Startup Canada #EveryEntrepreneur Tour – Atlantic

About This Event

Join hundreds of entrepreneurs and small business owners in Halifax Oct. 14 for a full day of non-stop startup action during the East Coast stop on Startup Canada’s #EveryEntrepreneur Tour!

Startup Canada is travelling the country to provide on-site inspiration, mentorship, training and new opportunities to thousands of Canadian entrepreneurs as they start and grow their companies.

Registration includes a full day of non-stop action with an “unconference” style program where business owners will hear from top entrepreneurs like Second Cup Co-Founder Frank O’Dea and Moxie Trades CEO Marissa McTasney. Entrepreneurs can also participate in bootcamp-style training sessions in areas such as finance, scaling, marketing and going global. Experts will also be on-hand for one-on-one mentorship and support, and organizations that provide training, funding and other opportunities to entrepreneurs will be available to connect entrepreneurs to a wider support network.

For a full bio of speakers: www.startuptourhalifax.ca

Agenda: 

8.30am     Registration

9.00am     Opening remarks

  • Victoria Lennox, CEO and Co-Founder of Startup Canada, @VLennox
  • Rick Spence, Entrepreneur Columnist for the National Post, @rickspence
  • Mary Kilfoil, Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University, @Mary_Kilfoil
  • John Hamblin, Community leader of Startup Halifax

9.15am     Keynote speaker

  • Marissa McTasney, Chief Workboot Wearer at Moxie Trades, @MarissaMcTasney

10.00am    Morning Townhall

10.30am     East Coast Startup Community (keynote and panels)

KEYNOTE

  • Peter Moreira, Co-Founder of Entrevestor, @entrevestor

PANEL: STARTUP COMMUNITIES (Chair: Peter Moreira)

  • John Hamblin, Community leader of Startup Halifax
  • Hannah Bell, Community leader of Startup Charlottetown, @hannahbethbell
  • Rivers Corbett, Atlantic Champion at Startup Canada, @RiversCorbett
  • Alex Gillis, CEO and Co-Founder of Bitness.io, @thealexgillis

PANEL: STARTUP SUPPORT (Chair: Peter Moreira)

  • Glenn Chamberlain, Acting Regional Director of OSME – Atlantic Region, PWGSC
  • Janna Hare, Director of The Mentra, @[email protected]
  • Andrew Button, CEO and Founder of Mashup Lab

12.00pm     Lunch / Health Break

12.30pm     Keynote Speaker including Fireside Interview

  • Frank O’Dea, Co-Founder of Second Cup, @Frank_ODea

1.30pm     Health Break

1.45pm     Go Global Bootcamp (keynotes, workshop & panel)

KEYNOTES

  • John Rowe, Founder and President of Honibe, @honibe
  • Pablo Asiron, Founder and CEO of RT Tech, @P_Asiron
  • Saeed El-Darahali, President and CEO of Simplycast, @saeedo

WORKSHOP

  • Rowena Tsang, Director of Strategic Development at UPS

PANEL (Chair: Rick Spence, Entrepreneur Columnist for National Post)

  • John Rowe, Founder and President of Honibe, @honibe
  • Pablo Asiron, Founder and CEO of RT Tech,[email protected]_Asiron
  • Saeed El-Darahali, President and CEO of Simplycast,[email protected]
  • Mark Tabor, Vice President of Marketing at UPS

2.50pm    Afternoon Townhall

3.05pm     Health Break

3.15pm     Marketing & Sales Bootcamp (keynote, workshop & panel)

KEYNOTE

  • Tim Crowe, President of ROCKWORLDEAST Merchandise Wholesalers Inc, @ROCKWORLDEAST

WORKSHOP

  • John Robertson, Chief Experience Officer and CEO of XLR8 Consulting, @inspiredEggs

PANEL (Chair: Alexander Peh, Head of Market Development and Mobile at PayPal Canada)

  • Tim Crowe, President of ROCKWORLDEAST Merchandise Wholesalers Inc, @ROCKWORLDEAST
  • John Robertson, Chief Experience Officer and CEO of XLR8 Consulting, @inspiredEggs
  • Wendy Vrooman, Partner at Sandler Training, @sandlerhalifax
  • Kayley Reed, Co-Founder and CEO of Wear Your Label, @wearyourlabel
  • Gord Dickie, President of Goalline Sports Administration Systems, @GoallineNetwork

4.30pm     Closing Keynote

  • David Alston, Chief Innovation Officer of Introhive, @davidalston

5.15pm     Final Words

  • Victoria Lennox, CEO and Co-Founder of Startup Canada, @VLennox
  • Rick Spence, Entrepreneur Columnist for the National Post, @rickspence

5:30pm     Reception

6:30pm     Startup Canada Regional Awards (separate registration, same venue)

9:00pm     After Party (location: Rockbottom Brew Pub, 5686 Spring Garden Road, Halifax)

WHEN
WHERE
Dalhousie University – 6136 University Ave. Dalhousie University Student Union Building (McInnes Room). Halifax, NS B3H 4J2 CA – View Map

Startup Canada’s #EveryEntrepreneur Tour programming is proudly presented by Intuit Canada, UPS Canada and PayPal Canada. Programming is also supported by TruShield Insurance, CIRA, Porter Airlines, Rebel.com, Versature, Via Rail, the Government of Canada and Concierge Service.