Startup Eastman Joins Startup Communities

We’re excited to announce a new addition to Startup Communities: Startup Eastman! This new community strives to put the power back into the hands of entrepreneurs within the Eastman area and beyond.


A note from our new Community Leader


“A new story has begun for Eastman entrepreneurs. I believe there is room for everyone at our communal fires,” said Season Kirkwood, Community Leader at Startup Eastman. “This network will be used to ignite passion, build sustainable business, and empower entrepreneurs to build capacity and overcome barriers. Our region supports thousands of visitors and tourism activities each season. I want to see our entrepreneurs tap into that revenue stream, by enhancing our level of service and how we market our communities.”


About Startup Eastman


Through using the Startup Communities platform to promote change, Startup Eastman intentionally supports BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA*+ individuals, women, and youth by creating a standard of service that is inclusive in both its language and programming. The grassroots culture at Startup Eastman is best exemplified as a communal fire; together, ignite your passion and stock your excitement for the future. Startup Eastman is looking forward to being your firekeeper.

Startup Communities is Startup Canada’s flagship program that supports and connects grassroots networks for entrepreneurship at the local and industry level. Startup Communities brings local entrepreneurship organizations for collaboration, connects local entrepreneurs with a national network, and provides entrepreneurs with opportunities. Find a local Startup Community in your area or start a community yourself.