Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I submit my startup to Founded in Quebec?
Because all startups on Founded in Quebec are awesome. But we've a few other reasons that might interest you:
- Your startup is listed as one of the most innovative startups in Quebec (and the world)
- Invitations and front row seats at all Founded in Quebec events
- Exclusive deals with partners (such as the FoundedX products and events)
- Use the Founded in Quebec platform to organize unique S2S promotions and highlight your startup
- Clicks to your website from the targeted audience of Founded in Quebec
- Mentions on our social channels once you're added to the list
- Every week a startup is selected as startup of the week in our newsletter
How can my startup be on Founded in Quebec?
Fill out this form. If the startup hasn't been submitted before, it will be queued up for review. Note that not every company will directly surface on the homepage as lots of startups are submitted each day.
How long does it take before my startup gets posted?
Due to high demand it can take up to a few weeks. Reviews of new applicants are expedited due to a small fee. You'll get more info during the application process.
How much does it cost?
It's 100% free but it takes time to review your startups.You can help us by being a featured startup ;)
Why didn't my submission get accepted?
Your startup probably doesn't match with one or more of the criteria:
- They were founded in Quebec in the 21st century
- They have the ambition to transform their industry
- The founders drink Maple Syrup like water
My startup matches the criteria, but it's still not posted. Why?
Are you sure you didn't submit a hobby project, some fatuous idea or just an obscure blog (we get a lot of those)? Yeah, we thought so. No worries, we still like you. If after 3 weeks we still haven't posted your startup and it did match the criteria we might feel the quality of your idea or the design of your landing page isn't a good fit.
My startups is listed, now what?
That’s great! This means you’re among the most innovative startups founded in Quebec. Now you can spread the word on your social channels and may enjoy some special treatment at fancy bars and restaurants. Don’t push it though!
My company wasn't founded in Quebec. What can I do?
We've got you covered. We're working together with international partners to have a local list in your country. Head over to Founded X to check if your country is already available. And otherwise we'll get you up and running with your own list using our awesome starting kit.
Can my startup be higher on the list?
Sure, just name your startup 42 and you'll be right on the top of the list. Or, check out the possibilities for a featured spot. Note: your startup has to be added to the list before you’re eligible for a featured spot. If it's not on there yet, submit your Quebecer startup first.
Is there the possibility to advertise?
We currently only provide featured spots to approved startups but feel free make us an offer we can’t refuse.
This is awesome! How can I contribute?
You’re too kind! We’re always looking for people with great ideas who and eager to make them happen. So if you to want add, build or improve something just drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have another question. Who should I contact?
If it's a quick question try Twitter @foundedquebec. For other questions you can try emailing us, but we can't answer everything.
Who is behind Founded in Quebec?
Dan Chetrit, an entrepreneur, developer and author for several tech publications launched Founded in Quebc in December 2016. Nowadays, the initiative is supported by many Quebecer and international enthusiasts.