The Atlantic Canada Startup Community

October 3, 2014 (2:30 pm - 4:00 pm)

Who: Peter Moreira, Co-Founder of Entrevestor

Where: KCIC Auditorium, Acadia University

When: October 3rd, 2014 from 2:30PM-4:00PM 


Title: The Atlantic Canada Startup Community

Abstract: The subject will be the Atlantic Canadian startup community. The community has grown exponentially in the past three years, creating wealth and employment in all four provinces. Peter will make the case this is the biggest economic story in the Maritimes right now, and should be a cornerstone of efforts to grow the economy. Entrevestor has closely reported on this development and collected data on about 300 startups in the region. Peter's talk will discuss the data I've collected including such metrics as employment, payroll, revenues and financing by startups in the region. The presentation is the most complete and up-to-date dataset on any startup community in the country and it shows the power of this segment of the economy.

Bio: Peter Moreira spent more than 30 years in journalism in Asia, Europe and North America. He worked with The Deal of New York, covering M&A, private equity and VC markets in the U.S. and Canada for six years and serving four years as London Bureau Chief. At Bloomberg, he covered European and U.K. banking and finance. He previously worked for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, Knight-Ridder Financial in Hong Kong and Seoul , and the Canadian Press's parliamentary bureau in Ottawa. His writing has appeared in USA Today, the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, National Post, the Chronicle-Herald and the Independent on Sunday (London). Peter is a graduate of the Canadian Securities Course. He is the author of Hemingway on the China Front (Potomac, 2006) and Backwater: Nova Scotia's Economic Decline (Nimbus 2009). His next book, The Jew Who Defeated Hitler, the story of Henry Morgenthau Jr.’s work in financing the Allied effort in WWII, will be published in autumn 2014.

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