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The Ecosystem of Montreal Startups

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3rd
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Regional Ranking
20th
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Global Ranking
45th
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Foodtech
#32 worldwide
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Ecommerce & Retail
#36 worldwide
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Energy & Environment
#37 worldwide

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The Startup Ecosystem of Montreal is ranked at number 45 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 1 spots since 2021. Montreal also ranks at number 3 in Canada, and 20 in North America.

Montreal is an ideal place to locate for Foodtech, Ecommerce & Retail and Energy & Environment startups. As the most popular industries in Montreal, there is a sample of 154 Foodtech startups in Montreal, 50 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Montreal, and 49 Energy & Environment startups in Montreal, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 426 startups in Montreal, 3 accelerators in Montreal, 9 coworking spaces in Montreal, 4 organizations in Montreal and 1 leaders in Montreal.

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Unsplash is a platform dedicated to sharing copyright-free photography under the Unsplash license. Read more
Busbud makes bus travel easy. Busbud makes it a breeze to search, compare and book city-to-city bus tickets, anywhere in the world. Busbud.com and the free mobile application are the most comprehensive source of city-to-city bus schedules and tickets around the world, gathering schedules for over 4000 cities in 70 countries, in 10 languages and 15 currencies. Founded in October 2011, the company is privately funded by angel and venture capital investors. Our team is based in Montreal, Canada and New York City, USA.  Read more
WorkJam is an employee engagement suite for shift-based, hourly, and non-desk workers. Read more
AlayaCare is a provider of revolutionary cloud-based home health care software. Read more
Vention is a next-generation digital manufacturing platform for machine design. Read more
LANDR is a company that empowers musicians to create and get heard. Read more
Potloc is a hybrid software and services research platform that uses social networks for geo-targeted consumer surveys. Read more
Plotly is a data science and AI company that makes it easy to create and deploy interactive web apps in any programming language. Read more
The simple and beautiful way to get around. Get upcoming departure times for all nearby transit lines in big text and bright colours — no taps required. Plan your trip, set reminders, get notifications about disruptions. Public transit not cooperating? Don’t fret: easily request an Uber, reserve a car2go or grab the closest bike share. Read more
Amilia’s e-commerce platform is designed to increase revenue and streamline operations for community, sports and non-profit organizations as well as professional and business associations and any other group needing an always-on virtual storefront that allows visitors to register for classes and activities, renew memberships, purchase tickets for events, or buy merchandise – all in one convenient, online location. Amilia also features a built-in merchant account, a robust client/Customer Relationship Management database, a flexible reporting engine, and a collection of superior marketing tools like www.amilia.com the Amilia e-directory designed to help organizations increase their reach. Read more
eStruxture provides network and cloud-neutral data center solutions. Read more
The Université de Montréal is a public research university in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Read more
Sheertex is a pantyhose brand that sells indestructible pantyhose. Read more
Frank & Oak is an online menswear retailer and subscription service startup offering members a limited feed of clothing and accessories. Read more
RenoRun is building the world's largest single source platform for general contractors to purchase materials. Read more
Nesto is a company which gives instant access. Read more
StreamingFast, the blockchain API company, helps developers build performant applications by organizing the world's decentralized data Read more
WeCook Meals (formerly Nutrition FitPlus) is a leader in home meal delivery Read more
Breather is an app and a provider of space-as-a-service, with a growing network of private workspaces built for productivity. Read more
Shakepay is a technology company that provides financial applications for building wealth. Read more
Sociable Labs is a software-as-a-service provider of social and viral marketing solutions. Read more
Lufa Farms is an agricultural and technology company located in Montreal, Quebec. It is reputed to have built the world's first commercial Read more
Beyond the Rack is an online shopping club for selling designer brand fashions and accessories at discounted prices. Read more
LASIK MD is a Medical company. Read more
Flinks is the financial data layer powering the internet. Flinks delivers tools for financial innovation to businesses—big and small. Read more
