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Sep
13
Fri
2019
Weekly Startup Zone Coffee Chat @ Startup Zone
Sep 13 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly coffee chat at Startup Zone is an ongoing event you can attend.  Check their website or sign up for their newsletter to stay informed of all Startup Zone events.

Sep
16
Mon
2019
Invest Atlantic presents: Funding Founders @ Casino Nova Scotia
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all day
Invest Atlantic presents: Funding Founders @ Casino Nova Scotia

FUNDING FOUNDERS
WHERE FOUNDERS & FUNDERS UNITE

TO EXPLORE NON-DILUTIVE FUNDING FOR ATLANTIC CANADIAN COMPANIES

SUPER EARLY BIRD ENDS AUG 15, 2019

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. 

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

Description

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

Sep
19
Thu
2019
#whatsthis: Getting Started on Social Media @ Join PEI Business Women's Association
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join PEI Business Women’s Association for #whatsthis: Getting Started on Social Media!

Targeted towards beginner social media users, we will teach you how social media marketing and content can be used to your advantage. This workshop will discuss the different platforms, hashtags and content, and how to plan a social media strategy.

The workshop will take place in our Downtown Charlottetown office (25 Queen Street) on September 19, 2019, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

This event is free to all PEIBWA members and $25 +HST for non-members.

Spaces are limited so register early

Office Hours: Innovation PEI @ Startup Zone : Breakout Room #3
Sep 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Office Hours: Innovation PEI

Preston Llewellyn or Julie Alford will be available for meetings here at this time. Book half-hour appointment slots by contacting Erin! 

They will be here every other Thursday. 

Sep
20
Fri
2019
Weekly Startup Zone Coffee Chat @ Startup Zone
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly coffee chat at Startup Zone is an ongoing event you can attend.  Check their website or sign up for their newsletter to stay informed of all Startup Zone events.

Sep
25
Wed
2019
Synapse First Annual Innovation Celebration @ Schurman Market Square, Don & Marion McDougall Hall
Sep 25 all day

Join us for cocktails, a Fireside Chat   with distinguished UPEI alumni
and the presentation of the Synapse “Innovators of the Year Awards”

Nominations for the Awards are being accepted now!
CLICK HERE for the Award Guidelines
CLICK HERE for the online Nomination Form.

Event Invitation & RSVP info to follow soon!

Synapse is an independently incorporated commercialization, technology transfer and engagement company created to work with UPEI to develop stronger linkages between UPEI and industry sectors. We Help Move Ideas Forward Faster

The Canadian International Seafood Show 2019 @ Place Bonaventure
Sep 25 – Sep 26 all day

The Canadian International Seafood Show has the distinction of being Canada’s first seafood show. This edition which takes place in Montreal will show off Canada’s seafood industry to the world. The International component provides an opportunity for Canadian buyers to meet with suppliers from visiting countries and discover new products and new flavors. Technology will be showcase with a section reserved for packaging, weighing and processing equipment etc. Informative conferences will be offered on subjects including sustainable fisheries, new trade agreements with Europe, Canadian import standards and more. For more information please contact Jamie Blanchard at Innovation PEI by email at jrblanchard@gov.pe.ca or by phone at (902) 368-4474

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Weekly Startup Zone Coffee Chat @ Startup Zone
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Weekly coffee chat at Startup Zone is an ongoing event you can attend.  Check their website or sign up for their newsletter to stay informed of all Startup Zone events.

Oct
1
Tue
2019
Corporate Innovation Workshop: Design Thinking Bootcamp @ Startup Zone
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – Oct 2 @ 12:00 pm

Description

In partnership with Volta, Startup Zone is happy to present the following workshop:

Design Thinking Bootcamp

Having a strong understanding of design thinking processes and principles can be a game-changer for collaborative teams working to enhance or diversify product offerings. Companies such as Apple, Coca Cola, and Walt Disney, for example, all practice design thinking and see 10-year returns yielding 2.19 times that of the 500.

In this Design Thinking Bootcamp at Startup Zone, led by Christine Hamblin (BCA, BSc, MTEI), Atlantic Innovation Lead at Accenture, you will discover and apply the five phases of the design thinking process empathize, define, ideate, prototype and test – to your organization’s challenges or pain points. Through various hands-on activities and lessons, this design thinking bootcamp will force you to challenge your assumptions, redefine the problem your company is facing, and help you gain a real understanding of your users. From there, you will be able to iterate on or create a better, more effective solution for your business.

To make the most of this bootcamp – which runs as two half-day sessions from 9am to 12pm – come prepared with a pain point or problem your company is experiencing (or we will identify one) to tackle together. Following this bootcamp, you will become the champion of Design Thinking within your organization, leading the charge when it comes to framing and solving problems creatively, and shaking up your organization’s product offerings.

This workshop will be held at Startup Zone. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.