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!


Upcoming Tour Dates and Locations


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

Thursday, September 28, 2023
BMO Centre at Stampede Park

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The fifth and final stop of Startup Canada Tour will take place in Brampton, Ontario! Join us in person for a day of learning and networking, or register for our virtual event portal for a live stream of the Mainstage sessions. Our Brampton stop will also be the location of the 2023 Startup Global Pitch Competition Grand Finale!

Thursday, October 26, 2023
The Rose Brampton

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Previous Tour Stops

Check out photos from our past Startup Canada Tour stops! Missed out? Don’t worry! You can still join us at one of our other Tour stops - Calgary and Brampton.


Thanks for joining us in Vancouver for Startup Canada Tour!

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Thanks for joining us in Halifax for Startup Canada Tour!

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Thanks for joining us in Whitehorse for Startup Canada Tour!

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Startup Global “Pop-up” Pitch Competition

Entrepreneurs are invited to participate in the Startup Global “Pop-up” Pitch Competition as part of the Startup Canada Tour, an in-person opportunity to win a cash prize of $3,000 at one of our five Tour stops. This event’s winner will be the “Wild Card West” entry to the Grand Finale.

The winner will also be guaranteed a spot in our Startup Global Pitch Competition Grand Finale in Brampton on Oct 26, where they and 9 other finalists will pitch live on the Mainstage for their chance to win from an overall $70,000 cash prize pool.

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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

Media Partner

Ecosystem Partners

Apply to be a partner

Want to become a Startup Canada Tour partner? Complete our Partner Application Form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

The five Startup Canada Tour stops and dates include:

  • Whitehorse, Yukon: Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia: Thursday, May 2, 2023, at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
  • Vancouver, British Columbia: Thursday, May 11, 2023, at The Nest at UBC
  • Calgary, Alberta: Thursday, September 28, 2023, at BMO Centre at Stampede Park
  • Brampton, Ontario: Thursday, October 26, 2023, at The Rose Brampton

Subscribe to the Startup Canada mailing list to be notified when applications officially open for in-person Wild Card Pop-up Pitch entries in Calgary and Brampton!

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. Early Bird prices for Calgary and Brampton will end on July 28, 2023.

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. The Mainstage sessions will be live-streamed for the Brampton stop on October 26.

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.

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