This fall is the right time to take that business idea you’ve been chewing on and put it into action. How? By attending Mashup Weekend in Bedeque, the area’s first ever business creation weekend. On November 4 th & 5 th at the Rural Action Centre in Bedeque, aspiring entrepreneurs and interested community members come together for 2-days of breakneck business building.
Here’s how Mashup Weekend works: Share your new business idea. Vote on the best ideas and build teams from the talent in the room. Work together to make your business dreams a reality. Finally, present your new business to a panel of entrepreneurs for free expert advice!
Mashup Lab and Central Development Corporation (CDC) have joined forces to make Mashup Weekend happen in PEI. “If it sounds intense, that’s because it is,” says Andrew Button, CEO and founder of Mashup Lab. “But it’s also a lot of fun!”. Nicole Warren with CDC believes this is a great opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs and interested community members alike. “You don’t have to have a business idea to get involved. We’re encouraging participation from anyone who wants to be a part of the process. Where else will you find the time, resources, space and most important – amazing people – to explore entrepreneurship and maybe even start a business?” says Warren.
“The Mashup Weekend is a great way for budding rural entrepreneurs to take their ideas to the next level and determine the steps necessary to make their idea a reality,” said Heath MacDonald, Minister of Economic Development and Tourism. “This initiative represents another way in which the Province is supporting entrepreneurship in rural parts of the province, which is vital to the overall economic
health of the Island.”
If you have a business idea you’d like to try out and you’re looking for a friendly and enthusiastic bunch of people to help you get there, then Mashup Weekend is for you. You don’t need business experience, just energy and a willingness to share your talents. Registration is only $35 and includes all meals and snacks. Everybody’s an expert in something. Put your strengths to work for yourself, your team and your community.
Register for Mashup Weekend today at mashupweekend.com or call 902-887-3400.
Mashup Lab is a for-more-than-profit company that activates rural ideas. Every program and event we do is designed to give people the inspiration, courage, and knowledge needed to take action.
Central Development Corporation, a not-for-profit community economic development organization, focuses on developing partnerships, supporting new and expanding businesses, and growing vibrant
communities in Central PEI.
Contact: Andrew Button – firstname.lastname@example.org 902.527.7105