Beyond Startup Gov: Continuing to Amplify Entrepreneurs’ Voice to Government

On behalf of Startup Canada, we’d like to thank everyone who attended and participated in any of our Small Business Week events from our Startup Gov or Startup Global program. It was a week full of insightful discussions, entrepreneurial celebrations, and virtual networking on topics that matter the most to Canada’s entrepreneurs.

With the end of Small Business Week, it also comes with the end of our 2021 Startup Gov program. We will be taking in all of the recommendations and issues discussed at the forefront of Canada’s entrepreneurs and amplifying their voices to government. Now, you can relive all of our events with a click! Check out all of the recordings of each event below.


Stronger, Together: Connecting with Communities & Local Ecosystems | Watch now

Local communities play a vital role in supporting and connecting entrepreneurs together. Join our panellists for an insightful discussion on how we can be stronger, together in our post-pandemic world.

Through a Women’s Lens: Hurdles in Entrepreneurship | Watch now

Take part in amplifying the different voices of women entrepreneurs. We’re taking a deep dive into current issues exacerbated by the pandemic, and how we can move toward a more inclusive and equitable system.

A Global Snapshot: The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs | Watch now

Women entrepreneurs around the world are demonstrating resilience to recovery. Join our speakers from the top 5 countries in Mastercard’s latest index for a snapshot of women entrepreneurs globally, also featuring a special fireside chat with Isabelle Hudon (President and CEO, BDC).

Startup Global Grand Finale | Watch now

It’s finally here, the climactic end to our Startup Global Pitch Competition! Come join us for the Grand Finale to celebrate some of Canada’s top entrepreneurial talent and see who will take home prizes up to $25,000!

ON Route to Disruption: Ontario’s Role in the National Innovation Ecosystem | Watch now

Get in because we’re ON route to disruption! Listen to our panellists to discuss the growing level of innovation in Ontario and its important role and contribution to Canada’s innovation ecosystem.

Supporting SMB Growth: Unlocking Opportunities through E-commerce | Watch now

Looking for another avenue to grow your business? Join us as we host a high profile event that focuses on current opportunities and challenges for e-commerce trade in Canada from the latest survey by UPS, in partnership with Nathan Associates.


Even though Startup Gov officially comes to a close for this year, that doesn’t mean that we stop advocating and amplifying the voices and concerns of entrepreneurs to government. Our team is looking forward to connecting with more local entrepreneurs, private sector leaders, and representatives from government to help create the conditions necessary for entrepreneurial success in Canada.

We would also like to take this moment to thank all of our fantastic Startup Gov and Startup Global program partners who helped make our Small Business Week events possible, your immense support have helped Canada’s entrepreneurs from coast to coast to coast. Thank you to our co-presenting sponsors UPS, Intuit Quickbooksthe Trade Commissioner Service and Export Development Canada; our national partners BDC, InniskillinMastercardPublic Services and Procurement CanadaFITT; our community partners ScotiabankNACCA, the Founders InstituteBCF Ventures, Startup Montreal, Mitacs Canada and the Village Hive; and our event partner Magnet.