On October 18th, Canada’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and experts and government leaders come together to tackle policy challenges through a series of 1-hour Policy Hack-a-Thon’s at Startup Canada Day on the Hill.
How it works
Government leaders pose challenges and table leaders guide the hack-a-thon to arrive at winning solutions (AKA ‘hacks’) to the challenge. Each group assigns a presenter to pitch recommendations to government leaders.
Space is limited, so be sure to
pre-register for your hack-a-thon.
Please register using the button
above to confirm your attendance.
*You must have a ticket to #StartupDay
to participate. Policy Hack-a-Thon participants can apply a 50%
discount using code HACK50 when registering online.
FOUNDER & CEO
Growing Youth Entrepreneurship
How can Canada become the leading country in the world
in fostering youth entrepreneurship?
With Hon. Mary Ng, Minister for Small Business
and Export Promotion, and Jason Daley, Youth
Champion for Startup Canada
Canada Learning Code
League of Innovators
Growing Women-Led Businesses
How can the government improve awareness and accessibility
of procurement opportunities
amongst women entrepreneurs?
Dr. Suhayya Abu-Hakima,
President and CEO Amika Mobile Corporation
Amika Mobile Corporation
Partner: Innovative Solutions Canada
Growing Global Businesses
How can we support entrepreneurs to export, expand,
and take their businesses global?
With Eli Fathi, CEO, Mindbridge AI
Partner: UPS Canada and
Export Development Canada
Circle Discussion on Entrepreneurship and Reconcilliation
With Shyra Barberstock, President and CEO, Okwaho Equal Source
and Ryan Barberstock, VP and COO, Okwaho Equal Source
Service to Canadians
How can the government of Canada do a better job of engaging
and working with Startups to improve services for Canadians?
With Aaron Snow, CEO of Canadian Digital Service, and
Eva Lau, Founder, and Partner of Two Small Fish Ventures
Chad Ballantyne, Startup Barrie
Nevin Buconjic, Startup Sault Ste Marie
Jean-Marc La-Flamme, Startup Revelstoke
Jeff Ryzner, North Forge Technology Exchange
Lincoln Smith, Startup Kamloops
Partner: Canadian Digital Service
How can we build thriving entrepreneurial communities
to present one Canada to the world?
Matthew White, Startup Sussex
Mary Doyle, Startup Bay of Quinte
Elaine McPherson, Startup Bow Valley
Nicole Osmond, Startup Halifax
Colin Weston, Startup Vancouver
Partner: Intuit QuickBooks and BDC