Entrepreneurship Policy

Startup Canada provides a clear and respected entrepreneur voice to policy makers in government, education and industry on topics of entrepreneurship and innovation; youth enterprise, employability and education; startup support and culture; and, wider issues facing entrepreneurs.

Central to our operations are monthly forums in which we engage entrepreneur’s ideas and experiences on specific policy issues. These ensure that our advocacy efforts remain grounded in entrepreneur opinion, and our team continues to build its knowledge on ever broader topics relevant to our mission.

Our Policy activities include:

  • Quarterly National Capital Region Briefing Sessions
  • Startup Canada Day on the Hill
  • Monthly eNewsletter Updates
  • The Canadian Entrepreneurship Institute
  • Departmental Liaison and Special Projects
  • Startup Canada Task Force
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Entrepreneurship Policy Projects

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Issue - Financial Literacy, Issue - Policy

Thoughts on Advancing Entrepreneurship Policy

  • Left: Minister Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board  with Montreal entrepreneurs at the Notman House
    Synching Government with Startups

    By Melloney Campbell, Startup Canada Communications  What do you get when you put together a startup savvy Federal Minister, a grassroots entrepreneur non-profit, and a room full of tech and data entrepreneurs? Innovation, impact and a better environment for startups. On September 8, 2014, grassroots entrepreneur......

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    Syncing Government & Entrepreneurs – Startup Canada Launches Early Bird Registration

    Startup Canada Day on the Hill is the most influential entrepreneurship event in Canada, set to draw more than 1,000 attendees throughout the day, including some of Canada's top entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, media personalities and government decision makers. The program is filled with meaningful government roundtables, media interviews, fireside discussions, TED-style keynotes, entrepreneur bootcamps, on-site mentorship, and an evening 'Startup Soiree', showcasing entrepreneurs and their products from across Canada. ...

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    Startup Canada partners with the Conference Board of Canada to solicit perspectives from entrepreneurs

    As a signature feature of the Startup Canada Day on the Hill, taking place on November 26th, in Ottawa, is a collaboration of Canada’s entrepreneurship community, entrepreneurs and experts who will be invited to join political and government leaders as part of the Startup Canada......

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    East Coast initiatives launched as entrepreneurs add regional voice to national forum on startup and small business priorities

    HALIFAX, October 19,  2015 | Entrepreneurs, small business owners, economic development leaders and members of government from across the East Coast kick-started four entrepreneur-led initiatives and voiced five policy-based priorities for the federal government at Startup Canada’s East Coast #EveryEntrepreneur Tour stop Oct. 13-14. The......