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  • Bridging Entrepreneurs with the Funding Needed to Succeed with A.I.

    Access to funding remains one of the top barriers to helping entrepreneurs start and grow successful businesses. Lack of capital translates into a lack of competitiveness, fewer jobs, and more inequality in terms of who receives funding. Today, Hockeystick and Startup Canada...

  • Startup Canada to Help Pave the Way Forward for Entrepreneurs in Budget 2021

    The Federal Government’s latest budget announcements leave no doubt that we are aligned in an understanding that entrepreneurs are critical to the country’s recovery.  Canadian entrepreneurs are a varied population. They are women who went into business for themselves a...

  • #StartupChats Recap – Learning from Changemakers – April 21 2021

    On Wednesday, April 21st during #StartupChats, we talked all about impact and change through business and Learned from Changemakers with Inniskillin Wine. We were joined by this incredible trio of experts; Mark Marsolais – Nahwegahbow, Founder of Birch Bark Coffee Kara...

  • #StartupChats Recap – Planning for Success: Writing Your Business Plan – April 14 2021 – copy

    On Wednesday, April 14h during #StartupChats, we talked about Planning for Success and Writing Your Business Plan with Scotiabank. We were joined by this incredible trio of experts; Emily Foucault, CEO of ThinkHatch Jenn Walker, Coach & Founder of Dive Heart First Nicola...

  • #StartupChats Recap – Top Resources for Women Entrepreneurs – April 7 2021

    On Wednesday, April 7th during #StartupChats, we discussed the top resources for women entrepreneurs, in partnership with Mastercard Canada. We were joined by two great women; Cydney Mar, Product Development Strategist Jamie Savage, Founder of The Leadership Agency We outlin...

  • Startup Canada Announces New Indigenous-Led Partnerships

    Ottawa, ON – March 30, 2021 | Developing and maintaining resources and support networks created by and for Indigenous peoples is vital for empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs to succeed and create sustainable businesses. Today, Startup Canada is proud to announce two n...

  • #StartupChats Recap – Learning from Women Leaders – March 24 2021

    On Wednesday, March 24th during #StartupChats, we celebrated and learned from Women Leaders. We were joined by a trio of wonderful women; Nilufer Erdebil, CEO, Spring 2 Innovation Morgan Browne, Partner, Oakwyn Realty Kara Morgan, Process & Efficiency Advisor, PlanIt! Ef...

  • #StartupChats Recap – Resources and Funding for Women Entrepreneurs – March 17 2021

    On Wednesday, March 17th during #StartupChats, we discussed resources and funding for women entrepreneurs. We were joined by a trio of wonderful women; Alison Kirkland, CEO, Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada Frederique Menard, Funding Analyst, Fundica Magnolia...

  • Inniskillin Changemakers: Sarah & Daniel Cosman

      “The decisions we make as small businesses, on an individual level, are insignificant – but collectively can steer entire communities and regions in a specific direction.” In partnership with Inniskillin, Canada’s first estate winery, Startup Canada is cel...

  • #StartupChats Recap – Celebrating Women in Small Business – March 10 2021

    On Wednesday, March 11th during #StartupChats, we celebrated women in small business and recognized their entrepreneur journeys. We were joined by a trio of wonderful women; Dwania Peele, Founder of Canadian Small Business Women Cheryl Appleton, Founder of Canadian Women in ...

  • Inniskillin Changemaker: Judith Fetzer

      “Women often create mom-and-pop shops and see themselves as small. I want women founders to be more ambitious and to dream big.” In partnership with Inniskillin, Canada’s first estate winery, Startup Canada is celebrating and spotlighting leading entrepreneurial...

  • #StartupChats Recap – Mentorship 101 – March 3 2021

    On Wednesday, March 3rd during #StartupChats, we talked about mentorship with Scotiabank. We were joined by a trio of experts to dive deep into what mentorship means and looks like and the power it holds to accelerate and support our careers. We defined mentorship and......

  • Startup Canada Launches Free Startup Women Programming

    “When you empower women, you empower a Nation.” Ottawa, ON – March 1st, 2021 | Today Startup Canada officially kicked-off their Startup Women Program, a series of free mentorship, networking, and education initiatives running throughout the month of March in celebr...

  • #StartupChats Recap – Innovation and Small Business – February 24 2021

    On Wednesday, February 24th during #StartupChats, we talked about the power of innovation and small business with Cisco Small Business. We were joined by a trio of experts to dive deep into why innovation is important for small businesses and what it looks like across......

  • Startup Canada Announces Partnership with Rural On Purpose

    Ottawa, ON – February 24, 2021 | Today, Startup Canada and Rural on Purpose, an entrepreneurial support organization specializing in collaboration projects with rural communities, announced their formal partnership created to champion, connect, and support rural entrep...

  • #StartupChats Recap – How Businesses Can Benefit From Data-Driven Insights – February 17 2021

    On Wednesday, February 17th during #StartupChats, we talked about the benefits of data driven insights. We talked about data tools that help businesses and entrepreneurs gain valuable insights; A3 Hmm, great question! I keep it simple for myself, as an online entrepreneur, I...

  • Inniskillin Changemaker: Patrick Hunter

      “Entrepreneurs can stay in their lane, but we can also look around and lift each other up. Don’t be afraid – it’s not a competition, it’s not a race. We’re all in this together.” In partnership with Inniskillin, Canada’s first estat...

