US Embassy to Host Startup Weekend in Ottawa in June

The United States Embassy in Ottawa plans to host a Startup Weekend at Ben Franklin Place in mid-June.

In partnership with Up Global, applications are open to Canadian entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 30 with seed-stage startups.

Once selected, Startup Weekend participants will have the standard Startup weekend experience: participants will be invited to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers; teams will organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote); and then it’s a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.

The weekend will culminate with presentations in front of entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback, but as usual there will not be any funding for the startups.

Applications close April 6.