MARCH 12-16 2018

Free Events
Reasons To Participate

Connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, potential investors, top-notch mentors, change makers, visionaries and more in a city near YOU!

East Coast Startup Week is a collection of independently-run events held in various communities across our four Atlantic provinces. Each year, organizations, SMEs, startups, government, and academia come together to host various events in their communities geared towards giving emerging and seasoned business owners the opportunity to connect with like-minded entrepreneurs, potential investors, top-notch mentors, change makers and more while learning key business skills to transform their startup into a sustainable business!



Noon - 1pm

East Coast Startup Week Launch at ConnexionWorks
Join the launch party for an opportunity to network, learn about events and pickup your ECSW Passport.


Listenting to Customers to Create Value Propostions that matter at ConnexionWorks
In this session you’ll learn how to use the value proposition canvas and how to engage with potential customers to make sure you’re creating a value proposition customers will love.


9am - Noon

Speed Mentoring with Young Inspiring Entrepreneurs at ConnexionWorks
Join Saint John’s young inspiring entrepreneurs from NBCC for a morning of pitches, mentoring and growth.

11:45am - 1pm

Sustainable SJ Lunch and Learn at ConnexionWorks
Sustainable Saint John is partnering with East Coast Startup Week / Saint John and ConnexionWorks to bring you a round table working session on Sustainable Saint John's Tool Kit.

1pm - 2:30pm

Business Canvas Model Workshop at ConnexionWorks
Do you have a business idea but need a plan? Learn the 9 key elements of business planning in this workshop

5pm - 7pm

Paid Event $50/person Speaker Series Launch at ConnexionWorks
ConnexionWorks is lauching there speaker series. This will be a great event to learn and connect with like minded entrepreneurs


Noon - 1pm

Money Management Workshop at BDC
Come join BDC team and learn how to manage the money you receive for your startup

1pm - 3pm

Trade Show: An Entrepreneurs Guide to Financial Success at ConnexionWorks
Looking for financing options for your business? This tradeshow is for you!

Start at 5:30

Geek Beers - Peppers Pub
Interested in technology? Already a technology guru? Drop in to Geek Beers and have a pint with other tech lovers.


9am - Noon

Culture Competencies Training at Peel Plaza
Would you like to better understand your new neighbours, colleagues and business partners? If yes, then this training is for you.


Overview of the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) at ConnexionWorks
BCIP helps companies to bridge the pre-commercialization gap within the federal government before taking them to market.


9 - 10am

Sales Workshop
Develop and implement a proven sales framework to find your next 5 customers in 30 days.

Noon - 1:30pm

Social Enterprise Hub Tour
Stop by for a tour of the Hub and learn how they are making a positive impact in SJ. Stay for a lunch with Stone Soup following the tour.

Noon - 3pm

Office Hours with Donna Mazerolle
Come for a professional complimentary session with Donna Mazerolle.

1:30pm - 3pm

Pitching Workshop at the Social Enterprise Hub!
One of the strongest skills you can have as an entrepreneur is the ability to pitch your business. Join Momentum Canada at the Social Enterprise Hub to learn how to sell yourself and your startup!

4pm - 6pm

East Coast Startup Week Closing Party at Barcade
What a week! East Coast Startup Week this year has been great! Stop by our after party for some drinks and networking.

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