Celebrate #StartupWomen with Startup Canada!

Join Startup Canada, Startup Communities and our partners on International Women’s Day to celebrate the contributions of women to the Canadian economy, and challenge Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs to Be Bold for Change to accelerate gender parity and further unleash the economic potential of women. Register today for events online and across Canada!

WATCH | Women in Cleantech Roundtable

At 4 pm, Startup Canada will host a national broadcast featuring women entrepreneurs and experts in the cleantech sector to celebrate the contributions of women and advance the conversation around women in cleantech.  Visit Startup Canada’s Facebook and Twitter channels at 4 pm March 8 to watch the live stream.

ATTEND | #StartupGov Talks Women Leaders Networking Cocktail

Join the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada,Nicole Verkindt, Founder of the OMX and a Next Gen Den Dragon, Anne Whelan, CEO of Seafair CapitalRosemary Chapdelaine, Vice President of Lockheed Martin Canada and more for an evening to connect and inspire women entrepreneurs, policy leaders and government intrapreneurs in the Ottawa region. Attend the event at the Alt Hotel at 7.00pm.

Thank you to our partners

Thank you to our gold sponsors: Business Development Bank of Canada, and Intuit Quickbooks; our silver sponsors: Scotiabank, and Lockheed Martin; our bronze sponsors: Artik, Kick Ass Media, and Spring2 Innovation; our community sponsor: Dell; and our space partner: Alt Hotels.

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Startup Canada, in partnership with Dell Canada, Intuit Quickbooks, BDC, Lockheed Martin, and Scotiabank, is supporting grassroots Startup Community events across Canada to celebrate International Women’s Day.


Recipients of the 2017 Women Entrepreneurship Fund announced.

On March 8, Startup Canada and Dell Canada announced the recipients of the 2017 Women Entrepreneurship Fund, which invests in high-impact, grassroots initiatives across Canada that advance women entrepreneurship through education, investment, mentorship and access to growth opportunities. Find out more here.

Startup Canada’s 2017 Ambassador for Women Entrepreneurship announced.

Today,  Janice McDonald, a serial entrepreneur, and advocate for women in business assumes her role as the 2017 Startup Canada Ambassador for Women Entrepreneurship. Check out the special edition of the Startup Canada Podcast with Janice McDonald.

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