Local Winnipeg Entrepreneurs Take Home Cash Prizes at National Startup Global Pitch Competition
Startup Canada
by Jocelyn Courneya
3d ago
Winnipeg, Manitoba – April 18, 2024 | Today, Startup Canada announced the winner of the Winnipeg “Pop-up Pitch” Competition, the regional qualifier for the 2024 Startup Global Pitch Competition Grand Finale. Pitching in front of the in-person audience of Startup Canada Tour’s most recent stop in Winnipeg, startup Kevin Danner of Carbon Lock Tech was named the first-place winner – taking home $3,000 cash and a guaranteed slot in the October 30th Grand Finale. Diogo Tsutomu Iwasaki Ori.Gatou Creative Solutions Inc. won the People’s Choice Award and took home a $1,000 cash prize. Carbon Lock Tech ..read more
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Underwear Worth Celebrating with Anthony Ciavirella
Startup Canada
by Maddie Stiles, Startup Canada
1w ago
Together, Berto, Phil, Anthony and Robert are creating products that men can start celebrating, instead of tolerating. When searching for a comfortable pair of boxers and finding nothing … they created their own and began Manmade.  The post Underwear Worth Celebrating with Anthony Ciavirella first appeared on Startup Canada ..read more
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Startup Canada launches 2024 Startup Global Pitch Competition with $70,000 in cash prizes for early stage entrepreneurs
Startup Canada
by Nadia Ladak
2w ago
Ottawa, ON – April 8, 2024 | Today, Startup Canada announced that applications are now open for the 2024 Startup Global Virtual Pitch Competition Day, an opportunity for entrepreneurs across the country to win from $70,000 in cash prizes to fund their exporting and growth goals for their business.  Startup Global is one of Startup Canada’s flagship programs, providing resources to entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses internationally. The Startup Global Pitch Competition is a key element of the Startup Global program.  Who is eligible: The Startup Global Virtual Pitch Comp ..read more
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Celebrating Queer Lives and Relationships with Heather Hansler
Startup Canada
by Maddie Stiles, Startup Canada
2w ago
 The card aisle doesn’t often represent queer folks, so Heather decided to do something about it and create her own products for herself and her community.  Today, Little Rainbow Paper Co is a shop filled with cards, pins, mugs, ornaments, notepads and more that celebrate the queer and the quirky! Heather designs every product in her shop and the products exist to provide opportunities for members of the queer community to show love, affection, and joy for each other.  The post Celebrating Queer Lives and Relationships with Heather Hansler first appeared on Startup Canada ..read more
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Northern Pop: Kettle Corn That Connects with Katie Young
Startup Canada
by Maddie Stiles, Startup Canada
3w ago
Katie Young is the Founder of Klondike Kettle Corn. Katie blends her culinary expertise with a passion for community. With a background in restaurants and catering, Katie found her calling in crafting fresh, ready-to-eat popcorn experiences. As a devoted mom, outdoor enthusiast, and food lover, she sees popcorn as more than a snack—it’s a vehicle for connection and joy. Whether summiting mountains or gathering around a campfire, Katie’s dedication to family, friends, and community shines through in every kernel! The post Northern Pop: Kettle Corn That Connects with Katie Young first appeared o ..read more
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Better Family Planning Tools with Jackie Rhind
Startup Canada
by Maddie Stiles, Startup Canada
1M ago
Jackie Rhind is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ovry, a brand of Canadian reproductive care products that includes pregnancy tests, ovulation tests, and an at-home male fertility test. Ovry tests are better alternatives to store-bought pregnancy and ovulation tests, which are wasteful, inconvenient, overpriced, and can often feel awkward or intimidating to buy. Compared to traditional tests, Ovry strip tests are tiny, discreet, just as accurate as any leading brand, much more affordable and each test uses 90% less single-use plastic.  The post Better Family Planning Tools with Jackie Rhind firs ..read more
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Technology Leads to Transformation with Amber Mac
Startup Canada
by Maddie Stiles, Startup Canada
1M ago
Amber Mac is President of AmberMac Media, Inc., an award-winning content development agency. In 2021, Amber was named one of the Bay Street Bull Women of the Year for her leadership in the technology sector. Amber has keynoted more than 500 events around the world, co-hosted a variety of podcast series, is a best selling author and more. Most recently, Amber is the host of Success in 7,an interview series featuring Canadian small business owners to learn their story, their challenges, and their approaches to reaching success, presented by Intuit Quickbooks.  The post Technology Leads to T ..read more
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How To: Enter and Maintain Strong Partnerships with Jaclyn Patterson and Christal Duncan Earle
Startup Canada
by Maddie Stiles, Startup Canada
1M ago
Guests: Jaclyn Patterson is the Founder of Shopwise, an online sustainable fashion marketplace, making it easier for people to discover and shop smarter from more than 30 purpose driven brands that prioritize both people and the planet. Christal Duncan Earle founded Brave Soles in 2017. Brave Soles creates handcrafted shoes with upcycled tire soles and is focused on providing opportunities for their customers and fans to love the story behind what they own. Resources:Connect with Jaclyn on LinkedIn Connect with Christal on LinkedIn Learn more about Shopwise and purpose driven brands and a ..read more
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Jamie Savage Starting as Interim CEO of Startup Canada During Kayla Isabelle’s Parental Leave
Startup Canada
by Jocelyn Courneya
1M ago
OTTAWA, ON – March 6, 2024. The Startup Canada Board of Directors and Executive team are excited to announce that Jamie Savage will be taking over as the part-time Interim CEO of Startup Canada, effective March 7, 2024. Jamie will be supporting the Startup Canada team over the next few months during current CEO Kayla Isabelle’s upcoming parental leave. Jamie has been an active member of the Startup Canada Board of Directors since 2021, becoming Board Chair in October 2023. As Founder of The Leadership Agency, Jamie brings a deep passion for and understanding of the Canadian startup community ..read more
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Engagement That Does Good with Ange Paye
Startup Canada
by Maddie Stiles, Startup Canada
1M ago
Ange Paye is a tech entrepreneur wth a background in product management and is passionate about building tech that helps businesses give back. VOTO is about community building, charitable giving and digital engagement, all in one platform. The post Engagement That Does Good with Ange Paye first appeared on Startup Canada ..read more
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