Canadian Export Challenge

It’s time to take your business to the next level with #CXC2020.

Looking to enter new markets, but now sure where to begin?

The 2020 Canadian Export Challenge is the first nationwide, fully-digital pitch competition for Canadian entrepreneurs looking to go global. This year applicants can apply online, and submit their first-round pitch through a 90 second video.

This September, regional entrepreneurs will be pitching to win $5,000 (scale-up category), $2,500 (startup category), and a chance to win up to $25,000 and up to an additional $100,000 in in-kind scaling support at the Grand Finale in October.

Here’s an exclusive look at some of the entrepreneurs you’ll hear from across the 5 regional events:


A one-day Global Accelerator is an event designed to get your company export-ready! There will be workshops, panels, and keynotes from industry experts—and opportunities to connect one-on-one with Canada’s global expansion support providers and gain privileged access to trade information, market intelligence, global accelerators, and more!

Each regional event also has two pitch competitions—one for startups and one for scale-ups. Competing entrepreneurs have the opportunity to pitch to win $2,500 (startup category) and $5,000 (scale-up category). 

Winners from each region will move onto the CXC Grand Finale in October. There, they will compete again for a chance to win up to $25,000 cash and up to $100,000 in support.

Even if you don’t intend to pitch, CXC is a great opportunity for companies to network with members of Canada’s entrepreneurial and export ecosystems. 

In short, if you’re interested in going global with your business—CXC is for you! 


COVID-19 has put entrepreneurs across the globe in an unprecedented position of uncertainty. Given border closures and the international response to this pandemic, the export community is navigating uncharted territory. 

This year, in addition to its historical elements, CXC will aim to be a space for Canadian exporters and industry partners to come together and provide support to each other, as we all navigate the resulting export environment. 

In the leadup to CXC in September, we’ll be hosting a series of digital bootcamps with our partners to help entrepreneurs get export-ready and learn how to craft a perfect video pitch.   

This fall’s regional events will combine a series of live stream presentations, breakout sessions, a virtual growth lounge, interactive learning—in addition to a digital pitch competition. 

We’re excited to bring you Canada’s first nationwide, virtual pitch competition. In the past, we’ve been limited by geography. In this digital format, we hope to be able to reach entrepreneurs from all across Canada.


From September 14th to September 21st, 2020, we will host 5 regional digital events:

Entrepreneurship Empowers Everyone

Entrepreneurship Empowers Everyone

Welcome / Bienvenue to our Entrepreneurs who will have registered a table to showcase their companies and will have an opportunity to speak at our event April 23rd at the Dieppe Public Library,

Speaker – Futurpreneur
Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer mentors.

Workspace Moncton is a community of bold minds who have chosen to work under the same roof. Our environment and the people around us inspire us to take action, to grow, to do better. Our Downtown location offers meeting space and private offices as well as co-working memberships

StanceWise is a provider of marketing and business training services, as well as a builder of an entrepreneurial and small business owner community. We offer weekly training and workshops, private and shared office space, and one on one and group coaching opportunities. We challenge entrepreneurs to push beyond the limits of their mindset (“their stance”) and give them the tools and support they need to build their business into an asset that will enrich every aspect of their life!

Scotia Bank
We offer personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets, through our global team of approximately 90,000 Scotiabankers.

Public Services and Procurement Canada – Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) in Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) advocates on behalf of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and encourages their participation in federal government procurement. The Government of Canada purchases approximately $20 billion of goods and services each year – OSME can help businesses navigate the federal procurement process by raising awareness of opportunities and explaining the benefits of using, the federal portal to procurement information.

We would like to invite you to our upcoming networking event on April 23rd, 6pm – 8pm, at the Dieppe Public Library.
Speaker – Futurpreneur
Tables to showcase your business are available for $50. To fill out the Vendor Registration Form click here.


We hope to see you there!

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OASIS NBCC | Mentorship Program



Recruitment now open for NBCC OASIS mentorship program


NBCC’s OASIS program is accepting applications for its fall session in Moncton. Different from other mentorship programs in both delivery and scope, OASIS is an innovative program where entrepreneurs can find a home. The program matches small business owners with experienced mentors all through a unique, structured, and multi-leveled mentorship process.

OASIS is a community mentorship program offered to small business owners allowing them to work ‘on’ their business while working ‘in’ their business. There are professional development sessions that run throughout the 12 weeks, but the mentorship meetings with assigned mentors are coordinated by participants around their schedules.

The only cost to the small business owner is their investment of time. You will meet with your mentor and attend professional development sessions totaling 10-12 hours over 12 weeks.

The program’s success is based on tactical mentorship activities, professional development and community networking opportunities. And it is making a difference to small business owners in the program.

