Speaker Application Form - Startup Canada Tour

Are you interested in becoming a speaker at a Startup Canada Tour 2024 event? 

Each Tour stop will feature a variety of workshops, panels, and keynote presentations, covering various topics geared toward early stage entrepreneurs, founders, small business owners and their teams.

We are seeking experienced speakers to complement these sessions. Topics include, but are not limited to: 

- Access to funding and the various options available - Winning sales strategies for attracting your first customer - Cultivating resilience and a growth mindset - How to know when to make your first hire - Later stage entrepreneurs and lessons to pass on

Fill out this form to tell us more about yourself, your expertise, and a topic you’d like to speak about to support early stage founders on Tour.

If you have questions about filling out this form please email us at events@startupcan.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected to speak will be contacted. If you are selected to be a Startup Canada Tour speaker, you will be notified by a member of our team and will receive a free Event Pass for your local Tour stop.

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Speaker Full Name: *
Speaker Email Address: *
Speaker Job Title *
If you are completing this submission for someone other than yourself, please provide your email address:
What city is the speaker based in? *
What Startup Canada Tour event is the speaker submitting for? (select all that apply)
Speaker's Proposed Topic (area/s of expertise)
If speaker is selected, please indicate the preferred session format/s: *
Speaker's Website and/or Social Media Account
Speaker's Biography (maximum 800 characters)
Tell us about any speaking engagements, presentations,  or workshops you have delivered in the past: *
Have a recording from a past workshop or presentation you've done? Please share URL here: 
Tell us about how the speaker's area of expertise and/or their proposed topic can benefit early stage entrepreneurs and support them in building or growing their business:
Startup Canada is a not-for-profit, non-government funded organization. As such, we seek contributors who are willing to share their stories and expertise in the spirit of networking and community collaboration, a purpose for which the organization was founded. We are confident that speaking at Startup Canada event serves as a platform for exposure to the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem.
All Startup Canada Tour 2024 speakers, regardless of location, are expected to cover costs of transport and accommodation to attendee the event (flight, ground, hotel). 

Those who are selected to speak will receive complimentary access to the Startup Canada Tour event, and may also bring one guest (co-founder, colleague, peer). Registration will be required.

On a case-by-case basis, financial support may be made available to facilitate the participation of equity deserving, underrepresented groups, such as Indigenous Peoples, youth, visible minorities, etc.
Based on the above, please outline in as much detail as possible the support you seek for participation if costs are a barrier:
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