Local Community Mixer

Local Community Mixer

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

Canadian Export Challenge

It’s time to take your business to the next level with #CXC2020.

Looking to enter new markets, but now sure where to begin?

The 2020 Canadian Export Challenge is the first nationwide, fully-digital pitch competition for Canadian entrepreneurs looking to go global. This year applicants can apply online, and submit their first-round pitch through a 90 second video.

This September, regional entrepreneurs will be pitching to win $5,000 (scale-up category), $2,500 (startup category), and a chance to win up to $25,000 and up to an additional $100,000 in in-kind scaling support at the Grand Finale in October.

Here’s an exclusive look at some of the entrepreneurs you’ll hear from across the 5 regional events:

WHAT IS A ONE-DAY GLOBAL ACCELERATOR?

A one-day Global Accelerator is an event designed to get your company export-ready! There will be workshops, panels, and keynotes from industry experts—and opportunities to connect one-on-one with Canada’s global expansion support providers and gain privileged access to trade information, market intelligence, global accelerators, and more!

Each regional event also has two pitch competitions—one for startups and one for scale-ups. Competing entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch to win $2,500 (startup category) and $5,000 (scale-up category). 

Winners from each region will move onto the CXC Grand Finale in October. There, they will compete again for a chance to win up to $25,000 cash and up to $100,000 in support.

Even if you don’t intend to pitch, CXC is a great opportunity for companies to network with members of Canada’s entrepreneurial and export ecosystems. 

In short, if you’re interested in going global with your business—CXC is for you! 

GOING DIGITAL

COVID-19 has put entrepreneurs across the globe in an unprecedented position of uncertainty. Given border closures and the international response to this pandemic, the export community is navigating uncharted territory. 

This year, in addition to its historical elements, CXC will aim to be a space for Canadian exporters and industry partners to come together and provide support to each other, as we all navigate the resulting export environment. 

In the leadup to CXC in September, we’ll be hosting a series of digital bootcamps with our partners to help entrepreneurs get export-ready and learn how to craft a perfect video pitch.   

This fall’s regional events will combine a series of live stream presentations, breakout sessions, a virtual growth lounge, interactive learning—in addition to a digital pitch competition. 

We’re excited to bring you Canada’s first nationwide, virtual pitch competition. In the past, we’ve been limited by geography. In this digital format, we hope to be able to reach entrepreneurs from all across Canada.

REGIONAL DIGITAL EVENTS

From September 14th to September 21st, 2020, we will host 5 regional digital events:

CANIE Awards

CANIE Awards

The CANIE Awards celebrate and distinguish outstanding achievements in advancing Canadian entrepreneurship.

The objectives of the awards are to:
Recognize excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship across Canada by celebrating the impressive journeys and achievements of disruptors that contribute every day to the country’s entrepreneurial landscape.
Build a network of individuals and organizations that share our passion for supporting the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem and want to contribute to its future.
Inspire Canada’s present and future generations to be entrepreneurial innovators by sharing stories of leadership, resilience, disruption, and success in entrepreneurship.
Promote entrepreneurial mindsets among Canadian youth with workshops on innovation, ideation, and execution.
Increase awareness of Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and the importance of strengthening our culture of innovation.

For more information, visit www.ief-fie.ca. Stay up-to-date by following the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook

The CANIE Awards aim to inspire Canada’s present and future generations to be entrepreneurial innovators by sharing stories of leadership, resilience, disruption, and success in entrepreneurship.
We are grateful and honored to have you as part of the Atlantic Region CANIE Awards cohort for the first digital tour launched by the Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation.
Sit in the comfort of your home and enjoy the show!

INVITING YOUR GUESTS

Join us for the #CANIEAwards ceremony celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in Atlantic

Details: Thursday, June 18th | 6:00 PM ADT | IEF & Startup Canada – Facebook and Twitter Live
Please sign up here to attend the Digital CANIE Awards Event. The event will be shared via Twitter and Facebook live.

Innovation Canada

Startup Canada and Innovation Canada are thrilled to be partnering to provide our Community Leaders with helpful resources to support your entrepreneurial ecosystem. I’d like to introduce you to Kate Poirier, the Director of Marketing and Outreach, and Christina McDonald, the Manager of Marketing and Outreach at Innovation Canada (CC’d here). A number of our Leaders participated in the “Your Inside Guide to Government” Webinar in December with Kate and Christina, and we are delighted to provide you with more information about the platform to share with the members of your Startup Community.

  • The platform: innovation.canada.ca  – an easy one-stop-shop where you can find all the federal, provincial and territorial programs – plus a few non-profits too – available to help you achieve your business goals. Get a tailored list of programs for your needs in under 2 minutes, and save your details to get notified if anything new comes up.
  • Marketing shareables: the new external Marketing Shareables site has all the buttons, slides, social media posts and more you need to spread the word about innovation.canada.ca to your colleagues and let them know where to find what they need too.
  • Background: A little more information about Innovation Canada programs and the Innovation Advisors service, including how to reach them (hint: give them a call at 1-833-201-4358 and they can put you in touch when you are ready). Attached you’ll also find a brief article outlining the available services.

Thank you for your continued support in building Canada’s entrepreneurial landscape, and we look forward to hearing how these resources are able to support you and your community!

Mitacs Event with Startup Moncton

 

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.

 

 

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Startup Canada | Day On The Hill 2018

Startup Canada | Day On The Hill 2018

Debbie Collins in Ottawa this week for Startup Canada’s annual Day on the Hill, representing Startup Moncton.

We’re here meeting with federal government ministers and our MPs, lobbying for the 2.3 million entrepreneurs across Canada. We work with our regional MPs to continue to build support for the growing and thriving entrepreneurial eco-system. It’s a packed 3 days here on the Hill.

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