Stories and information from Startup Zone and PEI businesses!

Startup Zone hosting Invest Atlantic Conference for the First Time in PEI.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Atlantic Canada’s largest networking event for start-ups, investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, mentors and service providers is coming to Prince Edward Island. The ninth annual Invest Atlantic will mark the conference’s first trip to Charlottetown, building upon past conferences hosted in Moncton, Halifax and St. John’s. Startup Zone is partnering with Invest Atlantic in hosting…

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Startup Zone Appoints Patrick Farrar as New CEO

  CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Startup Zone is excited to announce the appointment of Patrick Farrar as their new CEO. Patrick assumed responsibility of the CEO role on Monday, July 16th, succeeding Interim CEO Shannon Pratt as she moves on to Innovation PEI, Cultural Development Division as the Creative Industries Development Officer.   Patrick is joining…

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Meet Our Resident Companies: Red Island Cider!

Company Name: Red Island Cider   Team details and background: Our cider family is made up of two islanders returning home, Robert van Waarden and James Van Toever and our highly talented and extremely supportive better halves Anna and Caralynn. After working in successful healthcare and creative arts careers for the past 10 years both…

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Meet our Resident Companies: AGAMA

Company Name: AGAMA Corp   Team details and background: Sergio Fernandez (co-founder & CEO) is an individual who is passionate about the way technology can be used to improve and enhance human experiences. Sergio recently moved to PEI from Colombia to expand the company through the Startup Visa program. Besides living the busy life of…

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Meet our Resident Companies: Island AquaTech

Company Name: Island Aquatech Inc.   Team details and background: Jordan Sampson, Brett McDermott, and Dylan MacIsaac founded Island AquaTech after a successful UPEI second-year engineering project. The trio teamed up to tackle a project in the oyster farming industry as part of their university curriculum. The founders are still currently completing their engineering degrees…

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Meet our Resident Companies: Gocanna.

Team details and background: Shaman Ferraro – A local entrepreneur and a vegetated system professional operating across Atlantic Canada, Shaman became involved in the cannabis industry in 2015 as a private investor and has continued to follow the space since. What is your business mission and/or vision? To connect members of the cannabis community is…

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Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

Networking is important, especially for early-stage startup companies. You might find it difficult to justify taking the time out of your schedule to go to networking events, but you could be missing out on the opportunity to develop partnerships, expand your client base, and gain exposure for your company. The more people you meet, the…

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The Startup Zone Podcast Playlist

Podcasts are a great and convenient way for busy entrepreneurs to learn on-the-go. You can make the most of your daily commute, your workout, or your time spent in a waiting room by listening to entertaining, informative or inspiring podcasts. We asked the Startup Zone resident and alumni companies what they listen to for motivation,…

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Seven Companies Graduate and Nine New Companies Enter Startup Zone Residency Program

  Startup Zone companies – Kim Roach Design, Mighty Pebble Games, Onset Communications, TopFeed, Open Air UAV Training, BECKA VIAU, and Lift Media – graduated from the residency program this month. “We are very excited to see what the future holds for the latest members of the Startup Zone alumni network,” says Shannon Pratt, Interim…

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