Startup Open House gives you an inside peek into Canadian startups

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For the third year in a row, Startup Open House — a citywide open house event where participants have free access to visit startup offices — is kicking off on October 29th.

The event is meant to give entrepreneurs an inside peek into Canadian startups; last year, 300 startups and 5,000 participants were in attendance across Toronto and Montreal. This year, the event has expanded with the addition of new cities, as Vancouver joins Toronto and Montreal’s Startup Open Houses on October 29, and Quebec City and Waterloo are participating on November 5th.

“It’s a unique event that connects many major players in Canadian tech. I’m excited to see our
communities working together to showcase our collective achievements,” said Noah Redler,
campus director at the Notman House and the Montreal lead for Startup Canada, “If you’ve ever
been curious to learn more about startups, to get a peek behind the curtain, I can’t think of a
better opportunity to discover the space.”

Big players in the startup community including Frank & Oak in Montreal, D2L in Waterloo, and 500px in Toronto are already set to participate in the event.

“I’m amazed at the diversity of people that have come here, from other entrepreneurs to students to professionals, people from Fortune 500 companies and even people travelling from other Canadian cities,” said Satish Kanwar, director of product at Shopify, during last year’s event. “I’m inspired by the diversity of people who are interesting in learning what the technology sector in Canada is like.”

To get free tickets, you can check out Startup Open House’s Eventbrite. Startups looking to participate can register here (note: tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal!).

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Jessica Galang

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