'Fall' into Entrepreneurship at #EConnect ft. Lisa Besseling and Leslie Bradford-Scott

“Connecting Peterborough’s Entrepreneurs”™
(Powered by FastStart: a partnership between Trent University, Fleming College and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster*)

E-Connect! ™- the monthly forum that connects Peterborough’s entrepreneurs and start-ups with our region’s most accomplished advisors, experts and investors.


The two speakers that will be featured at this month’s E-Connect are:

Interior style and design authority, Lisa Besseling is the owner of The Stony Lake Furniture Co.  Earthy, elegant and uncomplicated. These are words that not only best reflect the interior and furnishings at Besseling’s store and design loft, they are fitting descriptives for this entrepreneur whose background in interior design, space planning, cabinetry and furnishings have brought her tremendous success. Lisa takes her inspiration from the Norwegian and Scandinavian design aesthetic and makes it work for cottage life in the Kawarthas. Lisa has been featured on television’s CBC’s Steven and Chris show and in Style At Home magazine.

Leslie Scott is an award-winning writer and co-founder of Walton Wood Farm – a fun and funky bath and beauty manufacturer in Bailieboro, Ontario. Leslie attributes her success to a diverse portfolio of failings… that she dismantled and reconstructed into a company with international reach. Walton Wood Farm is now signing accounts such as Nordstrom, The Bellagio Casino and Hot Topic. #namedrop

  • E-Connect!™  is all about inspiring new entrepreneurs and helping existing entrepreneurs to network, share and exchange ideas, build supportive relationships, and make new connections.

    Matt Philips and Mike Watt talk entrepreneurship at a previous E-Connect!

  • E-Connect!™ is THE place where new entrepreneurs are born, where existing entrepreneurs grow, and where successful entrepreneurs share.
  • Each E-Connect!™ will be headlined by a featured guest entrepreneur – a talented and successful “been there and done that” entrepreneur who will share their experiences and help to inspire Peterborough’s next generation of entrepreneurs.
  • Attend E-Connect!™ and connect with top notch entrepreneurs and companies; with like-minded aspiring young entrepreneurs; and with the best advisors, business professionals and investors our community has to offer.

Join us from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15th at The Venue for a drink, a snack and enlightened and inspiring conversation.


E-Connect!™  isn’t membership-based, has no annual fee, and is open to everyone!
*E-Connect!™ is powered by FastStart, an entrepreneurial training partnership aimed at university and college students. FastStart is designed to increase entrepreneurial skills and awareness, help students create solid businesses, and take their products and services to market.

The Trent Youth Entrepreneurship Society‘s Logo Design Competition winner will also be announced at this months E-Connect!


Have questions about FastStart or E-Connect!™?

Rose Terry, Entrepreneurship Coordinator

Phone: (705) 748-1011 x 7006
Email: rterry@innovationcluster.ca


The epic ‘E-Connect selfie’ in August!