OASIS also boasts a 97% satisfaction rate amongst our participants. And now we’re excited to watch this program grow in a new area. We are recruiting for both OASIS mentees and mentors. OASIS is open to small business owners currently in need of support and guidance to reach their business goals. We are also seeking mentors who want to support these owners.

 97% say the OASIS program met their expectations
 94% were satisfied with their mentorship match
 97% would recommend the program to other entrepreneurs
 96% said they believe their leadership as a business owner has increased
 57% has seen a positive increase in revenue
 56% have experiences growth in their social media exposure
 45% have seen their client base rise

Further information about the program, as well as applications, can be found online. Check us out online at or call our program coordinator at 506-778-6746. Applications are open until August 21.

Program seats available in Moncton for Fall session (September-December 2018). Apply today! Also recruiting for MENTORS in the Moncton area.

Startup Canada Awards | Atlantic Region

Startup Canada Awards | Atlantic Region

Last Thursday (June 7), the Atlantic Region Startup Canada Awards were held in Miramichi. Over 200 entrepreneurs, innovators, community builders, and family members gathered in Miramichi to celebrate the deserving Canadian entrepreneurs. As usual with these events, it was a full house with lots of energy, great people, and very good startup initiatives.

A total of ten awards were awarded:

  • Startup Canada Entrepreneur’s Choice Award went to Hannah Bell, MLA, Charlottetown/Parkdale.
  • Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award went to Cynthia Dorrington, Owner, Vale & Associates.
  • Startup Canada Entrepreneur Support Award went to The Ville Cooperative,Jeff MacFarlane, Executive Director.
  • Startup Canada Global Entrepreneurship Award went to Boss Gibson Oyster Company, Kevin Williams, Process Manager.
  • Startup Canada Innovation Award went to ProcedureFlow, Daniella Degrace, CEO.
  • Startup Canada Social Enterprise Award went to PLATO Testing, Keith McIntosh, CEO.
  • Startup Canada High Growth Award went to TruLeaf, Gregg Curwin, CEO & Founder.
  • Startup Canada Woman Entrepreneur Award went to Dawn Jutla, CEO & President, Peer Ledger Inc.
  • Startup Canada Young Entrepreneur Award went to Cameron Ritchie, Founder & CEO, HomeWurk Odd Jobs and Services Inc.
  • Startup Canada Entrepreneur of the Year Award went to Lisa Williams, CEO, Unicare Home Health Care Inc.

A happy family:

Atlantic Region Startup Award Winners 2018

Startup Greater Moncton congratulates all the award winners with their achievements. A job well done!

And to all entrepreneurs out there, we would like to echo Lisa Williams’ words, who during the event said: “Entrepreneurship to me, means dream big, start small, but just start!”. 

So, if you haven’t started yet, just start; no matter how small. A lot of small steps still make a big step forward. And if you have already started, keep going!

We hope to see you at our next networking event on July 26 to talk about your journeys and steps. Stay tuned for more information!

Startup Greater Moncton Entrepreneurial Networking Event.

Join us for our upcoming events!

We’re entrepreneurs working together to build a vibrant entrepreneurial community while giving a voice to entrepreneurs and business startups in the Greater Moncton Area. We’re creating, connecting and supporting a thriving startup community while fueling the culture of entrepreneurship. We encourage partnership, collaboration, and innovation.

Thursday, March 22, 2018, Alma City Club, 114 Alma St., Moncton, NB, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Tables available for individuals to showcase their business, $50.

Joignez-vous à nous lors de nos prochains événements!

Nous sommes des entrepreneurs qui travaillons ensemble pour bâtir une communauté entrepreneuriale dynamique tout en donnant une voix aux entrepreneurs et aux entreprises en démarrage de la région du Grand Moncton. Nous créons, connectons et soutenons une communauté de startup prospère tout en alimentant la culture de l’entrepreneuriat. Nous encourageons le partenariat, la collaboration, l’innovation et la coopération. Nous soutenons l’inclusion et la diversité.
Le jeudi 22 mars 2018 au Alma City club situé au 114, rue Alma, Moncton de 17h30 à 19h30.
Tables disponibles pour les particuliers afin de présenter leur entreprise, 50 $.

Vous êtes tous les bienvenus.

Networking Event Startup Drinks

Startup Drinks Meet & Greet for local entrepreneurs and business owners. Organized by Startup Greater Moncton, with a focus on networking, collaboration, innovation, learning, and partnerships. Serving entrepreneurs, successfully starting and growing start-ups in Greater Moncton.

Display tables available 4×4 tables $50 Contact

Wed, 28 February 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Free Admission

Alma City Club
114 Alma Street
Moncton, NB E1C 4Y6

Presentations will be held downstairs starting at 6.00 pm
Intellectual Property, protection of business assets collaborations and financing. – Sophie-Anne Theriault
Social Entrepreneurship – Dale Ritchie
Emotional Fitness – Darren Duguay

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