Well, we've been a tad distracted over the last few months getting our new Startup Coworking Space built. Now that it's finished(ish), all that's left is to furnish it (in progress) and then fill it with bright and talented young startups!
This meetup is going to be awesome.
DEMOS - We have some members interested in doing demos of their applications (If you're one of them just fire me an email to [masked] and we'll book you in).
FUNDING PITCH - Mark Shollenberg from RBC
"Show Me The Money: Where to find cash to fund your start-up"
Mark will be talking about how to access the $76 million in grants, loans and tax credits that are available to Manitoba tech start-ups. I plan to touch on the following programs: Manitoba Business Start Loan, Canada Small Business Finance Loan, SR&ED Tax Credit, Manitoba's Digital Media Tax Credit, and others.
RAMP UP UPDATES
- Startup Canada Pilot Community Announcement
- AssentWorks Partnership
- Startup Space Updates
- Startup Weekend Planning for May/June event
- Member Announcements (Your chance to take the floor and update us!)
Then on to some networking/hang time. Probably head over to Kingshead for some 'Startup Drinks'.
Let's Ramp Up Manitoba, one startup at a time!