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Techstars believes in the ability to start a successful company anywhere, beyond borders, and beyond large metro areas.

In Canada we have seen a growth in startup activity, the introduction of the startup visa, and we are expanding with Techstars Toronto, our first Canadian Accelerator program. The time is ripe to drive momentum and to ignite the startup community nationwide.

What better way to do this than through a friendly competition? From September 1st through October 1st, we are excited to launch the Startup Weekend Canada competition! In this inaugural year we will see seven cities compete through Startup Weekend programs happening all over Canada.

From the far port city of Saint John to the beautiful lakes of Kamloops, startup ideas will be spurred into action and the winning team from each city will be given the opportunity to compete for a grand prize.

“This first Startup Weekend Canadian competition is the tipping point to inspire and educate Canadians, no matter where they are, to launch tech ecosystems like we did in Montreal, as well as to help each other.” -Sergio Escobar, Startup Weekend Montreal Community Leader

On October 3rd, a panel of esteemed judges, including our Managing Director for the Techstars Toronto program, will crown a grand prize winner.

Are you ready to kick start your entrepreneurial journey? Save the date (or dates!) and venture out to a Startup Weekend near you.

If you have an idea that you are ready to take to the next level, curious to learn the foundations of becoming a successful entrepreneur, or simply want to network with the brightest people from your city, sign up for an event near you.

City

Date

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Kamloops, BC

September 8-10, 2017

Register

Belleville, ON

September 15-17, 2017

Register

Calgary, AB

September 22-24, 2017

Coming soon!

Montreal, QC

September 22-24, 2017

Register

Brampton, ON

September 29-Oct 1, 2017

Coming soon!

London, ON

September 29-Oct 1, 2017

Coming soon!

Saint John, NB

September 29-Oct 1, 2017

Coming soon!

 


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Jen Riedel Jen Riedel
Jen is a Regional Manager at Techstars, supporting community leaders as they bring Startup Weekend, Startup Week, and Startup Digest to cities across the Eastern U.S. and Canada. Jen has worn many hats, she was most recently the Director of Operations for Unified Imaging, a 4 person health tech startup acquired by RevolutionEHR. Jen is a North Carolina native and is based in Raleigh-Durham.