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Startup Canada Launches National Support Network For Entrepreneurs

Startup Canada Communities will provide entrepreneurs with everything they need to succeed

Thursday, May 2
Startup Canada Communities launches across Canada (www.startupcommunities.ca)

Social Media Launch

• 1 – 2pm: Re-Inventing Canada – The Case for Startup Communities
Twitter Chat: #startupc2c – Featuring Rivers Corbett (Startup Fredericton), Shauna Harper (Startup Prince George) and Chris Johnson (Ramp Up Manitoba)

• 3 – 4pm EST: From the Ground Up – Building a Startup Community
Twitter Chat: #startupc2c – Featuring Ken Bautista (Startup Edmonton)

• 4 – 5pm EST: Startup Canada Communities – The New Social Network
Twitter Chat: #startupc2c – Featuring Startup Canada co-founder and CEO Victoria Lennox

• 6 – 7 pm EST: FEATURE EVENT – The Global Startup Movement
Google Hangout – Chaired by Rick Spence (Entrepreneur Columnist with the National Post)
Featuring a special video from Brad Feld (VC and Tech Stars co-founder) and Panel with Jonathan Ortmans (President of Global Entrepreneurship Week) and Bjoern Herrmann (Founder of Startup Genome)

See the calendar of events for the day: http://www.startupcan.ca/2013/04/24/join-the-startup-canada-communities-launch/

Interview Opportunities

Startup Canada and the Startup Canada Communities Project Advisors will be available for interviews on May 2:

• Adam Chowaniec, Founding Chair, Startup Canada
• Victoria Lennox, Co-Founder and CEO, Startup Canada
• Brad Feld, Entrepreneur, Author & Venture Capitalist (Project Advisor)
• Jonathan Ortmans, President, Global Entrepreneurship Week (Project Advisor)
• Ken Bautista, Co-Founder and CEO, Startup Edmonton (Project Advisor)
• Bjoern Hermann, Founder, Startup Compass (Project Advisor)

Interviews can also be arranged with the project leads and local entrepreneurs in each of the 15 pilot communities.

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For more information or to pre-schedule interviews, contact:

Leo Valiquette

About Startup Canada Communities
Startup Canada Communities is an intensely connected national grassroots network that gives
entrepreneurs a single doorway to enter their local entrepreneur community to access mentors, space, funding and support to start and grow their businesses and to connect with other startup founders. It does this through local networked websites and entrepreneur-led events and activities that unite the entire community. Visit: www.startupcommunities.ca

About Startup Canada
Startup Canada is an entrepreneur-led movement to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity by supporting and celebrating Canadian entrepreneurship. Startup Canada is the first Canadian organization to harness the collective energies of entrepreneurs and enterprise support communities from coast to coast to promote a vibrant entrepreneurial culture and to create a unified brand as a rallying point for Canadians. Startup Canada founding sponsors include Microsoft, Gowlings and Ernst & Young. Visit: www.startupcan.ca