Starting Point Student Entrepreneurship Conference

FEBRUARY 18-20, 2020

For the past five years, Saint Mary’s University has welcomed delegates from across the country to participate in this unique event. We’ve hosted 690 student entrepreneurs from 6 provinces and were able to give over $48,500 in funding and prizes.

This year’s conference takes place on February 18– 20, 2020 at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The purpose of the Starting Point Conference is to bring together entrepreneurial students from post-secondary institutions and high schools across Canada to share best practices, hear from amazing speakers and learn from experts in their field.

This year the conference will focus on inspiring students to discover innovative solutions on ocean problems. Students will assigned into different groups, guide by the mentors through the conference, to build a program as a team.

Master Class Speakers

Coming Soon

Organizing Committee

Yifei Li

Project Manager, Skill Development & Training Division

Yifei graduated with a Mater of Management from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris, majoring in Project Management. Yifei has been working at the Saint Mary’s Entrepreneurship Centre since September 2017. She has worked on many projects including community engagement programs towards newcomers when she worked at Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. She has been working planning entrepreneurial focused programs for both post-secondary students and entrepreneurial academia.

For more information on the Starting Point Student Entrepreneurship Conference, event photos and general inquiries, please contact:

Kaitlyn Touesnard

Crescendo Events, Event Planner

Kaitlyn is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Entrepreneurship, minoring in Psychology with Human Resource certification. Kaitlyn brings entrepreneurial and leadership experience to the table gained through leading the Saint Mary’s Enactus team of over 60 students to create community outreach projects. From 2009 to 2013 she has held the positions of Fundraising Co-ordinator, Vice President of Public Relations, Vice President Social, Project Manager of OPtions, as well as the position of Co-President. For her achievements with the team, she received the 2012 HSBC Woman Leader of Tomorrow award for Atlantic Canada. Kaitlyn has since created her own business, Crescendo Events. 

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Contact your own institutaiuon for instructions on how to register for 2020 Starting Point Student Entrepreneurship Conference!

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