Accessibility Program: Explore MTL connect

An opportunity for young entrepreneurs, professionals and students from developing countries

Printemps numérique is offering, for a second year in a row, the “Explore MTL connect” accessibility program, a program for young entrepreneurs, professionals and students from developing countries interested in consolidating their knowledge in digital transformation.

Explore MTL connect was created to encourage digital inclusion, an issue that Printemps numérique holds dear and whose impact can be significant in terms of economic development,” says Mehdi Benboubakeur, Executive Director of Printemps numérique. In 2020, more than 240 young people between the ages of 18 and 35 registered for the accessibility program. They came from : Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Haiti, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo, and Tunisia.”

In 2021, Printemps numérique hopes to increase this presence by allowing 500 young professionals to participate free of charge in the many online activities that will take place during MTL connect, Montreal’s Digital Week. 

It will be an opportunity for them to learn about current digital issues, receive advice from experts from various sectors, meet many participants from around the world and develop new collaborations.

This year, a track “Explore MTL connect” will be offered to the participants of the accessibility program with a suggestion of conferences, panel discussions and workshops.

“Digital technology is an important catalyst for development, on a social and economic level. Through the accessibility program, we want to strengthen North-South exchanges and collaborations. This program will be a source of opportunities for young experts and entrepreneurs from different sectors who wish to develop links with Québec. This will facilitate the transfer of expertise on both sides and the development of new potential partnerships.”

Added Mehdi Benboubakeur.

Opportunity offered to the first 500 subscribers!

Are you from a developing country? Register now for the Accessibility program: Explore MTL connect.

The “Explore MTL connect” accessibility program is an opportunity for students, young professionals and entrepreneurs from developing countries who are interested in consolidating their knowledge in digital transformation, developing their business network, discovering technological innovations, participating in workshops and other activities offered by the 2021 edition of MTL connect : Montreal Digital Week, this year in a hybrid format, from October 12 to 17.

Participants to the accessibility program will also be able to take advantage of the MTL Explore‘s track with a suggestion of conferences, panel discussions, workshops and other activities adapted to their needs.

If you are a citizen of a developing country, fill out the registration form for a unique opportunity to join the Explore MTL Connect Program

A confirmation will be sent to you once your registration is validated.

Eligibility criteria :

  • You are between 18-35 years old
  • You are an entrepreneur, student or researcher
  • You have an interest in digital technologies
  • You are from a developing country (in Asia, Africa, Latin America or in the Caribbean)

The Explore MTL connect accessibility program is made possible by the support of its main partner, the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, and by the support of the City of Montreal in mobilizing youth from French-speaking countries.

*This opportunity is offered to the first 500 subscribers only!

For any questions or additional information, please contact: [email protected]


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