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P.E.I. Startup Zone to host Invest Atlantic 2018

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Atlantic Canada’s largest networking event for start-ups, investors, seasoned entrepreneurs, mentors and service providers is coming to Prince Edward Island.

The ninth annual Invest Atlantic will mark the conference’s first trip to Charlottetown, building upon past conferences hosted in Moncton, Halifax and St. John's.

Startup Zone is partnering with Invest Atlantic in hosting this year’s conference Sept. 19 and 20 at the Confederation Centre and Holman Grand Hotel.

This year’s theme features a call-to-action for the entrepreneurial ecosystem, “Get Collaborative; Get Innovative; Get Invested.” IA2018 will provide attendees an outlet to network and gain connections, find innovative solutions, and discover new tools to grow their business. Organizations such as Island Capital Partners, First Angel Network, NACO, East Valley Ventures, Springboard Atlantic, BDC, Stewart McKelvey, Synapse, Island Advance, Dalhousie University, and SMU’s Venture Grade will share experiences and ideas on how to build businesses.

During the first day of the conference, up to 40 startup companies will come together to attend the PitchCamp series of workshops focusing on delivering one and two-minute pitches. The top companies will then present on the second day and pitch to investors and a crowd of more than 200 conference.

The conference also features an array of hands-on sessions for entrepreneurs delivered by invited experts from across Canada, including well-known local entrepreneurs and investors to provide innovative solutions for today’s startups.

For more information on Invest Atlantic, visit investatlantic.ca.

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