Do you have an upcoming event that you think our community should know about? Fill out our Event Submission form so we can share it with our valued clients and partners.   *Subject to approval.

NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all day

Contact Innovation PEI or go to NMSDC Conference website for more information.

Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all day

Contact Innovation PEI or the Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum website for more information.

CYBER SECURITY lunch and learn – Summerside @ Credit Union Place
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

InnovationPEI in partnership with Cyber724 and Invesco would
like to invite you to an information session on cyber security.      CyberEvent2

Users are the front line of cyber defense, an educated staff is a well defended staff.
*IT Security (how it has evolved and what the current security landscape is like)
*Motivations and signatures of malicious actors
*Best practices for your company – for users, for your data and your IT infrastructure
*3rd Party Risk Monitoring and Management

DESCRIPTION: Your company’s domain was once an impenetrable fortress. The crown jewels remained safely locked away in a data center you controlled. Today, your critical assets coexist in a distributed, hyper-connected cloud environment teeming with unmanaged digital devices, rogue web applications, and savvy adversaries intent on exploiting a rapidly expanding attack surface. Your cybersecurity is only as strong as the weakest link in your ecosystem. A vulnerability anywhere in the supply chain escalates enterprise risk and jeopardizes productivity, profitability, and reputation.


See Charlottetown Event

Forage 2019 @ Charlottetown
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm


Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Join us in Canada’s Food Island October 17-18, 2019 for Forage Prince Edward Island, an annual industry symposium designed for food innovators, leaders, collaborators, and creators. You’ll take part in two intense and inspiring days filled with connection, learning, celebration, and epic food experiences.

Your two day registration includes:

October 17

  • Nutrition Breaks prepared by Tyler Gallant of Gallants and Co.
  • Island inspired lunch prepared by Chef Irwin MacKinnon, Papa Joes
  • Educational Session featuring Keynote Speakers, 10-minute Talks given by Trendsetters and a World Café discussion
  • Welcome Roving Reception at the Culinary Institute of Canada

October 18

A Day of Country Fire at the Inn at Bay Fortune with host Chef Michael Smith featuring a series of outdoor food stations and an interactive Storytelling Workshop with Jordan Bowers. Transportation can be added to your registration for only $20 per person.


Registration for Forage is limited to 300 attendees and early registration is encouraged. Registration is $350 plus taxes and service fees before October 1st and $390 plus taxes after October 1st.

An option to attend the first day only (Oct 17) is available for $250 plus taxes and service fees before October 1st and $290 plus taxes after October 1st.

Transportation to The Inn at Bay Fortune is available on October 18 for $20 per person.

Primary Producers SAVE 50%.Farmers and Fishers can save 50% through funding provided by the PEI Department of Agriculture and Land. Email to see if you qualify.

Office Hours: Innovation PEI @ Startup Zone : Breakout Room #3
Oct 17 @ 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. 

Weekly Startup Zone Coffee Chat @ Startup Zone
Oct 18 @ 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.

Small Business Week @ Various locations - PEI
Oct 21 – Oct 25 all day

The economy of Prince Edward Island is driven by our instinct for hard work and entrepreneurial spirit. The result is a vibrant business environment, a stable labour force and a great place to live and operate a business.

Small Business Week is a celebration of the energy and efforts of entrepreneurs here on the Island and across Canada.

For a listing of events and/or participating partner and organizations, please visit our page


2019 Small Business Week: Panel & Discussion: The Future of Workforce and What Business Can Do To Respond @ Rodd Charlottetown Hotel
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Event Description:
Panel & Discussion: The Future of Workforce and What Business Can Do To Respond

Dr. Sandy MacDonald, President, Holland College
Leah Nord, Director, Skills & Immigration, Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Detry Carragher, Award-Winning Management Consultant (HR) & Corporate Trainor, CARVO GROUP

Dawn Binns, President, Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce 

​Join us for a panel discussion as voices from government, private sector and post-secondary share their perspectives on what they are seeing as current and future opportunities and challenges in our workforce. Audience members will be invited to ask questions and the moderated session will end with round table discussions.

With close to 40% of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses having difficulty hiring new employees (BDC – Labour Shortages Here to Stay, September 2018) and labour shortages identified as most serious in Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and Ontario, the challenges with growing our workforce are paramount with policy makers and private sector.

In PEI, a growing vacancy rate is creating challenges for small and medium businesses with a direct link between a shortage of workers and slower growth in company sales. This paired with ever changing technology, emerging trends and unknown future skills requirement (85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet – Institute for the Future), is causing us to pause and question what the future of PEI and Canada’s workforce will be and what we can do to address these new challenges.

About our Panelists:

Dr Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Holland College
Light refreshments will be provided.

Sponsored by:

Funding Partners:

Innovation PEI Open House @ Innovation PEI
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Small Business Week Open House

Innovation PEI will be hosting an open house on October 22nd from 12 pm to 2 pm.  It’s an opportunity to come meet and greet with some of our business development officers as well as trade and investment experts.  Coffee and snacks will be available.

More information to follow soon.

Breakfast with the Premier 2019 @ The Oval
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Event Description:
Premier Dennis King will be giving his first economic talk to the Greater Summerside Chamber of Commerce membership.