Startup Canada Awards 2019 – The North

Startup Canada Awards – Enjoy a toast as we celebrate those driving impact and demonstrating excellence in Northern Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community at the regional Startup Canada Awards, a red carpet event. Be the first to know – regional winners announced at the event!

Connect with the movers and shakers of the North’s entrepreneurship community during the reception. Network over drinks and mingle with key players, including this year’s winners. Then join us for the ceremony.

AGENDA

5.30 – 6.00 p.m. | Reception and Networking

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Yukonstruct Makers’ Market

6.30 – 8:30 p.m. | Awards Ceremony

*After party details TBA

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As we look forward to the next 150 years of entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada, the 2019 Startup Canada Awards recognizes the changemakers who have laid the foundation for businesses to start and scale, celebrates those making Canada a top destination for companies and investment, and provides a platform for Canada’s most entrepreneurial citizens to grow their companies and inspire the next generation of leaders,”

— Victoria Lennox, President and Co-Founder of Startup Canada

The Startup Canada Awards are the hallmark events celebrating outstanding achievement in Canada’s entrepreneurship and innovation community.

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Notice: By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]

Scaling for success: Business Growth Workshop

Ready to grow your business and take it to the next level, but feeling a little stuck?
Startups and businesses must find the right growth strategy for their company and for the stage that they are in. Premature scaling can lead to failure, but not scaling quickly enough can lead to stagnation.
This lunchtime session, led by Charlie Feng of Clearbanc, will take you through the basics of taking your startup or business to the next level – developing a growth strategy, avoiding common mistakes, and understanding who your customer is.
This is a free session that doesn’t require registration. Join us at (co)space for this lunchtime workshop. Email  [email protected] with any questions.

Taking Your Pitch to the Next Level

Every startup and business idea needs dollars behind it to take it from idea to a success. Do you know where your funding is coming from?

In this evening workshop, Clearbanc’s Michele Romanow (4th time founder and a dragon on Dragon’s Den) and Andrew D’Souza (raised tens of millions for startups and is an investor/advisor in some of Canada’s fast-growing tech startups) will talk money – who has it and how to get it.

They will cover the more advanced areas of pitching and funding your business. Some of the topics covered may include:

  • How to identify potential investors to pitch to
  • What investors are looking for
  • Angels and angel lists
  • Setting up your pitching trips down south to be effective
  • Practicing your pitch
  • Delivering remote pitches
  • Alternatives to investors – bootstrapping with the best of them

If you are interested in delivering a pitch and receiving feedback, contact us at [email protected].

This a free event and does not require registration. Join us Sept. 13th from 6-8pm at (co)space!

Nail Your Pitch Workshop

Have a great idea for a business or startup? Or have a startup but have trouble quickly saying what it’s all about? Then this workshop is for you!
In this lunchtime workshop, you will learn what makes a great Pitch and how to make the most of 60 seconds. Then, break into small groups and work one-on-one with the members of Clearbanc to build and refine your pitch. Already have a Pitch? Use the session for feedback and to make it even better!What’s in a pitch?
The Pitch is arguably one of the most essential elements of your startup. It’s what grabs attention and draws in investors, customers, partners, and publicity.

This workshop is free but please register to secure a spot as space is limited.

Kickoff and Networking Event

Come and learn about our Startup in Residence Pilot Project!

From September 6-19, Clearbanc – a Toronto-based tech startup – will be visiting Yukon to offer one-on-one mentorship and workshops on pitching to investors and taking your business to the next level.

Join us for light refreshments and to meet the team consisting of Canada’s top names in startup and technology, including:
•Andrew D’Souza (has raised tens of millions for last 3 startups and is an investor/advisor in some of Canada’s fast-growing tech startups)
•Michele Romanow (4th-time founder – last company sold to Groupon, and also Canada’s new Dragon on Dragon’s Den)
•A number of developers and former CTO of Teambuy.ca – a top Canadian startup

Hear first-hand how Michele took her last company from an idea to being sold to Groupon. Learn about the opportunities for local entrepreneurs, workshops, mentoring, and more. Network and share ideas!

This event is free and yet we ask that you register to secure a spot as space is limited.

 

Startup in Residency Pilot

This September 6th-19th, (co)space will be running a Startup in Residence Pilot Program.

The program will bring a Toronto-based tech startup to Whitehorse that has team members with a proven track record of taking their startups to the next level. While visiting Yukon, the team will be offering one-on-one mentorship and workshops for local entrepreneurs.

The Startup that will be in Residence is Clearbanc. Clearbanc was founded in 2015 and its progression as a startup has been strong. Shortly after forming, the Clearbanc team was selected for the prestigious Y Combinator Fellowship program.

Its team is a well-rounded group of entrepreneurs consisting of Canada’s top names in startup and technology, including:

  • Andrew D’Souza (has raised tens of millions for last 3 startups and is an investor/advisor in some of Canada’s fast-growing tech startups)
  • Michele Romanow (4th-time founder – last company sold to Groupon, and also Canada’s new Dragon on Dragon’s Den)
  • A number of developers and former CTO of a top Canadian startup

 

upcoming-events

Kickoff and Networking Event
September 7th, 6-8pm
Come and learn about our Startup in Residence Pilot Project!
From September 6-19, Clearbanc – a Toronto-based tech startup – will be visiting Yukon to offer one-on-one mentorship and workshops on pitching to investors and taking your business to the next level.
Join us for light refreshments and to meet the team consisting of Canada’s top names in startup and technology.

Nail Your Pitch Workshop
September 8th, 12-1:15pm
In this lunchtime workshop, you will learn what makes a great Pitch and how to make the most of 60 seconds. Then, break into small groups and work one-on-one with the members of Clearbanc to build and refine your pitch. Already have a Pitch? Use the session for feedback and to make it even better!

Taking your Pitch to the Next Level
September 13th, 6-8pm
Every startup and business idea needs dollars behind it to take it from idea to a success. Do you know where your funding is coming from?
In this evening workshop, a few of Clearbanc’s founders will talk money – who has it and how to get it. They will also cover the more advanced areas of pitching and funding your business.

Scaling for success: Business Growth Workshop
September 15, 12-1:15pm
Ready to grow your business and take it to the next level, but feeling stuck?
This lunchtime session will take you through the basics of taking your startup or business to the next level – developing a growth strategy, avoiding common mistakes, and understanding who your customer is.

All of these events are FREE and located at (co)space. Some require registration so be sure to check the event details. Email [email protected] with any questions.