Antoine, Organizer

Antoine Delacressonnière (@delacrouz), one of the Montreal Startup Weekend organizer, works in the SRA office. The student association Société des Relations d’Affaires along with Montreal Tech Watch are the organizers of Startup Weekend.


Alexandre Adou (@alexandreadou) works on his iPad. A SW organizer practically works full time on the project for weeks and weeks, especially as the number of partners rise. There are always questions and requests from sponsors and mentors. Emails and phone calls come in hundreds a day, and it’s a tough challenge making sure they get all they need… and more!

Communication team

Startup Weekend has many volunteers working in communications, catering, logistics, and security. Most are from the HEC Montreal business school.

Ildar is a volunteer at Notman House

Yldar, who contributes regularly to the community, with Montreal Tech Watch (read last photo series) and Notman House, was at the SW launch on friday evening.

Communication team

There are also volunteers from the startup community, who come in with social media expertise to make sure Montréal Startup Weekend gets great visibility.

Antoine, organizer

Antoine tells participants how the voting system works. It’s not always perfect, but after chaos comes then the teams selected for Startup WEekend.

Antoine, Marc-Antoine, Maxime

Maxime Grandjean, is the

Alexandre croit en son projet

Alexandre “believes in his project”. Even though he was not selected by other participants, he still came back Saturday AM to work on Instabuy, the QR Code tool to buy acha

EArly Saturday morning

Projects gather front-end designers, developers, and a good ratio of marketers and entrepreneurs.


Here you can see a typical team: mac laptops, the odd developer, the executive, and the designer with funky colors and innovative ideas. Robotgrrl presented the Edubotts education

Olivier Cabanes is a mentor from bolide a

Olivier Cabanes, bolidea co-founder, talks with Marc-Antoine Ross, also a serial technology entrepreneur. Montréal Startup Weekend is a great opportunity for the startup community to connect with the “new generation”, i.e. students, and other people considering startups as an alternative career choice.


The Yaround team hustled their idea, with cool t-shirts and a panel.

Jim MacDonnald

Jim MacDannald works on a site for fantasy olympics sports.


Startup Weekend is also a great opportunity for marketers , business developers, lawyers to connect and get challenged on new ideas.





JS Cournoyer gives advice to one of the companies

JS Cournoyer, a partner at Real Ventures, gives advice to one of the team.

Anna Goodson talks about how she started her business

Anna Goodson talks about the beginning of Anna Goodson management, to an all-girl audience. It’s an inspiring talk, and most relevant, in a community predominated by male entrepreneurs.



Red Bull Girl

Red Bull comes in with the music

Brainstorming marketing

Marketing brainstorming. The team does the Innovation Collective, is big on marketing and business plans.

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woowoo ho Startup Weekend

Red Bull girl @ StartupWeekend

Red Bull girl deliveries at Startup Weekend, to bring more energy and smiles.

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