Startup Sault has been launched in Sault Ste. Marie. The volunteer-led initiative connects new entrepreneurs with the small business resources available in the community, and provides the support of existing entrepreneurs who are building successful companies.
Community enterprise partners include the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie, and Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.
Startup Canada was created in 2012 with the goal of enhancing competitiveness and prosperity across Canada, by strengthening the entrepreneurship ecosystem and promoting a vibrant entrepreneurial culture.
“As an entrepreneur myself, I have always valued the advice of other successful entrepreneurs, and felt we could do a better job of connecting our small business community to share, learn and prosper,” Nevin Buconjic, community lead for Startup Sault, said in a news release. “When the opportunity arose to become a startup community under Startup Canada, I jumped at it.”
“We have a great team of entrepreneurs and volunteers who will be working to connect our entrepreneurial community through networking events, learning opportunities and other methods.”
Sault Ste. Marie joins 20 other Startup communities across Canada.