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January Sponsor of the Month: Scotiabank

January Sponsor of the Month: Scotiabank

Every month, Startup Zone features one of their sponsors by interviewing them to learn more about the great things they do for our Startup Ecosystem. This month, we are highlighting Scotiabank, one of our sponsors who offer in-house office hours to Startup Zone...

PRESS RELEASE: “PEI’s Startup Zone Eyes Busy 2020”

PRESS RELEASE: “PEI’s Startup Zone Eyes Busy 2020”

Entrevestor provides news and data on startups in Atlantic Canada. Today, Entrevestor featured Startup Zone, touching on some key progress we have made under CEO Patrick Farrar.    Check out their feature to learn more about our plans to continue to evolve the PEI...

Corporate Entrepreneurship Panel

Corporate Entrepreneurship Panel

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of welcoming local entrepreneur Steve Collette, as well as Startup Zone sponsors Scotiabank (represented by Erica Bustard), McInnes Cooper (represented by Michael Drake), and BDO (represented by Gerry Lanigan), for our Corporate...

January Coffee Chat with Jessie Inman

January Coffee Chat with Jessie Inman

Come have your Friday morning coffee and chat with local like-minded entrepreneurs and business executives about the trials and tribulations of starting, running or growing a business. These events are an informal, open discussion and a great chance to network with...

GCACC President’s Excellence Awards 2019

GCACC President’s Excellence Awards 2019

Last month, Startup Zone staff were honoured to have been given the opportunity to attend the 2019 Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce President's Excellence Awards. This is an annual awards ceremony in which the GCACC shines a spotlight on local...

Fall 2019 Accelerator Cohort

Fall 2019 Accelerator Cohort

We're excited to have successfully completed our inaugural Accelerator Program for startup businesses in PEI. The Fall 2019 Accelerator Program was a 12-week, in-person program for PEI entrepreneurs with an early-stage idea, prototype, or new business with a...

Discover Digital Marketing!

Discover Digital Marketing!

Discover Digital Marketing is a SOLD OUT day-long learning and networking event at the Startup Zone for entrepreneurs, business professionals, students, and more! Whether you are a beginner in the marketing world and want to learn the basics of digital marketing from...

Canadian Ecosystem Gathering 2019

Canadian Ecosystem Gathering 2019

Startup Zone CEO Patrick Farrar recently went to Montreal to participate in the 2019 Canadian Ecosystem Gathering. In collaboration with Startupfest and the Secrétariat du Québec aux relations canadiennes (SQRC), Mangrove brought together 34 leaders from 13 cities...

Faces of Startup Zone

Faces of Startup Zone

Our Startup Zone team is currently made up of three awesome team members - but we're currently looking for a fourth member to join us temporarily as our Startup Services Coordinator. Read below to learn a bit about each of our team members, and hit the "apply now"...