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"YOUR BUSINESS IDEAS" – A Regional Competition for Students

December 14th, 2015

All ideas have value. If you have an idea for a new business or social enterprise which can bring benefit to our region, you or your group can win $500 cash for sharing this idea with a FastStart panel of judges. There are three awards of $500: one each for a winning new enterprise idea […]

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The Art of the Pitch – Four Key Pitches Every Entrepreneur Must Have

December 14th, 2015

In his Guest Blog for Innovation Cluster Industry Partner, the National Angel Capital Organisation, Ray Walia writes: “Crafting a pitch is an art — it takes time, practice and multiple revisions to craft your perfect business pitch. But by investing time and effort into crafting your pitch, you will find that many doors will open for you throughout your journey […]

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You're invited to E-Connect!: Merry Entrepreneurs

December 3rd, 2015

E-Connect!™ “Connecting Peterborough’s Entrepreneurs”™ (Powered by FastStart: a partnership between Trent University, Fleming College and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster*) The two speakers that will be featured at this month’s E-Connect are: Michelle Ferreri  Michelle Ferreri is well known by her cheeky nickname MF. MF is often described as authentic, wild, fun, innovative and creative. […]

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You're invited to "Discover the Secrets to Skyrocket Your Sales!"

December 1st, 2015

 You are invited to the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster’s Hands-ON Workshop “Discover the Secrets to Skyrocket Your Sales” with Carey McMaster, Programs Officer at the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster Click here to register now! On December 9, 2015, the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster will host Hands-ON in conjunction with our Knowledge Partner, Peterborough Community Futures Development […]

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Modern Alchemy wins FastStart's "Cubs Lair" youth entrepreneurship competition

November 30th, 2015

FastStart Peterborough – the youth entrepreneurship partnership that brings together Trent University, Fleming College and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster – and the Trent Youth entrepreneurship Society (TYES) recently partnered to present Cubs’ Lair, a new pitch competition for young Peterborough entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-29. The Finals took place on Friday November 27 at a packed Gordon Best Theatre in Peterborough, where the top five pitched their ideas to […]

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FastStart Client, Amuse Coffee Co. on Extra 90.5 FM with Lindsay Brock

November 24th, 2015

Lindsay Brock, the founder of Amuse Coffee Co., talks about her entrepreneurship journey and why she decided to start her own business.   “A local success story” says Jordan Mercier of  Extra 90.5 FM. Listen “live” HERE! The owner of Amuse Coffee Co., the new, elegant and trendy coffee boutique in Peterborough’s student quarter – one of […]

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Innovation Cluster partners with Govt. of Canada to present "Government to Business (G2B) Information Fair and Workshops" in Peterborough

November 22nd, 2015

The Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster* partnered with the Government of Canada recently to present a Government to Business (G2B) Information Fair and Workshops. The event took place on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Peterborough. Our government partners included Public Works and Government Services Canada, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises and their various […]

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Innovation Cluster supports cutting edge animal health research: Trent University research creates export market potential for Ontario goat genetics

November 19th, 2015

 New research on genetic resistance and susceptibility to scrapie in live goats shows promise Genetic survey of Ontario goat herds to determine prevalence of resistance and susceptibility Ontario’s goat industry has received funding to test goat breeds and herds for genotypes that may confer resistance and susceptibility to scrapie, a slow-moving but fatal central nervous […]

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"#FacesofFastStart" Series: Tiffany Desbiens

November 16th, 2015

Our friends at FastStart – the youth entrepreneurship training partnership that brings together Trent University, Fleming College and The Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster –  have profiled a passionate student with a bright future in this month’s #FacesofFastStart series. Meet Tiffany Desbiens #FacesofFastStart! FastStart is designed to increase entrepreneurial skills and awareness, help youth create solid businesses, and take their […]

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