In partnership with Startup Canada and the Canadian financial literacy Community, we are hosting Bridging The Financial Literacy Gap, a live event in Ottawa on March 4. This is the first event of the Startup Canada 2013 LIVE Series, delving more deeply into issues to advance Canadian entrepreneurship.
Bridging The Financial Literacy Gap is a conversation with leading experts within the Canadian financial literacy community on trends, challenges, opportunities and tools to advance the financial literacy agenda in Canada to cultivate a large and healthy crop of early-stage startups to produce major high-growth companies with a more ambitious global reach that can be anchors in their communities.
March 4, 2013 – 10:30am to 12:30pm
Registration opens at 10:00am
Ottawa Convention Centre
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2
|10.30am||Introduction and Welcome Rick Spence, Entrepreneur Columnist at the National Post (Moderator)|
|10:35am||Welcoming Remarks Academic Partner Sophia Leong, Executive Director of the Telfer Executive MBA Program|
||Opening Remarks Maxime Bernier, Minister of State for Small Business|
|10:50am||Keynote Address – Bridging the Financial Literacy Gap Jeff Cates, CEO of Intuit Canada|
|11:10am|| Panel Debate
|12:15pm||Startup Pitches & Award Three entrepreneurs pitch their solutions to the problem of “Bridging the Financial Literacy Gap” in a 5 minute Pitch.|
|12:30pm|| Closing Words