Media advisory - Press conference: InnoCité MTL to unveil its new smart city cohort startups

MONTRÉAL, March 31, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - InnoCité MTL, Canada's first smart city accelerator, invites you to the unveiling of its second cohort on Friday April 1st 2016 at Desjardins Lab in Montreal. Harout Chilitian, Vice-president of the executive committee in charge of administrative reform, smart city initiatives and information technology, Chadi Habib, Desjardins' Chief Technology Officer, and Béatrice Couture, General Manager of InnoCité MTL will be on hand to announce the 5 startups chosen to participate in an intensive twelve-week program offered by InnoCité MTL.



Unveiling of InnoCité MTL's second cohort


April 1st 2016

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Desjardins Lab

At the foot of the South Tower, Complexe Desjardins, Montréal
Entrance: 175 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal, G1R 2A6



Harout Chitilian vice-president of the executive committee, in charge of administrative reform, smart city initiatives and information technology

Chadi Habib, Chief Technology Officer, Desjardins

Béatrice Couture, General manager, InnoCité MTL


10:00 a.m. : Arrival

10:15 a.m. : Press conference

10:00 a.m. : Presentations by InnoCité MTL's second cohort startups

11:30 a.m. : End of the press conference


About InnoCité MTL
InnoCité MTL is a business acceleration program that directly meets Montrealers' expectations. Through this program, the private sector in general and start-ups in particular will implement solutions to urban issues, with a focus on the City of Montréal's priority projects outlined in its Montréal, Smart and Digital City, 2015-2017 Action Plan, a complete copy of which is available online, and in accordance with the city's economic development action plan.

Proud partner of Ville de Montréal, InnoCité MTL benefits from support from the city thanks to financial assistance provided by the Government of Quebec available through the Entente Montréal 2015, administered by the Secrétariat à la région métropolitaine. Several organisations also help finance this project, including TELUS, Desjardins, Pages Jaunes, GE Lighting and IBM, as sponsors of InnoCité MTL and Real Ventures, Pages Jaunes and Quebecor, as investors in program participating startups.



For further information: Source: Béatrice Couture, General Manager, InnoCité MTL, Telephone : 514 778-8503,; Media relations: Bérengère Thériault, BéPR, Telephone : 514 999-6493,


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