What we're about

Do you want to meet like-minded entrepreneurs? Grow your project? And even find co-founders or partners? Join this startup meetup group!

This meetup facilitates casual networking events, startup lectures, and weekly online pitching events. We also feature events offered by the community (that’s you!).

Partner with us

Would you like to take a key role in this meetup, and brand your organization as a leader of your local startup ecosystem? StartupBlink invites founders, accelerators, coworking spaces and leading startup organizations to become StartupBlink City Partners. This partnership comes with benefits that include a feature in our annual reports, global startup ecosystem map and all 90 of our meetups around the world, including this one. Click here to learn more: https://citypartner.startupblink.com/

Our activities

- “Weekend Coffee” networking initiative is happening in dozens of cities around the world. This is your chance to make new connections, share advice, and brainstorm with like-minded entrepreneurs. The events are led by volunteers and our City Partners. If you would like to help organizing those events, feel free to reach us at meetup@startupblink.com

- “Startup Pitching Online” is our flagship weekly webinar happening on Wednesdays. Here you can pitch your startup and get feedback from our expert mentors and dozens of entrepreneurs. And if you do not feel like pitching yet, join us to watch other pitches (who knows, maybe this will be a stepping stone to build an extraordinary startup project and prepare for your own future pitch?)

What is StartupBlink?

StartupBlink is a global startup ecosystem map and research center. You can add your startup, coworking space or organization for free: https://www.startupblink.com/startups/ottawa+canada

StartupBlink runs 90 local Meetup chapters with over 50,000 entrepreneurs globally. In addition, StartupBlink is ranking the startup ecosystems of over 100 countries and 1,000 cities, in a report downloaded by tens of thousands of decision makers. Here is a link to download our latest annual report and find out where your city and country are ranked: https://report.startupblink.com

StartupBlink works with dozens of municipalities and government organizations to develop and promote their local startup ecosystems. If you are a public sector ecosystem developer, let’s work together: https://ecosystempartnership.startupblink.com

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We love the coworking revolution, and used spaces in dozens of countries as a way to network and increase productivity. Members of the group are eligible for up to 15% discount from our partners at WeWork, the world’s leading coworking network! https://wework.startupblink.com/

This group is partnered with Findexable - researching fintech companies around the world and publishing the first real-time ranking of all cities where there’s a cluster of fintech companies https://findexable.com/

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All meetups are hosted in accordance with the terms of use posted on https://www.startupblink.com/blog/terms-conditions/

Upcoming events (5+)

Startup Pitching Online

Webinar

GET FEEDBACK. GAIN CONFIDENCE. GET READY. The ability to pitch and communicate your project effectively is critical for any startup founder on the path of getting Clients, Team Members and Investors. This is your unique opportunity to refine your idea and message based on honest advice from dozens of event participants and expert mentors from a variety of industries. Not ready to pitch? Join as a listener to hear other pitches, and give feedback that will help them get to the next level. ------ *** Mark your attendance here (top-right of the page), then sign up using this link, spaces are limited. https://pitching.startupblink.com/ *** Are you busy at this time? You can also register for an additional event 3 hours later. ------ ** Pitching your startup? - Practice your pitch to gain confidence and improve your public speaking skills - After your pitch the mentors will give feedback and dozens of participants in the chat will also share their comments - Selected pitchers will be featured in our blog, social media, and our newsletter reaching tens of thousands of people ** Not ready to pitch? - Join as a viewer! Get inspired by other projects, share your feedback, and expand your horizons while watching other people pitch - Connect to other startup founders from around the world in our interactive chat ------ We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about an amazing offer from our partners at WeWork. StartupBlink members can now schedule a free tour at WeWork Coworking spaces and get up to 15% discount. Register: https://wework.startupblink.com ------ Are you on Telegram? Keep in touch with thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world at https://t.me/workjams

