Notman House kicks off with new site and community event

by Rob Lewis

Last week at Startup Camp Montreal 6, Phil Telio announced the formation of Notman House - an incubator that promises to provide Montreal startups with a fertile ecosystem and an innovation nurturing environment. 

Its stakeholders aren't wasting anytime getting started - their new website went live yesterday and they have a Community Kickoff event scheduled for May 21st from 3:00pm - 5:00pm at

Motivated by the Open Source, Wikipedia type culture of web entrepreneurs and inspired by the unstructured events, activities and informal workspaces that bind them, Notman House is a showcase for a new type of work environment, where open innovation and collaborative entrepreneurship contribute to the acceleration of raw ideas into value creating innovations.

The Notman House is a unique property, perfectly suited for this project. It is well situated at the foot of The Plateau, within easy reach of creative people living in The Plateau, Mile End and Outremont, and close to the business community working from Old Montreal, Westmount and the financial district.

The layout of the buildings also makes it conducive to a mingling of the various actors in the Montreal tech innovation community, which is thriving yet currently operating in isolated pockets.

Notman House provides a variety of work spaces , including “private spaces”, “coworking spaces”, a variety of public event spaces and a web-cafe.

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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