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 how entrepreneurial support organizations are enhancing and extending local ecosystems and providing support for inclusive community growth in remote and rural locations. The panel will also discuss the role that technology plays in ecosystem development.
Event Date: October 19, 2021
Location: Startup Canada - Virtual Venue/ Digital Event
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