Intuit Partners with Startup Canada to Advance Entrepreneurship at Startup Day on the Hill

Intuit Partners with Startup Canada to Advance Entrepreneurship at Startup Day on the Hill

Jeff Cates, President of Intuit Canada PHOTO: Cyprian Szalankiewicz


OTTAWA, Nov. 26, 2014 – Intuit, a worldwide leader of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, will join Startup Canada on Nov. 26 as a presenting partner of the second annual Startup Canada Day on the Hill to facilitate collaboration between entrepreneurs and political decision makers.

Expected to draw over 1,000 attendees to the Fairmont Château Laurier, the event will bring Canada’s top entrepreneurs, investors, and government decision makers together to promote policies that advance innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada.

“We are proud of our important relationship with Startup Canada,” said Jeff Cates, CEO of Intuit Canada. “Through our ongoing partnership, we aim to educate and empower entrepreneurs by providing the tools, resources, and support they need to achieve long-term success.”

Intuit is sponsoring key segments of the event including a startup finance bootcamp, and meetings between economic clubs and startup communities.

Throughout the event, Intuit and Startup Canada will make a number of announcements that will positively impact Canada’s local startup communities and the national entrepreneurship ecosystem.

“Startup Canada is grateful for Intuit’s support at Day on the Hill for the second consecutive year,” said Startup Canada CEO Victoria Lennox. “Organizations like Intuit are contributing to the rising momentum and support behind the development of a strong entrepreneurial culture in Canada.”

The day-long event is punctuated with keynote talks from leading entrepreneurs, meetings with Members of Parliament, live mentorship, and focus groups that will contribute to the formation of policy recommendations in the areas of: entrepreneur support, education, finance, mentorship, acceleration, innovation, growth, global markets, social enterprise, and newcomer, women, youth, and aboriginal entrepreneurship.

The day will conclude with a celebratory reception where entrepreneurs from across Canada showcasing and selling their innovative products.

Full-day and evening reception tickets are available at For more information on the event, please contact

About Intuit Inc.

Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals.

Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. provides a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money, while Demandforce® offers marketing and communication tools for small businesses. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit”s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.

Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.5 billion in its fiscal year 2014. The company has approximately 8,000 employees with major offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and other locations. More information can be found

For more information please contact David Thomas, Senior Marketing Manger at

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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