Launching a Startup in Montreal

Launching a Startup in Montreal

Montreal offers a dynamic, flexible and welcoming environment for startups. Montreal’s startup community is very active. Networking opportunities are multiple, and you will be able to build lasting relationships with other founders. You will quickly notice that Montreal entrepreneurs like to share their learnings and invest in the ecosystem. That’s why they adopted the #GiveFirst philosophy. Feel free to share your experience with them! Surrounding yourself with other entrepreneurs will allow you to move faster and take maximum advantage of opportunities to grow your startup.

Put your startup on the radar and connect with the right resources.

Launch your search on Startup Radar

Are you ready to start a business?

  • Don’t forget to register your startup with the Québec Business Register .
  • You will also have to register for certain Revenu Québec files, such as GST and QST if you plan to make more than $30,000 in income per year.
  • The Government of Canada is offering through Innovation Canada a great tool to help you find the help you need, whether it’s financing, tax credits, exporting, etc.
  • The Government of Canada has also developed an application to help businesses navigate federal accompaniment services .
  • Are you a newcomer? Make sure your work permit is valid or get a startup visa . Don’t hesitate to contact Montréal International to accompany you throughout your immigration process.


Montreal is known for the variety of its coworking spaces. Explore the offer of the different actors of the ecosystem on the Coworking Québec site.

Innovation Hubs

No matter what industry your startup evolves in, you’ll be impressed by the quality of Montreal’s innovation hubs. The strength of these hubs is that they bring together strategic and institutional partners, other startups, large companies and universities in one place. By attending a hub, you will certainly have great meetings and develop your business network.

Stay up to date on the ecosystem

Every other Monday, you will get a special newsletter from Bonjour Startup Montréal highlighting recent initiatives from the ecosystem, calls for applications, events and stimulating readings.

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