Startup Weekend UNI Montreal

    Friday, November 2 - 4, 2018

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  5. Organizing Team
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Startup Weekend UNI Montreal

Friday, November 2 - 4, 2018

Friday, November 2 - 4, 2018
Event starts at 6:30 pm

Montreal, QC

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Your idea in 54 hours

Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? 

Techstars Startup Weekend is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

What do you need to bring?

Lots of energy! You'll pitch your own idea or listen to others, then vote on the most interesting ideas and form teams with diverse skill sets. You can come with friends, but you’ll get the full experience if you participate in separate teams. Remember, it’s all about the team.

Your idea should be something you have not previously worked on. The idea you pitch and the problem you set out to solve can span social, educational, financial, environmental, or other issues. Over the course of the weekend you'll be challenged to create a prototype of your MVP, or minimum viable product, that fits the needs of your target customer. You'll get feedback, iterate, and likely pivot your approach entirely! Important: You cannot have worked previously on your idea.

Techstars Startup Weekend is a full weekend long experience. Your ticket includes:

  • 7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
  • Benefits and discounts from our global partners
  • One-on-one time with amazing mentors
  • A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
  • All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Watch the video below to see what you can expect, and if you’re feeling inspired click on the “Buy Ticket” button now!

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Friday November 2nd

6:30 pm
Arrive at the venue and get checked in

7:00 pm
Dinner & Networking
Eat food, share ideas, practice pitches, get to know fellow participants

7:20 pm
Welcome & Speakers
Review agenda for the weekend and introduce speakers, coaches, and community leaders

7:30 pm
Pitches Start
Optionally line up to give your pitch

9:00 pm
Attendees vote for the top pitches

9:15 pm
Form Teams
Teams start forming and discussing ideas

10:00 pm
Begin Work
Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Saturday November 3rd

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

9:30 am
Begin Work
Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
After-lunch check-in, status reports, call for help

2:00 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!

6:30 pm

7:30 pm
After-dinner check-in, status reports, call for help

10:00 pm
Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow

Sunday November 4th

9:00 am
Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee

10:00 am
Coaches arrive. Final opportunity to ask questions

12:00 pm

12:30 pm
Coach Meetings
Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS

3:00 pm
Presentation Prep & Tech Check
Final hours of worktime should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations also takes place

4:00 pm

5:00 pm
Final Presentations

7:30 pm
Judging & Awards

8:30 pm

9:00 pm
Go Home!

Event Judges

Raff Paquin
Co-founder & CTO, Return Magic | Partner, Interaction Ventures

Combinant plus de 10 ans d’expérience en commerce électronique, vente de détail, système d’informations et implantation de processus, Raff est membre fondateur technique de Frank & Oak. Il a supporté la croissance de l’entreprise de 6 à 130 employés en étant responsable des plateformes mobile et web en plus des efforts d’intelligence d’affaires et de gestion des opérations. Il supporte l’écosystème des startups québécoises en étant conférencier, mentor et juge dans plusieurs programmes d’entrepreneuriat, dont Startup Weekend et NEXT par Google for Entrepreneur. Il siège aussi sur les conseils de quelques entreprises québécoises en forte croissance. Raff démarre présentement une seconde entreprise, Alveo, qui développe une infrastructure de commerce électronique complète. Il est également directeur Data Science pour la Startup à succès Lightspeed qui offre des solutions POS aux détaillants et aux restaurateurs.

Event Sponsors, and Partners

The Startup Weekend UNI Montreal team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.


Organizing Team

Techstars Startup Weekend Montreal is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here

  • Adélaïde
  • Alexandre


Vincent Gagnon
Gestionnaire de projet

Vincent est bien connu pour ses profondes convictions et son désir d'en apprendre un peu dans tous les domaines, que ce soit les technologies de pointe, les systèmes d'informations, l'actualité ou la politique... et rares sont ceux qui ne l'ont pas aidé à améliorer notre société à coups de grandes discussions toujours très animées! S'il n'est pas en train de penser à des façons pour rendre les choses plus efficaces et accessibles pour tous, il est certainement en train de s'informer sur ce qu'il se passe ailleurs dans le monde!

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