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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. Annie MacEachern – A communications professional originally from PEI, Annie returned to Charlottetown in 2015…

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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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Meet Our Resident Companies: Cheerings

Company Name: Cheerings   Team details and background: George Feng – Co-founder and CEO High school student passionate about the future of wearable tech and decided to become a part of it. Oliver Feng – Director and CFO Father of George, also passionate about what the future holds, and decided to support George on his…

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Meet our Resident Companies: Salty

Company Name: Salty Publishing Team details and background: Our current team is Cheryl Young, who is Editor in Chief and content developer. Laura Weatherbie, co-founder, who wears the “Publisher” hat but really looks after the day-to-day management, sales and distribution channels. Richard Schroeter, who heads up the graphics side of our print, web and video production…

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Meet Our Resident Companies: Forktula

  Company Name:  Forktula Inc. About the Team: Oliver Sauvé of Victoria-by-the-Sea and Josh Lindsay of Kingston make up team Forktula. Josh is an Environmental Biologist by trade, as well as husband and father! He’s been tinkering in the entrepreneurial realm of product and business development for several years. He is a self-published author of…

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6 Benefits of Using a Coworking Space

Coworking spaces are popping up all across Canada, and becoming a popular alternative to expensive office rentals, home offices, and noisy coffee shops. A Coworking Space is defined as membership-based workspaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting. At Startup Zone, along with our Resident…

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