Notman is also home to investors, accelerators and companies which support the startup ecosystem.
Real Ventures is a pre-seed capital risk company which caters to entrepreneurs that dare to create thriving international companies.
Real Ventures supports the entrepreneurs from day one and helps them grow their company and flourish at the same time.
FounderFuel is an acceleration program that combines precious help and Real Ventures’ networks to offer entrepreneurs a 4-month experience, characterized by the presence of experienced mentors, numerous networking activities, seminars given by experts and much more. All in preparation for the most important demo day in Canada.
They’ve all evolved through FounderFuel:
Techstars AI Montréal is a program that focuses on the development and implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). Startups from all over the world can participate. The accelerator aims to help AI founders develop their startup and their network and to raise capital. The program ends with a Demo Day. The accelerator includes financing and mentoring possibilities, as well as access to the Techstars international network which features over 7,400 mentors and 16,900 investors.
Valence Discovery (ex invivo ai)
By means of expertise, the network and Desjardins’ values, Startup in Residence accompanies prestartup and startup companies that have a positive socioeconomic impact on communities in Canada. Startup in Residence was designed to guide startup companies that are motivated to grow.
They’ve evolved through Startup in Residence:
Cooperathon connects citizens, communities, entrepreneurs, researchers as well as the academic and institutional worlds to develop a socially responsible future together.
Cooperathon is the greatest open innovation competition – open to all ideas – in Canada!
Startup Montréal is a non-profit organization created through the merger of Bonjour Startup Montréal with Montréal inc. whose mission is to increase the potential already offered by Montréal’s startup ecosystem, in two ways: by extending its outreach and by multiplying its positive impact.
Notman House boasts a vibrant community of startups/VCs/advisors, and offered us invaluable access to their network/resources/events desperately needed in the early days of Mixonset. It is conveniently located in the center of Montréal, very affordably priced for the great value, therefore the ideal place for early stage founders. Cannot recommend it enough!
If we need to approach VCs, FonderFuel or Techstars, Notman is like that person who shows you around and opens the doors for you to meet them.
Notman House is truly the heart of the Montréal tech entrepreneurial scene. It’s where I met my co-founder, where we finalized our first round of funding, where we got our first office space, where we recruited our first team member, and where we experienced the ups and downs of the early days. Even today, many years after our debut, Notman House remains our second home. Where it all began!
Each year, Techstars Montréal brings startups from here and around the world together for its accelerator program. We strive to expose these founders to as many opportunities as possible and allow them to immerse themselves in the Montréal ecosystem. Notman House is the best place in town to make that happen.
My career would not be what it is today without all the meetings and countless connections I’ve made at Notman. Working on an accelerator program is an incredible challenge, and I don’t know what I would have done without all the people who are deeply involved in the startup ecosystem with whom I’ve been able to interact and collaborate over the past few years. Our community is tightly woven, and Notman House is where it comes together.
My journey with Notman started in 2018. And i’ve been back here every year since then. This is where I come back to rejuvenate my energies and feel inspired again. The people who work here play a huge role in that. I’m drawn to the community here.