Startup Weekend PEI
Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016
Friday, November 18 - 20, 2016
Event starts at 6:30 pm
31 Queen Street
Learn, Network, Eat at Startup Weekend PEI
This year we're going "edition-less" and inviting all industries to join in on the action. Maybe you have an idea that's just sitting on the shelf waiting to be worked on. Maybe you've always liked the idea of working for yourself and want to see what it's like to start a company. Whatever the case, expect to put your skills to work and forge strong relationships with other like-minded people interested in entrepreneurship and growing in our community.
Startup Weekenders don’t just learn about entrepreneurship. They spend 54 dynamic and motivating hours building scalable companies that solve real world problems. And did we mention that registration includes 7 delicious meals featuring Prince Edward Island products?
No talk. All action.
Friday November 18th
Saturday November 19th
Sunday November 20th
Executive Director of Active Communities Inc. and the Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC)
Coaches and Mentors
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.
Prior to joining UPEI, Andrew gained extensive work experience as a senior manager at an S&P 500 company. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario.
This past summer, I co-created a brick and mortar store called the Makers located in North Rustico, PEI. Our boutique features a store full of local (maritime) artisans our first year was very successful, and we are already at work getting ready for our 2nd season.
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