Startupfest expands to offer five additional ‘Premium Fests’


In an effort to position itself as about more than just startups, Montreal’s Startupfest is launching five additional “Premium Fests,” catered towards angel investors, accelerators, fund investors, founders trying to scale and hackers.

The new Premium Fests will be presented by BDC Capital. According to Startupfest, they were “created for and by the unique communities who attend Startupfest. The same vibe, with tailored content in an intimate, focused setting. Premium Fests take the startup experience to the next level.”

Startupfest takes place July 13-16.

In an email, founder Phil Telio called the events “unique, one-day events packed with cutting-edge content, out-of-the-boardroom networking and lively workshops, all designed by and for the diverse audiences in the startup landscape.”

Premium fests

Angelfest – Wednesday, July 13, 2016

AngelFest is a one-day event dedicated to exposing what’s next in early-stage startup investment. Held in collaboration with NACO, this event brings together seasoned and prospective members of the global angel investment community.

Acceleratorfest – Wednesday, July 13, 2016

AcceleratorFest is a specialized event presented by BDC Capital, designed for those who run accelerators – the directors, program managers and community managers who drive acceleration programs across the globe.

Fundfest – Wednesday, July 13, 2016

FundFest is a 2016 special edition of the BDC FUNDamental Principals events that will be hosted at Startupfest. FundFest will bring together over 100 fund managers and investors from across Canada and abroad to discuss the hot topic of fundraising.

Scaleupfest – Wednesday, July 13, 2016

ScaleupFest is an exclusive gathering for founders past the initial seed round, growing a foundational team and ready to take everything to the next level. ScaleupFest will illuminate what is often unaddressed – candid war stories, hard advice, the science and art of startup growth and more.

Friday, July 15 – Saturday, July 16, 2016

HackerFest is a 24-hour, outdoor, multi-topic, innovation marathon for developers, designers, inventors and all-around creators. Hack from a hammock on the Montreal waterfront this summer.

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