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Welcome to StartUP Peterborough!

Startup Peterborough 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.

Project Coordinator: Varun Bhanot 

Our Founders:

  • Mike Skinner, CEO at Innovation Cluster, Kawartha Entertainment Group Inc.
  • Paul Bennett, Ashburnham Realty
  • Elizabeth Teleki, Park Place Financialstartup peterborough
  • Amy Simpson, Microage
  • Sofie Andreou, Sofie Andreou & Associates – Social Media Expert
  • Mike D’Alessandro, Park Place Financial
  • Cameron Taylor, BOATsmart
  • Gwyneth James, Cody & James CPA
  • Mike Watt, Plush/Flavour/S.O.S.
  • Michael O’Farrell, Mobile Institute
  • Bob Gauvreau, Gauvreau & Associates Chartered Professional Accountants
  • Marcelo Sarkis, Prima IP Incorporated
  • Neil Mortin, Ptbo Canada

View a map of Peterborough’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem

What we do

Connecting our Startup Community
Startup Peterborough is working to connect the entire entrepreneur ecosystem in the Peterborough region with the resources and support they need.
Promoting our Startup Community
There’s a lot of amazing things happening in Peterborough's startup community; as we continue to grow, 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 Peterborough and ensure everyone has a voice.
Enhance Your Skills
A variety of Community Organizations are working to empower everyone to improve their skills in finance, communication and more.
Learning from Seasoned Entrepreneurs
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 FastStart Peterborough (offered through Fleming & Trent) and Summer & Starter Company, Peterborough's Youth are learning entrepreneurship skills, being inspire to dream big and reach their potential.


Our Partners

  • Innovation Cluster
  • Startup Peterborough is hosted by: Peterborough Economic Development