Startup Moncton and @StartupCanada are delighted to invite you to the local Community Mixer next October 13th. You will have the opportunity to connect with other members of the entrepreneurship ecosystem to exchange advice and resources, as well as to build long lasting relationships with your peers.Let’s get together! Register here for free https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdOCsrD8pGNzq–N0gs19rfKlQJYLuDU8
Startup Greater Moncton is pleased to announce its Anniversary party to take place Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at the Moncton Public Library from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Learn about the startup community and network. Startup Greater Moncton is the latest Startup Canada Community of business professionals and organizations to form in New Brunswick. Tables to showcase your business are available for $50. To fill out the Vendor Registration Form click here. Prizes – Food & Drinks
Tables signed up for our event
Workspace Atlantic – Moncton
We are a community of bold minds who have chosen to work under the same roof. Our environment and the people around us inspire us to act, to grow, to do better. With 75+ private offices that are completely turn-key with modern furniture and amenities. You can contact us to view available offices in your area. In addition, we host 1000+ meetings annually with flexible, affordable and unique meeting spaces. We have 4 different locations and plan on expanding. Please join our community today!
Portfolio – Viable
Viable offers strategic coaching services designed for start-ups. Developed to complement existing resources and programs, Viable goes beyond just marketing. Get where you need to go faster and more efficiently, using a bullseye approach that prevents wasted resources. We deliver the critical insight and direction founders need to confidently navigate each phase of growth – from pre-seed to established and viable corporation. Services are designed for the unique needs of start-ups; with the same dedication and skill, we apply to enterprise titans. Viable is a group of seasoned professionals with a love for the entrepreneurial spirit. We’re driven by a desire to see our client and our region thrive.
Office of Small and Medium Enterprises – PSPC
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advocates on behalf of SMEs and encourages their participation in federal government procurement. OSME assists SMEs in better understanding how to sell their goods and services to the Government of Canada by raising awareness of opportunities and by providing services such as free seminars and webinars, the website www.buyandsell.gc.ca and a 1-800 InfoLine. OSME also assists the Department of National Defence in creating awareness of the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security program (IDEaS), which encourages Canadian innovators to help solve challenges faced by the Canadian Forces.
Centre Assomption de recherche et de developpement en entrepreneuriat (CARDE)
Le Centre Assomption de recherche et de développement en entrepreneuriat (CARDE) cherche à promouvoir la recherche et la formation en entrepreneuriat auprès des gens d’affaires et dans les trois centres universitaires de l’Université de Moncton, ainsi qu’à assurer la diffusion des connaissances. Le CARDE assure un lien entre l’Université de Moncton et la communauté d’affaires acadienne et francophone, plus particulièrement dans le secteur de la petite et moyenne entreprise.
Bibi Lyn Designs Inc.
Lyne Chantal Boudreau is a woman of conviction Who Gets Involved Constantly in the community, supported by a commitment to women and children victims of violence in order to Give Them Power over Their Lives. Guided by the experience and a willingness to pass it to future generations is through education Lyne That Chantal holds a doctorate in educational leadership, something to lead the fight to help others. Lyne Chantal is a social entrepreneur engaged in Both community planning and professionalism. Bibilyn Designs is the culmination of an outstanding career built on social deep convictions qui aim to create around well. Bibilyn Designs Inc. was born from the passion of its founder for international fashion. Passionate exclusive couture designs Lyne Chantal scarves, charms handbags, handkerchiefs and unique dresses custom command and upscale surrounded by a team that includes the rationale and mission of his company. Bibilyn Designs Inc. is the fruit of a wild feline based roots gently to the image of its iconic black cat, Bibilyn Designs Inc. embodies an affectionate soul when it is confident, wild when she is not respected .
Opportunities New Brunswick
Opportunities New Brunswick is the lead Business Development agency for the province of New Brunswick. We help businesses set up and expand their operations. ONB has introduced a new Business Navigator service. This service provides one on one support to help navigate your business towards growth and success. We do this by helping business owners and entrepreneurs navigate the various regulatory challenges associated with starting, owning and operating a business.
On behalf of Startup Greater Moncton, we want to thank John Cormier for his excellent presentation on Oct 30, 2019, at the Venn Centre.
Thanks to Danielle Connell at Mitacs for the great information session at the Moncton Public Library on Aug 29th 2019.
Mitacs is a nonprofit national research organization that, in partnerships with Canadian academia, private industry and government, operates research and training programs in fields related to industrial and social innovation.
Thank to the Moncton Public Library for the great hospitality.
Many young businesses tend to ask, “what is the best way to acquire investors in my business?”
The answer is… there is no best way. Finding investors is a process, it takes planning and hard work. But here are a few tips that may make find your perfect investor a little bit easier.
1.) Have a well-thought-out business plan
The very first thing you need to do it get investors interested in your business is to sit down and really take the time to create an organized business plan. How do you plan to grow your company and make it profitable? If you’re having troubles establishing your business plan, companies such as; 3+ Corp¹, Community Business Development Canada² (CBDC) or, Futurpreneur³, can work with you to construct an effective business plan.
2.) Networking to build relations
Network building is crucial when looking for investors. If you have a vast network of relationships finding investors becomes much easier. With high community standing investors may even seek you out! Get yourself out there, go to events and meet some new people you never know who you might run into. If you’re not sure where to start your networking, start here; StartUp Moncton¹ (SUM). The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton² (CCGM) is also an excellent place to start networking. Another great way to network is through social media, for example, LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great way to connect with companies and business owners in your area. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on; are also good but are they are more personal so be aware of what you post. By getting involved in local events, getting yourself out there and keeping a social media presence you will have a stronger growing network in no time; with a strong network comes people looking for investment opportunities.
Once you have an investors attention you are going to need to keep it. This is where an out-standing pitch is needed. Make sure you know what you want to say, explain to them exactly how investing in your business will make them money. Don’t beat around the bush; be direct. If you’re not feeling confident in your pitch, there are always ways to improve. Take the SUM pitches competition, for example, it’s a perfect opportunity to practice your pitches.
4.) Accelerators and incubators
If after going through the first three steps you still need a boost to find investors, accelerator and incubator programs are a good way to do so, but what are accelerators and incubators?
Accelerator programs come from companies such as B-Corps¹, Venn Innovation² and propel ICT³. Accelerators take your business through roughly 2 years of business growth within a few months. They provide you with a small starting capital and connect you to mentors in your field. At the end of the program, there is typically a demo show of sorts to display how your company has grown, thus attracting outside investors.
Incubator programs may take on earlier startups but they tend to be more specific depending on their sponsor. For example, an incubator program sponsored by a school may only be looking for educational startups. Usually, when accepted into an incubator program you will be relocated to work with other companies in the same incubator program. Co-working is a major part of an incubator program; you have shared workspaces and help refine each other’s ideas. The program will provide you with external mentors as well as a connection to the community. A couple of examples of this are the Hive la rouche¹ and Volta².
Both these programs are beneficial if you find the right fit for you. However, in either scenario, you will be connected to the community and longtime professionals in your field; building your network up and attracting investors. Hopefully, these tip help find the investor you’ve been trying to rope-in for so long.
If you’re still interested in learning more about accelerators and incubators, or even investors in general, here a few links to check out;