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Last chance to register for the Startup Weekend - Simcoe County 2016 - Prize $5000.00

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The end of the registration period for the Startup Weekend 2016 is nearly here!

The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is proud to be hosting this exciting experience at Georgian College – Barrie campus this coming weekend – April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

What is the Startup Weekend?

It is a weekend long event that brings together coders, designers, entrepreneurs, business majors and marketing gurus, and 20 of our community’s incredible mentors to support participants in starting up a business and creating a minimal viable product by the end of the weekend.

The weekend begins with pitching a business idea and forming teams around the top ideas presented. Throughout the weekend with the support of mentors from various backgrounds such as: business financials, technology, retail, digital marketing, market analysis/research, business law, international export, patent agents, as well as social enterprise, teams will build out their idea, pivot based on feedback and findings and create a startup business alongside their team. What an amazing opportunity to network and build out your idea with support and structure of this caliber. For those that do not have a specific idea to pitch – this weekend is a chance to experience starting up a business from an idea and applying their own expertise to create it.

Why should you join?

  • Incredible experience to list on your resume
  • Gain valuable insights and build skills that will help you in your career
  • Ensure that you have a “differentiator” – something that you have experienced and done that makes you stand out from others
  • Meet potential future employers, or business partners
  • Give your idea the chance to grow with the support of the mentors and with participants that can help you build the business
  • Get onsite access to support from community service providers including: The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre, InvestBarrie, and ventureLAB
  • You could win $5000.00.

Special student rate: $50 with promotional code (student). Student card to be presented at registration.

Full details on the agenda of the weekend and further specifics on mentors can be seen at: www.barrie.up.co or by clicking here.


Full meals and snacks will be provided by the incredible Georgian Dining Room and The Last Class throughout the weekend. Please identify if you have dietary restrictions – they are happy to accommodate.




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