When the Startup Communities pilot program began, we gave you a rundown of the amazing reception we received from Canadians coast to coast on launch day. Now leaders across the country are six months into building a network of communities, and it’s a great time to catch Canada up on the numbers again.
We’ve seen some amazing progress from hard-working communities. Establishing a healthy ecosystem for entrepreneurs is a long game, though, and it’s important to remember that we’re six months down and twenty years to go. If your city is part of the pilot program, and you want to help, please get in touch with your local team or use our contact form. It takes a village to raise a community!
Applications are also open for new communities to join our program in 2014, and the deadline isn’t far off on November 8th. If you want to join this grassroots movement to accelerate entrepreneurship across Canada, get your community application in!
And now without further ado, our first six months in numbers and graphics: