Entrepreneurs and inspiring entrepreneurs are invited to learn the good, the bad and the ugly of entrepreneurship at the next Catapult Tech Network meet up.

‘Startup Talks: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ will take place Thursday, May 26 starting at 6:00 p.m. at CTRE Productions’ Old Bank Studio at 881-889 2nd Ave. W. in Owen Sound. The in-person event is free to attend and open to any entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs.

“Entrepreneurship often gets billed as being “cool,” and while the opportunity to be your own boss is exciting, we also know it’s challenging. We’re going to explore these ups and downs through first-hand accounts from three active tech founders and an angel investor,” said Catapult Tech Network Development Lead Chris Herbert.

Panelists for the event include;

  • April Robinson, Co-CEO & Co-founder, KP9 Interactive. | Owen Sound, Ontario.
    KP9 Interactive is a software development company that has created an accessible, easy to use AR Design studio for agencies and marketers to enter the world of augmented reality. | /

  • Russ Ellis, Owner, CTRE Productions and event host | Owen Sound, Ontario.
    CTRE Productions specializes in delivering professional high quality live streaming and production services, for corporate, music and sporting events enabling you to reach your audience regionally or globally. | /

  • Rand Fishkin, SparkToro CEO. Author of Lost & Founder. Former CEO and Founder of SEOmoz | Seattle, Washington.
    SparkToro enables high quality audience research for marketers, PR folks, entrepreneurs, and product builders without the need for expensive, time-consuming, inaccurate surveys or impossible-to-scale manual research. |

  • Karen Grant, former COO of Equation Angels and Executive Director, Angel One Investor Network. | Huntsville, Ontario.
    Karen is a passionate advocate of angel investing. She has worked in the start-up space since the early 1990s as an investor and a founder.|

Learning directly from entrepreneurs who have been there before is a great way for other entrepreneurs and those interested in entrepreneurship to help chart their own successful path to start and grow a business.

This, don't miss event is designed to help you make connections, improve your knowledge and dig deeper into the mind of the entrepreneur.

Everyone who attends will be entered to win a team entry into Catapult Grey Bruce’s second annual golf tournament on June 24 courtesy of James McGregor / Engel & Volkers Real Estate.

For more event details and to register go to

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source: media release