Loyalist College and Startup Bay of Quinte have launched a partnership that leverages the College’s campus as a hub of entrepreneurial activity.
As a branch of the national Startup Canada entrepreneurship organization, Startup Bay of Quinte will continue to provide the Loyalist community, and the local business community with related support, resources and industry connections from its new home base at the College.
“We’re pleased to welcome Startup Bay of Quinte to our Belleville campus,” said Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, President & CEO of Loyalist College. “We are aligned in our commitment to empowering entrepreneurs through access to education and training, financial incentives and a culture of collaboration that inspires innovation. Entrepreneurialism, which is threaded throughout our academic programming, is key to developing new technologies, products and services for commercialization.”
Startup Bay of Quinte extends from Napanee to Brighton and Prince Edward County to Hastings County. To date, Startup Bay of Quinte has hosted numerous meetups, startup weekends, pitch competitions, focus groups and online webinars, and participated in regional and national awards ceremonies, conferences and government advisory groups.
On Thursday, November 29, Startup Bay of Quinte and Loyalist College will host an open information session in the College’s Dining Hall in the Kente Building of the Belleville campus from 8:30 to 10 am to connect with anyone who is interested in learning more about Startup Bay of Quinte, and how to get involved. Register to attend this free session.
“We’re excited to partner with Loyalist College,” said Mary Doyle, Program Developer and Founder of Startup Bay of Quinte. “There is so much value that can be added to both the College and the business community; it’s a natural partnership.”