Mashup Lab (www.mashuplab.ca) - a series of startup events and mentorship programs focused on activating and amplifying the startup community in rural areas, starting with the South Shore of Nova Scotia. The purpose: to inspire people to put their startup ideas in to action and then support them as they embark on their startup journey.
We had nearly 30 people out to our Mashup Lab Lightning Talk with Blair Ryan, Co-Founder and CEO of The Rounds. We are currently experimenting with three different formats of mentorship programs. Currently there are two startups engaged in our mentorship programs.
It is amazing to see the types of startups that are beginning to engage. For example, everyone who attended our last event, "What is a Lean Canvas?" with Alastair Jarvis are currently working on startups. Everything from a new predicative data analytics product for enterprise, to a new alternative energy product (really cool, using used coffee grounds…he is in a Mashup Lab mentorship program right now), to a new customer experience app for big retail, to a pediatrist that is working on a new life science product.
The Mashup Lab Lighting Talk series continues with Gillian McCrea of GetGifted. Gillian is an amazing young enrepreneur with a brilliant story to tell - going from local restaurant owner to a startup founder raising over $400,000 in equity investment…all in just over 12 months. Come out and hear how she did it! Here are the details:
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