*Due to the current circumstance, all travel by Innovation PEI employees has been suspended until further notice.  Many upcoming events have been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled.  If you are unsure of a previously posted event, please contact one of our staff at (902) 368-6300.

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Invest Atlantic presents: Funding Founders @ Casino Nova Scotia
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all day
Invest Atlantic presents: Funding Founders @ Casino Nova Scotia




Invest Atlantic and the National Angel Capital Organization have teamed up to offer very-early stage startups to mid-stage founders the opportunity to hear from and meet Canada’s non-dilutive and dilutive funders. You’ll discover new options to leverage non-dilutive funding while continuing to work with angel, VC investors and other equity-based funders.

This year Invest Atlantic celebrates its 10th anniversary by introducing Funding Founders. After touring the four Atlantic provinces making it a true pan Atlantic event we are pleased to be back in Halifax this year. Over 2,000 startups, investors, service providers, mentors, researchers, and entrepreneurially minded students have attended with over 560 companies funded.

Now it’s time to build on that with a new wave of funding using a balanced approach to dilutive and non-dilutive financing. In collaboration, they can achieve impactful outcomes for founders, shareholders & funders alike. 

Export Day 2019 @ Prince Edward Island Convention Centre
Sep 17 all day


Innovation PEI is pleased to invite you to Prince Edward Island’s 2019 Export Day. This annual event has become a must-attend for exporters, entrepreneurs, business support organization and government officials that are involved in the international trade of Prince Edward Island goods and services. We are excited to present two keynote speakers, Dawn Truell, President of Cross Border Services and Andrea Johnson, Managing Director & Chief Storyteller of Brain Candy Marketing Ltd.

Export Day provides a great opportunity to get the most up-to-date information on the global economy, discover market trends and explore new opportunities for your business. Throughout the day there will the opportunity to network with fellow exporters, share ideas, discuss business needs and find new partners to help you capitalize on your export.

If you have any questions, please contact Alicia Birt by e-mail at albirt@gov.pe.ca or by phone (902) 368-6837.

We look forward to seeing you at #PEIExportDay2019

Your Business Blueprint – Charlottetown
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join PEI Business Women’s Association for Your Business Blueprint, a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs who have a business idea and now want to get it on paper.

A business plan can be a key tool in helping entrepreneurs assess feasibility, evaluate direction and, in particular, attract external funding and investment. This workshop will outline the common requirements of a business plan and the resources available to help you write it.

This workshop will be offered by Mary Lou Bassett. Mary Lou is the Business Development and Membership Officer of the PEI Business Women’s Association. She is an entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the hospitality, skin care and property management industries. She recently completed her Executive MBA from the University of Prince Edward Island. Mary Lou is conversant in English, French and Arabic and serves as an advisor to help PEIBWA members solve business-related problems. Mary Lou also sits on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity PEI and says she has honed her negotiation skills with a lot of help from her three children.

This event is free to all PEIBWA members and $25 +HST for non-members. Spaces are limited so register early!

Application deadline for the Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

Logo for Scale-up Hub Cambridge

Logos for the provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. Logo for the government of Canada.

A program to help Atlantic Canada companies scale export sales

Scale-up Hub Cambridge (the “Program”) is designed to help Atlantic Canada-based ICT companies build an international presence and grow their export sales capacity in the New England market. The Program leverages strong historical and cultural ties to this key market and helps high-growth, high-innovation companies headquartered in Atlantic Canada scale through targeted access to strategic markets in the Boston region.


Applications for the Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program must be received by 12:00 PM (AST) on March 27, 2020.

The six companies accepted into the Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program for the 2019-20 fiscal year were:

What does Scale-up Hub Cambridge offer?

The Program offers eligible Atlantic Canada high growth innovation companies access to the following resources for a full year:

  • Professional-guided entry into the New England marketplace.
  • Collaborative working space in Cambridge, Massachusetts, one of the world’s top innovation hubs.
  • Dedicated services of an in-market business development professional to help drive sales generation and market development activities.

Up to seven companies will be accepted into the Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program. Successful applicants must be technology-focused, high-growth companies that are presently selling outside of Atlantic Canada and will be required to pay a non-refundable participation fee of $10,000.00 CAD plus HST.

For program details please refer to the FAQ and Guidelines or contact your respective provincial lead listed below:

Prince Edward Island
Julie Alford
Business Development Officer, ICT
Innovation PEI
T: 902.894.0381
E: jealford@gov.pe.ca

New Brunswick
Kristen Olson

Export Development Executive/ Chargé du développement des exportations
Opportunities NB / Opportunités NB
T: 506.461-4918
E: kristen.olson@onbcanada.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador
Paul Preston
NL Association of Technology Industries (NATI)
T: 709.757-3252
E: paul@nati.net

Nova Scotia
Lisa Dobson
Export Development Executive
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
T: 902.456.0106
E: ldobson@nsbi.ca

Government of Canada
Andre Chiasson
International Business Development Officer
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)
T:  506. 871.1462 | TTY: 1.877.456.6500
E: andre.chiasson@canada.ca

Project participation will be awarded on a competitive basis.

The Scale-up Hub Cambridge Program has been designed for utilization in complement with each provincial partners’ suite of export-support programs. For information about the additional resources and funding options available to your business, please contact one of the provincial leads listed above.

Advancing Women in Cleantech in Europe Webinar @ Virtual Event
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Event Information: TCS: Advancing Women in Cleantech in Europe

Registration is required to join this event. If you have not registered, please do so now.
English : Toronto Time

Advancing Women in Cleantech in Europe Webinar

Date and time: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:00 am

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:00 pm
    Atlantic Daylight Time (Halifax, GMT-03:00)
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 9:00 am
    Mountain Daylight Time (Denver, GMT-06:00)
  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021 8:00 am
    Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes


As Canada moves towards Net-Zero by 2050, the opportunity for growth domestically and abroad is stronger than ever. In parallel, the COVID 19 crisis continues to bring challenges, but it presents opportunities as well.

In this upcoming webinar, the Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) in Europe will highlight European Cleantech opportunities, hoping to increase engagement from Canadian women entrepreneurs. The TCS sees diversity and innovation as Canada’s strengths and women entrepreneurs as taking a leading role in Canada’s Cleantech future.

This webinar will offer the opportunity to learn about Cleantech initiatives led by the TCS in Europe, helping you to better understand Cleantech trends and seize opportunities in the European market.

Join us on May 11th, 2021 from 9am–10.15am PT / 11am–12.15pm ET for this virtual information session.