Check out this #StartupDay lineup sneak peek…

More speakers added daily! Startup Canada Day on the Hill

The Hon. Bill Morneau Minister of Finance

The Hon. Bill Morneau Minister of Finance

Keynote Speaker Business

Marissa McTasney Founder & CEO, MoxieTrades

The Hon. Bardish Chagger

The Hon. Bardish Chagger
Minister of Small Business & Tourism

Speaker entrepreneurs

Jonathon Ortmans President of Global Entrepreneurship Week and advisor to U.S. President Obama

His Excellency Rafael Barak Israeli Ambassador to Canada

His Excellency Rafael Barak Israeli Ambassador to Canada

Allen Lau Co-Founder of Wattpad

Allen Lau
Co-Founder of Wattpad

Remembering You Are A Coach, Not A Player

Coaching Pod Cast

Download the latest Startup Canada Podcast!

In the eyes of Boris Wertz, founder of Version One Ventures, being a successful venture capitalist means, “remembering you are a coach, not a player.” Hear more from Wertz in the latest Startup Canada Podcast, brought to you by .CAQuickbooks OnlineSteadfastbeta, and TruShield. New episodes go live every Tuesday at 10am ET!

Starup Canada Youth

Startup Canada partners with the Startup Youth movement 

Jenny Hua, the creator of an app that connects parents to babysitters, won a pitch competition organized by Startup Youth during a March Break Bootcamp for high-school aged entrepreneurs in Ottawa. Click here to see what these talented young innovators got up to!

Startup Canada Award

Canada Business features success stories of 2015 Startup Canada Award Winners

Read these inspiring success stories of women entrepreneurs, featured on the Canada Business Network! From a health startup to a clothing empire, these women entrepreneurs have grown socially-conscience and innovative business worth celebrating.

Startup Canada Federal Budget & UberPitch


Startup Canada deconstructs the 2016 Federal Budget 

The Government of Canada will table an Innovation Agenda within the year, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced during his 2016 Budget Speech last month. Startup Canada’s Kathryn Forrest reports on 10 ways the 2016 Federal Budget will affect Canadian entrepreneurs. 
Uber pitch

UberPITCH connects entrepreneurs and investors on April 7

Victoria Lennox, CEO and Co-Founder of Startup Canada as well as Stephen Partridge, investor, advisor, and Startup Canada Board Member are riding along with UberPITCH to hear entrepreneurs pitch their startup! Entrepreneurs are invited to use a promo code to find investors driving around their city – secure your ride in your city here!

Be Inspired, Grow & Inovate with 1,500 Entrepreneurs

Startup Canada Hill Day

Be INSPIRED, GROW & INNOVATE with 1,500 entrepreneurs, innovators & policy makers at Startup Canada Day on the Hill!

We just announced a great lineup for Startup Canada Day on the Hill including leading Canadian entrepreneurs like Tony Lacavera, Chairman of Globalive and former CEO of WIND Mobile, Jonathon Ortmans, a top advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama, and the Hon. Bill Morneau, Canada’s Federal Finance Minister.

Get your tickets today to exchange business cards with over 1,500 entrepreneurs and fellow business visionaries, walk away with cutting-edge insights from those working to build Canada into the innovation nation of the future, receive invaluable mentorship advice, participate in policy hack-a-thons and pitch competitions, and connect with the who’s who of entrepreneurship and innovation during a Startup Soiree overlooking the iconic Parliament Hill.

The action happens May 5. Join us!

Calling All Entrepreneurs!

May 5th Startup Canada

Join us for Canada’s BIGGEST gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators & policy makers.

Couldn’t make it to that once-in-a-lifetime conference in Silicon Valley?

Startup Canada and Marissa McTasney owner of Moxie Trades have you covered. Get your business cards ready!

We’re inviting you to shake hands with Canada’s top entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, politicians, and government decision-makers at Startup Canada Day on the Hill. Instead of beefing up your Linkedin and attending countless networking events, we’re giving you the chance to meet with over 1,500 entrepreneurs and fellow business-visionaries in one shot.

You’ll walk away with cutting-edge insights from those working to build Canada into the innovation-nation of the future. It’s your opportunity to connect with leaders, receive invaluable mentorship advice, participate in policy hack-a-thons and pitch competitions, and connect with the who’s who of entrepreneurship and innovation during a Startup Soiree overlooking the iconic Parliament Hill.

The action happens at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on May 5, 2016 from 9am – 7.30pm. Register today at using promo code STARTUPDAY25 to receive 25% off your tickets!

Why attend?

  • Connect with 1,500 entrepreneurs and leading anchor companies.
  • Gain valuable mentorship, inspiration and cutting-edge insights from Canada’s top entrepreneurs like Tony Lacavera, founder of Wind Mobile.
  • Contribute YOUR voice to the Government of Canada on creating the conditions for entrepreneurial success.
  • Pitch to win, get noticed and get plugged in.
  • Find a mentor to champion you and be mentor to pay it forward.


#FEMCapital Campaign: Celebrating Women’s Entrepreneurship

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  • 2 interactive webinars with authors Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott.
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By purchasing our book today you are also participating in the #FEMCapital Campaignwhich celebrates and harnesses the power of women entrepreneurs.

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We have collaborated with the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) and organizing partner Women’s Enterprise Centre of British Columbia (WEC) to launch the #FEMCapital Campaign. We are delighted that the book Feminine Capital was chosen as the lead educational resource!