Startup Week NL – June 12 to 18

15+ Speakers and Mentors Set Stage for Startup Week NL – June 12 to 18

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Startup Week is the latest initiative by Startup Newfoundland & Labrador that will see a spotlight put on the startup community in the Province. Startup companies are bringing some of the most exciting ideas to the fore and showing off the skills and business acumen of this new generation of ventures.

The week kicks off with Startup Weekend, a 54-Hour event that will see the real-time formation of new companies with functioning products and services. On Monday everyone is invited to a half-day conference where entrepreneurs who have started companies will give the insider story on startup financing – an extremely relevant topic given the emergence of new financing options in Atlantic Canada. On Tuesday we are offering the ‘Starting Smart’ Bootcamp that will engage startups in lean startup practices. For the remainder of the week StartupNL visits several communities across the province to get local entrepreneurs together in order to connect and help one another.

StartupNL are doing these things because startups themselves, more than any single organization or program are the key to increasing the number of new enterprises in the province. By working with peers who have experience, startups can get mentorship, gain financing and access markets. Startup communities are a global phenomena and are eager to work with one another. StartupNL and startup companies in this province are currently connected with other startup communities in New Brunswick, Alberta, Ireland, Iceland and Silicon Valley with plans to network with more communities in the future.

For example, Ed Kavanagh who is active in Dublin’s startup scene is a visiting ambassador and will be working with local startups in helping them refine their pitches – short presentations to investors and potential customers.

“Events like this are great for bringing communities together both locally and globally, I can’t wait to find out about the startup scene here in Newfoundland and Labrador and bring that news back to Ireland.”

StartupNL is a grassroots movement and startups themselves are making this happen. With over 500 engaged StartupNL members, Newfoundland & Labrador is an excellent place to launch a company.

For event details and a listing of partners and sponsors, visit www.startupweeknl.ca

About Startup NL

Startup NL is an innovative community of founders, entrepreneurs and enterprises that are active in the Newfoundland & Labrador startup scene. As part of the global startup movement, we hold events and host programs that encourage and enable startup activity. By representing the startup community, we work together to create an environment where these ventures can be created and thrive.

 

For more information or to schedule an interview please contact:

Jason Janes
Startup NL, Co-Founder
(709) 685-5524
Jason@startupnl.ca

Roger Power
StartupNL Co-Founder
(709) 746-0226
Roger@startupnl.ca

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