First class train cars to take startups, mentors, and corporate innovation leaders in the Toronto area to Montreal’s Startupfest.
When the right people are in the right place, connections happen that create something that is greater than the sum of the parts.
Community and Transit
Here are some industry experts aboard the 2019 Startup Train:
CEO & Founding Partner
One-way first-class train travel from Toronto to Montreal, on July 9th, 2019
Facilitated 1-1 mentoring
Startupfest 2019 full access tickets
Pre-events in person and online
Arrive at Startupfest alongside some of Canada’s leading investors, advisors, and corporate leaders.
You will meet new friends, perhaps find a new partner or investor, and partake in world-class mentoring.
We bring the drinks and food – you bring your passion for the startup scene. You’ll arrive at the festival focused and fearless.
Connections that Count
Catch the train.
Core to our mission at Highline Beta is finding creative ways to connect corporations to startups in a way that benefits them both. If you're interested in learning more about our Startup Train Corporate Patron Program, please email Brydon on our team directly.
Startup Train started as a grassroots initiative in 2012 led by Brydon Gilliss. Since then, the train has hosted a first-class train car every year from Toronto to Startupfest in Montreal.
By bringing together leading startups, investors, and mentors, Startup Train allows passengers to meet new friends, find a new partner or investor, and partake in world-class mentoring.
The pre-events, online shared space, and the Ontario Startup Tent have always been geared towards helping attendees leverage the real opportunity that Startupfest presents.
Startup Train Founder
Highline Beta is a startup co-creation and new venture development company.
By leveraging the operating model of startups, the best practices of the country’s premier accelerators, and the strategic lens of VCs, Highline Beta works closely with enterprises to launch market-leading ventures.
“The Startup Train is arguably the most valuable aspect of Startup Festival for Ontario entrepreneurs. It's more than just sticking awesome people in a contained space for five hours. You walk in as strangers and leave as a community ready to tackle the festival together. If only every startup conference could offer this unique experience”