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October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm : Stronger, Together: Connecting with Communities & Local Ecosystems

Startup Gov (formerly Startup Canada Day on the Hill) is one of Startup Canada’s flagship programs. It connects a pan-Canadian cohort of entrepreneurs to government representatives, with the support of our network of private sector partners. Startup Gov gives every entrepreneur a voice to government to create the conditions necessary for entrepreneurial success in Canada.

On October 19th, Startup Canada in partnership with Rural on Purpose will host an interactive event focusing on the important role communities play in supporting their local ecosystems and the entrepreneurs within them.

​ Event Date: October 19, 2021

​ Location: Startup Canada – Virtual Venue/ Digital Event

​ Featured Speakers:

  • ​Alla Drigola Birk, Director of Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • ​Joelle Foster, Chief Executive Officer, North Forge Technology Exchange
  • ​Claudia McKoy, Principal, UpSurgence
  • ​Magnolia Perron, Indigenous Women and Youth Program Officer, National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA)

Moderator: Mary Doyle, Founder, Rural on Purpose

Timing: 1:00pm-2:30pm ET

 Format: Moderated Discussion

​ Agenda: Eastern Time (GMT-4)

  • ​1:00-1:05 Opening Remarks
  • ​1:05-2:10 Moderated discussion
  • ​2:10-2:25 Questions from the audience
  • ​2:25-2:30 Final words


October 19
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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