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Startup Salad MTL: Meet renowned mentors, building a company in 52 hours an...

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Concordia University - Sir George Williams Campus

1450 Guy St.

Montreal, QC H3H 0A1


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What is Startup Salad?

Startup Salad brings together interesting, powerful and genuine people who want to make a difference, to connect, learn and collaborate in an offline manner, creating an innovative project that actively promotes social development globally. Startup Salad, with brands including ‘52-hour Startup Salad’, ‘Big Salad’ and ‘Salad Pro’, now cover more than 50 cities around the world such as Shenzhen, San Francisco, Shanghai, Montreal, Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Guangzhou. At the same time, Startup Salad is connecting hundreds of thousands of like-minded entrepreneurs globally.

Startup Salad Values

Act now, make the future.
Help each other.
Enjoy creating.


  • Nicholas Jacques-Bouchard Associate, 500 Startups Canada

  • Jean-Sebastien Cournoyer Co-Founder and Partner, Real Ventures

  • Marc Chriqui Mentor, Tech Entrepreneur, Angel Investor

  • Jason Della Rocca Co-Founder, Execution Labs

  • Sergio A. Escobar Managing Director, Founder Institute Montreal

  • Richard Lan Partner, Amalan Capital

  • Laviva Mazhar Analyst, Ferst Capital Partners

Mentors (MORE TO COME)

  • Sam Kawtharani Co-Founder and CEO, Seedlify

  • Xavier Peich Co-Founder, SmartHalo

  • David Fugère-Lamarre Co-Founder and CEO, iLLOGIKA

  • Rami Sayar Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Canada

  • Charles Richer La Flèche Associate, The Boston Consulting Group

  • Chia-Yi Tung Happiness Entrepreneur & Success Coach, Orchimedia & Smile with Chia

  • Bassam Rhou Co-Founder & CEO, Flystro

  • Antoine Landriault Arbour Investment Banking Analyst, RBC Capital Markets

  • Harold Dumur Co-Founder and CEO, OVA Inc.

  • Amira Boutouchent Co-Founder and CEO, Bridgr.Co

  • Geoffrey Vande Weerdt Partner and Investor, Le Coffret de Rachel

  • Nathon Kong Founder, Nathon Kong

  • Quentin Gay Co-Founder, Doctr

  • Frédérique Lissoir Partner, Propulsio 360° Business Consultants L.L.P.

Participant Instructions:

Check-in time: Friday Afternoon (May 05) 17:00-18:30

The fee includes: Breakfast x2, Lunch x2, Dinner x3, T-shirt x1, Paper and Pen, Internet access.

If you have an Idea to Pitch on Friday night:

Please submit your Idea PPT before May 1st to support@apyef.org

You MUST use our template, and you can only make one slide to show your ideas. Remember that you ONLY HAVE 1 MINUTE for your initial pitch on Friday evening.

The download link of our template


If you don't have an idea:

You can choose your favorite idea after the 1-minute idea pitches on Friday night and join one of the teams.

If you are a Sunday evening audience member:

Check-in time: Sunday Evening (May 07) 18:00-19:00.

All the teams will present their product demos or prototypes, which have been completed over the previous 48 hours, to a panel of judges and the audience.


This event is more about the progress than the results, that being said, we still have some awesome prizes prepared for the winning teams:

  1. One round trip flight ticket to China.

  2. Admission to one of China's renowned innovation forums with world-class entrepreneurs, investors, and industry members.

  3. Three (3)-night accommodations in China

  4. Startup Package Lavery Go Inc. legal service to top winning team from Lavery Lawyers. (valued at $2,500 CAD)

  5. One-year free .Tech domain for all participants

Reasons/Benefits for you to join Startup Salad MTL, a 52-hour ride to build your startups from fresh ideas:

  • Meet new friends, potential business partners and other folks who you’ll like to share same startup values and positive energy with.

  • Communicate with some of the best investors in MTL

  • Meet the Salad mentors! They are industry leaders, startup entrepreneurs who have made impressive success and know how to dodge the bullets on the startup road.

  • Enjoy a weekend filled with excitement, actions, and get-shit-done spirit.

  • Startup Salad has startups now worth tens of millions of dollars formed in the past events, you might just be building the next one!!!

What goes on at a Startup Salad Event?

For more event information, check out our

Webpage: https://www.apyef.org/startupsalad

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1886498274902004/


If you have any questions or want to help with this event, feel free to contact us at info@apyef.org

The Asia-Pacific Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation (APYEF) is committed to promote youth entrepreneurship and greater commercial engagement with the fast-growing Asia-Pacific region. Our vision is to establish an international platform for the next generation of entrepreneurs to connect, communicate and collaborate across the Asia-Pacific region.

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