14 May 2017

Nearly 200 People at First Sherbrooke Startupfest

Last May 10, the very first Sherbrooke Startupfest, which took place at the Taverne O’Chevreuil, welcomed more than 200 young entrepreneurs from the region.

With a desire to give young entrepreneurs of the region a needed helping hand, Startupfest came to Sherbrooke for the first time to share tips and advice.

The mission of Startupfest is to help young entrepreneurs in networking, improving their promotional endeavours, and meeting experts in the business community.

Held in Montréal each summer for the last seven years, Startupfest added a regional component to its programming for the very first time thanks to the development of French content in its offerings.

“The ultimate goal of all this is to stimulate the regional economy. Given that it’s the first year that we’re offering content in French, we wanted to present it Québec-wide. This gives new entrepreneurs an opportunity to educate themselves and make connections with colleagues from around the world, “explained Philippe Telio, President and CEO of Startupfest.

In his opinion, this international event is an ideal opportunity for those who want to throw themselves into this universe. “These days, young people, especially in the technology fields, spend their time in their basement working on their projects. However, there is nothing more important than going to gatherings like this one and meeting people,” believes Mr. Telio.

For her part, Chloé Legris, Executive Director of Espace-inc, was clearly enthusiastic about this event being hosted in Sherbrooke. “It’s a tremendous occasion for our region to develop its culture in this field and to develop its network of contacts in conjunction with the real Startupfest that will be held this summer,” she said.

Source: La Tribune

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