Mentorship is an important part of the Junction program. For this Fall’s Junction cohort, the startup founders will be receiving invaluable mentorship from an expanded team of Community Advisors - a group of Calgary entrepreneurs and innovators who have the knowledge and experience to help guide our founders. This week’s feature is Clark Johannson!
Tech entrepreneurship was an obvious path for Clark: growing up, his father was an entrepreneur, plus he’s always been passionate about tech. Starting his first business at sixteen, Clark has been a serial entrepreneur ever since.
These days, Clark is the president and co-founder of ClickSpace, a software development and internet marketing organization. He’s also spending more time on mentorship in the Calgary ecosystem, working with 20 to 40 companies a year.
Clark is involved with the A100, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and of course Platform Calgary. With a belief in the importance of advancing our technology community, he is eager to help new founders grow.
“The nice part about these entrepreneurs [in Junction] is that they have a real great energy [...] you just know that spirit is going to be successful, they’re going to build something someday. It’s very inspiring,” he says.
Not only is he interested in helping entrepreneurs generate revenue, he’s also passionate about seeing Calgary thrive.
“I have four children and I want them to grow up in a space where there’s positive energy that we can make stuff happen. That starts with one individual saying ‘Yeah, we’re going to do it [...] all we need is to work together and be smart.’”
In his free time, Clark enjoys watching NFL football, playing hockey, and of course, tech.
Clark’s book recommendation: Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross