Start up a business

Start up a business

Are you an entrepreneur at heart? Go into business and build your own company with resources to help you get your project off the ground.

Ace your startup

Starting a business takes serious time and preparation. Discover our advice, resources and partnerships to help you start, fund and launch your business.

Create your business

Bring your business idea to life and explore the ins and outs of entrepreneurship to get started on the right foot. Next, create your business model, business plan and financial forecasts, and choose a legal structure to carry your project to fruition.

Inspiration for your project

Develop your company idea and participate in a team challenge with Cooperathon, the largest open innovation competition in Canada.

Learn more about Cooperathon

Resources for your startup

Get ready to create your business with a wealth of resources provided by Startup Montréal

Explore resources - provided by Startup Montréal

Planning your project

Take advantage of free resources from École des entrepreneurs du Québec to create your business model, business plan and financial forecasts, and develop your business skills with a wide range of online training options.

Legal form for your business

Decide on a legal form for your business and determine what paperwork is required through official government sites.

Legal documents

Get online, personalized help and legal documents through Scripta Legal.

Finance your business

Once you've solidified your business idea, you can outline your financing strategy and look into the various options available to find what best suits your needs.

Learn more about financing

Some financing options

Government programs and grants

Find grants and other sources of funding for your business using the Fundica search tool.

Learn more about Fundica


Raise money with the La Ruche crowdfunding platform.

Learn more about La Ruche

Solidarity-based financing programs finance programs

Get financial support—even if you don't have access to conventional financing—with the Créavenir and Desjardins Microcredit to Businesses programs.

Visa Business Freedom Solutions package

Finance your small or very small business with a package tailored specifically to your needs.

See the Visa Business Freedom Solutions package

Support and financing for tech companies

We're here to advise you and help you find financing solutions that fit your needs. Our specialized team understands your industry and will support you at every stage of your tech company's life cycle.

Plus, we have financing options that fit different recurring revenue business models, such as Software as a Service (SaaS).

Launch your business

To ensure success for your startup, seize opportunities to get guidance from experienced individuals, expand your network and drive your business forward. Also be sure to secure solutions that let you effectively manage your business.


Tap into Réseau mentorat's services or participate in the Adopt Inc. contest to get support as you embark on your entrepreneurial adventure.

Building your network

Register for the OSEntreprendre Challenge to grow your network and put your new business out there.

Growing your business

Discover the Réseau des SADC et CAE, a network that supports local economic growth throughout Quebec, and use the Mouvement des accélérateurs d'innovation du Québec (MAIN) network to find an incubator or accelerator to help you meet your growth objectives.

Managing your business

AccèsD Affaires

Manage your business finances easily, 24/7 with AccèsD Affaires.

Learn more about AccèsD Affaires

Payment solutions with Global Payments

Enjoy an exclusive offer on Global Payments solutions, including a $150 discount when you open a new account. *

Learn more  - about payment solutions from Global Payments

Solutions for employers

Take care of your employees and effectively manage human resources with flexible and affordable solutions.

See our solutions - for employers

Open a business account

Get your project off to a good start and make your day-to-day banking easier by opening a business account. Fill out the form online.

Open a business account

Tips and resources to help you build your business

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