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Memorial University’s Genesis Centre to host premier startup event

Memorial University’s Genesis Centre will host Atlantic Canada’s premier startup conference from Sept. 19-20.

Invest Atlantic brings together the entrepreneurial spirit of Atlantic Canada.

The conference, which begins on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 8:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, has three main goals: collaboration, innovation and globalization.

Interactive speakers will coach entrepreneurs in pitching and building their business; connect angel investors with Atlantic Canadian startups; and encourage collaboration among attendees.

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The Hon. Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, Visits Genesis

On July 5, 2016, the Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED), visited the Genesis incubator as part of a trip to the Atlantic Provinces to announce government funding in many different companies and industries. Along with Minister Bains, two Newfoundland MPs attended the visit, the Hon. Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, and MP Nick Whalen. Government of Canada representation was at a high, with representation from ACOA also in attendance. 

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3 Takeaways from our Fireside Chat with Permjot Valia

On May 5th, 2016, the Genesis Centre was lucky enough to have an amazing speaker in Permjot Valia come to the Centre, and have a relaxed, fun, and interesting discussion on the current climate of the Atlantic Province start-up community, difficulties faced by start-ups of all kinds, and overall philosophies on life, business, and mixing the two. Permjot, originally from London, UK, is an accomplished fund manager, mentor, and start-up investor, who currently splits his time between London and Nova Scotia, where he hosts the world-renowned MentorCamp, which connects promising start-ups with experienced mentors who can provide the insight needed to ensure start-up success.

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