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UPCOMING EVENTS

What’s happening in the Calgary entrepreneurial startup scene

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We are proud to promote and offer events that benefit the startup community. If you have an event you would like to see posted below, SUBMIT YOUR EVENT!

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Upcoming Events

Techstars Startup Weekend Calgary

February 28-March 1, 2020

Location: Work Nicer Red Mile (2nd Floor) 1550 5 Street SW Calgary, AB, T2R 1K3
Time: N/A

Learn how to launch a startup... over the course of a weekend!
Join Startup Calgary for a fun-filled, hands-on, educational experience that will enable you to build, validate and launch your tech startup idea over the course of a weekend. Whether you're a hacker (developer), hustler (business/sales) or hipster (designer), there is something for you!

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Power Hour - Rainforest YYC

March 3, 2020

Location: Calgary Public Library 800 3 Street Southeast Room 3-10A Calgary, AB T2G 0E7
Time: 5-6PM

Power Hour is Rainforest's ambitious goal to connect people with solutions to their problems. Working in small groups with other innovative individuals from the ecosystem you'll be able to both get and give free help in this connected and safe environment.

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Pixels and Pints Meetup

March 5, 2020

Location: Hudson's Canadian Tap House, 601 12 Avenue SW Calgary, AB
Time: 5-9PM

This meetup is hosted by Pixels and Pints. For nine years, Calgary's best and brightest in tech and digital design have been meeting for drinks. Sometimes there's cake.

Agenda (give or take):

5pm - Mingle and be merry
7pm - Announcements
7:10pm - Beer O'clock!

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Calgary Influential Women in Business Awards

March 5, 2020

Location: Hyatt Regency Calgary, Imperial Ballroom 700 Centre Street South Calgary, AB T2G 5P6
Time: 5-8:30PM

The inaugural Calgary Influential Women in Business Awards will recognize seven outstanding female business leaders and one male champion for women in Calgary and celebrate their accomplishments.

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321 Growth Academy: Growth Marketing

March 6, 2020

Location: ARTC | 3553 31 St NW
Time: 9AM-1PM

Growth Marketing is our in-depth course for founders and their team members. Over 45+ hours, you’ll learn everything you need to know about revenue-focused Marketing – from the fundamentals to marketing campaigns – all while applying what you learn in your business in real-time.

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Business Model Canvas 101

March 9, 2020

Location: Work Nicer - Red Mile (2nd Floor) 1550 5 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 1K3
Time: 5:30-9PM

Have a scalable business idea but don't know where to start?

Join us for this introductory workshop that provides a general overview of the Business Model Canvas (BMC), originally proposed by Alexander Osterwalder. Our facilitators will guide you through each section of the BMC and will provide relevant examples as well as answer questions along the way. You'll walk away with a further understanding of how to use the BMC as well as a draft copy for your own idea.

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Valhalla BaseCamp Pitch Night

March 9, 2020

Location: Madison's 12|12 1212 9 Ave SE
Time: 4-9PM

Join Valhalla Private Capital for BaseCamp Pitch Night where companies from the two day BaseCamp program (including Accelerator YYC's recent cohort) will apply what they learned about raising capital and pitch their companies to investors for feedback. Grab some food, drinks, and watch some pitches!

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321 Growth Academy: Lean Sales

March 12, 2020

Location: ARTC | 3553 31 St NW
Time: 9AM-1PM

Lean Sales is our in-depth course for founders and their team members. Over 45+ hours, you’ll learn everything you need to know about B2B sales – from prospecting through closing – all while applying what you learn in your business in real-time.

