1,000 discounted tickets available to underrepresented communities in entrepreneurship
For 2018’s event, Startupfest has teamed up with some incredible partners, to roll out our inclusion initiative — a program dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs from diverse communities to equal opportunities. Learn more about the Inclusion Initiative.
Startupfest is teaming up with BDC Capital, Quickbooks, Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI) and Startup Canada, to launch a new Inclusion Initiative — a program dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs from underserved communities to the opportunities they need and deserve.
Startupfest has long worked to ensure that diversity happens on stage and in the audience. But we can do more. So together, we’re making a thousand tickets available to entrepreneurs who are often less represented and unable to participate in such events. We’re reaching out to underserved communities throughout Canada to make the country’s defining startup event as inclusive as possible.
1. Supporting women in tech: Startupfest and all its partners are offering passes to Canadian women working in the technology sector at a 90% discount. This initiative will make Startupfest accessible to women who would otherwise be unable to attend. To be considered for a $50 pass (regular $500), women entrepreneurs and innovators simply need to complete the online application.
2. Creating opportunities for Indigenous entrepreneurs: In partnership with JEDI, we’re offering Startupfest passes to innovators and entrepreneurs from Indigenous communities, helping to showcase the outstanding new businesses, business models, and innovations from First Nation, Métis, and Inuit entrepreneurs. Indigenous entrepreneurs and innovators simply need to complete this online application
3. Connecting entrepreneurs from underserved communities: In partnership with Quickbooks and Startup Canada, we’re offering passes to Canadian entrepreneurs who wish to attend Startupfest but are based in remote and underrepresented regions of Canada, or simply don’t have the funds. Created for the bootstrapped, early stage startups, this program allows a diverse group of entrepreneurs to attend Startupfest for just $50. The aim is to assist in building connections and generating economic opportunities for aspiring entrepreneurs across all of Canada. Underserved entrepreneurs and innovators simply need to complete this online application
StartupFest is making 1,000 tickets available to members from those communities. We encourage anyone who feels that they are entrepreneurs from remote and underrepresented communities, to apply for a ticket today.