Attention all Canadian startups! Announcing the launch of Startupnorth.ca, a place for the Canadian startup community to tell their own stories, profile their successes, learn from their failures and share knowledge.
StartupNorth.ca is spearheaded by serial entrepreneur, consultant and Firestoker founder Jevon MacDonald. “When I looked at the Canadian startup scene, I saw a lot of great ideas, great talent and a steady flow of these ideas and people to the Venture Capital
pools and acquiring companies of Silicon Valley,” says Macdonald. “I run a small Canadian startup and I feel that there needs to be a conversation about startups, finance and living in Canada so that good opportunities will not slip through the cracks."
MacDonald set out to create a place to review “the life, and death of Canadian startups” and to build a community of users who are passionate about building great companies in Canada.
Startupnorth.ca will include profiles of and contributions from clean tech, biotech and other kinds of startups beyond the Web 2.0 world, as well as the latest startup news and articles on best business practices, such as how to avoid your startup being tainted by “Bikini Weenie” on CBC’s The Dragon’s Den (MacDonald’s tip: don’t apply in the first place.)
The site will also feature resources to address the needs of the startup community, from frequently asked questions about VCs or government support programs to ideas for commercialization and bootstrapping.
StartupNorth welcomes contributors from startups across Canada. To join in the discussion and pick the brains of your fellow entrepreneurs, head over to Startupnorth.ca and check things out.