Start your own business

Start your own 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

Founding a new company takes serious time and preparation. We've put together some startup guidance so you can discover more about how to create, finance and launch your business. Make your business dreams a reality with the right partners and tools at your disposal.

Create your business

Bring your business idea to life and explore the ins and outs of entrepreneurship to get started on the right foot. Then write your business plan and choose a legal structure for your business 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 - External link. This link will open in a new window.

Resources for your startup

Get ready to create your business with a wealth of resources provided by Bonjour Startup Montréal and training through Entrepreneuriat Québec.

Planning your project

Carry out market research to determine your target audience and product or service. Use our interactive tool to draw up your business plan and simplify the startup process with the guides and chat advice from La Trousse de l'entrepreneur (in French only).

Legal form for your business

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

Crowdfunding

Raise money with the La Ruche crowdfunding platform.

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Solidarity-based financing 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

If you've decided to go into the tech sector, you may find yourself facing unique challenges. No matter your needs or business model, we have financing and investment options that take your reality into account. We also provide support during the commercialization of your technology.

Have questions about what we offer for tech companies? Schedule a call with our team.

SaaS financing

Call on our specialists to evaluate your company's situation and get financing in line with your recurring revenue model.

Desjardins Capital

Get an edge up with the venture capital investments and personalized guidance offered by the Desjardins Capital team.

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Startup in Residence program

Leverage our expertise and network to drive your business project forward and take on challenges in the technology sector.

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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.

Mentoring

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

Growing your business

Use the Info Entrepreneurs directory or the MAIN (Mouvement des accélérateurs d'innovation du Québec) 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 innovative and personalized solutions for accepting customer payments.

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.

Learn more  - about solutions for employers

Open a business account

Get your entrepreneurial project off to a good start by opening a dedicated business account. Fill out your request online in just 5 minutes and we'll help you pick the right account.

Open a business account

Let's talk

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