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EntreLaunch is on a mission to change the world by empowering youth to think creatively, create social impact and think outside the box. In the next 5 years, our goal is to help over 150,000 youth, women and those re-entering the workforce build a brighter future through informal learning programs, workshops and entrepreneurial education. We have a powerful story to tell, and we’d love to share it with you!

For more information or to request an interview, please email rebecca@entrelaunch.org.

2019

Get in the Ring Ottawa – April 4, 2019, Collab Space (Nepean)

In less than 1 month from today, Get in the Ring Ottawa will take place at Collab Space, Ottawa. During the 3-day program, the most promising startups in our region will battle for the local title and make valuable connections with investors and business leaders.

20 selected companies from across Ontario will be chosen to participate in a 2 day workshop on April 2-3rd culminating in semi-finals selection. Only 6 of these teams will go on to the final live battle on April 4, 2019. Startups may apply to pitch until March 10, 2019 at gitr.co/ottawa.

Limited tickets are available to the general public for workshop participation and can be purchased through the event site.

The Get in the Ring Foundation is an organization that gives startups a fun and global podium to make valuable connections to start, grow and scale up their business. The Foundation is active in 100+ countries and works together with leaders of entrepreneurship ecosystems around the world. Get in the Ring is known for its innovative format where startups literally face off in a boxing ring. A battle between 2 startups consists of 5 30-second rounds about the team, achievements, and business model.

 YOUTUBE Video introducting Get In The Ring: https://youtu.be/VQ1wwb5ubEM

How Get in the Ring Works

Get in the Ring is a global competition for startups. Two startups battle head-to-head in a ring via pitches. A battle between two teams consists of several rounds about the team, the business model and its finances. Along the way the entrepreneurs were given pitch training, advice about their businesses, and the opportunity to get in contact with investors, business leaders, potential customers and like-minded entrepreneurs. There can only be one winner in each weight class based on valuation (lightweight – 0-$500,000, middleweight – $500,000 – $2.5 million, heavyweight – $2.5+ million).

The Grand Champion of Get In The Ring Ottawa will be flown to Berlin, Germany for the Global Final.

Get In The Ring Ottawa Award Show

Tickets are now on sale to attend Get In The Ring Ottawa finals on April 4, 2019 at Collab Space, Nepean. Participants are encouraged to cheer for their favorite startup. Tickets can be purchased at gitr.co/ottawa

Partners

Get in the Ring Ottawa is powered by EntreLaunch Inc., Collab Space, Startup Ottawa, Sandler Training, L-Spark, Garage Doors Unlimited, Events.com and more.

Additional information for media

Special tickets are available for representatives of the media. For inquiries related to interviewing startups, jury members and/or being involved in the full 3-day program please contact Rebecca Palmer (contact details below).

Complimentary wifi is available at all locations.

Special areas for media will be available upon request.

Representatives of the media joining activities will be provided with food and drinks.

More information and contact

For the latest updates and more information go to www.getinthering.co and www.getinthering.co/ottawa

For media inquiries please contact Rebecca Palmer via gitr@entrelaunch.org or call +1.613.462.2320.

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2018

EntreLaunch participates in “Launch of CAMP in BPR “Dimitrie Cantemir”

November 2-3, 2018

http://www.crungheni.md/lansarea-camp-in-incinta-bpr-dimitrie-cantemir/?fbclid=IwAR0crFNqkt4DV4c3yEn3IgsoZH3kMWpY0LgXTV5NiIQunJP8Hi3Nv-VesAE

2017

November 17th, 2017 – EntreLaunch Founder heading to Estonia as finalist in the 2017 Startup Nations Award for Local Policy Leadership

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 – EntreLaunch Founder, Rebecca Palmer, is heading to Tallinn, Estonia today as one of four finalists for the Startup Nations Award for Local Policy Leadership. The award recognizes public sector achievement at the local level in championing innovative policies or programs that advance new and young firm formation.

The award is one of three Startup Nations Awards that will be presented at the Startup Nations Summit (summit.startupnations.co) on Tuesday, November 21. The other two Startup Nations Awards are Groundbreaking Policy Thinking and National Policy Leadership.

