Win your place at SXSW!

Win your place at SXSW!

by Startup Montréal
29 January 2019

Interested in checking out the most important innovation and new technologies event? To celebrate its launch, Bonjour Startup Montréal is offering a Montreal startup the opportunity to attend SXSW with the Export Québec delegation at Canada House.

To enter the contest, fill out Bonjour Startup Montréal’s online survey and tell us a bit about your startup.

  • One pass for one person for SXSW’s interactive component (a $1,350 value)
  • Prep meeting with the organizers and participants before the mission
  • Four nights double occupancy accommodation in Austin, Texas
  • Round-trip plane ticket to Austin, Texas, with the Export Quebec delegation
  • Registration as an official member of the Quebec delegation @ SXSW 2019, including a mention:
    • In Quebec’s official communications @ SXSW
    • On social media and in the official SXSW program
  • Access to Espace Québec as a visitor and participation in Canada House activities from March 9 to 13, 2019, including networking activities.


Over a few days, you’ll have the chance to meet hundreds of visionary entrepreneurs.

SXSW is:

  • Five festivals in one (interactive, music, cinema, comedy and video games)
  • 432,500 participants
  • 102 countries
  • 4,035 media outlets
  • The interactive component of the festival offers 75,000 participants no less than 1,084 activities. (WOW!)
  • Quebec delegation’s goals at SXSW 2019 are to foster business development and promote Quebec’s technology and creative industries abroad by focusing on these three priorities:
    • Increasing visibility
    • Strengthening the influence of Quebec’s technological and creative industries abroad
    • Providing access to an innovative framework


  • Your startup must be a company legally incorporated in Quebec or Canada with a head office in Montreal.
  • You must be a startup founder or executive (a startup is a company founded less than ten years ago whose digital technology and innovation lie at the heart of its business model and which has high growth potential.)
  • Registration deadline: February 5, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. EST.


The selected startup undertakes to represent Bonjour Startup Montréal during certain SXSW activities, including wearing the official Bonjour Startup Montréal t-shirt. The representative also undertakes to promote their experience on social media by mentioning Bonjour Startup Montréal and telling us about their experience in a blog article.

The winner undertakes to cooperate and establish links with other members of the delegation as well as international startups.

The company registered for the mission undertakes to complete a result-monitoring form (sales, recruited partners, technology transfers, industrial agreements, settlements in foreign locations) that will be used to write the internal Export Québec report and evaluate and improve its services.


Photo source: https://www.sxsw.com/press-images/