Startup Weekend PEI
Friday, May 1 - 3, 2015
Friday, May 1 - 3, 2015
Event starts at 5:30 pm
PEI Farm Centre
420 University Avenue
Be Part of the first Startup Weekend PEI! No Talk, All Action! Join a Team and Launch a Startup!
Fantastic prize packages for the top three teams including: in-kind services, mentoring, office space, legal consultation
Friday May 1st
Saturday May 2nd
Sunday May 3rd
Owner Water Street Bakery/ Mayor of Summerside
Executive Director of Active Communities Inc. and the Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC)
Coaches and Mentors
Jeff Schnurr is a social entrepreneur that helps rural communities achieve economic prosperity through sustainable innovation. As the founder and Executive Director of Community Forests International, Jeff has empowered rural communities in Tanzania to plant over a million trees, grow food, harvest rainwater and power households through solar energy. In New Brunswick, Jeff is developing a rural hacker space for farming, forestry and alternative energy. Jeff also founded Community Forests Canada Inc. a for-profit sustainable forestry company.
Bioregional Studies Ltd. with the mission to help, ‘Restore Community,
Protect the Land and Inform the Earth’s Stewards.” Phil is also a
founding member of the Atlantic Canada Organic Regional Network. He is
a board of director for the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and
Gifts from the Heart Inc. and is also an advisor to the Centre for Local
Phil’s masters degree, in Social Ecology, included a thesis on creating
food and energy self-reliance in northern climates with studies in
renewable energy, organic agriculture, community development and social
In 2014, Phil helped create the PEI Farm Centre’s, ‘ Legacy Garden;’
Canada’s largest urban farm. The Legacy Garden operates as a social
enterprise with over 150 community garden allotments, several theme
gardens and a ‘Goodwill Garden;’ from which food is donated to charities
in an effort to help alleviate food insecurity.
Over the past 2 decades, Ferraro has also become an accredited Corporate
(CSR ) practitioner. He remains busy helping entrepreneurs turn their
business ideas into commercial realities that address the climate crisis
with social, economic and environmental solutions.
Event Sponsors, and Partners
The Startup Weekend PEI team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.
Techstars Startup Weekend Charlottetown is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here