Small Business Week Luncheon 2016

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Manitoba’s business community has called this event a great way to...

LEARN from and CONNECT with like-minded entrepreneurs.

Join Stefan Maynard of Bold Commerce and celebrity host Ace Burpee of 103.1 Virgin Radio, to kickoff Small Business Week™ Friday, October 14, 2016.

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Networking Boot Camp (attendance optional) - 10:00am

A free pre-luncheon networking boot camp will be hosted by the Manitoba Marketing Network (MMN). Learn tips and tricks to networking success and mingle with fellow entrepreneurs and business service providers.

Small Business Week Luncheon – 11:00am

Our Small Business Week Luncheon is the Winnipeg launch of BDC’s Small Business Week™ 2016. The luncheon event will feature presentation of the Century Business Recognition Award, and a keynote address by Stefan Maynard, Co-Founder and Director at Bold Commerce.

Keynote Speaker: Stefan Maynard, Co-Founder and Director at Bold Commerce

Stefan is a Co-Founder and Director at Bold Commerce where he plays a large role in the company's business development and takes the lead on design for all of Bold’s major projects and branding.  Stefan began in Web Design before completing his education in Business Marketing and has spent the majority of his career within the eCommerce space.

About Bold Commerce

Bold is an innovative software company that specializes in eCommerce websites and app development. They are one of Manitoba’s fastest growing tech companies receiving numerous awards and accolades since their inception in 2013. In less than four years, Bold grew from four Directors working part-time in their basements, to a team of over 100 employees. They soon became  leaders in the tech community. On March 29, 2016, Bold was recognized in the Globe and Mail’s list of Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers.

Bold is committed to giving back and donates one percent of its time, product and profit directly into the community supporting local charities.

Event Details

Friday, October 14
10:00am to 11:00am - Networking Boot Camp
11:00am to 1:00pm - Luncheon
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

Tickets: $30 + GST
Space is limited.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors!

Sponsors of the Small Business Week™ Luncheon and Networking Boot Camp include business service providers and financial institutions that can provide you with answers to your business questions and offer programs and services to help you start and grow your business!

Small Business Week™ Sponsor

BDC logo

Networking Sponsor

Keynote Sponsor

winnipeg chamber of commerce logo

Small Business Service Sponsors

community futures logoManitoba chamber of commerce logometis economic development fund logowomen's enterprise centre logofuturpreneur logoworld trade centre logoinnovate manitoba logoroyal bank logoProvince of ManitobaLouis Riel Capital CorporationManitoba Trade and Investment


Assiniboine Credit Union

Information and Communication Technologies Association of Manitoba (ICTAM)

Connect Employment Services Inc.

How to become an exhibitor

If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please email

Small Business Week 2016

BDC’s Small Business Week™ takes place from October 16-22, 2016.

Measure up! Shape your future!

The tag line for this year's Small Business Week™ is Measure up! Shape your future! BDC encourages all entrepreneurs to reflect on their business and ask:

  • Am I as competitive as I could be?
  • How do I compare to others in my industry?
  • How can I make my business stronger?

For more information about the history of Small Business Week™ and events taking place in Manitoba this year visit

Join the Conversation!

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