Supercharge Your Business!


The Pembina Valley Entrepreneur Boot Camp on June 5 & 6, 2017 will give you the information and tools to enhance your business skills and help you succeed.

This is your chance to network with business professionals and like-minded entrepreneurs.

June 5, 2017: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm / Reception 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Participate in an interactive workshop that covers five key areas startups need to consider:

  1. Products
  2. Customers
  3. Markets
  4. Business models
  5. Management teams

June 6, 2017: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm 

Learn how to make an effective business pitch.
Take advantage of one-on-one business mentoring sessions. Compete in a business Pitch Competition to receive feedback from experienced judges and a chance to win cash and kind prizes.

Dates & Registration

Regular Admission

Jun 05, 2017 - Jun 06, 2017
All Day

$175.00 for the first person from your company. $75.00 for an additional attendee from the same company.

RM of Stanley Office
1 - 23111 PTH 14
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The first 5 registrants will have their registration fee paid by Heartland Community Futures. Enter  “CFHeartland” for your free registration. 


Bootcamp Leader

Jan Lederman

Jan Lederman

Jan Lederman is the President of Innovate Manitoba Inc., an industry-led non-profit organization focused on being a catalyst for innovation in Manitoba, with the goal of accelerating the commercialization of new technologies. Jan also teaches Advising Startup Ventures at the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.  In 2016, working with the Desautels Centre on Private Enterprise at the Law at the Faculty of Law, Jan launched the Startup Legal Clinic, through which volunteer practicing lawyers provide free legal advice to startups.

Jan holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Manitoba. She has extensive experience in business law with a focus on advising private enterprise, including private equity and venture capital investment transactions. She has been named to Best Lawyers© in Canada in Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law each year since 2013. Following a successful 35-year legal career, Jan retired as a partner of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in December 2014 and now works as an advisor to startups and emerging growth companies.

In addition to her Juris Doctor, Jan holds a Certificate from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a Blue Belt in Innovation Engineering.


qulo5_Fotor“It’s an experience that’s beyond valuable.  You meet so many people and you learn things. I thought it was just a case of making shortbread and selling it … but there are so many different aspects of the business that I didn’t know. I’ve learned a whole lot more in the past couple days and hopefully, with the contacts I’ve made at The Boot Camp, things will get a lot easier.”

-Andrew Maxwell, Founder of Scruffy’s Shortbread



Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!