Startup ecosystems with Annie-Claude Devriese, Managing Director @ Notman House

July 23, 2021

On this week’s show, we spoke with Annie-Claude Devriese, Managing Director @ Notman House. Annie-Claude Devriese has been the General Manager of Notman House for the past 3 years. Prior to that, she was in charge of the OSMO café (at Notman House) for almost 2 years. Over the past few years, she has contributed to making Notman House a dynamic and inclusive gathering place for Montreal’s startup community, as well as a venue for various cultural and gastronomic events. Notman House is home to 235 startups that have raised over $1 billion in funding and are collectively worth close to $2.7 billion. Each year, Notman hosts over 400 workshops, hackathons, corporate offsites, and business networking events, with an average of 8,000 attendees.

On the show, we spoke about:

  • The impact from the pandemic on Notman House
  • How Notman House has helped the startup community in the city
  • Her goals post-pandemic and how it will impact the future of work
  • Her thoughts on the service industry and its future

Annie is leading the most important technology hub in the province (if not the country!). She shared some interesting insights into what it takes to build a startup ecosystem. I hope that you enjoy the conversation!

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