Bonjour Startup Montréal and MAIN continue to build a thriving and successful Quebec startup ecosystem
by Startup Montréal 23 May 2021
Bonjour Startup Montréal and the Mouvement des accélérateurs d’innovation du Québec submitted a brief on May 15 as part of the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation’s consultation on the Quebec Research and Innovation Strategy (SQRI). This brief is based on the idea that the growth of startups is a guarantee of continued economic prosperity for Quebec as long as the startup ecosystem is considered a specific subset requiring initiatives adapted to its potential and its own logic.
In this brief, five challenges are highlighted that currently limit the growth of startups in Quebec. They pertain to: commercialization, talent attraction, the journey of the startup (support and funding), links with large corporations and exchanges between Quebec regions. From these challenges, five sets of solutions are described to make the development of the Montreal startup ecosystem, as well as the whole Quebec ecosystem, a priority for the province.
Finally, three projects are prioritized since they can be put into action quickly. These projects could increase the efficiency, agility and performance of the startup ecosystem:
an optimal support program throughout the startup’s journey;
the creation of a world-class startup hub bringing together startups with high-growth potential (scale-ups) as well as a range of services, organizations and key actors;
a scaleup platform to support high-performing startups, offering them services to considerably increase their international exposure.
The brief also includes contributions from key actors in the Quebec startup ecosystem such as Axelys, Montreal International, Réseau Capital, IVADO, Polytechnique Montreal as well as the Montreal accelerators Centech, Cycle Momentum, Esplanade Quebec, La Piscine, MT Lab and Zú. In addition, this brief has received the support of the following 22 co-signatories:
Institut de développement de produits (IDP)
Manage Cookie Consent
To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
Storage or technical access used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.