Official Presenter of the International Startup Festival - Videotron Business Solutions: Proudly Partnering with Québec Business Talent

MONTREAL, July 15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Videotron Business Solutions is happy to be presenting the 5th annual edition of the International Startup Festival (, to be held in Montréal from July 15 to 18, 2015. During this event, hundreds of business founders, innovators and entrepreneurs will take Montréal's Old Port by storm for four days of inspiring discussions and presentations on entrepreneurship.

Jean Novak, President of Videotron Business Solutions, has this to say about the event: "Once again this year, we are delighted at the idea of participating in this major event that lets influencers from Québec and elsewhere interact, be inspired, and present their ideas to their colleagues from around the world. Year after year, this festival demonstrates that Québec is brimming with creative entrepreneurs who are constantly looking for innovative solutions. At Videotron Business Solutions, entrepreneurship is built right into our DNA, so it only makes sense for us to encourage innovation by taking part in this meet-up where participants can think and create differently."

Inspiring and mentoring the next generation
For this company dedicated to serving business customers, giving other entrepreneurs the benefit of its expertise is nothing new. The involvement of Videotron Business Solutions in this unique event is all the more significant because for a number of years now, the firm has participated in various projects to encourage new entrepreneurial talent. Examples include the Notman House, the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest and, since just a few weeks ago, the Salon 1861 incubator.

Both through its involvement in the business community and through its blog, "Take Care of Business" (, Videotron Business Solutions does all it can to give entrepreneurs from Québec and elsewhere the tools they need to think productively and exchange ideas effectively.

THE PITCH, presented by Videotron Business Solutions and MAtv
From noon to 6 pm on Thursday, July 16, entrepreneurs attending the festival can participate in THE PITCH, an activity and contest sponsored by Videotron Business Solutions and MAtv. With the help of the MAtv team, each participant will create a "virtual business card" that presents their startup business in 25 seconds or less. The winning startup will receive a prize consisting of more than $30,000 worth of services and exposure, including an advertising campaign on MAtv, coverage in Le Journal de Montréal, and three months' access to Notman House.

Win or lose, all participating startups will receive their virtual business card a few days after the festival. Their presentation videos may also be shown on MAtv (Channel 9, 609 in HD). The Videotron Business Solutions tent will be available to attendees throughout the Festival and will be equipped with cellphone recharging stations to help everyone stay connected.

Videotron Business Solutions provides innovative business solutions, compelling products and peerless service to more than 115,000 Québec businesses. One out of every two small or medium-sized businesses in Québec trusts Videotron Business Solutions for its telecommunications needs.

Videotron (, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access, cable telephone and mobile telephone services. Videotron is a leader in new technologies with its illico interactive television service and its broadband network, which supports high-speed cable Internet access, analog and digital cable television, and other services. As of March 31, 2015, Videotron was serving 1,770,600 cable television customers, including 1,555,500 Digital TV subscribers. Videotron is also the Québec leader in high-speed Internet access, with 1,543,100 subscribers to its cable service as of March 31, 2015. As of the same date, Videotron had 662,100 subscriber connections to its mobile telephone service and was providing cable telephone service to 1,344,600 Québec households and organizations. For the tenth consecutive year, Videotron was ranked as Québec's most respected telecommunications company, based on a Léger survey.

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