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#25 worldwide
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#35 worldwide
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The Startup Ecosystem of Montreal is ranked at number 46 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 3 spots since 2020. Montreal also ranks at number 3 in Canada, and 19 in North America.

Montreal is an ideal place to locate for Energy & Environment, Hardware & IoT and Fintech startups. As the most popular industries in Montreal, there is a sample of 184 Energy & Environment startups in Montreal, 67 Hardware & IoT startups in Montreal, and 58 Fintech startups in Montreal, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 552 startups in Montreal, 2 accelerators in Montreal, 9 coworking spaces in Montreal, 2 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. 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 enables users to create GIF's using a variety of methods online for free. Static Pictures, Webcam or Youtube Videos can be used as feeds to quickly create entertainment content that goes viral. Users wanting a Photoshop free process to create a GIF quickly is our target market. 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 the Amilia e-directory designed to help organizations increase their reach. Read more
Chronogolf facilitate interactions between golf courses and golf players by letting them book and manage online there tee times. Read more
GOrendezvous is an online appointment platform offering the following key features: 1) The first Smart Waiting List on the market: we help you quickly replace cancellations via the waiting list and according to your clients' availabilities. 2) Collaborative Appointment Booking: maximize your client satisfaction by letting them book their own appointments online. 3) Email and SMS Reminders with confirmations: automate a boring task that generates revenue. We also offer the most flexible work schedule and other market leading features. Read more aims to be the biggest online retailer in Canada for technical clothing. We are curators of quality brands and our job is to help our clients find the product that suits them best. The business also owns, Canada’s only website entirely dedicated to discounted outdoor gear and apparel, as well as two brick-and-mortar stores, one in Montreal and the other in the ski resort town of Mont-Tremblant. In the end, our business is about providing the proper products to our customers on time, without any hassle, no matter the period of year, conveniently and efficiently. We focus on the details and make sure our customer service is a cut above Read more
Wealthica is an aggregation platform that allows investors to see all their investments in a single dashboard. Read more
Officevibe is an online platform that designs employee pulse surveys to boost employee engagement within organizations. Read more
Stay22 makes it easy for event organizers to have their own Hotel and Apartment booking solution directly embedded on their website/app Read more
alfi wants to break into the fragmented world of mobile payments by giving merchants and customers more than just a new way to pay – Our mission is to improve and reinvent the entire payment experience. alfi is a 'Platform As A Service' that allows organizations to customize their own payment experience around user interaction and community engagement. alfi is all about more ways to connect, fewer barriers to transactions and leaner infrastructure. Harnessing the full potential of mobility, our platform helps organizations to go beyond payment by increasing its customers engagement throughout the entire shopping experience. Its broad functionality is specifically engineered to reduce transaction costs, increase community members and quickly convert members into engaged customers. Thanks to alfi, It has never been more convenient and more effective to build and maintain consistent customer loyalty and streamline transactions online, in stores, and on mobile devices.  Read more
CAE is a world leader in providing simulation and modelling technologies and integrated training solutions for the civil aviation industry. Read more
ConneriesQc delivers the best french humoristic content on the web. Read more
Vention is a next-generation digital manufacturing platform for machine design. Read more
Koomi is the first POS specifically made for takeaway, fast-casual and on-the-go customers. Master Your Rush. Read more
Simplyk helps people volunteer in their community. Read more
Enlightly offers a simple way to add customized training to enterprise web applications. Enlightly can provide a wide range of fun and engaging lessons to make sure your new users know how to use the core features of your product in only a few minutes. By mastering the core features of your product, new users will be able to understand its added value, thus increasing activation, retention and refferals. For collaborative applications out there, we can even offer multi-user training that will enable users to easily understand end-to-end use cases within the first minutes using your product.  Read more
Kangaride is a ridesharing platform for posting and booking long-distance rides anywhere in North America. Through Kangaride’s online and mobile platform, drivers and passengers connect to rideshare together. Drivers post their rides and the empty seats in their vehicle, and passengers search for rides and book a seat in the one that gets them where they need to go. Kangaride has over 200,000 members and thousands of rides booked each week. Kangaride has a three-pronged approach to making ridesharing safer. All drivers have their licenses validated by transportation authorities before their ride is posted. All rides are rated by the driver and passengers and drivers’ overall ratings are visible to passengers before booking. Kangaride’s world-class customer service team does quality control on all new members and is available to assist members 365 days a year. Kangaride operates in French under the name AmigoExpress. Read more
