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Join us for the first EVER CANIE Awards

Join Canadian entrepreneurs and innovators during this year’s digital CANIE Awards as we recognize the incredible resilience of Canada’s ecosystem.

One of the benefits of the Awards going digital this year is that anyone from across Canada can attend for free! If you haven’t registered yet, here are a few things to get excited about for this region’s gala:

  • Opening remarks by Ontario Premier, Doug Ford
  • Celebrating and learning from our winners
  • Emcee Catherine Clark
  • A short presentation from Tabatha Bull
  • More surprises to come!

Join us on May 28th for the Ontario ceremony!

Applications Opening June 1st for the 2020 Canadian Export Challenge

Get your pitches ready! This year, CXC 2020 will be accepting applications through online video submissions.  Entrepreneurs will be pitching to win $5,000 (scale-up category), $2,500 (startup category), and a chance to win up to $25,000 and up to an additional $100,000 in in-kind scaling support at the Finale in October.

The free events are open to attend for all Canadian entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in learning more about the Canadian export ecosystem.

CXC 2020, presented in partnership with UPS, the Trade Commissioner Service and Export Development Canada, along with Mastercard and Scotiabank, and powered by Google Canada, is the first nationwide, fully-digital pitch competition for Canadian exporters. 

COVID-19 Updates for Canadian Entrepreneurs

Startup Canada is providing updates on COVID-19 for entrepreneurs in Canada, cutting through the noise to find what’s most relevant to you.

SIGN UP FOR COVID ALERTS: Get information related to government supports for entrepreneurs as it happens.

  • This week: Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) Expansion –
    The Federal Government announced an expansion to the eligibility criteria for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) to include many owner-operated small businesses. The program will now be available to a greater number of businesses that are sole proprietors receiving income directly from their businesses, businesses that rely on contractors, and family-owned corporations that pay employees through dividends rather than payroll. Learn more.

Webinar Series

As part of the Women Entrepreneurs Program, Startup Canada hosted a series of online webinars featuring women leaders from a variety of industries and backgrounds. These webinars provide women entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge to start and scale their businesses. Although the focus of these events is women, anyone is welcome to participate!

All 12 webinars are now available on demand!
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For more information and resources for entrepreneurs, click here.

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