Montreal Startup Next

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
600 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest #2100, Montreal, QC

Startup Next is the #1 pre-accelerator program that helps committed early stage startup teams to get into accelerators.  Startup Next consists of 3 hour weekly sessions for five weeks. Teams are expected to hustle outside the session and complete a set of deliverables each week.

During Startup Next teams will:

  • Test their startup idea and team
  • Get weekly mentorship
  • Grow their network of startup experts and other founders

The best Startup Next teams will get invited to the Startup Next First Look Forum - a global demo day style event with accelerators, investors, and media.


Open Applications open
March 12 Applications close
March 17 Program start
April 14 Program finishes
September Global presentation day

Organizing Team

Sergio Escobar

Sergio Escobar - Sergio is an energetic entrepreneur with experience in Strategic Development and Innovation in startups and growth stage companies, where he acted being co-founder, EIR, investor and board member. Sergio has recently being appointed as the Director of Montreal early-stage Accelerator Founder Institute and acts as Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend. Previously, Sergio managed the hybrid-accelerator Angel Investors Challenge with Anges Quebec.
Contact Sergio at [email protected]

Gabriel Sundaram

Gabriel Sundaram - Gabriel is an analyst at Real Ventures, Canada's most active seed stage Venture Capital fund. He focus on fund management, platform development, sourcing + due diligence on new deals, and data analysis support for our portfolio companies. Previously lead product development at Capitalogix, a Dallas based software startup developing trading, dashboard, and data analytics tools for hedge funds.
Contact Gabriel at [email protected]

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March 17, 2014 – April 14, 2014

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