Calling all Entrepreneurs! Startup Day on the Hill is May 5th

May 2, 2016 - Tags: Events

This guest blog post is provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED)'s Service Lab, a public sector innovation lab that provides a safe and dynamic space for improving government services for business in order to support a strong, growing economy.

Canada's biggest gathering of entrepreneurs is coming to Ottawa on May 5, 2016

On May 5, 2016, Startup Day on the Hill offers a unique opportunity for 1,500 entrepreneurs to connect with some of Canada's top business leaders, innovators and government decision makers. From 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Shaw Centre, attendees will be given the opportunity to hear from leaders such as the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism, and business owners such as Tony Lacevera of WIND Mobile. For full program details, please visit www.startupday.ca.

Those who attend will actively contribute to real change in support of Canada's innovation goals. This is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to find a mentor, get inspired and have their voice heard in one of the biggest conversations on Canadian entrepreneurship taking place right here in Ottawa. Startup Canada is still accepting registrations; click here to sign up today!

Over the past number of weeks, Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED)'s Service Lab has been collaborating with Startup Canada to:

  • Develop a series of questions that tackle public policy challenges through both an innovative and entrepreneurial lens
  • Act as a facilitator to guide the participants through a policy hack-a-thon challenge
  • Create a framework so that answers can be transformed into concrete recommendations to accelerate Canada's growth as a leading, innovative, entrepreneurial nation
  • Provide a visual artefact that illustrates the discussion generated at policy hack-a-thons

ISED's Service Lab is a public sector innovation lab that provides a safe and dynamic environment for improving government services for business and supports a strong, growing Canadian economy. The Lab will be using its expertise in design thinking and co-creation to help attendees develop concrete actionable solutions.

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