  • #StartupChat Recap – How to Make an Impact With Your Business, February 10 2021

    On Wednesday, February 10th during #StartupChats, we talked about baking impact into business, and the change that can happen when we do this. We were joined by a trio of expert guests who lent their time, insight and knowledge to this #StartupChats conversation. Thia Dao,.....

  • Inniskillin Changemaker: Valerie Song

      “Choosing decision-makers in the business world is almost as important as electing your political leaders – who are in those driving seat roles and are they diverse enough to represent the whole?” In partnership with Inniskillin, Canada’s first estate wine...

  • #StartupChat Recap – Legal 101, February 3 2021

    On Wednesday, February 3rd during #StartupChats, we talked about all things law and business. We were joined by a trio of great expert guests who lent their time, insight and knowledge to this #StartupChats conversation. Here are a few things we learned from them: We......

  • Inniskillin Changemaker: Jason Sparrow

      “I would love to see increasing levels of startup investment – and ultimately, more companies that have a big impact not only in Canada, but abroad.” In partnership with Inniskillin, Canada’s first estate winery, Startup Canada is celebrating and spotlight...

  • Inniskillin Changemaker: Jess Mantell

      “Always strive to grow and do better – and expect the same from your team.” In partnership with Inniskillin, Canada’s first estate winery, Startup Canada is celebrating and spotlighting leading entrepreneurial changemakers and disruptors across Canada. Sta...

  • Inniskillin Changemaker: Adam Bent

      “Part of being an entrepreneur is knowing that every business you make is an experiment.” In partnership with Inniskillin, Canada’s first estate winery, Startup Canada is celebrating and spotlighting leading entrepreneurial changemakers and disruptors across Can...

  • Holiday Wishlist: The Inniskillin Changemakers

    Ottawa, ON – December 14, 2020 | Still looking for gift ideas for the holidays? Check out some of our favourite offerings from our Inniskillin Changemakers!  Nudik When Lindsay Lorusso started Nudik, she did so with the specific goal of bridging the gap between fashio...

  • Recap: Health Over Hustle — Supporting the Mental Health of Entrepreneurs

    Ottawa, ON – December 11, 2020 | COVID-19 has impacted the well-being of many Canadians. A recent report by BDC says that two thirds of entrepreneurs feel tired and un-energetic at least once a week. With the current crisis putting a significant pressure on the......

  • Inniskillin Changemaker: Ashley Freeborn

      “Instead of getting beaten down, let’s remember that we started our businesses to accomplish something great. Let that guide you.” In partnership with Inniskillin, Canada’s first estate winery, Startup Canada is celebrating and spotlighting leading entrepreneu...

  • Startup Canada Announces Winners of Startup Impact Pitch Competitions

    Ottawa, ON – November 30, 2020 | Last week, the winners of the Startup Impact: SDG Pitch Competitions were announced. The two day program, composed of four pitch competitions, highlighted some of the incredible Canadian entrepreneurs prioritizing positive social impac...

  • Startup Impact: SDG Pitch Competitions Finalists Announced!

    Startup Impact: SDG Pitch Competitions launched applications on October 28th, 2020 and received hundreds of applications from businesses across Canada that are making a real impact on our world. The two pitch competitions being held on November 24th and November 26th aim to ...

  • Inniskillin Changemaker: Aja Horsley

      “It’s obvious why we need to take care of our communities and the environment – because none of us will be around if we don’t work together to create a more sustainable lineup of companies across Canada.” In partnership with Inniskillin, Canada...

  • Inniskillin Changemaker: Lindsay Lorusso

      “In whatever you do, do it through a sustainable lens.” In partnership with Inniskillin, Canada’s first estate winery, Startup Canada is celebrating and spotlighting leading entrepreneurial changemakers and disruptors across Canada. Startup Canada was pleased to...

  • The Changemaker’s Initiative: Startup Canada Announces Partnership with Inniskillin

    Ottawa, ON – November 13, 2020 | Startup Canada and Inniskillin, Canada’s first estate winery, officially announced their partnership created to champion Canadian entrepreneurs who are disrupting their industries in thoughtful, creative ways while navigating a post-p...

  • Startup Canada Announces New Women Entrepreneurs Program in Partnership with the Embassy of Israel

    Ottawa, ON – November 12, 2020 | Startup Canada is delighted to partner with the Embassy of Israel to further promote, celebrate and educate the startup community on the importance of women entrepreneurship globally. This partnership will be delivered through the Start...

  • Applications now open for Startup Impact: SDG Pitch Competitions

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Everyone......

  • Startup Canada Announces Winners of the 2020 Canadian Export Challenge Grand Finale

    Ottawa, ON – October 20, 2020 | Today, the startup and scale-up winners for the 2020 Canadian Export Challenge (CXC) final showdown pitch competition were announced. Nyoka Design Labs was named the winner of the startup category, taking home $5,000. The scale-up category w...

  • CXC 2020: The Road to the Grand Finale

    Ottawa, ON – October 15, 2020 | Last month, the winners of the regional Canadian Export Challenge Pitch Competitions were announced. Throughout the week, it was inspiring to see Canadian entrepreneurs share their innovative products and solutions with the startup commu...

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