UPS® Canada and Startup Canada unite to grow the Export Potential of Businesses

UPS® Canada and Startup Canada unite to grow the Export Potential of Businesses

OTTAWA, September 13, 2018 UPS Canada®, a well-known leader of logistics solutions for small businesses, will join Startup Canada on Oct. 18 as a co-presenting partner of the fifth annual Startup Canada Day on the Hill.

Startup Canada Day on the Hill is the largest annual gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, anchor companies, investors, industry leaders, media and government decision-makers to raise the bar in building Canada as an innovative, entrepreneurial nation.

Expected to draw over 2,000 attendees to the Shaw Centre in downtown Ottawa, Startup Canada Day on the Hill will bring together some of Canada’s top entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and government officials to discuss and promote policies to support startup and small business growth.

Up-and-coming entrepreneurs will also be inspired to grow and innovate with cutting-edge insights from world-class speakers; have a voice to government on the future of entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada; and be plugged into national and global networks to find mentors, investors, customers, and support to grow their business.

This year, UPS Canada will share industry insights in export and will co-present the Final Showdown of the Canadian Export Challenge on the main stage featuring a panel of esteemed judges including CBC NextGen Dragon Nicole Verkindt, former Dragon, serial entrepreneur and investor W. Brett Wilson, and Paul Gaspar, director of small business at UPS Canada.

“Together with Startup Canada, we continue to make strides toward empowering the Canadian startup community and supporting entrepreneurs in their path to growth,” says Paul Gaspar, director of small business at UPS Canada. “Startup Canada Day on the Hill and the Canadian Export Challenge bring focus to Canadian entrepreneurs and provide them with the resources needed to succeed in Canada and globally.”

At Startup Canada Day on the Hill, UPS Canada is working alongside Startup Canada to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to meet with Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Standing Committees and Ministers to discuss the future of Canada as an entrepreneurial nation.

“Startup Canada and UPS Canada have a longstanding and cherished partnership built on a joint commitment to advance economic growth and global competitiveness through entrepreneurship,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO of Startup Canada. “As Canada’s startup and scale-up ecosystem mature, building a strong and healthy pipeline of export-ready companies with lofty global ambitions will set Canada apart. Through our partnership with UPS Canada, we are bringing together entrepreneurs, industry, and government to make Canadian-style entrepreneurship synonymous with global success.”

UPS Canada has partnered with Startup Canada since 2013. Together, the organizations have worked to reach millions of Canadians online and have directly trained and supported more than 5,000 entrepreneurs in more than 50 communities across Canada. Together UPS Canada and Startup Canada have fueled national dialogues through grassroots startup communities, mainstream media and digital events including one of Startup Canada’s most popular programs #StartupChats.  

For more information, please contact:

Maddie Stiles
Media Relations
1-613-627-0787 ext. 105

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_Canada on Twitter.

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs. Since launching in 2012, Startup Canada has grown to represent more than 200,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities from coast to coast to coast. Through digital programs and flagship events, Startup Canada is the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations. For more information, visit

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