Weekend Coffee for Startup People

Starbucks

This event brings together a small group of local entrepreneurs over a cup of coffee in a relaxing and informal atmosphere. Here you will have an opportunity to introduce your business and ideas and not only listen but TALK as well. It is your chance to meet with other participants from diverse industries and find the resources you need, be that business connections, new co-founder, encouragement to start a freelancing career or even ideas on selling. Unlike other Startup events, Weekend Coffee success is solely based on participants attendance and willingness to lead the event, therefore, by RSVPing, you are not only ensuring your seat, but become the event itself. So, make sure to arrive as other attendees are counting on you! Besides that, some of the events are organized by our City Partners https://citypartner.startupblink.com or by local volunteers. If you are willing to lead this event every weekend, we will grant you admin rights so you can set the time and day of your choice. Send us a quick email at [masked] Remember to check the comments below for updates and to find the group on the day of the event. If you arrive first at the cafe, just pick a table and post in the comments section below where you are sitting and how to identify you (e.g. shirt color). Enjoy your coffee with new friends! _ _ _ Do you Telegram? Join the conversation in our global startup chat and connect with entrepreneurs from all over the world. https://t.me/workjams _ _ _ Looking for more networking opportunities? Join a coworking space to increase your work efficiency and meet your new clients, team members, and investors. Our partners at WeWork have an exclusive offer for you in over 600 locations around the world. Schedule a free tour and apply through this link to get up to 15% discount. https://wework.startupblink.com

Startup Pitching Online

Webinar

GET FEEDBACK. GAIN CONFIDENCE. GET READY. The ability to pitch and communicate your project effectively is critical for any startup founder on the path of getting Clients, Team Members and Investors. This is your unique opportunity to refine your idea and message based on honest advice from dozens of event participants and expert mentors from a variety of industries. Not ready to pitch? Join as a listener to hear other pitches, and give feedback that will help them get to the next level. ------ *** Mark your attendance here (top-right of the page), then sign up using this link, spaces are limited. https://pitching.startupblink.com/ *** Are you busy at this time? You can also register for an additional event 3 hours later. ------ ** Pitching your startup? - Practice your pitch to gain confidence and improve your public speaking skills - After your pitch the mentors will give feedback and dozens of participants in the chat will also share their comments - Selected pitchers will be featured in our blog, social media, and our newsletter reaching tens of thousands of people ** Not ready to pitch? - Join as a viewer! Get inspired by other projects, share your feedback, and expand your horizons while watching other people pitch - Connect to other startup founders from around the world in our interactive chat ------ We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about an amazing offer from our partners at WeWork. StartupBlink members can now schedule a free tour at WeWork Coworking spaces and get up to 15% discount. Register: https://wework.startupblink.com ------ Are you on Telegram? Keep in touch with thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world at https://t.me/workjams

Weekend Coffee for Startup People

Starbucks

This event brings together a small group of local entrepreneurs over a cup of coffee in a relaxing and informal atmosphere. Here you will have an opportunity to introduce your business and ideas and not only listen but TALK as well. It is your chance to meet with other participants from diverse industries and find the resources you need, be that business connections, new co-founder, encouragement to start a freelancing career or even ideas on selling. Unlike other Startup events, Weekend Coffee success is solely based on participants attendance and willingness to lead the event, therefore, by RSVPing, you are not only ensuring your seat, but become the event itself. So, make sure to arrive as other attendees are counting on you! Besides that, some of the events are organized by our City Partners https://citypartner.startupblink.com or by local volunteers. If you are willing to lead this event every weekend, we will grant you admin rights so you can set the time and day of your choice. Send us a quick email at [masked] Remember to check the comments below for updates and to find the group on the day of the event. If you arrive first at the cafe, just pick a table and post in the comments section below where you are sitting and how to identify you (e.g. shirt color). Enjoy your coffee with new friends! _ _ _ Do you Telegram? Join the conversation in our global startup chat and connect with entrepreneurs from all over the world. https://t.me/workjams _ _ _ Looking for more networking opportunities? Join a coworking space to increase your work efficiency and meet your new clients, team members, and investors. Our partners at WeWork have an exclusive offer for you in over 600 locations around the world. Schedule a free tour and apply through this link to get up to 15% discount. https://wework.startupblink.com

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How To Support Your Startup Community

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