We believe that creating a collaborative and supportive environment promotes entrepreneurship and can empower individuals and communities to bring their ideas to life.
About District 3
District 3 is an accelerator of innovation that enables entrepreneurs and their teams to make a dent in the world. By animating a collaborative ecosystem, District 3 puts the necessary tools, resources and knowledge in the hands of innovative leaders in order for them to move from idea to impact with confidence.
Today, District 3 is a blossoming ecosystem of individuals, teams, ideas, ambitions and dreams. Our environment empowers people to reach their full potential.
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As an original idea of Concordia University, District 3 began its journey as an accelerator. This Innovation Center offered a viable solution for the missing gap in the Montreal Startup Ecosystem.
Our agile mindset allowed us to offer different programs and services to entrepreneurs. We began coaching only 10 startups, and ended with a cohort of 40, making our initial location too small to accommodate big dreams.
THE FIT IN THE COMMUNITY
After receiving several grants and donations from various organizations, District 3’s Innovation Center established itself as a promising accelerator in Montreal. Our staff grew from a team of 5 employees to 20 employees, and we were coaching 6-8 startups on a weekly basis.
2016 - BEYOND
Today, District 3 switched to a cohort-based model, launched two additional specialized accelerators, and helped over 300 entrepreneurs on their startup journey. Our determination to make a dent in the world by helping innovative startups continues to thrive.