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Posted by: In: News 31 May 2016 Comments: 0

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Recognize Outstanding Achievements in Canadian Entrepreneurship!


Startup Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Startup Canada Awards.  Help us put the national spotlight on the individuals and organizations that are driving impact in Sarnia-Lambton!

If you or someone you know is making Canada a better place to start and grow a business, whether it be through their support and promotion of entrepreneurship, or through their leadership as game-changing entrepreneurs, nominate them for the Startup Canada Awards!

Past recipients of the Startup Canada Awards include the Hon. Paul Martin, founder of the Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE) Fund, menswear brand Frank and Oak, Natalie Dakers, President & CEO of Accel-Rx Health Sciences Accelerator and Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech.


1) The Award Categories

In the third year of the program, Startup Canada has added six new awards for a total of 16 awards in four categories (see below):


Advancing the Environment and Culture for Entrepreneurship in Canada


Entrepreneur-Led Businesses Demonstrating Excellence

Entrepreneurs Who Embody the Spirit of Entrepreneurship


Outstanding Impact and Enduring Legacy in Canadian Entrepreneurship


2) Nomination Deadline

The Nomination deadline is July 20, 2016 at 11:59:59 pm ET.  Individuals and organizations can self-nominate or nominate someone else for the Startup Canada Awards.

3) Red Carpet Events

Regional award winners will be announced at grassroots startup events across Canada this fall, with the grand finale taking place in Toronto in November 2016. The complete list of awards and criteria can be found at

Regional Awards Ceremonies will be hosted by entrepreneur support partners in cities across Canada this fall. We are happy to be partnering with the following organizations for the Startup Canada Awards Regional Ceremonies:

  • Ignite Fredericton & the Startup Fredericton Task Force in Fredericton, NB
  • is in Vancouver, BC
  • Startup Whitehorse in Whitehorse, YT
  • Startup Waterloo in Waterloo, ON
  • TEC Edmonton in Edmonton, AB
  • La Gare in Montreal, QC

Join us as we recognize the people and organizations in our community that are making a difference. For more information, please email

Posted by: In: News 13 May 2016 Comments: 0

The Cube STEP also known as the Student Enhancement Project, is an entrepreneurship workshop at Lambton College that truly represents a student’s first step on their entrepreneurial journey to success. The program ran for 28 weeks and featured 3 pitch competitions. We would like to congratulate everyone who participated in the program, and especially the teams that competed in the final pitch competition of the year that was held at Startup Sarnia-Lambton.


Enviromend – Erkki and Ken, took first place in the final competition for their hard work and dedication to creating a 100% compostable plastic. They are still in the early stages of R&D but their business plan is realistic and the impact of their product could change the disposable plastics industry.


GeeNi Restaurant and Bakery– Nikki captured second place in the competition for her socialpreneur business! GeeNi will offer an opportunity for those with disabilities to learn and work in photography, culinary and baking. At the time of the competition GeeNi was in talks with Community Living, to help turn this business idea in to a reality.


CADdial – Ruturaj took home third place for his service based web platform. CADdail will connect consumers  and service providers in a one-stop-shop! After the competition Ruturaj teamed up with a recent Lambton College graduate and they are working towards launch CADdial in a test market.


Infinite Hydrotherapy – Jodie and Rebecca were the honourable mention from the competition for their HydroActive and Integrated Therapies clinic. Together they have put a lot of time and effort into their business plan and in a very shot period of  time. Their clinic will be the first of it’s kind in Sarnia-Lambton.


We are very proud of everyone who participated in The Cube STEP and we are excited to see what all of you do with your new found Entrepreneurial Spirit!

Posted by: In: News 24 Mar 2016 Comments: 0

Available staff are invited to attend.

WHO: Lambton College and the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 24, 2016

WHERE: Hillside School Gymnasium (6265 Indian Lane, Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, ON)

WHAT: Members of the community are invited to join Lambton College and the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation (KSPFN) as they officially launch The Cube Kettle & Stony Point, a satellite location of the College’s on-campus entrepreneurial incubator.

The new hub was established in a joint effort between the two organizations to promote entrepreneurship within the First Nation economy and will focus on providing entrepreneurial education and start-up support services for residents of KSPFN.


For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081

Posted by: In: News 14 Mar 2016 Comments: 0

SARNIA, March 19, 2015 – Lambton College is celebrating victory after claiming a series of titles at the 2015 Enactus Canada Regional Exposition held earlier this month in Mississauga.

The two-day event welcomed Enactus teams from universities and colleges throughout central Canada as they showcased their community outreach projects and business ventures through rounds of live competition.

Of the three categories they were competing in, the Enactus Lambton team managed to claim the top spot in each matchup.

Read the whole article here:

Posted by: In: News 18 Feb 2016 Comments: 0

Startup Sarnia-Lambton has greeted the New Year with the launching of their business incubator at the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park. Their mission is to connect entrepreneurs; to cultivate entrepreneurship, innovation and startup companies in our region.


Startup Sarnia-Lambton offers you access to an established ecosystem that consists of a network of committed and passionate entrepreneurs and community organizations. All of which are dedicated to the long-term success and sustainability of the community. Startup Sarnia-Lambton’s services include access to: Physical space and discounted workshops, coaching and mentorship, idea/business evaluation, facility prototyping, funding and investment, networking and referral opportunities, and training events.


“We want businesses to recognize that Sarnia-Lambton is the right place to start and grow a business,” says John Milos, Lambton College. “When you combine the resources and facilities of the college with our passionate community partners, there are a hundred reasons why it’s a great time to start a business in the region.”


Startup Sarnia-Lambton is open to all members of the community and the organization will act as a key provider of tools and services to entrepreneurs, encouraging them to think beyond the status quo and traditional career paths.


Article prepared by Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership

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