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?

Expert panels

Pioneering leaders in the ecosystem discussed the current landscape of entrepreneurship in Canada and the impact on Canadian entrepreneurs and small business owners.


Attendees from Coast to Coast to Coast had the opportunity to engage with entrepreneurs, government officials, and private sector representatives to form long-lasting connections.

Startup Global Pitch Competition

Startup Canada announced the 2022 winners of the Startup Global Pitch Competition Grand Finale who took home $75,000!

Topics from Startup Day:

State of the Union

SMEs Amidst the Pandemic

Disruption for Tomorrow:

Shaping Canada’s Innovation Ecosystem

Taking On the World, Inclusively:

Global Growth for Underrepresented Founders

Pitch Competition

The Top Startup Global Finalists Competed at the Grand Finale

How Does Canada Stack Up?

Exploring The Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs

A Nation of Entrepreneurs:

Navigating Trends & Forecasting the Future

Missed out on Startup Day? Don't fret!

Video recordings from Startup Day are available now on our YouTube Channel.

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Event partners

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