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Halifax - Issue #21

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." Martin Luther King, Jr. Ri
Issue #21  •  October 19  •  View online  •  Suggest a link
The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Halifax.
“We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rich or poor, black or white, Covid-19 has impacted everyone. on top of this huge disruption, we also face many other challenges and society is permanently changing. What we each need to do is to ensure things change for the better in our own lives and in our community. I truly hope that the Nova Scotia startup community will rise to the challenges and build around creative altruism. We need to move forward but also help others so that we all get back on track! We must empathize with all others in our community and support all those around us in these trying times while moving forward in all aspects of our own life. We truly need to be:
Weekly Remarks:
Startup Digest Halifax provides information on funding as well as on available assistance for startups and businesses and also lists general information on upcoming events aimed primarily at the startup community. Check it out, find support, attend a variety of learning and networking events, support others in the community and concentrate on moving forward!
To see the most up to date information on Federal programs to assist your business go to:
If your business needs help with exporting EDC is there to help. Check out the EDC Covid-19 web info:
For local business connections and a wide variety of events check out the Halifax Chamber of Commerce
For startups and businesses looking for more information on funding as well as great webinars and podcasts covering startup related issues and for general information to help your business go to
Startup Canada has been helping entrepreneurs and businesses for more than a decade but Covid-19 has impacted this organization like every other.
HELP NEEDED: I need help kick starting Startup Halifax 2020. Our goal is to build the Nova Scotia Chapter into the best and most all inclusive in Canada. We want to build an ECO system here that will include every race, color and age and with a particular emphasis on addressing the unique interests and requirements of indigenous people, immigrants and all minorities. If you are interested in truly supporting all people and helping build Startup Halifax 2020 then email me today and join the movement!
If you wish to learn more about help available from the government and access some great “how to” information on how to build and grow a business, go to:
All those involved in any way in the startup community and/or in investing should check out the Atlantic Venture Forum at the end of October. See the events section for details. If you decide to register enter “STARTUP20” on the registration page to get our special discount.
If you know of any events that should be included in our digest please see the link at the end of the digest and send us the relevant information. We want to provide all the event information we can to our startups and business community.
Upcoming Events:
Oct.19-23- Small Business Week- Join the Chamber for a wide variety of events to help you, your business and Nova Scotia to grow. Checkout the amazing events:
Oct.19- 8:30-10:30-Building for the Future- Digital Web Series: Learn skills to grow. Details:
Oct.20-12-1 -Women Leading Startups- Fireside chat and networking opportunity. See:
Oct.21-11-12- Digital Marketing Basics: Learn new skills to help you and your business. See:
Oct.21-3:30-5 PM- Digital Diversity Awards- Presentation of awards by Female Leaders in Nova Scotia Business. Join, network and celebrate: For details see:
Oct.22- 10:30-12- Leading Communcations - Connectivity! Part 1 - The good and bad of communications. Learn keys to presenting and speaking. See: ttps://
Oct.22- 1-2- Scale your Online Business: We all need to understanding scaling and use the skills you learn to grow. See:
Oct.24- 12:30-2:30PM-HOIST Meetup-3D Printing: Great get together for 12-19 ages at 44 Simmonds Rd, North Preston Community Centre. Come in meet, network with other young folks and learn about the cool things that can be donewith 3D printing. see for details
Oct.28th-2-4PM: How to build impactful partnerships between corporations and Not for Profits. Examples , insights and more! see for details.
Oct.28- 4-5:30- Sorry Not Sorry: This WTWT event discusses building a work/Life Balance to both get things done workwise and in your ow life. See:
Oct.29th- 10:30-12- Leading Communications- Part 2- Influencing- How to get the most imact and buyin from your communications. See: ttps://
Oct.28 & 29- Atlantic Venture Forum- The event of the fall season for Investment, Venture Capital and Showcasing Atlantic Canada Startups and Businesses. Check it out and register to attend:
Networking with over 40 investment firms from across North America. An inside look at 20+ of the most promising Atlantic Canadian companies. Timely actionable intel from industry luminaries. Top-grading your network. All happening in ONE MONTH! Register today: Don’t forget to use “STARTUP20” discount code when you register!
That is it for another issue. Work and Play Hard. Build the economy and Help Others! Together we can achieve anything!
Techstars Startup Digest Halifax is curated by:
John Hamblin John Hamblin - Curator-Halifax
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