The Selection Committee evaluated nominations based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity in the identification of the bottleneck(s) affecting the local ecosystem
  • Level of innovativeness of the specific policy lever(s) or program idea(s)
  • Level of personal commitment to shifting local government thinking on entrepreneurship
  • Extent to which the local effort helped set the example for national level action
  • Availability of metrics or evidence to show the impact of the policymaker’s efforts
  • Extent to which it is possible to replicate efforts, adapting to other policy areas or other ecosystems

This year, the four finalists for the Local Policy Leadership Award hail from four different countries, and have contributed to their community as a startup champion through a variety of initiatives ranging from ecosystem coordination and collaboration, to promoting entrepreneurship education and innovative skills building in local communities.

Rebecca has focused on access to skills by providing entrepreneurial education, workshops and events to youth aged 10-24, many of which in collaboration with the local government authorities, particularly in the Simcoe County. Ms. Palmer works with ecosystem actors including Startup Barrie, the City of Barrie, Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre and Georgian College’s Entrepreneurial Advisory Board. She is also currently working on developing a new microloan program that provides access to capital to youth under the age of 19 and online entrepreneurship programs that will reach youth in rural areas and worldwide via a mobile platform.

While in Tallinn, Ms. Palmer will also visit nearby countries including the cities of Riga, Vilnius and Minsk to discuss entrepreneurship with European entrepreneurs and experience the local ecosystem.

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Palmer
Chief Facilitator and Founder, EntreLaunch Inc.
M. 705-791-2320
E. Rebecca@entrelaunch.org

October 15, 2017 – EntreLaunch is pleased to announce that our Founder, Rebecca Palmer, is one of four finalists for the Startup Nations Award for Local Policy Leadership. The award recognizes public sector achievement at the local level in championing innovative policies or programs that advance new and young firm formation.

The award is one of three Startup Nations Awards that will be presented at the Startup Nations Summit (summit.startupnations.co) on Tuesday, November 21. The winner will be the third recipient of the award, which was previously received by Bart De Wever, mayor of Antwerp, Belgium, and María José Vengoechea, executive president of the Barranquilla Chamber of Commerce in Colombia.

The other two Startup Nations Awards are Groundbreaking Policy Thinking and National Policy Leadership.

The Selection Committee evaluated nominations based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity in the identification of the bottleneck(s) affecting the local ecosystem
  • Level of innovativeness of the specific policy lever(s) or program idea(s)
  • Level of personal commitment to shifting local government thinking on entrepreneurship
  • Extent to which the local effort helped set the example for national level action
  • Availability of metrics or evidence to show the impact of the policymaker’s efforts
  • Extent to which it is possible to replicate efforts, adapting to other policy areas or other ecosystems

This year, the four finalists for the Local Policy Leadership Award hail from four different countries, and have contributed to their community as a startup champion through a variety of initiatives ranging from ecosystem coordination and collaboration, to promoting entrepreneurship education and innovative skills building in local communities.

Rebecca has focused on access to skills by providing entrepreneurial education, workshops and events to youth aged 10-24, many of which in collaboration with the local government authorities, particularly in the Simcoe County. Ms. Palmer works with ecosystem actors including Startup Barrie, the  City of Barrie, Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre and Georgian College’s Entrepreneurial Advisory Board. She is also currently working on developing a new microloan program that provide access to capital to youth under the age of 19, and as such continues to test programs that could be then scaled by public sector agencies.

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Palmer

Chief Facilitator and CEO, EntreLaunch Inc.

705-791-2320

Rebecca@entrelaunch.org

September 20, 2017: The Dynamo Show with EntreLaunch Founder Rebecca Palmer

The DYNAMO Show hosted by James Erdt, Chief Architect of WOW for DYNAMO Entrepreneur, interviews visionaries, thought-leaders and game-changers who are ‘Living Well & Doing Good’ in their communities and around the world. Episode 53 – Merav Richter – Sarah Fisher Durst – Rebecca Palmer. Full episode here.

EntreLaunch recognized as a leader in global entrepreneurship

https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/entrelaunch-recognized-as-a-leader-in-global-entrepreneurship-643205

June 13, 2017 – EntreLaunch is pleased to announce that they are a recipient of the Adam Chowaniec Memorial Fund for Global Entrepreneurship. These funds will go to sponsoring over 80 youth at two IMPACT Cup events this year.

