Today we are launching our survey to capture data on the Atlantic Canadian startup community in 2020, and we’re asking all founders in the region to take a few minutes to complete the 15-question survey.

We know how busy people are, so we have kept it as brief as possible. Filling it in creates three benefits.

First, it helps to produce meaningful metrics on the startup community, which results in better programs. Policy-makers and support organizations rely on our Atlantic Canadian Startup Data report as the benchmark on this segment of the economy. Your participation helps us collect the best data possible. And once again this year, the report will be open to the public, although information is confidential and we only publish aggregated data.

Second, it helps Entrevestor provide free news on and for our community. The startup data report is a pillar of our business model, and it means we can continue to report on what’s happening in the startup world.

And third, we’re offering a further incentive to founders and CEOs to complete the survey promptly. We will donate $10 for each completed survey we accept by Feb. 19. We’re capping this at 200 responses, so we could donate as much as $2000 to the Canadian Mental Health Association..

We all understand the impact the pandemic has had on people’s mental health, and this is a chance to help just a bit through a great Canadian organization that is helping people cope with the ongoing difficulties. .

You can find the survey by clicking here:

Here’s the fine print on our donations:

For your responses to be accepted, you have to meet our three criteria for a startup: 1. An Atlantic Canadian-owned company; 2. Commercializing innovation; and 3. Making a product for a global market.

We will publish how much we’ve donated to the CMHA on Feb. 22.

As we have said, your responses to the survey will be 100 percent confidential. We do NOT publish data on individual companies, only aggregated data. If there is a particular question you feel uncomfortable answering, please just leave it blank.

This post marks the beginning of our campaign to encourage readers to complete the survey. We apologize in advance if it’s bothersome, but it’s critical for us to collect as much data as possible. By taking just a few minutes to answer these questions, you can support Entrevestor’s work, develop important metrics for the community, and help support Canadians' mental health.

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