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Kamloops represented in Ottawa to advise on Canada’s Innovation Agenda

Kamloops represented in Ottawa to advise on Canada’s Innovation Agenda

Lincoln Smith, Executive Director at Kamloops Innovation, will be proudly representing Kamloops in Canada’s capital this week, meeting with Members of Parliament, Parliamentary Standing Committees and Ministers at Startup Canada Day on the Hill.

Startup Canada Day on the Hill is the largest annual gathering of entrepreneurs, innovators, anchor companies, investors, industry leaders, media personalities and government decision makers to raise the bar in building Canada as an innovative, entrepreneurial nation. Lincoln Smith will attend to provide direct input into the Government of Canada’s Innovation Agenda on behalf of Startup Kamloops.

Startup_kamloops_BrianneSheppardphotography (59 of 92)“This is a great opportunity to put Kamloops on the map as a hub for entrepreneurs on a national scale,” says Lincoln Smith, “to have direct input and conversations with our Government is a huge benefit to our region and the support we can provide to our community.”

“It’s time to unlock the entrepreneurial potential of every Canadian in every community across Canada,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO and Co-Founder of Startup Canada. “We can do this by ensuring that grassroots, entrepreneur-led Startup Communities and local ecosystems are leveraged, boosted and accelerated through the Innovation Agenda. By connecting top-down policy with entrepreneurial on-the-group momentum, we can exponentially grow our economy.”

Startup Canada is the the national rallying brand, platform and voice for Canada’s entrepreneurship community. The Startup Canada Communities network is its flagship program that connects local entrepreneurs to each other and to a national network of opportunities, initiatives and a voice to government.

For more information on Startup Canada Day on the Hill, visit and follow the conversation on Twitter using #StartupDay.

For more information, contact:

Lincoln Smith

Executive Director, Kamloops Innovation


Kathryn Forrest

Communications & Marketing Manager, Startup Canada

1-844-782-7801 ext. 106

About Startup Kamloops

Startup Kamloops is a grassroots network that brings together entrepreneurs, resources, and the organizations that support them. Launching in 2016, Startup Kamloops aims to continue building a vibrant startup community that supports entrepreneurs.


About Startup Canada                 

Startup Canada is the leading national social enterprise supporting and giving a voice to entrepreneurs through online programs, national awards, flagship events, and partnerships with private sector and government to foster a community for startup and small business success across the country.