COMMS.BAR founder Lyndon Johnson announced as host of Startup Canada’s #StartupChats

February 14, 2010 | Startup Canada, Canada’s entrepreneurship organization, announced today that Lyndon Johnson, the Founder of Toronto-based COMMS.BAR, is the new host of #StartupChats, Canada’s top Twitter chat for entrepreneurs.

#StartupChats take place on Twitter every Wednesday and Friday from 12-1 p.m. EST / 10 a.m. MST. Entrepreneurs from around the globe join #StartupChats along with industry experts and government leaders to answer a series of 11 questions designed to train and inspire participants with the skills they need for entrepreneurial success. #StartupChats are an opportunity for participants to network, fine-tune their entrepreneurial skills, and show their expertise as thought leaders. #StartupChats was previously hosted by Kylie Woods, Founder and Executive Director of Calgary-based Chic Geek.

Johnson is an experienced public relations expert with more than a decade of experience in communications, public relations, and entrepreneurship. Through in-person and online workshops, COMMS.BAR makes public relations, marketing, and publicity affordable accessible, transparent and measurable for small businesses. Johnson and a team of advisors work closely with entrepreneurs and business owners to develop unique and customizable public relations services that promise measured outcomes.

“Anybody that knows me knows that I like nothing better than good conversation and debate,” says Johnson. “Over the years many of the best conversations I’ve had have been through #StartupChats – and I’m looking forward to helping start a couple every week between Canadian entrepreneurs as the host.”

“On behalf of Startup Canada, we’re thrilled to have Johnson join us as the new host of #StartupChats,” said Maddie Stiles, the Digital Producer at Startup Canada. “Lyndon has energy bar none and we’re excited for him to share his expertise in Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to further develop #StartupChats as the national digital community of entrepreneurs.”

Johnson will launch the 2019 season of #StartupChats on February 15. The topic is Small Business New Year’s Resolutions, sponsored by Amazon Web Services. For a full calendar of #StartupChats, visit


  • In 2019, Startup Canada will celebrate the sixth anniversary of #StartupChats.
  • #StartupChats attracts an average of 15 million impressions and 50 participants per event, including thought leaders from successful companies world wide, varying industries and various levels of government.
  • Since its inception, #StartupChats has garnered more than 3 billion impressions.

For more information, and to schedule interviews contact:

Maddie Stiles
Digital Producer
613-627-0787 ext 105

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is Canada’s entrepreneurship organization. Startup Canada promotes and supports the success and growth of Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs, with a mandate to foster economic growth, competitiveness, and prosperity through entrepreneurship. Since launching, Startup Canada’s programming has directly supported more than 200,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots Startup Community organizations. Working with over 750 ecosystem partners, including accelerators, incubators, research parks, educational institutions, economic development agencies, associations, and government programs, Startup Canada serves entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, industries, and stages of development, with a network reflective of Canada’s diverse population. Learn more at


COMMS.BAR makes public relations and marketing advice affordable, accessible, transparent and measurable for entrepreneurs. Based in Toronto, COMMS.BAR features unique and customizable public relations services that think differently; offering no retainers, no lock-ins, lean methodology, and measurable outcomes for every business.

Maddie Stiles

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