Each year Founders Forum brings an intimate group of company founders and executive operators together for an exclusive event that’s designed to facilitate authentic, "no-BS" conversations on starting & growing a company in Atlantic Canada. Sessions focus on ups and downs, real lessons learned, and major industry trends that entrepreneurs need to be aware of.
Walk away from the three-day event with new perspectives and a network of like-minded peers to call on for support.
Re-envision You: Are you following the new normal OR forging the new normal? Ask yourself and others tough questions and don’t be afraid of the answers.
This 3-day event will start with our signature Fireside chat and a 3-course meal, followed by 5 more thought-provoking panels and wrapping up on day 3 with an interactive no BS conversation.
It will include over 5 hours of networking time, provide a safe space to both learn and teach new lessons, and help create a supportive network to utilize in your entrepreneurial journey. This year we are thrilled to use our network of relationships to provide all local meals, snacks, and beverages.
Each session provides a unique opportunity for thought-provoking conversation amongst entrepreneurs and operators in an intimate setting.
It's the good, bad, and the stuff you'll be happy to learn, but not the hard way. Be part of a conversation that will take you through the journey of building a successful business, the hardships along the way, and some thoughtful advice from leaders in the space."
Allocating your time and efforts to the right area of your business. Finding your purpose and your "why" will keep you grounded in times of uncertainty and self-doubt. It's time you really think about your mission, vision and identifying your purpose.
We're going to talk about building relationships, which ones to foster and the opportunities within.
We think entrepreneur, we think starting from scratch, but that's not the only avenue for entrepreneurship and these panelists have figured that out by buying their business.
Getting real with the new world of hiring, retaining, and hybrid work environments and the importance of team cohesion.
Having that machine running efficiently is how you get results. Ask yourself, what is your competitive advantage? Are you portraying what you are actually “selling”?
Take this opportunity to be involved in an interactive conversation highlighting all that we've discovered over the last couple of days and ask yourself the tough question, does your vision match your values?
In order for Founders Forum to foster a comfortable and open environment for asking difficult questions and sharing personal experiences we’ve devised some core values:
1. Authenticity - This medium is not for self-promotion or pitching; discussions will be kept unfiltered.
2. Practicality - Sessions focus on the transferable lessons learned through real experiences, not the type of knowledge you can get from a Google search.
3. Connectivity - Peer to peer discussions and networking is the basis of this event. To avoid distractions, cell phones will not be permitted during forum sessions. Participants phones will be stored securely and available to participants at breaks and meal times.
We will be announcing the founders joining our 2021 panels on August 25th. Stay tuned!
Seats for Founders Forum are limited and by application only.
$275 / person + HST
(Includes a 3 course dinner, day 2 lunch, drink tickets, and access to all Founders Forum events)
The Deadline to Apply is August 29th
of 2021 feedback survey respondents would recommend Founders Forum to other entrepreneurs
- "It was an amazing experience. I will be back next year."
- "I have already reached out to 5 people I met at the event."
- "It was a good mix of attendees and I got to meet loads of people. I also appreciated everyone's openness, honesty and vulnerability during the panels."
of feedback survey respondents felt that they were able to make networking connections with other entrepreneurs