Startup Canada is Coming to a Canadian City Near You!

What is it?

The Startup Canada Tour is an opportunity to connect with the Canadian entrepreneurship ecosystem. Through our national events, we bring together early stage entrepreneurs to build out your networks, learn from industry experts, and drive your businesses forward! 

In 2024, Tour will travel to 4 cities across Canada: Winnipeg, Langley, Moncton, and Kitchener-Waterloo! 


Overview

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 early stage funding strategies to practical lessons from entrepreneurs to drive your business forward.

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, resources, and connections to take your business to the next level!


Winnipeg-Tour

Thursday, April 18

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Thank you for joining us in Winnipeg!

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Langley-Tour

Wednesday, May 15

Langley, British Columbia

Coast Langley City Hotel & Convention Centre

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Moncton-Tour

Tuesday, September 17

Moncton, New Brunswick

Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour

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KW-Tour

Wednesday, October 30

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Bingemans Conference Centre

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Pitch your business at Startup Canada Tour

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 4 Tour stops. Judges will select one business at each Tour stop to receive the $3,000 cash prize, and each winner will advance to the Startup Global Pitch Competition Grand Finale at the Kitchener-Waterloo Tour stop in October. They’ll join the Top 10 selected finalists from across the country, and pitch live on the Mainstage for their chance to win from an overall $70,000 cash prize pool!

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2023 Tour Recap

In 2023, Startup Canada Tour visited Whitehorse, Halifax, Vancouver, Calgary, and Brampton. Check out the highlights from our national event series!

View 2023 recap

2023 Tour Report

Check out our report, A Collective Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: Insights from the 2023 Startup Canada Tour, to discover key highlights from our 2023 Startup Canada Tour and what we heard from entrepreneurs across the country.

Read the full report
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2024 Tour Partners

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

Presenting Partner

Official Airline Partner

Program Partners

Event Partners

Ecosystem Partners

Community Partners

Apply to be a partner

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

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Startup Canada Tour brings together early stage entrepreneurs, support organisations, investors, mentors, industry experts, and educators for a day of learning and connecting with the entrepreneurial community.

Registration for Startup Canada Tour 2024 will open in late January. Costs vary depending on the Tour stop you plan to attend as well as your ticket category type. All Startup Canada Tour passes are in CAD$. Prices exclude applicable service fees and taxes and will be calculated at checkout. Pass purchases are final sale, and non-refundable.

All Startup Canada Tour stops will be held in person. Mainstage sessions will be live-streamed from our final Tour stop in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario.

In 2024, Startup Canada Tour will be stopping in four locations:

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba | April 18, 2024
  • Langley, British Columbia | May 15, 2024
  • Moncton, New Brunswick | September 17, 2024
  • Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario | October 30, 2024

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

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

Please contact partnerships@startupcan.ca to discuss partnership opportunities with Startup Canada Tour.

Apply to be a speaker by completing the following Speaker Application form.

 

Apply to be a volunteer at a Startup Canada Tour stop near you by filling out our Volunteer Application form.

Subscribe to the Startup Canada mailing list to be notified when applications officially open for the Startup Global Pitch Competition.

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