About Startup Day

What is it?

A one-day hybrid event on October 20, 2022 that gathers entrepreneurs, innovators, industry executives, and government representatives to raise the bar for Canada as a globally competitive and innovative nation.

The event will highlight the important role entrepreneurs play in fueling economic growth in Canada and how we can further empower SME’s to continue to innovate and create new companies.

What can you expect?

Keynote speeches

Hear from pioneering leaders in the ecosystem on the current landscape of entrepreneurship in Canada and what that means for you and your business.


Take the first step in meeting other entrepreneurs, government officials, and private sector representatives to form long-lasting connections.

Startup Global Pitch Competition

Don’t miss the Grande Finale where one entrepreneur will take home $75,000 to help grow their business into new markets!

Topics will range from:

State of the Union

The impact of COVID-19 on startups and entrepreneurs.


Examining Canada’s innovation ecosystem.


How we can create more inclusive landscapes for underrepresented entrepreneurs and exporters to grow and scale their businesses.

Mastercard Index for Women Entrepreneurs

How does Canada rank in the international playground as it relates to support for women entrepreneurs.

Future of entrepreneurship

The outlook for a post-pandemic future.

Save the date: Oct 20, 2022

Are you excited? We sure are. Join us on October 20 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa (or virtually!) for Startup Day 2022. For the latest updates and information, be sure to join our mailing list to be the first to know when registration launches.

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Our event partners

National partners

Event partner

Community Partner