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ON Route to Disruption: Ontario’s Role in the National Innovation Ecosystem

Oct 22 (Fri), 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Coordinated Universal Time


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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 22nd to close out Small Business Week, Startup Canada will host an interactive panel discussion focusing on the important role the province of Ontario plays in Canada’s innovation ecosystem.

Date: Friday, October 22nd

Location: Startup Canada - Virtual Venue/ Digital Event

Opening Remarks:

  • The Hon Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Ontario


  • Yung Wu, Chief Executive Officer, MaRS Discovery District

  • Dr. Claudia Krywiak, President and CEO, Ontario Centre of Innovation

  • Matt Wittek, Founder and CEO of Fill it Forward


Sonya Shorey, Vice President of Strategy, Marketing and Communications with Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards and Area X.O

Timing: 1:00-2:00pm Eastern Time (GMT-4)

Format: Moderated Discussion

Agenda: Eastern Time (GMT-4)

  • 1:00-1:02 Opening Remarks from Startup Canada

  • 1:02-1:10 Remarks from Minister Fedeli

  • 1:10-1:55 Moderated discussion and questions from the audience

  • 1:55-2:00 Final words

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