Montreal’s #Startup Social Media Discussion
Notman House and a "frog in the valley" dominate Montreal #startup Twitter discussion.

“Venture capital matters” dominate the Montreal tech startup scene, according to what the data shows around Twitter discussion from Canada’s second largest city:


Montreal is home to some of Canada’s largest VC firms, including Real Ventures, Rho Canada, BDC Capital and iNovia Capital. The city also made Compass’ list of top startup ecosystems globally:

After funding, physical accommodation for startup activity shows up prominently in the Montreal social media discussion in the last 90 days. Notman House – a startup campus providing office, event, and communal space for entrepreneurs, investors, technology partners and community groups – has attracted 3.3 million Twitter impressions from nearly 1,000 mentions in the last 3 months.

Notman House aims to contribute to Montreal’s startup ecosystem by “producing companies that contribute to the social, economic and cultural fabric of [Montreal] while shaping the future of our global society,” according to the organization’s website.

Opportunities to work at, or with, Notman House drive the social media discussion:

Notman House has a very international view to its place in the world, saying its vision is “predicated on the beliefs that not only do startups make cities great, but that great cities need great startups.”

Want a look inside Notman House? Here’s a 3D tour:

In addition to Notman driving Twitter discussion around the Montreal tech #startup scene, is one person: Sylvain Carle, a Partner at Real Ventures and General Manager of FounderFuel.

Known as “@froginthevalley” on Twitter, Carle has proven to be both a supporter of Notman House, and a driving force of Twitter discussion in Montreal recently.

Carle ranks as one of the more influential Twitter users talking about startups in Montreal, alongside MontrealNewTech, Montreal Tech Watch and Sebastien Provencher.

Want to browse through Montreal’s startup community? Here’s a start: