Celebrate #StartupWomen with Startup Canada!

Join Startup Canada, Startup Communities and our partners on International Women’s Day March 8, 2018 to celebrate the contributions of women to the Canadian economy, and challenge Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs to #PressforProgress to accelerate gender parity and further unleash the economic potential of women. Register today for events online and across Canada!

Startup Canada’s International Women’s Day Programming is copresented by: Business Development Bank of CanadaIntuit Quickbooks, and Mastercard. Programming is also supported by our community partner Rebel; and our space partneKivuto.


ATTEND | Be inspired by top women in business; network and connect with Canada’s top women leaders in entrepreneurship, industry, and politics; and learn how we can work together to advance gender parity in entrepreneurship and innovation at the #StartupWomen Talks & Networking Event. Hosted in Ottawa, ON, this event will also be live on Startup Canada’s Facebook and Twitter channels. Get your tickets here to attend in-person!

Get Your Tickets!

WATCH LIVE |  Join women entrepreneurs and experts in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to celebrate the contributions of women to STEM sectors and discuss how we can advance women in these careers. Visit Startup Canada’s Facebook and Twitter channels at 3 pm March 8 to watch the live stream. Register here to get exclusive updates on the program!

Watch LIVE

LISTEN | On March 8, Startup Canada drops the first episode of a brand new podcast, presented in partnership with Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). The THRIVE Podcast is a show inspiring, connecting, and informing women entrepreneurs across Canada. On this show host Janice McDonald connects YOU with leading innovators, changemakers and organizations helping women to ‘own it’ in entrepreneurship. Stay tuned for the first episode March 8!

Stay Tuned!

DOWNLOAD | To support the growth of thriving women-owned companies in Canada, Startup Canada partnered with Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) to curate a living list of resources for women entrepreneurs. Did we miss a resource? Send it to us by emailing [email protected]


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2017 Highlights
2016 Highlights


Thank you to our co-presenting sponsors: Business Development Bank of CanadaIntuit Quickbooks, and Mastercard; our community partners: Rebel; and our space partner: Kivuto.