Intuit Supporting the Development of 20 New Startup Canada Communities

Intuit Supporting the Development of 20 New Startup Canada Communities

Left: Rob King, director, small business division, with Matthew Kanas, Intuit Canada PHOTO: MichAnne Studio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OTTAWA, Nov. 26, 2014 – Intuit today expanded its partnership with Startup Canada by supporting the launch and development of 20 grassroots startup communities across Canada. Through Intuit funding, Startup Canada and Intuit will work together with community leaders to ensure they possess the programming, tools, and professional experts required to fuel entrepreneurial success.

“We know Canadian entrepreneurs love meeting up and talking shop, and succeed when they have access to the resources needed to make sound business decisions,” said Rob King, director, small business division, Intuit Canada. “Intuit and Startup Canada are supporting startup communities across Canada provide entrepreneurs with access to these resources, and enable us to further extend our new financial literacy programming into these regions.”

“Through this exciting partnership, Intuit and Startup Canada are helping entrepreneurs build vibrant entrepreneurial communities from coast to coast,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO and co-founder of Startup Canada. “Together with Intuit, we will positively impact startup communities across the country, and help Canadian entrepreneurs build stronger and more resilient companies that will fuel job creation and economic growth.”

Communities that will receive initial development funding and support from Intuit and Startup Canada include:

  • Calgary
  • Charlottetown
  • Edmonton
  • Fredericton
  • Halifax
  • Montreal
  • Nanaimo
  • Niagara
  • Ottawa
  • Prince George
  • Quebec City
  • Saskatoon
  • Sault St Marie
  • Smithers
  • Waterloo Region
  • Winnipeg
  • York Region

The communities program complements another announcement today, in which Intuit, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA), and Startup Canada launched a joint financial literacy curriculum, designed specifically for new entrepreneurs and startups.

About Intuit Inc.

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 atwww.intuit.com.

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. Mint.com 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.

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

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.