Xatoms, Juno win big at Startupfest 2024 

As Startupfest 2024 draws to a close, five startups are walking away with a collective $785,000 in potential investment.  The festival officially wrapped its 14th year in Montréal’s Grand Quay. This year’s Startupfest convened founders, investors, tech workers, and ecosystem champions from across the country for three days of networking, panels, and presentations. As in […]

Québec Tech’s new mission prompts ecosystem vibe check at Startupfest

The news of Startup Montréal’s transition to Québec Tech was an energetic kickoff to Startupfest, mirroring conversations about how best to reinvigorate a provincial tech ecosystem also in transition.  With its new mission of supporting startups to go global from the get-go by helping them successfully reach the export stage, the organization aims to make […]

Three companies hiring tech workers in Montréal

Today, Startupfest is wrapping up its 14th year after transforming Montréal into the epicentre of Canadian tech for three days of networking, presentations, and pitch competitions. Attendees to the festival, which is deeply rooted in Montréal’s tech scene, will get a front-row seat to the founders, investors, and ecosystem stakeholders propelling the city’s innovation forward. […]

Katherine Homuth has a problem

PRESENTED BY This is the fourth feature in our Hard Knocks series, presented by Mantle, which shares insights, war stories, and lessons learned from key players behind the scenes in Canadian tech: the ecosystem builder, the advisor, the investor, and the founder. Katherine Homuth used to want to start a company. That was the focus […]

Armed with $782,000 CAD in pre-seed funding, MedReddie eyes new markets

Saint John, N.B-based medtech startup MedReddie is eyeing geographic expansion after raising $782,000 CAD in pre-seed funding. Of this round, $450,000 was raised last year as part of MedReddie’s winnings from the Elevate Women + Pitch Prize at the Elevate Festival. That investment is made up of funds from angel investors from The Firehood and […]

Digital Innovation Cluster invests $15 million into AI megaproject from consortium of Canadian healthtech companies

Canada’s federally funded Global Innovation Cluster for digital technologies (DIGITAL) is investing $15.3 million into Health Compass II, the continuation of an artificial intelligence (AI) integration project from a consortium of Canadian healthtech companies.  DIGITAL backed the first phase of the Health Compass project with $3.1 million in 2022. The $44-million project is led by […]