Making Your Business Financially Fit


StartUP Sault Ste. Marie announced today that together with the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, it will be hosting a Startup Finance Bootcamp on June 17, 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00pm at the Delta Sault Ste. Marie Waterfront Hotel.

The Startup Finance Bootcamp is a 3-hour workshop featuring local entrepreneurs, an expert workshop by a Chartered Professional Accountant and 3 rounds of seven carousel mentorship tables (including government funding programs, Lean Startup, cashflow 101, angel investing, SSMCDC programs, tech-based business funding/programs and business development strategies).

“We are excited to host this program in Sault Ste. Marie. The bootcamp sold out a week ago, and we had to add additional seats to allow more entrepreneurs to attend,” said Nevin Buconjic, StartUP Sault Founder and Community Lead.

Entrepreneurs will walk away with the knowledge and network that they need to continue on course to building a financially fit and fundable enterprise.

The initiative is part of a nation-wide financial literacy program presented by Startup Canada, a national, entrepreneur-led movement supporting the development of vibrant startup communities, and Intuit Canada, a leading provider of business, financial and tax management solutions for small & mid-sized businesses.

The program aims to close the financial literacy gap for entrepreneurs and empower them to pursue sustainable, scalable businesses opportunities that create value for the local community through job creation and revenue generation.

Fifty Startup Finance Bootcamps, Meetups, and QuickBooks Clinics will take place between April and August 2015 and engage 2,500 entrepreneurs in communities from coast to coast.

“Startup success and failure hinges on an entrepreneur’s ability to make sound financial decisions,” said Victoria Lennox, CEO and Co-Founder of Startup Canada. “By connecting entrepreneurs with financial literacy education locally, we are planting the seeds to fill empty storefronts, lower unemployment and retain the local talent pool.”

“Intuit has a longstanding commitment to helping entrepreneurs achieve financial independence and success,” said Jeff Cates, President of Intuit Canada. “Our partnership with Startup Canada allows us to take this program to entrepreneurs where it makes an impact – in the local communities they call home. Our goal is to ensure startups scale-up with financial health.”

The Startup Finance Bootcamp is free of charge, and has limited seats remaining. To register visit: