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 is...

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 community and develop the skills...

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...

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