL NewTech
District 3
École de Technologie Supérieure
WearHacks
Startup Lab (HEC)
OWASP Montreal
MTL Girl Geeks
McGill Entrepreners Society
McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship
Les Inspirés
Entrepreneur Anonymous
CEIM
Communoloft
* which also host meetups and events 

Press/Blogs
Les Affaires
MTL in Tech
Techvibes
BetaKit
MontrealTechWatch
Montreal Gazette
La Presse

Coworking Spaces*
La Commune
Startup Basecamp Montreal
 (coworking and living)
La Gare
RPM Startup Centre
Station C
Ecto
Foolab
Esplanade
Espace 360
*see also ‘Notman House’ below 

Local Tools
Built in MTL (Startups that have been built in MTL…) 
Montréal + Startups Facebook Group (To follow news, discussions, and the community in general)
Startuphub Quebec (Info on IT startups in QC) 
Breather (For meetings) 
Visible (Data sharing for startups + their stakeholders)
Crew (Handpicked freelance web design & web developers) 
YES Montreal  (Non-profit offering job search/start-up advice to English-speaking Montrealers)

Café’s with Wifi
We’re going to leave this one to the team at Crew, who are compiling an awesome list of Coffee Shops (and their wifi passwords) from around the world. 

Notman House
Notman House is the startup hub of Montreal. It’s basement boasts a free coworking space, its top floor hosts multiple tech related events per week (calendar here), and in between you can find office space which currently houses tens of startups. FounderFuel and Real Ventures also live on the first floor, and our doors are always open for you to pop in and say hi. The building itself has quite the history: Completed in 1845, it’s changed hands many times. It was eventually sold to William Notman, a Scottish photographer whose collection is now kept at Montreal’s McCord Museum. It was then expanded for ‘St. Margaret’s Home for Incurables’, which accommodated 50 terminally ill patients. It might not be a surprise, then, that 7 horror films have subsequently been filmed in the space. Having been abandoned by St. Margaret’s in the 90’s, the Osmo Foundation leased it in 2011, eventually acquiring the property with the help of VC money, government grants and an Indiegogo campaign. You can still watch the campaign here – it’s worth it. 

That’s it for now but we’re sure this list isn’t complete! Help us fill in the blanks? 

Ella

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Emma Williams
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