Startup Waterloo is a grassroots community in Waterloo Region bringing together people passionate about collaboration, innovation and learning.
We are one of the dozens of grassroots Startup Canada communities supporting entrepreneurship at the local level.
Startup Canada is a grassroots network of entrepreneurs working together to build an environment for entrepreneurship in Canada. Through online platforms, grassroots Startup Communities and cross-sector initiatives, Startup Canada is advancing entrepreneurial momentum and a culture of entrepreneurship, as the voice of Canadian entrepreneurs.
Founded in May 2012, Startup Canada has quickly become the most recognized, energized and active entrepreneurship organization in Canada. Startup Canada has mentored more than 20,000 Canadians and has grown to represent more than 127,000 entrepreneurs, 400 enterprise support partners, 300 volunteers and 25 Startup Communities from coast to coast.
Globally, Startup Canada is recognized as the best practice in fuelling grassroots entrepreneurship and has educated leaders in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, South Korea, South America and the United States.
Startup Canada’s activities include:
- A national network of grassroots Startup Communities & Community Builders;
- Startup Connect – an online directory, network and marketplace for the Canadian entrepreneur community; and,
- High-impact social and mainstream media cultural campaigns, flagship events and cross-sector initiatives.