Startup Canada Hits Cape Breton

Cape Breton University’s Small Business Development Centre is hosting a Startup Canada Town Hall session on Thursday, March 22 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in CBU’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and the Environment.  The event will provide attendees with an opportunity to express ideas that will help forward the entrepreneurial revolution in Cape Breton. Startup Canadais Canada’s first-ever grassroots, entrepreneur-led, national entrepreneurship movement.

The session is part of a week-long tour across the province to put a national spotlight on entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia and to fuel a groundswell conversation on entrepreneurship engaging more than 1,500 members of the entrepreneurship community across the province. In Cape Breton the focus will be on three main themes that include building on strengths to build clusters, spaces and places for entrepreneurship to flourish and higher and further education.

“Entrepreneurial Activity is an important part of the economic fabric of Cape Breton,” says Mary Jane Morrison, Director of the Small Business Development Centre at CBU. “Open, honest discussion about what can be done to further these efforts can be nothing but beneficial. We look forward to the dialogue.”

Prior to the Town Hall session and as part of the Startup Canada campaign, Rivers Corbett, an award-winning entrepreneur, speaker, CEO, author of 13 Fears of Entrepreneurs and founder of The Entrepreneurs Summit, will speak with Shannon School of Business hospitality students as well as members of the local business community. 

Co-founder of Startup Canada, Victoria Lennox says, “Startup Canada is harnessing the collective energies of Canadian entrepreneurs and enterprise support communities from coast to coast with the goals of providing the entrepreneurship community with a strong voice, promoting a vibrant entrepreneurial culture and creating a unified brand that Canadians can rally behind.“

Registration for the Town Hall event is required and those interested in attending should contact Sonya Mroz at (902) 563-1271 or The event is free of charge.

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