Entrepreneurs in the Bay of Quinte Region officially have a new bag of tools and connections to help their businesses succeed.
Members of Startup Canada, including CEO Victoria Lennox, officially launched the local Startup Bay of Quinte chapter at Centennial Secondary School Wednesday night.
The event featured a live internet roundtable with entrepreneurs from across the country (including Prince George and Kamloops, BC, Fredericton, New Brunswick and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) and Lennox tells Quinte News it’s an example of the type of benefits Startup can give to Quinte’s up-and-coming business people.
Startup Bay of Quinte’s lead Ryan Williams says the large crowd that attended is a sign of a good start and that a schedule of Startup events would be released starting in the New Year.
He tells Quinte News the roundtable discussion, about fostering entrepreneurial culture in the community, was the perfect way to help launch the local chapter.
Bay of Quinte becomes the 30th community under the Startup umbrella and Williams says the goal is to make the region a model for rural entrepreneurship Canada-wide.
You can learn more by clicking here to visit the Startup Canada website, or clicking here for the local chapter’s Facebook page.