Official presenter of Startupfest Videotron Business Solutions proud to support local business talent

July 11, 2016 - Press Release

Montréal, July 11, 2016 – Videotron Business Solutions is pleased to be presenting the 6th annual Startupfest (, to be held in Montréal from July 13 to 16, 2016. During the event, hundreds of business founders, innovators and entrepreneurs will take Montréal's Old Port by storm for four days of inspiring discussions and presentations on entrepreneurship.

“We are delighted to be part of this major gathering that gives influencers from Québec and elsewhere a chance to meet, be inspired and present their ideas to businesspeople from around the world, year after year,” said Jean Novak, President of Videotron Business Solutions. “Québec is a hive of creativity buzzing with entrepreneurs determined to push the envelope and come up with innovative, differentiating solutions. At Videotron Business Solutions, entrepreneurship is built into our DNA, so it only makes sense for us to encourage and promote innovation by taking part in this meet-up where participants can think and create differently.”

Inspiring and mentoring young entrepreneurs
As a company dedicated to serving business customers, Videotron Business Solutions uses its expertise to support businesspeople. Its involvement in Startupfest is a particularly good fit: Videotron Business Solutions has a long record of backing projects that help the next generation of entrepreneurs make their mark, such as Notman House, Le Salon 1861, the OSEntreprendre Challenge and Parcours Innovation PME, an initiative of the City of Montréal in partnership with ADRIQ.

Through its involvement in the entrepreneurial community and its “Take Care of Business” blog (, Videotron Business Solutions give entrepreneurs from Québec and elsewhere the tools and support they need to think productively.

Elevator Pitch Contest, organized by Videotron Business Solutions and MAtv
From noon to 6 pm on Thursday, July 14, entrepreneurs attending the festival can participate in the Elevator Pitch Contest, organized by Videotron Business Solutions and MAtv. Entrants must produce a 30-second pitch for their startup business. The winner gets more than $30,000 worth of services and exposure, including a promotional campaign on MAtv, a banner announcement in Le Journal de Montréal and three months of office time at Notman House. 

Win or lose, all participating startups will receive a video of their pitch a few days after the festival. The Videotron Business Solutions / MAtv tent and lounge, equipped with cellphone recharging stations to help everyone stay connected, will be open to attendees throughout the event.

Videotron Business Solutions provides innovative business solutions, compelling products and peerless service to more than 125,000 Québec businesses. The majority of Québec small businesses now turn to Videotron Business Solutions for their telecommunications needs.

Videotron (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of March 31, 2016, Videotron was serving 1,722,000 cable television customers, including 1,568,900 Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,578,100 subscribers to its cable service as of March 31, 2016. As of the same date, Videotron had 795,700 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,304,300 Québec households and organizations. For the eleventh consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company in the annual Léger survey. 
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Merick Séguin

Advisor, public relations

(514) 380-7069

Élodie Girardin-Lajoie

Vice-President, Corporate Affairs