Brandon, MB, (June 11, 2012) – The Westman region is hosting Startup Canada on June 13th as part of Startup Canada’s six-month National Tour to celebrate and inspire entrepreneurship across Canada.
Startup Canada is an entrepreneur-led, national movement to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity through entrepreneurship. Its National Tour is traveling coast-to-coast to engage more than 25,000 Canadians and 250 partner organizations through a series of Town Hall Meetings and Fringe Events, and to develop community-driven solutions to challenges facing entrepreneurs today. The Brandon Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Brandon and the Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre are co-hosting the events in Brandon with Startup Canada at the Victoria Inn on the morning of June 13th.
“Each new stop has uncovered unique and inspiring ideas for uniting Canada’s entrepreneurs, support organizations, and local communities to build and support a common entrepreneurial vision for the country,” said Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder of Startup Canada. “Now it’s Westman’s turn to keep the momentum rolling. We’ve got two exciting events going on in Manitoba that focus on startup funding challenges and opportunities and we are looking forward to connecting with members of Manitoba’s vibrant entrepreneurial community.”
The facilitator for the Westman event is one of the nation’s senior business-investment communications entrepreneurs, Lanis Anthony. Ms. Anthony has a diverse background in the private and public sectors, as well as the non-profit arena. With direct experience as a leader in strategic business operations, she has founded several start-ups, established successful consultancies, and owned/operated a full-service advertising agency. Her expertise in a diversity of business disciplines includes corporate communications and marketing, public-, media- and government-relations, as well as early-stage financing, fundraising and capital investment education/training.
The following topics will be up for discussion:
- Entrepreneurial Communities and Culture
- Youth Entrepreneurship & NextGen Entrepreneurs
- High Growth Entrepreneurship
- Supporting the Startup
- Canadian Entrepreneurs on a Global Stage
A full event listing is featured on the Startup Canada Campaign website http://www.startupcan.ca/tour.
A national audience is following the tour through Startup Canada’s interactive website, live web-streamed broadcasts of the tour, and active social media networks.
Startup Canada Westman mini-Town Hall Agenda:
- 9:45–10:15 am – Registration
- 10:15-10:25 – Opening Remarks, Mayor Shari Decter Hirst
- 10:25-10:45 – Lanis Anthony – Startup Canada
- 10:45 – 12:00 – Facilitated Discussion of topics
- 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
Media are welcome to attend the entire event.
For additional information or to pre-schedule interviews, contact:
Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder, Startup Canada
613.316.6203 EMAIL: email@example.com
Bonnie Nay-Draper, Manager, Western Regional Office, Manitoba Entrepreneurship, Training & Trade
204.726.6253 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Startup Canada – www.startupcan.ca
Startup Canada is Canada’s first-ever, entrepreneur-led, national movement to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity by supporting and celebrating Canadian entrepreneurship. Startup Canada is harnessing the collective energies of Canadian entrepreneurs and enterprise support communities from Coast to Coast with the goals of providing the entrepreneurship community with a strong voice, promoting a vibrant entrepreneurial culture and creating a unified brand that Canadians can rally around. Startup Canada is launching this effort with the country’s first national entrepreneurship tour and campaign. The tour will run from March to September, engaging 25,000 Canadians and 250 partner organizations across the country. Entrepreneurs will participate in more than 30 Town Halls and 100 Fringe Events and connect through a social media groundswell campaign.