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Startup Grind Ottawa Hosts Steve Beauchesne (Beau's Brewing Company)


Steve Beauchesne, Beau's Brewing Company

Steve Beauchesne is the co-founder and CEO of Beau's All Natural Brewing Company, a multi-award winning microbrewery in Eastern Ontario. Prior to starting Beau's, Steve worked for six years in Business Planning within Ontario Public Service (OPS). In 2012 Steve was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and was a nominee for the Desjardins Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. Since its inception in 2006, Beau's All Natural has been the recipient of numerous awards for brewing excellence, including two Gold medals at Mondial de la Bière (Strasbourg, France and Montreal, Quebec), five Gold medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards, “Best Craft Brewery in Ontario” (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007) and “Best Craft Beer in Ontario” (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007) at the Golden Tap Awards, was chosen LCBO Brewmasters Cup Champion (2013), as well as “Best Beer” and “Best Brewery” at the National Capital Craft Beer Festival (2013, 2012). Steve is the vice-chairman and board member of the Ontario Craft Brewers Association, as well as on the Board of Directors of Prescott-Russell Tourism. Steve holds a B. Commerce degree from Ryerson University in Tononto. Not just a king of beer, you’ll also catch him tearing it up with his band, and mentoring students, entrepreneurs and whoever else needs a helping hand in the community.




6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
8:00 Networking


Hosted By Franco Varriano, Startup Grind Ottawa Director

Franco's been an entrepreneur since the age of 11. After working overseas during university, he returned to work in the NGO, public and private sectors building web and mobile programs. He's been actively involved in helping and organizing various Ottawa events to make the city a better place.  He's currently leading community and growth with, a startup seeking to change the way people produce and consume helpful content.
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What is Startup Grind?

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.

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  • Francois P.

    Excellent! The beers, the talk and the organization were great.

    1 · February 27, 2014

  • Sarwar Q.

    It was an awesome event indeed!

    February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event - lots of good networking and a very interesting speaker!

    February 26, 2014

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