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Forestry.io hopes to build ‘world-class business’ on P.E.I.

Forestry.io co-founder says after launching only four

months ago, it already has 5,000 users

Forestry.io is a content management tool for websites.

A Charlottetown tech start-up is aiming to be at the “leading edge” of website management.

Forestry.io is a content management tool for websites. Once a website has been designed, Forestry.io can be used to keep it updated.

‘We’d like to hire some of the brightest minds in the region, and build really cool products and build a world-class business from here.’– Scott Gallant

Co-founder Scott Gallant says the service only launched four months ago, and it already has 5,000 users worldwide.

“We see this as the future of the web,” he said. “In a few years, we think, no developer will use a site like WordPress and, all developers will use the platforms that we support and we just want to be at the leading edge of that.”

The company was accepted into the accelerator program Tech Stars, which offered three months of mentoring and $125,000 US in financial support.

Hiring more staff

Six people are employed now with Forestry.io, Gallant said, and they’re looking to hire a programmer, a designer and some administrative help in the next few months.

Gallant hopes to eventually take the company public, like Ottawa-based Shopify did a couple of years ago.

“We’d like to hire some of the brightest minds in the region, and build really cool products and build a world-class business from here.”

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May Business Mixer “Celebrating PEI Entrepreneurs!” sponsored by MRSB

Celebrating PEI Entrepreneurs!
 
Join The Greater Charlottetown Area Chamber of Commerce, Island Advance and PEI Connectors for a spring networking event.

Celebrate the unveiling of the entrepreneur profile video series, and welcome members of PEI’s newcomer business community.

Let’s celebrate, support and encourage entrepreneurship Island wide!
 
List of exhibitors

Cavendish Beach Music Festival
CBDC Central PEI
Crown ZH Ltd.
Futurpreneur Canada
Island Advance
MRSB Group
OK Technical System Inc.
PEI Connectors
Prince Edward Island BioAlliance
Prince Edward Island Brewing Company
PropelICT
Show and Buy Healthcare Inc.
Startup Zone
The TnT Food Experience
Wilson’s Fuel Company Ltd.
Youth Engagement Centre (Boys and Girls Club of Summerside)