Connect&GO is a global leader of RFID deployments in the entertainment industry. Read more
Kinova designs and manufactures robotics platforms and components that are simple, sexy and safe under two business units. Read more
TrackTik is an agile end-to-end operation management software designed for the security industry. Read more
Mino Games produces the top 50 grossing mobile game Mino Monsters, with over 13 million downloads. Read more
GHGSat provides hyperspectral satellite imagery of individual industrial facilities; these images are measurements of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality gas (AQG) emissions from these facilities. Customers can use this imagery to detect leaks of products (e.g. natural gas from pipelines), to measure GHG or AQG facility emissions (which have a financial cost in certain jurisdictions), and to measure industrial activity (e.g. carbon dioxide emissions from power plants). Customers include government, industry, and financial market players. Read more
Local Logic uses Ai with geo-spatial and user-generated data to quantify lifestyle and location qualities for the US and Canada. Read more
Consumers search the Internet for locally available products & services. They rely on accurate business information, positive reviews & engaging social interactions to make purchasing decisions. sweetiQ is a unified local search marketing SaaS for retail chains & marketing agencies to increase their online presence, publish & correct business information across the web, manage consumer reviews & engage prospects on social channels to drive in-store foot traffic & increase sales.  Read more
Enerkem is a cleantech company transforming waste into transportation biofuels, renewable chemicals, and everyday products. Read more
AmpMe is the most portable sound system allowing you to stream music anywhere. Play music and turn your iOS and Android phones. Read more
Chronogolf facilitate interactions between golf courses and golf players by letting them book and manage online there tee times. Read more
Agorize is the leading platform for open innovation challenges. They build bridges between businesses and a global community of 5 million innovators: students, developers, startups and employees because great ideas come from everywhere. Read more
Foodtastic is born from the passion that three men have for food, the restaurant business, customer service and design. Read more
dcbel offers AI-driven sustainable technologies which enable people to leverage solar energy to power their cars, homes, and lifestyles. Read more
Cook it is a ready-to-cook meal company in Canada. Read more
Unito automatically synchronizes your projects, tasks and conversations between different work management tools. Read more
Fody Food creates a delicious, gut-friendly, low FODMAP foods. Read more
BrainBox AI utilizes cloud-based computing, algorithms, and a proprietary process to create an autonomous building technology. Read more
NorthStar is revolutionary in both its raw data acquisition capabilities capacity for information processing via advanced software analytics Read more
Taiga Motors is a motor vehicle startup developing electrification of off-road powersports vehicles. Read more
Salesfloor is a mobile platform designed for store associates to connect with customers-beyond the store. Read more
Sportlogiq is a venture-backed startup that develops sports statistics solutions. Read more
Brightspark has been a leading Canadian VC since 1999 and has invested in some of Canada’s best success stories. Brightspark works with accredited investors and institutional investors to create Venture Capital Funds to invest in the best early stage Canadian companies.Brightspark has offices in Montreal and Toronto. Its two managing partners are Mark Skapinker and Sophie Forest. Brightspark’s team has been at the forefront of the Canadian software industry since its inception. We founded and ran some of Canada’s most successful software companies such as Delrina (Winfax), Servicesoft, Lanacom, Delano and ThinkDynamics. At Brightspark Ventures, our approach has always been to work with software companies that address emerging markets or business’ critical issues with unique intellectual property. As operators ourselves, we have significant experience in the market. We pride ourselves on being "non-VC VCs". We are the “first stop” for the top repeat entrepreneurs in Canada. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in Canada Ranked by StartupBlink

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5.34
22.96
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18.880
3.27
12.10
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15.084
2.13
9.84
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7.943
0.86
3.58
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7.916
0.77
4.01
3.14
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6.997
1.25
2.24
3.51
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5.306
0.88
0.92
3.51
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5.239
0.72
1.01
3.51
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4.495
0.77
0.23
3.50
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4.490
0.34
0.65
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