Syncing Government & Entrepreneurs – Startup Canada Launches Early Bird Registration
Startup Canada will make history on November 26th, by gathering the largest contingent ever of Canadian entrepreneurs to meet on Parliament Hill with the nation’s elected representatives to move the bar forward on innovative approaches and policies to advance entrepreneurship, innovation and growth in Canada.
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.
The first four of twelve main Headline Speakers include:
- Frank O”Dea, Co-Founder of Second Cup
- Anthony Lacavera, Co-Founder of Wind Mobile
- Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani, Founders of Frank & Oak
- The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue
- The Honourable Kevin Sorensen, Minister of State (Finance)
- The Honourable Tony Cement, President of the Treasury Board Secretariat
- The Honourable Kelley Leitch, Minister of Labour and Status of Women
WHEN: November 26, 2014 – 9am – 7.30pm EST
WHERE: Chateau Laurier, Ottawa
WHAT: The morning program features bootcamps for entrepreneurs, startups, community builders and policy makers and the afternoon features fireside interviews syncing Ministers and seniors government officials with entrepreneurs, investors and industry leaders, topped off with a celebratory reception with entrepreneurs showcasing and selling their innovative products from across Canada. The day is punctuated with keynote talks from leading entrepreneurs, meetings with Members of Parliament, live mentorship and advisory support, and focus groups that will contribute to the formation of recommendations in the areas of: entrepreneur support, education, finance, mentorship, acceleration, innovation, growth, global markets, social enterprise, and newcomer, women, youth and aboriginal entrepreneurship.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: During this very special day, Startup Canada will be making a number of announcements that have implications on our local startup communities and our national entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Startup Canada Day on the Hill is proudly presented by Intuit Canada and TruShield Insurance and proudly supported by the Build in Canada Innovation Program, Export Development Canada, Canada Business, CANARIE, Sparks Street, Microsoft, NRC Concierge, ScotiaBank, LeBarge Weinstein LLP, the Hill Times and iPolitics.
Early Bird Registration in Now Open Until October 24, 2014! Early-Bird registrants will get a FREE Copy of “Startup Communities from the Inside Out”, a FREE Startup Canada Tote Bag, access to a VIP Morning Bootcamp and the opportunity to win a 30 minute expert financial, legal, insurance, going global or cloud technology mentorship session on site.
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