Wall Street Survivor is the only place for the beginner to learn about investing. Guided missions, beginner-focused learning content, combined with the web's best stock simulator help users effectively manage their financial future. Passive and active investors have one thing in common, they want guidance and support. They want it an easy, rewarding and unbiased way. That's Wall Street Survivor V4 (in private alpha).  Read more
Eyeglasses and Sunglasses are fashion accessories. We offer a curated and stylish selection of eyewear for women and we make it easy for our dear clients to reorder! Our clients are women between 18 and 39 yrs old who wish to accessorize their looks. For only $99; they receive prescription or non-prescription eyewear. They can try-on the frames virtually, receive a private stylist consultation and we save their prescription in their account for reorders. Read more
Shakepay is a technology company that provides financial applications for building wealth. 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
Nesto is a company which gives instant access. Read more
Unito automatically synchronizes your projects, tasks and conversations between different work management tools. Read more
Vanilla is community software that powers discussions on over 500,000 sites around the world. In the community discussion space, next-generation websites like Stack Exchange are dominating by solving a problem where traditional communities have failed: differentiating between good and bad content. While these new competitors attack the market one interest-vertical at a time, Vanilla solves the same problem horizontally for all existing communities across all verticals. Read more
The construction market is expected to be worth USD 12.7 Trillion by 2020. However the vast majority of bidding for it is still done via the old pen & paper model, resulting in inefficiencies, lack of transparency, corruption scandals and loss of opportunities. Monaqasat (Middle East) / ProTenders solves these problems by providing an efficient, secure and user-friendly Cloud eTendering solution for architects, contractors and suppliers, enabling them to manage their entire tender process online and get better prices, faster. Read more
NameShouts is simplifying the way people make first connections, one name at a time. Read more
Medexa offers medical clinic and patient record management software. 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
Blockstream’s core area of innovation is sidechains, a technology focused on improving on the blockchain, the most powerful public utility for distributed trust systems. Read more
Let's simplify and optimize access to health care. Read more
UpVenue is a concert social media network. Users can upload their concert pictures, rate pictures, get badges. The interface is very app-like (see screenshot of our working demo above). We're looking for funding to acquire an extra developer, pay for freelancers, market and promote the site. We're in the process of working on a mobile and tablet app. Serious investors, please contact us for more information. Read more
AlayaCare is a provider of revolutionary cloud-based home health care software. Read more
We offer multi-user Cloud Desktops completely managed and live-monitored by a team of top tier professionals. Read more
LIVE online fitness training with top coaches Read more
ChallengeU is an educational platform designed to help students enabling to get high school education through distance studies. Read more
LXR & Co. specializes in the online sale of vintage luxury products, bringing top designer labels to members at up to 80% off retail prices. With access to the very best pieces from around the globe, our unlimited range of styles ensures there is something different on offer every week from the most sought after designers, including Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Chanel. 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
Now In Store is a platform that allows businesses to automatically create print & digital catalogs for online & offline marketing campaigns. Read more
Sportlogiq is a venture-backed startup that develops sports statistics solutions. Read more
Guiker is an online property rental platform Read more
Tervene is a team improvement app. It enables managers to digitize and improve business operations management. Read more
Facilitate the access to justice by providing legal services in a simple, fast and cost-effective way through intelligent use of technology Read more is a matching site that connects companies with LOCAL professionals seeking freelance, part-time or contract work. Built like a dating site, the matching algorithm helps companies to quickly and efficiently find the ideal talent to their ad-hoc job done. Read more
"Planvy" lets you make a difference in global causes. When your friends or co-workers are late for a meeting, appointment, date, dinner...the person who is not late can send an invitation to those who are late to make $1 donation to a charity cause. The idea came to me when I worked at the company where we paid $1 for being late for team meetings and also when I read that Andreessen Horowitz charges its employees $10 for each minute late: Lateness costs billions of dollars to the economies each year. This app can help resolve this problem and allow people to make a difference in global causes.  Read more
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