2014 Startup Fest: Over 1,500 Patrons, $200K In Investments Given Out

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Early July’s International Startup Festival in Montreal didn’t fail to deliver an action packed week with keynotes, pitches, prizes and drinks. Now the organization has released some new stats for the most recent Startup Fest, shedding light on its growing stature:

– 1500 registered attendees

– 5000+ people participated in Startupfest related activities (Open House Day, Workshops, Off Events)

– $200,000 cash investments guaranteed and an additional $500,000 of value in prizes

– 71% male, 29% female

– 35 Was the average age of the Startupfest goer

Geographic Breakdown

– 55% Montreal

– 28% Rest of Canada

– 17% International

– 15 different countries were represented at the Festival

“Amazing” was one of the most used words in all related social media, while “startups,” “success,” “prizes,” “global,” and “tents” were popular as well.

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The 2014 winners were as follows:

The $100k Investment Prize – Blynk
Best Onstage Pitch – Vanhawks
CBC Media Pitch Prize – GymBirds
FounderFuel Fall 2014 Cohort – RedTree Robotics
The Grandmother’s Choice Award – Neuroscan Pro
Videotron Business Solutions/ MAtv Prize – Navut
ideaBOOST Accelerator Prize – Tunestar
Audience Choice Award – Vanhawks
Best Twitter Pitch – Flight Fox
#Scavengerfest Hustle Prize – Recycode

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk

Joseph Czikk previously has written for the National Post, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader Post, Techvibes and BC Business Online. Joseph often goes crazy on twitter during NHL and NFL games.