July 10, 2018.

Toronto -> StartupFest.

When the right people are in the right place, connections happen that create something that is greater than the sum of the parts.

We’ve booked first class train cars to take startups, mentors, and corporate innovation leaders in the Toronto area to Montreal’s Startupfest.

Because in the rare moments

Startup Train creates those moments.

Marcus Daniels

/ Highline BETA

Jill Earthy

/ Raise Collective

Who's on the train?

Derrick Fung

/ Drop

Brydon Gilliss

/ Startup Train

Derek Szeto

/ Butter

Lauren Robinson

/ Female Funders, Highline BETA

2018 Startuptrain Mentors

Nicole LeBlanc

/ Sidewalk Labs

$999.00(+ HST)

All tickets include first class travel from Toronto to Montreal and full access to Startupfest.


Connect with leading startups and innovators, and open doors to collaborations, partnerships, and other opportunities. 

This ticket grants you access to all Startup Festival activities ($799 value) . Train-only tickets available on request.

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You'll get the most out of Startup Train if your company is already past the initial seed round and growing the foundational team. 

Accepted Startups pay only for your Startupfest ticket ($599) – your ride is on us!


About Startup Train


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.

Brydon Gilliss

/ Startup Train, Band of Coders

Startup Train and Highline BETA both operate at the intersections between startups, corporate innovators, and investors. 

We both believe that, done right, facilitated connections can create win-win outcomes for all parties – bringing together the right people, at the right time.

We've come together to help both startups and corporates by creating accelerated paths to collaborations, partnerships, investments, and learning. 

And Startup Train is just the beginning.

Startup Train joins Highline BETA


About Highline BETA

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.

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