Resilience & Innovation: Women Entrepreneurs During COVID-19

Ottawa, ON - September 3, 2020 | If you were to ask Canada’s small business owners one year ago today what they thought their largest challenge would be in 2020, likely none could have predicted a global pandemic and the massive disruption it has brought...

Resources to Help Take Your Start-up to the Global Stage

Ottawa, ON - August 21, 2020 | Startup Canada’s 2020 Canadian Export Challenge (CXC) is fast approaching, with regional pitch competitions running from September 14th to 21st. Despite pivoting to a fully digital event series due to COVID-19, our team has been working hard to...

NEW CXC Speakers Announced: Entrepreneurs Going Global Panel

Ottawa, ON - August 11, 2020 | This September as part of the fully-digital 2020 Canadian Export Challenge (CXC), Startup Canada is welcoming a number of prominent speakers to our regional “Entrepreneurs Going Global” panels.  These public figures and community leaders were hand picked by Startup...

SDG Impact Icons: Vinod Rajasekaran

“Even if you make a significant lasting difference for a small group of people, you have a win.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change in one...

Introducing Rick Spence: Host of the Startup Canada Podcast

There’s a new host behind the Startup Canada microphone, and his name is Rick Spence. Matthew Curtis, Startup Canada’s digital warlock behind #StartupChats and the Startup Canada Podcast and THRIVE Podcast for women entrepreneurs, is passing the torch on to Rick – a business journalist, editor,...

SDG Impact Icons: Terri Storey

“Change is challenging, but it’s possible. It all starts from a place of wanting to make things better for others.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change...

SDG Impact Icons: Jarrod Goldin

“Industrial production of traditional meat proteins, like cow and hog, has a very large carbon footprint. Insects offer a wonderful, healthy, far more sustainable alternative.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a...

10 Black Lives Matter Resources for Entrepreneurs

Startup Canada’s platform aims to amplify the messages of our community and make sure everyone's voices are heard no matter race, gender, or ethnicity. We recognize that some voices aren't being heard. We ask you to use your voices and platforms to come together in support...

SDG Impact Icons: Izzeldin Abuelaish

“Measure your wealth by the change you make; by the impact you have in other's lives.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change in one of...

The Canadian Export Challenge Launches Online Application

June 1st, 2020, Ottawa | Startup Canada announces today the opening of online applications for the 2020 Canadian Export Challenge (CXC). CXC 2020, presented in partnership with UPS, the Trade Commissioner Service and Export Development Canada, along with Mastercard and Scotiabank, and powered by Google Canada, is...

SDG Impact Icons: Alain Ménard

“Companies can make a difference by providing consumers with sustainable products.” In partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, each month, Startup Canada is celebrating and putting the spotlight on a leading Canadian social innovator driving change in one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Startup...

Top 10 COVID-19 resources

Top 10 COVID-19 resources May 18th, 2020 The team at Startup Canada—like many organizations—has been working to bring together useful resources for entrepreneurs in this difficult time. Based on the sheer volume of information coming out in response to COVID-19, resources accumulate and it can become overwhelming...

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