Supporting New Business Ideas in Truro Colchester

Sept 03, 2020 (TRURO, NS) – Truro and Colchester residents now have more opportunities to connect, discuss and get support with their new business ideas.  The Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity and Mashup Lab are partnering to host a series of virtual ‘Idea Generating’ workshops and events over the next 6 months.

“We recognized a gap,” notes Brennan Gillis, TCPEP CEO.  “We have a lot of great local business development resources, but we needed to support more people in the early stages of business start-up and idea development.”

Mashup Lab, owned and operated by Andrew Button, is a company obsessively focused on unleashing the potential of rural communities through activation events, co-working spaces and Virtual Business Incubator (Dream Business) programming.

“We are unapologetically rural,” says Andrew Button. “We activate rural entrepreneurs and communities to turn their great ideas into great businesses by giving them the tools and confidence to do something audacious.”

The robust schedule of programs, workshops and events kicks off Sept 4. The schedule offers everything from one-week workshops (encouraging aspiring entrepreneurs to dig deeper and explore their ideas further) to bi-weekly lunch’ n’ learn chats. While offered virtually, all programs have a proven success record.

“It helped me foster and find my passion and what really drives me.” reported Dream Business graduate Brennan Googoo from Millbrook, NS.

“We were raised in rural communities and we have spent the last decade helping people start and grow businesses from rural places, like the Colchester Region. These programs help people bring those ideas to life!” says Button.

For the complete schedule of virtual events, please visit or check out the TCPEP Facebook page.


Media Contacts:

Brennan Gillis
Truro & Colchester Partnership for Economic Prosperity
Cell: (902) 890-3120    

Nicole Knickle-Hatt
Mashup Lab
Cell: 902.212.2562