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

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

SMEs Amidst the Pandemic

Disruption for Tomorrow:

Shaping Canada’s Innovation Ecosystem

Taking On the World, Inclusively:

Global Growth for Underrepresented Founders

Pitch Competition

Watch the Top 10 Startup Global Finalists Compete 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

Register Now

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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