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.
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.