May 2, 2016 | Nevin Buconjic will be proudly representing Sault Ste. Marie in Canada’s capital this week, meeting with Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Standing Committees and Ministers at Startup Canada Day on the Hill.
Startup Canada Day on the Hill is the largest annual gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, anchor companies, investors, industry leaders, media personalities and government decision makers to raise the bar in building Canada as an innovative, entrepreneurial nation. Nevin will attend to provide direct input into the Government of Canada’s Innovation Agenda on behalf of StartUP Sault Ste. Marie.
“Startup Canada Day on the Hill represents an opportunity to meet with government officials, politicians and other entrepreneurs to share what we are doing in our communities to connect entrepreneurs and build thriving startup communities, said Nevin Buconjic, StartUP Sault Founder and Community Lead. “This year we have the opportunity to share our thoughts on how best the Government of Canada can support entrepreneurship across the country. Together with Startup Canada and 24 other Startup Community leaders I look forward to sharing our recommendations.”
“It’s time to unlock the entrepreneurial potential of every Canadian in every community across Canada,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO and Co-Founder of Startup Canada. “We can do this by ensuring that grassroots, entrepreneur-led Startup Communities and local ecosystems are leveraged, boosted and accelerated through the Innovation Agenda. By connecting top-down policy with entrepreneurial on-the-ground momentum, we can exponentially grow our economy.”
Startup Canada is the national rallying brand, platform and voice for Canada’s entrepreneurship community. The Startup Canada Communities network is its flagship program that connects local entrepreneurs to each other and to a national network of opportunities, initiatives and a voice to government.
For more information on Startup Canada Day on the Hill, visit www.startupday.ca and follow the conversation on Twitter using #StartupDay.
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About StartUP Sault Ste. Marie
StartUP Sault connects new entrepreneurs with the small business resources available in the community, and provides the support of existing entrepreneurs who are building successful companies.
Our community enterprise partners include the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre (SSMIC), Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (SSMEDC), Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area, Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce, Sault College, Social Entrepreneurship Evolution (SEE) Business Development Bank of Canada and Village Media Inc.
About Startup Canada
Startup Canada is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country.