Startup Canada is Coming to a Canadian City Near You!

What is it?

The Startup Canada Tour is a five stop national opportunity to connect with the Canadian entrepreneurship ecosystem. Stopping in Whitehorse, Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, and Ontario, we’ll be bringing together early stage entrepreneurs to build out their networks, learn from industry experts, and drive their businesses forward.


What to expect

Build a network

At each Startup Canada Tour stop, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with business mentors and entrepreneur support organizations from across the country. Meet with experts in our Ask the Expert Lounge and connect with other entrepreneurs to grow your business network!

Learn from industry experts

Throughout the day, you’ll have access to a series of keynotes, panels, and workshops featuring leading industry experts. Attend insightful sessions, from making your first hire to protecting your business for the future.

Drive your business forward

Whether you’re at the ideation stage or looking to expand your business, you’ll leave Startup Canada Tour with the tools and resources to take your business to the next level!


Tour Dates and Locations


Startup Canada Tour kicks off on April 25 in Whitehorse! This will be a great opportunity for small business owners, makers, and creators to network, hear from industry experts, and learn more about resources and supports available in the Yukon and across Canada.

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Location: Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

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On May 2, Startup Canada Tour heads to Halifax, bringing together east coast entrepreneurs and support organizations for a day of networking, workshops, and more!

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Location: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

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We’re headed to Vancouver on May 11 for stop 3 of Startup Canada Tour! Meet with investors, local and national support organizations, and gain resources to build your business.

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023
Location: The Nest at UBC

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We’re heading back to the west coast for stop 4 of Startup Canada Tour! Early stage entrepreneurs can join us in Calgary on September 28 for a day of networking and building skills to drive your business forward.

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2023
Location: BMO Centre at Stampede Park

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The fifth and final stop of Startup Canada Tour will take place in Ontario. Date and location to be announced!

Date: Fall
Location: Coming soon

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Our program partners

We’re thankful to have the following partners join us on Startup Canada Tour!

Presenting Partner

Program Partners

Exclusive Airline Partner

Ecosystem Partners


Frequently Asked Questions

We will be announcing the speakers and agendas for each Tour stop closer to the individual event dates.

Costs vary depending on the Tour stop you plan to attend as well as your ticket category type. Please check the ‘Register’ page for ticket costs specific to your preferred Tour stop.

Startup Canada Tour is geared towards early stage entrepreneurs who have less than $1 million in annual revenue, 0-9 employees, and are either entering entrepreneurship full-time or part-time, or who are in the ideation phase. We also invite private sector organizations, government officials and later stage entrepreneurs to partake.


All Startup Canada Tour stops will be held in person. We also plan to live stream the main stage sessions at our final Tour stop in Ontario in the Fall.


Of course! You are welcome to attend multiple Tour stops, you will just need to register separately for each Tour stop you wish to attend.

We strive to create accessible and inclusive spaces for all community members. If we require additional accommodations to ensure your participation, please email We ask that any accommodation requests be made within 10 business days of the event.

Fill out the form to tell us more. Volunteer application form

Please contact to discuss partnership opportunities with Startup Canada Tour.

Fill out the form to tell us more. Speaker application form 

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