On November 14th, Montreal’s brightest startup minds gathered for the second annual Startup Community Awards. In attendance were nominees from all over Montreal’s entrepreneurial scene, including our very own Managing Partner, Jan Arp, nominated for Montreal Ambassador of the Year.

Jan ultimately took home the award, thanks to his tireless dedication to growing the Fintech startup ecosystem in the city. Jan’s work with the Holt Fintech Accelerator is a shining example of the collaborative, innovative spirit reflected in all nominees and members of Montreal’s startup community.

“It’s hard to believe I’m up here right now considering the other nominees on that list. There are many people in this room who have helped me and supported many of the initiatives I’ve worked on. We have a really wicked ecosystem here in Montreal, and we all need to continue to help and support each other. Montreal is on the precipice of something big, so let’s double down and keep going. Let’s show the world how to properly build an ecosystem.” — Jan Arp, Holt Managing Partner

The Holt team thanks the Startup Community Award selection community, everyone who voted, and the Montreal startup community at large. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!

See Jan’s hard work in action at our upcoming Fintech Show, December 6th! Get your tickets here.