This grassroots model for entrepreneurial development is truly transformative and will position Canada as a beacon for entrepreneurs worldwide. Startup Canada’s national network of communities will ensure that entrepreneurs of today and the generations to follow will have the necessary tools, communities and culture to succeed.
The world should be watching this project closely because Startup Canada is on to something that could revolutionize the way entrepreneurship is ignited and advanced in communities around the world.
You can go to a lot of agencies and organizations to get help with different parts of your business – whether it’s the local BDC, the Chamber of Commerce or Community Futures – but they all have different mandates and are not as connected as they could be. Startup Canada brings it all together, making it easy for entrepreneurs to connect to support and other entrepreneurs.
Here in Alberta, our communities are among the most bustling economies in the country. Now, we can ride the wave, or use this wealth and good fortune to invest in a new generation of high-growth businesses who’ll diversify our economic growth and create jobs. Startup Canada, as an entrepreneur-led, and entrepreneur-driven initiative is all about investing in home grown entrepreneurs who’ll keep pushing the bar as the world shifts to a knowledge-based economy where the renewable resource is creativity and innovation.
Through Startup Canada ventureLAB has found a voice and community for connecting York Region’s brightest entrepreneurial minds together with the rest of our nation. Entrepreneurs are the life blood of the Canadian economy and ventureLAB is proud to connect its vibrant startup community and growing ecosystem to the Startup Canada national community, a vital part of the overall equation to help elevate Canada’s best on the world’s stage.
I am delighted to lend my support to Startup Canada as it celebrates and fosters a renewed spirit of entrepreneurship across the country. Startup Canada links Canadian entrepreneurs in a way never before undertaken, the impact it has had on our local community has been immediate and hugely successful in connecting our community together and helping us reach out to fellow Canadian entrepreneurs to better our businesses and personal opportunities.
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