After weeks of registration and anxious back-to-school adjustments, some of Montreal’s most promising young businesses were invited to the MTL Blog office for the Montreal Start Up Challenge launch party and the announcement of the 12 finalists. Guests enjoyed great food, beverages, and music while discovering the innovative projects that are shaping our future.\nThe decisions weren’t easy to make, but after feasting on delicious poutines made by Five Guys, and knocking back some 1642 colas, the student pilots were eager to learn who made the cut. So ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, we welcome the selected finalists to take their place on the voting platform for the launch of the MSU Challenge.\nHere are the businesses and their pilots:\nQuantiScience - Zarafali Ahmed and Megan Beneteau\tTailor2Go - Nathan Kong and Hugues McNeil-Duval\tSharingKit - Gabriel Saba\tUVolt - Marc-Antoine Bonin and Antony Diaz\tSecondLife - Thibaut Martelain\tBizCollab - Arun Rawlani\tWishBox - Konstantin Kostychuk, Leo Gamayunov, Austin Hubbell, and Alex Tsyrfa\tCerka - Benoit Brouillard and Alexandre Laroche\tEvive Smoothie - Dominic Dubé and Claudia Poulin\tE-Innovation - Prof. Janine Mauzeroll, Dr. Tomer Noyhouzer, Laurence Danis, Dr. Michael E. Snowden, Dr. Ushula M. Tefashe\tScrute It - Cloe Khawam and Matt Hennick\tMicrohabitat - Alexandre Ferrari-Roy\nThe following Montreal Start Up Challenge judges have also been confirmed.\nChuck Lapointe – MTL Blog Inc.\tNoah Redler – Notman House\tCaroline Pelletier – Anges Quebec\tMarie-Philip Simard – Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montreal\tJF Durocher – BiteSize Entertainment\tSam Haffar – Real Ventures\tLauren Jane Heller – Hackernest\tMelissa Reis – Design Shopp\tJulien Brault - Les Affaires\nSo what are you waiting for? If you saw an amazing idea that you think deserves to win the MSU Challenge, make sure to vote for them here! Who do you think has what it takes show us a new world?