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POE Fall 2016 e-newsletter

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Thank you for subscribing to Prince's Operation Entrepreneur's e-newsletter. POE's mission is to offer transitioning military members and their families the tools and resources needed to start and grow their own businesses.  Four or five times a year we use this platform to share program news, updates, success stores and other content useful or interesting to both the military and entrepreneurial communities.  Read on to learn more. 

Sincerely, 
The POE Team
www.princesoperationentrepreneur.ca

THE HIGHTLIGHTS  

Fall 2016 one-day workshop schedule  
Seven-day business boot camp information and application form 
Enactus Memorial and POE Congratulations! 
VIA Rail military discount 
POE in the news

THE DETAILS 
Fall 2016 one-day workshop schedule 
Considering entrepreneurship? Registration is open for POE's Introduction to Entrepreneurship one-day workshops held in military communities across Canada. Workshops are free and op6 en to all CAF members, veterans, reservists and family members. Since 2014, 1276 people have “kicked the tires” on entrepreneurship, networked with other entrepreneurs and connected with free small business resources at one of our 46 workshops. To learn more and register: FIND A WORKSHOP 

 

2017 Seven-day business boot camp – Apply now! 
Applications are open for Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur’s 2017 seven-day business boot camps. Space is limited. Selection is based on personal readiness, business idea and spirit of entrepreneurship. For complete details, deadlines, eligibility information and application tips: BOOT CAMP


Congratulations!
 
Recently POE was awarded a Startup Canada’s Entrepreneur Support Award . This from Startup Canada CEO Victoria Lennox,“As leaders in the entrepreneurship ecosystem, they are each making Canada a better place to start and scale companies.”  It was an honour to be recognized and highlight the connection between military training and successful small business ownership. Although uniforms are retired, Canada’s military entrepreneurs continue to engage by making positive economic and social contributions to their communities. To date POE boot camp alumni have started 161 business operating in all 10 provinces and two other countries. Read about some of them: ALUMNI PROFILES  Thank you to founding partnersPrince’s Charities CanadaFuturpreneurEnactus Memorial and sponsors and supporters for making this win possible.   

Congratulations to founding partner Enactus Memorial for winning the Enactus World Cup in Toronto on September 30th with its Project Suc-Seed aimed at providing locally grown hydroponic fruits and vegetables for people living in isolated northern communities. "This is a project that can actually solve hunger, and that's amazing," Enactus Memorial Vice-President Abbie Ricketts. Enactus Memorial beat 1700 other Enactus teams world-wide to win the title.  

VIA Rail 
Going somewhere? Take the train!  As a proud and committed supporter of the military community, VIA Rail offers 25% off the best available fares on all trains throughout the year. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces, National Defence civilian personnel, veterans and their immediate families are eligible. Use discount code: 12070. Find out more at www.VIARAIL.CA/EN/CANADIAN-FORCES

 

POE in the news 
Summer was a busy time for Canada’s soon-to-be and current military entrepreneurs. Fortunately print, TV and online media were on hand to capture some of the highlights. Université Laval  Global Halifax  CBC St. John’s  Global Regina

POE's next newsletter publishes January 2017.