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Your entrepreneur life

Accelerate your startup’s tech adoption and get a chance to create business relations with major Canadian organizations and commercialize your impactful innovation successfully.

You want to discover the entrepreneur world. You have a team or not. A project or not. You belong to Alpha.

You have a working prototype and you are a team of minimum two people.
You belong to Beta.

Will your ideas change the world?

Call for bold entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur who has the ambition to make a global impact.

CHALLENGES

Challenges designed by industry leaders to solve core social issues!

PARTNER UP

Potential opportunities to collaborate with industry leaders and grow your startup!

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

For more information about the eligibility criteria, learn more below!

GRAND PRIZE

Enter for the chance to receive more than $60,000 in prizes & grants for the winning teams!

Challenges

Eligibility Criteria

  • Residents of Canada who are 18 at the time of registration.
  • Aspiring ALPHA entrepreneur, with or without an idea, in pre-startup mode and without a working prototype at the time of registering for the Cooperathon.
  • Member of a BETA team if your team has at least two people and with a working prototype at the time of registering for the Cooperathon.
  • Other conditions may apply to those participating in the Open Innovation Challenges. For more information on the eligibility criteria for each challenge, see the challenge see upper.

In partnership with the Cooperathon and our partner organizations’ teams, we are offering a unique tailored parcours & prizes for ambitious startup entrepreneurs to save you time, accelerate your access to market and increase your chances of success

Personalized coordination by Foundry/Desjardins and Montreal NewTech team to guide the teams to find the right challenge for their solution and connect them with the program partners. 3 to 5 months of support and networking with the Desjardins Foundry program and MontrealNewTech.

Access to the competition’s GLOBAL platform, find missing talent & connect with specialized mentors personalized follow-up & la-carte workshops.

Access to the tailored program to the needs of startups with prototypes, looking to validate their project.

Open innovation grants: Each Challenge Partner offers
a grant to the winner of their Open Innovation Challenge. Winning teams from each challenge will receive a direct scholarship of $5,000.

Access to the group and private meetings with challenge company & potential of a follow-up meeting post-competition.
The Cooperathon Grand Prize: for the best solution value of $ 25,000. And is totally free for you to participates.

Challenge Partners

Collaborate and work alongside one of six major industry partners to invest time, expertise and money in your innovative ideas successfully.

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Montreal NewTech is proud to have co-designed these challenges with our industry partners and Coopérathon team in order to accelerate the adoption of meaningful technologies and solutions to some of society’s biggest challenges.