IMPACT Cup is a multi-day event designed to help attendees develop ideas to solve local, regional or global issues. The first event will be held at Georgian College, Barrie Campus on July 5-7. Registration is free for teens aged 13-19. Youth are encouraged to register early as each event has a capacity of 40 teens. For more information about IMPACT Cup or to register, please go to www.entrelaunch.org/impactcup/.

With an emphasis on end user benefit and uptake, this program will ensure attendees learn how to develop a business plan and how to validate the idea for its target market.

Learning sessions preceding each work day will provide an overview on various tools and ideas (including how to identify end user needs) to benefit attendees as they design the ultimate pitch. Attendees will be engaged in an active learning process throughout the event. IMPACT Cup encourages teams to identify what impact their project will have in the world through a MISSION to create an impact at a local, regional or global level.

EntreLaunch is on a mission to change the world by empowering youth to
think creatively, create social impact and think outside the box. In the next
5 years, our goal is to help over 150,000 youth build a brighter future
through informal learning programs, workshops and entrepreneurial
education.

For younger youth, EntreLaunch is running summer programs for kids age 9-14. Please find more information about these programs at www.entrelaunch.org.

Startup Canada, the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s entrepreneurs, and Export Development Canada announced June 9 the three recipients of the 2017 Adam Chowaniec Memorial Fund for Global Entrepreneurship. The Fund invests in high-impact initiatives that advance the prospects of Canada’s globally-oriented, entrepreneur-led companies.

“We are pleased to congratulate this year’s recipients,” said Dan Mancuso, Vice-President of the International Growth Capital group at EDC. “The diversity of these initiatives really reflects the talent and inclusive spirit of Canada’s entrepreneurship community, of which Adam Chowaniec was a vigorous champion.”

The Adam Chowaniec Memorial Fund for Global Entrepreneurship was established in 2015, in memory of Dr. Adam Chowaniec, the Founding Chairman of the Startup Canada Board of Directors and a former EDC Board Member. Dr. Chowaniec was known in Canada’s tech community for his involvement in starting, growing, and selling more than a dozen companies and creating the Amiga Computer.

Dr. Chowaniec championed Canada’s grassroots entrepreneurship movement with a particular goal of encouraging and supporting more Canadian entrepreneurs and business to anchor deeply in Canada and grow strong, global companies.

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Palmer

Chief Facilitator and Founder, EntreLaunch Inc.

705-791-2320

Rebecca@entrelaunch.org

About EDC

EDC helps Canadian companies go, grow, and succeed in their international business. As a financial Crown corporation, EDC provides financing, insurance, bonding, trade knowledge, and matchmaking connections to help Canadian companies sell and invest abroad. EDC can also provide financial solutions to foreign buyers to facilitate and grow purchases from Canadian companies.

For more information about how we can help your company, call us at
1-888-434-8508 or visit www.edc.ca.

About Startup Canada

Startup Canada is the national rallying community for Canada’s entrepreneurs. Through flagship programs, digital platforms, and cross sector partnerships between entrepreneurs, private sector, and government, Startup Canada offers training, resources, and a peer network to give every entrepreneur equal opportunity for success. As members of Startup Canada, entrepreneurs are championed by the community and are given a national voice to media, industry and government. For more information, visit www.startupcan.ca or the Startup Barrie site http://www.startupbarrie.ca/

February 2, 2017 Green Hackathon this weekend in Barrie (Barrie Today)

https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/green-hackathon-this-weekend-in-barrie-524872 via @barrietoday

November 2015 Celebrate Failure with Entrepreneurs in Barrie (Simcoe.com)

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/6113290-celebrate-failure-with-entrepreneurs-in-barrie/

Canadian entrepreneurs tackle key issues at G20 youth summit (Globe and Mail)

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-growth/treps-down-under-canadians-tackle-entrepreneurship-issues-at-g20-youth-summit/article19912615/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=Referrer:+Social+Network+/+Media&utm_campaign=Shared+Web+Article+Links

July 4, 2014 Barrie delegate working to help young entrepreneurs (Simcoe.com)

https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/4611134-barrie-delegate-working-to-help-young-entrepreneurs/#.WeOSVH8lsb4.twitter