Startup Canada to Host Cross-Canada Events Series for Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Halifax

Halifax, CANADA – March 1, 2023 – Startup Canada has announced the locations and dates for Startup Canada Tour, a five stop national in-person event series connecting small business owners and creators with local support organizations and industry experts to drive their businesses forward. 

Halifax is the second stop of the Startup Canada Tour, taking place on Tuesday, May 2, at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. The one-day event welcomes early stage entrepreneurs and national and local support organizations to come together and grow their networks, learn from industry experts, and gain tools and insights to build their businesses!

“The last few years have been challenging for Canadian entrepreneurs,” says Kayla Isabelle, CEO of Startup Canada. “Startup Canada Tour is a great opportunity for early stage entrepreneurs and people interested in starting a business to come together and learn about the unique supports available to them both regionally and across Canada. We want to make Canada the best place to start a business, no matter your location or level of experience.”

Throughout the day, attendees of Startup Canada Tour – Halifax will have access to a series of keynotes, panels, and workshops featuring fellow entrepreneurs, private and public sector support organizations, and key industry leaders. Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect 1:1 with mentors, support organizations, and fellow entrepreneurs in Ask the Expert Lounges.

“We’re so happy to be back in person for the Startup Canada Tour to meet and help our great Canadian entrepreneurs!” States Paul Gaspar, Small Business Director for UPS. “We want to be your trusted advisor to help your business adapt, and are committed to solving your unique business challenges at home and around the globe.”

Startup Canada Tour – Halifax is presented in partnership with UPS, with national support from Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC), Futurpreneur, with additional partners and speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.

“Startup Canada has been a strategic partner of Futurpreneur’s for many years, and we are excited to participate in the Startup Canada Tour, says Maryse Gingras, VP, Business Development, Futurpreneur. “We appreciate the work that Startup Canada does in communities across Canada to build networks and exchange knowledge. This initiative not only complements, but also supports our mission to help diverse young entrepreneurs get access to the financing, mentoring and other business resources they need to launch and succeed.”

Early bird passes for Startup Canada Tour are available now until March 24. Visit to learn more about Startup Canada Tour – Halifax and get a pass for a stop near you!


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Jocelyn Courneya, Startup Canada

Startup Canada is Canada’s entrepreneurship organization. Startup Canada promotes and supports the success and growth of Canada’s 2.3 million entrepreneurs, with a mandate to foster economic growth, competitiveness, and prosperity through entrepreneurship. Since launching, Startup Canada’s programming has directly supported more than 300,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots Startup Community organizations. Working with over 750 ecosystem partners, including accelerators, incubators, research parks, educational institutions, economic development agencies, associations, and government programs, Startup Canada serves entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, industries, and stages of development, with a network reflective of Canada’s diverse population. Learn more at