Application submission: Innovation Lab / Fonds de Solidarité FTQ / Quartier de l'Innovation (QI)

Application submission: Innovation Lab / Fonds de Solidarité FTQ / Quartier de l'Innovation (QI)

Application submission period:

  • October 4 to 28 for the November 15 to February 28 2019's cohort

To fulfill a need expressed by the Montréal entrepreneurial community, the Innovation Lab, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ and QI will host businesses in the pre-commercialization stage that can not afford to rent a workspace. The Fonds de Solidarité FTQ and QI wish to support these entrepreneurs during this essential stage of their development.

Location: Impact Hub Montréal at Salon 1861, 550 Richmond St, Montreal (QC)

The lab’s goals:

  • Allow businesses to focus on commercializing their products and expanding their business without having to deal with issues related to renting a workspace.
  • Offer businesses the necessary support to reach their expansion goal (access to a network, contact creation, etc.)

Selection criteria:

  • Businesses in the pre-commercialization stage (product or service validated and acquiring first clients)
  • Need for a maximum of 6 workstations
  • Partners can support businesses in their short-term goals
  • Businesses enhance the environment offered by Impact Hub

General offer:

  • Maximum of 6 workstations furnished by the business (if there is a need for more, stations are available at Impact Hub at a low price)
  • Access to conference rooms with audiovisual equipment
  • Fibre optic internet from Videotron
  • Printer 
  • Telephone
  • Access to a kitchenette (fridge, micro-wave, etc.)
  • Free tea and coffee


QI offer:

  • Access to the Quartier de l'Innovation's network
  • Support from our team to reach the shot term goals of your business
  • Entry in our startup index on our website
  • Free invitations to our activities : Mat’inno, QI_Connexion, Shaping Neighborhoods

About QI


Fonds de Solidarité FTQ offer:

  • Invitation to come present the business to the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ investment team
  • Access to the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ donor partner and partner company network

About the Fonds de Solidarité FTQ


Impact Hub's offer:

  • Privileged access to the 102 Impact Hub workspaces across more than 50 countries (Global Passport)
  • Linking with local networks for export-ready businesses
  • Access to the Community App, which connects all members of our global network
  • Free access to all our events (training, workshops, networking)
  • Local and international influence via our newsletter, website and social medias
  • 5@7 discount at the delicious Candide restaurant!
  • Free access to the swimming pool at La Petite-Bourgogne Sports Center (2 min walk!)

About Impact Hub


Selection process:

A committee made up of partners will receive submissions, after which pre-selected businesses will be contacted for a meeting.

For any questions, please contact Karol Laurent, Project Manager at the Quartier de l'Innovation, at (438) 387-3347, extension 204, or by email at: klaurent [at]