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Welcome to Startup Community Barrie!

Startup Barrie is a place for budding and seasoned entrepreneurs alike to gather, learn from each other and get access to invaluable resources, and programming. We are entrepreneur-led and committed to the long-term success and sustainability of our community. Starting up is hard and we all succeed by working together.

 


Meet our Team!

  • Chad Ballantyne
  • Christine Whone
  • Rebecca Palmer
  • Sandra Ballantyne

What we do

Connecting our Startup Community
Startup Barrie is working to connect the entire entrepreneur ecosystem in Barrie with the resources and support they need.
Promoting our Startup Community
There’s a lot of amazing things happening in Barrie's startup community; as Startup Barrie grows, we will be working to increase the visibility and profile of our community, startups, events and resources.
Community Enterprise Partnership
Our entrepreneur leaders and stakeholder organizations will convene on a regular basis to further the startup community in Barrie and ensure everyone has a voice.
Social Entrepreneurship & Open Data
Join social entrepreneurs, innovators, intrapreneurs, designers, freelancers, technologist and artists from across Barrie to collectively create positive impact for our community and the world.
Maker Movement & DIY Culture
Join the growing maker movement and connect with artists, creatives, DIYers and makers of all sorts from across the Barrie and area at one of our “hackerspaces” focused on experimental creative/artistic use of technology.
Learning Technical skills
Groups like Ladies Learning Code Barrie, Code for Kids, SimCoLab and others are working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning technical skills. These groups host regular workshops where Barrie's adults and youth can learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way.
Learning from Seasoned Founders
Events like EIR (Entrepreneur in Resedence), Raizit, MentorMash, TrepMixers and more are creating opportunities to learn from successful entrepreneurs and innovators as they share lessons learned on the road to building great companies and provide inspiration for the startup journey ahead.
Youth Entrepreneurship
Through programming like Junior Achievement, Spark and others, Barrie's Youth are learning entrepreneurship skills, being inspire to dream big and reach their potential.

Our Partners

  • The Creative Space
  • ventureLAB
  • Georgian college Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre
  • City of Barrie

Our Partners

  • The Creative Space
  • ventureLAB
  • Georgian college Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre
  • City of Barrie