In celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 18-24, 2013) Startup Canada and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) are challenging startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country to sign up for events in their community in support of the 2013 Canadian Mentorship Challenge. This year there are events ranging from peer mentoring and networking breakfasts, to Twitter Chats and video workshops. Whether you’re looking to gather advice, share ideas, learn new things or get inspired, there is something for everyone. Attend a mentorship event in your community such as those listed below, as a mentee or a mentor .
- Charlottetown, PEI: On Thursday, November 21, BID Inc. will host the “Mentorship Forum” event with Prince Edward Island’s successful entrepreneurs and mentors. The audience will have an opportunity to speak with mentors in an informal one-on-one session.
- Fredericton, NB: On Friday, November 22, join the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, Startup Fredericton and Planet Hatch for “Fredericton Movers and Shakers Mentors Take Off” event. Join them to celebrate mentorship and wrap up GEW.
- Sydney, NS: From November 18-23, CBNextGen will host “30 under 30”, when 30 budding entrepreneurs under the age of 30 will be matched with 30 mentors who are seasoned business people from across Cape Breton.
- Montreal, QC: On Monday, November 18, Dawson College’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host “Dawson’s Den”, as part of Dawson College’s Entrepreneurship Week (Eweek).
- Ottawa, ON: On Monday, November 18, join Invest Ottawa during GEW as they host “Mentor Madness”, it will be a dynamic event with 60 minutes of speed mentoring for over 100 mentors and entrepreneurs.
- Winnipeg, MB: On Staruday, November 23, join Aci Manitoba and local award-winning artist and writer GMB Chomichuk for “Graphic Novel Portfolio Submission Bootcamp”, to learn how to put together a professional portfolio to submit to publishers.
- Calgary, AB: On November 20, join the team from AcceleratorYYC for “Entrepreneur Speed Dating”, to bring together YYC’s Entrepreneurial Leaders with the Startup Community for a Speed Dating event like no other!
- Prince George, BC: On Tuesday, November 19, Startup PG, Books & Company, United Way of Northern BC Mentor Me Program are hosting “Mentor2Mentor”, an in-person networking event.
These events are just a sampling of the mentorship events going on across the country. Check the site for more information on these and the myriad of virtual events that will take place over Global Entrepreneurship Week.