Startup Cape Breton 4.0

Monday, August 31st at 4pm
Verschuren Centre (atrium), CBU
Free; open to the public

Join us for a conversation featuring regional and global perspectives on the local entrepreneurial ecosystem. Startup Cape Breton 4.0 welcomes our guests:

Ted Zoller, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation; founder/Principal of CommonWeal, a venture analytics firm; and founder/Chairman of the Board for OpenRange, which facilitates recreation on private land.

Gillian MacRae, vice-president at PropelICT, Atlantic Canada’s startup accelerator; and the founder of AdTech marketing platform GetGifted.

Chris Moyers, investment manager at GrowthWorks, an Atlantic Canada Venture Capital fund; and a mentor with PropelICT’s Launch36 program.

Permjot Valia, lead advisor at UIT Startup Immersion at CBU; and founder/CEO ofMentorCamp, which gathers mentors from around the world to share their knowledge and experience with local startups.


Startup Cape Breton began as an event to promote new opportunities in technology, business, and education; it has grown to support the ongoing movement toward a more entrepreneurial, inclusive, diverse Cape Breton Island. More

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  1. Over the summer the StartUp Cape Breton partners came together to write bids for ACOA funding for the essential investments for entrepreneurial development in Cape Breton – notably an Innovation Hub and incubator in Downtown Sydney. This needs to happen.