We’re pleased to announce a new addition to Startup Communities: Startup PEI! Prince Edward Island (PEI) is home to dynamic and innovative entrepreneurs, but there was a lack of a collective community. By creating an inclusive ecosystem, Startup PEI breaks down barriers and empowers Canada’s entrepreneurial talent.
A word from our new Community Leader
“Prince Edward Island is known for its innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial spirit,” says Nancy Beth Guptill, Founder and Community Leader of Startup PEI. “We have wonderful support from local government, and now through Startup PEI, we’re able to provide Island entrepreneurs and founders with access to national and global support, resources, and opportunities they otherwise would not have access to. As an inclusive entrepreneurial organization dedicated to developing a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem across Prince Edward Island, we look forward to helping Island entrepreneurs transform their ideas and dreams into innovative businesses that make prosperity a reality.”
What Startup PEI will accomplish
While Prince Edward Island has a vibrant entrepreneurial community, Startup PEI is an inclusive entrepreneurship organization dedicated to developing a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem across Prince Edward Island through small business development. Startup PEI is committed to helping Island entrepreneurs and small businesses fully explore their passions, dreams, and new ideas to their full market potential, while connecting founders to local and national business development support and resources to launch and grow their business.
Their mission is to help entrepreneurs transform their ideas and dreams into innovative businesses that make prosperity a reality. Startup PEI facilitates innovative collaborations and opportunities at the local, national, and global level that enables networks to sustainably serve highly diverse populations of entrepreneurs in communities across PEI. At the forefront of inclusive ecosystem building, this new Startup Community has a goal of breaking down barriers to entrepreneurship through various initiatives that empower local champions to create inclusive community building.
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.