The Startup Canada National Tour Enters the Home Stretch
By Andrea Wahbe on Aug 21, 2012 / Categories: CDMN News, Featured
For the past six months, Startup Canada has been touring this vast country of ours to inspire and build a startup nation. Stopping in every province (and nearly 30 cities to date) to host town hall and networking events, the inaugural tour has engaged with almost 15,000 Canadians so far.
The tour wraps-up this September, with events in Ontario (in Kingston on the 5th, Ottawa on the 6th and 7th, and Sudbury on the 25th). Also, look out for events in British Columbia (in Okanagan on the 11th and 12th, Victoria on the 13th and 14th, Prince George on the 16th and 17th, and Vancouver from the 18th to the 21st). Further details about all of the tour dates can be found here.
“We are excited to embark on the final leg of the Startup Canada National Tour. Having the opportunity to explore the possibilities for the future of entrepreneurship in Canada through the eyes of our entrepreneurs has not only been highly inspiring and empowering, but also raises the bar and elevates expectations of what is possible for Canada,” says Victoria Lennox, co-founder and CEO of Startup Canada. “The end of the National Tour marks the beginning of a time for action. We look forward to working together with our partners nation-wide to build Canada into an ‘entrepreneur country.’”
As the Startup Canada program continues to build momentum, new partners are coming on board. Earlier this month, Export Development Canada (EDC) joined the national tour, bringing a global trade perspective while participating in a number of upcoming tour events. Representatives from EDC will be looking to meet with export-minded entrepreneurs during the last leg of the tour – a great opportunity if your business is trying to expand internationally.
“Entrepreneurs and SMEs are an economic driving force in Canada, and are often a hotbed of innovation. Getting them to think globally from the start will not only help their own bottom line, but Canada’s bottom line as well,” says Rajesh Sharma, Senior Vice-President of Business Development, EDC.
To watch live webcasts of the final tour dates, visit the Startup Canada website. The next event will happen in Kingston, Ontario on September 5th.
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.