For new start-ups go to www.Sprouter.com

Posted Friday, October 14th, 2011. Filed Under Corporate - Tips/Tools Blog

Sprouter.com is a two-year old Toronto-based resource site for entrepreneurs in Canada’s largest city to connect with like-minded peers around the world. Sprouter’s monthly gatherings have allowed aspiring and established company founders to mingle with some of Canada’s top players in startup capital.

Sarah Prevette, Sprouter’s founder made the decision to shut down and received overwhelming response from the community. Instead, she reached out to a variety of companies that were interested in continuing the community. In the end she the company Sprouter Inc. chose Postmedia to merge/sell to. Postmedia owns, the National Post and other major metropolitan daily newspapers. According to Paul Godfrey, Postmedia’s chief executive, he feels this is a great addition to the Postmedia family, “Sprouter complements our Digital First strategy and brings a spark of digital entrepreneurship to our family of brands.”

Here are some of the things entrepreneurs can do with the new Postmedia-owned Sprouter.com:

1. Ask start-up questions: submit small business questions on the general form or to a specific expert.
2. Connect with startup experts: Discover experts in various fields and see the advice they’ve provided.
3. Search Relevant content: Find answers related to your area of interest, and see similar answers while you wait for your questions to be answered.
3. Comment on Answers: add valuable nformation to an expert’s answer by sharing your thoughts, or clarify a question you’ve been asked by adding a follow-up thought.
4. Create your own hub of knowledge on Sprouter: Your questions and answers, and the answers you find useful, are stored on a devoted page so you can refer back to them at any time.
5. Keep up with your startup news.
6. Meet and network with entrepreneurs in your community.

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