Startupfest and Paris&Co are organizing, Montreal - Paris Startup Exchange, a contest aiming to send ten (10) Parisian startups to Montreal and ten (10) Montreal startups to Paris, for a 3 month incubation period, starting May 2016.

Startups fill in the application form to be considered. Selected startups will be granted a 3 month stay in a partnering incubator/accelerator and will have access to all the services offered by that accelerator. This contest is aimed at startups in the tech sectors.

Participating accelerators to be announced soon...

A series of events, both cultural and entrepreneurial, will be organized for the visiting startups. Through these events, startups will get the opportunity to meet investors, mentors and other local startups.

The goal of this exchange is to broaden the horizons of Montreal and Parisian startups and build bridges between the communities.


In addition to being legally admissible into Canada and France, to be eligible to apply for this contest, you must be:

a) A startup in the tech sector and the creative and cultural industry
b) A startup less than 5 years old
c) A startup that has raised less than $1.5M or 1M€ in funding

To be considered, all startups must fill in the application form.

Once the application process closes, all applicants will be reviewed by a committee and selected startups will be contacted. Applicants may also be contacted if further information is required.