Starting Point Conference
FEBRUARY 19-21, 2019
The purpose of the conference is to bring together students from across the country to share best practices, hear from amazing speakers, learn from experts in their field and potentially earn money for their businesses. We believe that engaging students in entrepreneurship unleashes their imagination, energy, capabilities and desire to learn.
This three-day entrepreneurship conference is home to many beneficial events for students including Keynotes, Master Classes, Funder Speed Dating, and the Iron Entrepreneur Tournament. This fun and educational conference is a great way for student entrepreneurs to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their businesses.
Master Class Speakers
Meet some of the entrepreneurs that will be hosting Master Class sessions at Starting Point this year:
We’ve done our best to keep costs affordable. To attend all three days of the conference, the conference fee is $60.50 including taxes and fees. This price covers food at the reception on February 19th, break time snacks and lunch for February 20th and 21st, as well as the dinner on February 21st.
Those attending the conference can take advantage of our preferred rates at the Atlantica Hotel Halifax of $109/night at double occupancy.
Starting Point has preferred rates with Driver Dave’s. Rates are $35 per person or $20 per person for groups of two or more.
or Google Play store that allows participants to interact, create their customized schedule, and read more on speakers. The app also has additional features like interactive maps that help students navigate campus during the conference.
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:
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.