After New York City, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Barcelona and French cities such as Paris and Lyon, it’s now Greater Montréal’s turn to bear the “French Tech Hub” label, an initiative started by the French government to foster and accelerate the development of French businesses looking to expand abroad. This symbolic label recognizes Montréal’s international expertise in innovative and knowledge-intensive industries.
It was BleuBlancTech (bleublanctech.ca), an organization made up of local Montréal entrepreneurs and French entrepreneurs, that promoted the city as a high-tech hub, especially on account of the many thriving businesses in the field.
BleuBlancTech provides companies in the tech sector (ICT, cleantech, biotech, fintech, medtech, etc.) with new networking and mentoring opportunities to help them grow their business in France and Greater Montréal. The organization is also working to raise the profile of French and Montréal entrepreneurship in the global French Tech network.
Montréal International, Greater Montréal’s economic development agency, provided BleuBlancTech with support and expertise to help secure the label for the region.
To learn more about Greater Montréal’s ICT ecosystem: http://www.montrealinternational.com/business-map/