#StartupCapeBreton 2.0 kicks off Global Entrepreneurship Week

Join us on Monday, November 17, at 5:00pm at the Verschuren Centre for #StartupCapeBreton 2.0 to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week at CBU!

Everyone Welcome!!!

Topics / Themes for discussion:

Human Capital: Developing people

  • Dr. David Rae, Dean of the CBU Shannon School of Business, on CBU’s entrepreneurship strategy and the broader island-wide agenda.
  • Students from UIT Startup Immersion, a new technology and entrepreneurship program delivered in partnership between Gavin Uhma and CBU’s Shannon School of Business.
  • Coordinators of the Island Sandbox (partnership between CBU/NSCC Marconi), a pre-incubator that focuses on clean tech, Internet, Social Entrepreneurship, and New Immigrant businesses.

Financial Capital: Making the money flow

  • Gord MacInnis, VP Finance at CBU, on the Cape Breton Island Futures Fund, a new Venture Capital fund spearheaded by Annette Verschuren.
  • Bob Pelley, Regional Manager of Innovacorp, on Spark Cape Breton, an investment competition for early-stage businesses, focusing on startups in the Internet, life sciences, clean tech, and ocean tech sectors.

Social Capital: Building the networks

  • CBU President David Wheeler and others on the “2500 Club”, a campaign to reach 2500 jobs in Cape Breton Island’s growing innovation and technology sectors. (Where are we now? Where are we going? and How do we get there?).
  • Eric Lortie, developer/organizer, and winners of the Marcato Hackathon on “Building Something Awesome”… including the community.

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