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Activation Events

You have an excellent idea for your small business,
but what are you doing about it?

Mashup Lab Activation Events are meant to bring a wide variety of people and backgrounds together to get the creativity and entrepreneurial juices flowing and to activate great business ideas. When people come together to share ideas, those ideas get more robust and more ideas to happen.

Mashup Lab has the knowledge and ability to host many online and in-person entrepreneurial events. We can work with community groups to develop a customized event based on your budget and economic development needs.

Some of the ongoing activation events Mashup Lab has perfected and can offer to any community are:

Customized Virtual Programs

Our customized virtual programs include hands-on activities and coaching to help aspiring entrepreneurs activate their business ideas.

Programs can be customized based on the community’s needs and are designed to allow participants to get the most out of each session.

Led by experienced entrepreneurs with practical ‘real life’ experience of taking ideas and figuring out how to turn them into viable businesses, this virtual workshop will help participants explore what “viable” means for them, cause them to think about some of the realities of pursuing their business idea, and gain a better understanding of the following steps they need to take to go from “pipe dream” to viable business.

Topics such as

  •  Exploring the Viability of Your Idea
  • Turning Passion into Business Ideas
  •  What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur
  •  Business Model Canvas
  •  Customer Discovery

Through our Programs, we want to unleash the potential in rural communities across North America by making entrepreneurship more approachable and getting aspiring entrepreneurs off the sidelines and into the game.

Speaking Engagements

After a 15-year career with various businesses and economic development organizations, Andrew went from being a ‘cheerleader’ and ‘curator’ of entrepreneurship to being an entrepreneur.

Would you be interested in hearing Andrew’s story and the mistakes he’s made along that way so that you don’t have to?

Request a Speaking Engagement

Idea Challenge

7 days, 7 daily challenges, all the advice, tools, information and “kick-in-the-butt” to get your business idea off the ground!

  • 100% virtual
  • Daily challenges to keep you motivated
  • Informational videos to guide your next steps
  • Tools and resources; because you don’t know what you don’t know
  •  Private community group to share wins and keep you accountable
  • Live group check-ins to get advice from experts in launching new ideas

Get on the list for our next Idea Challenge

Past Sponsors:

East Hants logo Workevolved logo truro colchester logo the valley regional enterprise network logo

Mashup Weekends

Mashup Weekend is a hands-on “roll up our sleeves and get ‘er done” experience in bringing a business idea to life.

This energy-infused event is about creative, innovative, and enthusiastic people coming together, sharing their ideas for new businesses, and working as a ​team to bring ideas to life!

  • Share an idea for a ​new business.
  • Build a team from all the awesome talent in the room.
  • Take action and begin to launch that business idea throughout the weekend.
  • Stretch your creative muscles. ​Sharpen your skills. Collaborate with other talented and innovative people.
  • Hang with other marketers, graphic artists, developers, business enthusiasts, and generally awesome people.
  • Re-energize. Meet new people. ​Do something completely different.

Bring Mashup Lab to your community.

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