Startup Canada Engages Over 10,000 Canadians on the Road to Building a Startup Nation
By Andrea Wahbe on Jun 28, 2012 / Categories: Government, Partners
Startup Canada is half-way through a six-month long cross Canada tour in an effort to build a startup nation. To date, the program has engaged over 10,000 Canadians through local Town Hall meetings and other events.
The tour recently stopped in major cities in Alberta including Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat. Many new provincial initiatives were introduced at the Calgary Town Hall meeting including UnBanked – a $200,000 micro money seed fund that would provide small scale investments into local businesses to help them address practical business challenges. The Medicine Hat events included a tour of the local business WeddingStar and a Town Hall event hosted by Rick Spence, a National Post business journalist. Summaries from those and other recent events and Town Hall meetings will be shared on the Startup Canada blog. At each tour stop, provincial steering committees will help to showcase local entrepreneurs on a national media platform. The movement is also spreading online through Startup Canada’s interactive website, live web-streamed broadcasts of the tour, and active social media networks.
In July, Startup Canada will head to Quebec and Newfoundland & Labrador before taking a break in August to gear-up for additional tour dates in Ontario and British Columbia in September.
CDMN is a proud supporter of the Startup Canada program. Visit the Startup Canada website for a complete list of all of the tour dates and coverage from the national tour events that have taken place across Canada so far.