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Utilities Telecom & Technology Council Latin America (UTCLA)

March 30-April 3, 2020

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Time: N/A

The UTCLA gathers telecom and technology specialists working in energy, gas and water utilities. It enables the exchange of knowledge, keeping members updated in an area where technology is constantly changing. 
The Canada Trade Commissioners Service (TCS)  will be leading a delegation to the event. The TCS will be planing: 
  • a visit of two of the largest power utilities
  • business-to-business matchmaking for Canadian companies to potential buyers
  • a network reception hosted by the Consulate General of Canada with key local contacts

For information on how to register, contact Laura Netto

Pixels and Pints Meetup

April 2, 2020

Location: Hudsons Canadian Tap House 601 12 Ave SW · Calgary, AB
Time: 5-9PM

This meetup is hosted by Pixels and Pints. For nine years, Calgary's best and brightest in tech and digital design have been meeting for drinks. Sometimes there's cake.

Agenda (give or take):

5pm - Mingle and be merry
7pm - Announcements
7:10pm - Beer O'clock!

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321 Growth Academy: Talent Masterclass

April 15, 2020

Location: ARTC | 3553 31 St NW
Time: 9AM-5PM

Talent Masterclass is our interactive recruiting and orientation workshop for founders and team leads. In one day, you’ll learn the key ideas and tools – from developing roles, recruiting unicorns and building belonging – to kickstart building your team for growth. This interactive talent workshop will unpack a better way to attract and onboard the talent you need to grow.

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Global Congress and Expo on Medical Imaging and Case Reports

April 20, 2020

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Scientific Federation will be hosting Global Congress and Expo on Medical Imaging and Case Reports in 2020. This exciting event is scheduled during April 20-21, 2020 at Vancouver, Canada, strives to bring many Prominent Speakers, Professors, Deans, Physicians, Medical and Industrial Professionals, Young Researchers, Student Delegates and Business Delegates, along with information-packed Workshops, will fill the agenda.

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AccelerateAB

April 20-21, 2020

Location: Edmonton, AB
Time: N/A

The annual conference brings together leaders, investors, influencers and supporters of Alberta’s technology ecosystem, with the goal of leveraging the success of the next generation of technology entrepreneurs across the province.

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Rice Alliance VENTURE DAY AT OTC

May 4, 2020

Location: Houston, TX
Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM

The Rice Alliance will present 50 of the most promising emerging energy technology companies at the 2020 Offshore Technology Conference, one of the ten largest industry conferences in the United States. These tech companies will stem from diverse areas across the energy sector and stage of development. The event offers a great opportunity for OTC attendees to learn more about these emerging technologies and businesses and enables potential partnerships and investment opportunities.

 

Selected companies will get to:

  • Pitch to industry leaders, operators, service companies, venture capital investors, angel investors, venture capitalists, and others.
  • Meet with investors and industry during Office Hours. Office Hours are introductory, 1-on-1 meetings with venture capitalists, corporate investors, operators, independents, and service companies in a speed networking format.
  • Attend the OTC on Monday, May 4th, 2020
  • Attend the networking reception with investors and industry

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Uniting the Prairies

May 7, 2020

Location: Saskatoon, SK
Time: N/A

An annual movement that unites the prairie tech communities.

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DISCOVER

May 13-June 2, 2020

Location: Platform Calgary | 429 8 Ave SE
Time: 9AM-12PM

Discover is designed to help you, as an entrepreneur, validate the problem you are trying to solve through customer discovery. Customer discovery is an essential component at the early stages of a startup; understanding your customer's pain will help you deliver a solution that customers actually want.

This course will teach you who an early adopter is, what they look and behave like, evaluate if the problem is big enough to solve, and how to talk to potential customers without talking about your solution.

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True North Festival

June 1-7, 2020

Location: Waterloo
Time: N/A

Join us at the True North Festival June 1-7, 2020 to examine what it means to be human—and humane—in our tech-driven world.

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Inventures 2020

June 3-5, 2020

Location: Telus Convention Centre Calgary, AB, Canada
Time: N/A

Inventures is where startups, scaleups, investors and thought leaders come together to discover and share the latest in innovation, research, capital access, deal-making and experiential learning.

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SocialWest

June 3-5, 2020

Location: Calgary, AB
Time: N/A

Western Canada's Largest Digital Marketing Conference! The conference that keeps Canadian digital marketers and communications professionals ahead of the trends and at the top of their game.

