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Passenger Information


More information about special conference rates for Hotels can be found on the International Startup Festival website here: startupfestival.com/international-festival/montreal-canada/


Refunds available (-20% admin charge) until 2 weeks prior to departure. No refunds available after June 27th, 2017.

Travel Details

Please arrive at the Panorama Lounge, VIA Rail’s First Class Lounge, at Union Station in Toronto on July 11th by 10:00am! You will be registered for the train once you arrive. Coffee and drinks will be served and you will have a first opportunity to mingle with other Superheroes. Wifi is available. We will board the train together and head to Montreal faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive…well actually exactly that powerful!

Please note that the train ride is non-transferable. If you miss our train, there is NO other train to board at a later date/time. See you there at 10:00 am…sharp!

What are the return trip details?

The Startup Train is one way only. We ran it both ways our first year but we learned that most folks needed flexibility for their return dates. We have discount codes coming soon for VIA and Porter for booking return travel.

Startup Train Superheroes on Slack!

All Startup Train Superheroes are added to our exclusive Slack instance where you are can connect with other passengers, sponsors and mentors prior to departure! This is the best place to keep up-to-date on all Startup Train happenings. You’ll receive an invite shortly after purchasing your tickets. Contact us if you bought a ticket but haven’t received an invitation.

Porter Discounts

Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel from the The Start Up Train.

Please book online at https://flyporter.com/Flight?culture=en-CA&promocode=BOCSUT or through your travel agent using promo code “BOCSUT”. Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

The promo code is intended for use by conference attendees and organizers and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels. Porter’s fare rules and conditions apply. For any questions regarding Porter’s services or any pre-travel concerns, contact us at 1-888-619-8622.