StrikeUP launches new partnership with MNP in support of women entrepreneurs across Canada

Cobourg ON – StrikeUP Canada welcomes new partnership with MNP for the upcoming StrikeUP 2023 digital conference for women entrepreneurs. 

“We are thrilled to welcome MNP as a partner for StrikeUP,” says Wendy Curtis, Executive Director of NCFDC. “Their national presence with local firms across Canada allows for women entrepreneurs attending StrikeUP to connect with leading tax, consulting, digital and advisory services to better fuel their entrepreneurial growth.”

StrikeUP 2023 will take place on March 2, 2023 and will bring together more than 4,000 women entrepreneurs from across Canada and provide access to mentorship, financing and networking. This year’s event will feature high profile speakers like Michele Romanow and Bobbie Racette. It will also feature an indigenous program stream dedicated to amplifying the stories of indigenous women entrepreneurs from across the country.

“MNP is very excited to be involved in such a great initiative,” says Diana Render, MNP’s Executive Vice President of Atlantic Canada & Ontario, and National DE&I Champion. “We are proud to be part of an ecosystem that provides women entrepreneurs with the support they need to propel their businesses forward.”

With an in-depth understanding of the dynamic business environment and challenges that entrepreneurship brings, MNP will be hosting a specialized workshop for StrikeUP 2023 attendees, to share their expertise and insights on how business owners can valuate their company for success and maximize enterprise value. StrikeUP’s new virtual video networking platform will also grant attendees the opportunity to consult directly with MNP’s leaders and learn more about the tools and resources available through their mentorship program.       

StrikeUP 2023 is supported by the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s (FedDev Ontario) delivery of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund.

About StrikeUP

StrikeUP is Canada’s flagship digital conference uniting women entrepreneurs and the women entrepreneurship ecosystem, with a united vision of equity and inclusive economic growth through entrepreneurship. Founded by Northumberland CFDC and presented in partnership with The Scotiabank Women Initiative ® and Export Development Canada, StrikeUP 2023 will showcase the diversity and ambition of Canada’s women entrepreneurs through an accessible program focused on growth, funding, networking, digital adoption and global opportunities. Find out more about StrikeUP’s mission, vision, and community at

About FedDev Ontario

For more than 12 years, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has worked to advance and diversify the southern Ontario economy through funding opportunities and business services that support innovation and growth in Canada’s most populous region. The Agency has delivered impressive results, which can be seen in southern Ontario businesses that are creating innovative technologies, improving their productivity, growing their revenues, and in the economic advancement of communities across the region. Learn more about the impacts the Agency is having in southern Ontario by exploring our pivotal projects.

About the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES)

The Government of Canada’s WES is a greater than $6-billion investment that aims to increase women-owned businesses’ access to the financing, talent, networks and expertise they need to start up, scale up and access new markets. WES initiatives include the Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund (WELF), the WES Ecosystem Fund and the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH). Find out more at

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