November 26, 2014

Ottawa

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Startup Canada Day on the Hill

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.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Frank O’Dea

Co-Founder, Second Cup 

Francis O’Dea, OC is a Canadian entrepreneur, humanitarian and author. He left a lifestyle of homeless panhandling and in 1975 co-founded the Second Cup chain of coffee stores with Tom Culligan.

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PROGRAM

8.30am – Opening Remarks

Join Startup Canada and TruShield Insurance to kick-off the 2nd Annual Startup Canada Day on the Hill in style with opening remarks from the Government Canada and Startup Canada’s Chairman Dr. Adam Chowaniec and with a keynote talk by Frank O’Dea, the Co-Founder of Second Cup.

9.30am – Policy Leader Bootcamp

Learn from leading intra-preneurs, policy and program directors from across the federal government. Gain the latest insights on the federal program and policy landscape for entrepreneurs; learn how to innovate from within to better support entrepreneurs; understand how best to leverage Startup Canada to increase program awareness and impact; and, become part of Startup Canada’s consortium of entrepreneurship policy leaders.

10.45am  – Startup Community Bootcamp

Learn how to build a ‘Startup Community’ from wherever you are in the ecosystem. Hear from Dan Gunn, CEO of ViaTEC, Victoria’s Startup Community and work alongside Community Leaders from across Canada to gain insights on the objectives, methodologies, impact and opportunities of Startup Communities as the foundation for entrepreneurial growth.

9.30am – Entrepreneur Bootcamp

Gain insights from the founders of some of Canada’s fastest growing startups; kick-start your understanding of the regulatory, legal and financial considerations, requirements and support for your startup; and, learn how you can plug into Startup Canada’s entrepreneurship community to accelerate your growth.

10.45am – Startup Finance Bootcamp

Be among the first to receive a Certificate of Completion from Intuit Canada and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada’s Startup Finance Bootcamp. Learn everything you need to go to position yourself and your startup for success in terms of financial management from day one.

12.00pm – 1.30pm Keynote Lunch with the Build in Canada Innovation Program

Join us for a special lunch powered by the Build in Canada Innovation Program themed around ‘Syncing Government and Entrepreneurs’. Attendees will be invited to sit at tables to meet others from their sectors, industries, communities, stages of growth, regions or with their local Members of Parliament or Senators.

The lunch will feature a keynote speech and fireside interview with Anthony Lacavera, Founder of Wind Mobile, a discussion on creating more resilient startups with Honourable Kerry-Anne Findlay, Minister of Canada Revenue and Jeff Cates, President of Intuit Canada, and a special announcement from Victoria Lennox, Co-founder and CEO of Startup Canada.

1.45pm – Syncing Government & Entrepreneurs on Data presented by NPC DataGuard

Join National Post Columnist Rick Spence for fireside keynote discussion with the Honourable President of the Treasury Board Secretariat, Tony Clement and serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of NPC DataGuard Larry Keating for a discussion on how government and startups are working to secure and open up data to empower entrepreneurs and small businesses

1.45pm – Syncing Government & Entrepreneurs on Data presented by NPC DataGuard

Join National Post Columnist Rick Spence for fireside keynote discussion with the Honourable President of the Treasury Board Secretariat, Tony Clement and serial entrepreneur, founder and CEO of NPC DataGuard Larry Keating for a discussion on how government and startups are working to secure and open up data to empower entrepreneurs and small businesses

2.15pm – Syncing Government & Entrepreneurs on Innovation presented by Concierge Service

3.15pm – Syncing Government & Entrepreneurs on Women Entrepreneurship

3.15pm – Syncing Government & Entrepreneurs on Going Global presented by EDC

4.30pm – Closing Keynote Address presented by TruShield Insurance

5pm – 7.30pm – Startup Canada Day on the Hill Flagship Reception presented by Intuit Canada & TruShield Insurance

Join more than 750 of Canada’s entrepreneurial leaders and decision makers for an evening celebration of Canadian entrepreneurship featuring celebrity entrepreneur guests, a ‘Startup Market’, entertainment, canapés and refreshments.

Enjoy the the following highlighted activities & opportunities:

  1. Red Carpet & Media Area
  2. French Corridor Exhibitor Area
  3. StartupConnect Beta Registration
  4. Startup Insurance Clinic with TruShield Insurance
  5. Legal Clinic with LeBarge Weinstein
  6. Small Business Finance Clinic with McLarty & Co
  7. QuickBooks Clinic
  8. Snacks & Refreshments Areas
  9. Invite-Only Government Policy Roundtables