Startup Canada partners with BMO and AIR MILES for Business to empower Financial Literacy


OCTOBER 19, 2014, OTTAWA |  Over the next two weeks, Startup Canada will partner with BMO and AIR MILES for Business to embark on a three-city tour across Calgary, Toronto and Montreal to run Startup Finance Bootcamps for entrepreneurs.

The fully subscribed Startup Finance Bootcamp’s presented by BMO and AIR MILES for Business will be held on October 21st with Startup Calgary at HeadSpace; on October 23rd at HighlineVC in Toronto; and, on October 28th with Startup Montreal at Notman House.

The events feature keynote lectures, expert-led CPA-certified workshops, speed mentorship on topics from applying for a loan and crowd funding to valuation and early-stage finance. Attendees will receive early access to – Startup Canada’s new website for entrepreneurs to map themselves into their startup community and access support for their startup following the Bootcamp, as well as a copy of the best-selling book ‘Show Me The Money’.

“Supporting entrepreneur financial literacy is a key area of focus for Startup Canada,” said Victoria Lennox, co-founder and chief executive of Canada’s fastest growing entrepreneur organization. “We are thrilled to partner with BMO and AIR MILES for Business on the Startup Finance Bootcamps across Canada. It is encouraging to see this type of forward-thinking leadership in providing meaningful opportunities for entrepreneurs through local, grassroots startup communities.”

Startup Canada is a leader in providing financial literacy education and support to entrepreneurs. Through its cross-sector Financial Literacy Committee, a significant national partnership with Intuit Canada, and this new series with BMO and AIR MILES for Business, Startup Canada is helping to lead the way in creating meaningful private-sector partnerships to accelerate the success of entrepreneurs.

Bootcamp speakers include consultant to CBC’s Dragon’s Den Dr. Sean Wise, investor Stephen King, Startup Coach Davender Gupta, and Chartered Professional Accountants. Entrepreneurs will also gain access to mentors throughout the Bootcamp from BMO, Highline VC, Fundica, INcubes, Real Ventures, Anges Quebec, PwC, and AVAC among others.

Although the live programs are sold-out, entrepreneurs can watch a live from anywhere on Canada on October 23rd from 5pm – 6pm ET by registering at:

Media Invitation 

Members of the Media are invited to attend and cover the events in Calgary, Montreal and Toronto. Email or call +01 (613) 627-0787 to secure a media pass.

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is a grassroots, entrepreneur-led movement founded in May 2012 that has become the most recognized, energized and active entrepreneurship organization in Canada. Startup Canada’s programs have mentored more than 20,000 Canadians, grown to represent more than 80,000 entrepreneurs, and increased entrepreneurial momentum, wealth and jobs in Canada while promoting Canada’s diversified economy and high quality of life.

Startup Canada is recognized globally as the benchmark for fuelling grassroots entrepreneurship. It has educated the leaders of peer organizations in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, South Korea, South America and the United States.

For more information please contact Melloney Campbell, VP Communications at

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