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321 Growth Academy: Sales Kickstarter

June 10, 2020

Location: 429 8 Ave SE
Time: 5-9PM

Sales Kickstarter is our introductory course for founders and their team members that want to better understand sales – and how they can best support their company’s sales efforts. In a rapid-fire 4 hours, you’ll learn what sales is and where it fits in your organization, and what your company must do to drive sales growth.

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321 Growth Academy: Marketing Kickstarter

June 17, 2020

Location: 429 8 Ave SE
Time: 5-9PM

Marketing Kickstarter is our introductory course for founders and team members that want to better understand marketing – and how they can best support their company’s revenue goals. In a half-day (or evening), you’ll learn what marketing is and where it fits in your organization, and what your company can do to undertake marketing that drives revenue.

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Collision

June 22-25, 2020

Location: Toronto, ON
Time: N/A

Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. Now in its seventh year, Collision has grown to over 30,000 attendees. Following the lead of our European event Web Summit, Collision has become a crossroads for the world’s most influential buyers, sellers, emerging companies, and policymakers.

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2020 East Village Street Fair

July 1, 2020

Location: 6th St SE between river and 9th Ave SE
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

EV Street Fair: Shaping Technology for Our Future
Join the East Village Neighbourhood Association (EVNA) as we host the 9th Annual
‘East Village Street Fair’. Our visitors will enjoy a huge variety of festivities, strolling
between events at the New Public Library, National Music Centre and Fort Calgary. The East Village

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StartupFest

July 14-18, 2020

Location: Montreal, QB
Time: N/A

Small enough to meet who you need to meet, big enough that everybody’s there!
More than just world-class content and a global attendee base, Startupfest is known for rethinking the standard event format. Crowned “a music festival for startups” by Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian, you’ll have tangible opportunities to make the connections you need, in one of the world’s most iconic festival cities.

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Upcoming Events

StartupFest

July 14-18, 2020

Location: Montreal, QB
Time: N/A

Small enough to meet who you need to meet, big enough that everybody’s there!
More than just world-class content and a global attendee base, Startupfest is known for rethinking the standard event format. Crowned “a music festival for startups” by Reddit Founder Alexis Ohanian, you’ll have tangible opportunities to make the connections you need, in one of the world’s most iconic festival cities.

LEARN MORE

2020 East Village Street Fair

July 1, 2020

Location: 6th St SE between river and 9th Ave SE
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

EV Street Fair: Shaping Technology for Our Future
Join the East Village Neighbourhood Association (EVNA) as we host the 9th Annual
‘East Village Street Fair’. Our visitors will enjoy a huge variety of festivities, strolling
between events at the New Public Library, National Music Centre and Fort Calgary. The East Village

Learn More

Collision

June 22-25, 2020

Location: Toronto, ON
Time: N/A

Collision is the fastest-growing tech conference in North America. Now in its seventh year, Collision has grown to over 30,000 attendees. Following the lead of our European event Web Summit, Collision has become a crossroads for the world’s most influential buyers, sellers, emerging companies, and policymakers.

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Past Events

Startup Drinks & Pitches

February 26, 2020

Location: 2nd Floor Trolley 5 Brewpub 728 17 Ave SW Calgary, AB T2T 4M2
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Come and practice your pitch to a group of fellow entrepreneurs, innovators and community members in a casual, no pressure setting. Whether you are looking for a technical co-founder or just want to share your idea, join us for Startup Drinks & Pitches.

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Canadian Technology Accelerator (Taiwan) Information Session

February 25, 2020

Location: Platform Calgary 429 8 Ave SE Main Floor Calgary, AB T2G 0L7
Time: 9:30-11AM

Platform Calgary, Startup Calgary and Calgary Economic Development are hosting the Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTA) - Taiwan for an information session.

CTA in Taipei focuses on recruiting innovative Canadian companies with products or solutions driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies or enabled by Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

The following sub-sectors and applications have been identified as opportunities for Canadian companies to explore:

  • Digital Healthcare: Solutions for medical examination and diagnosis, rehabilitation and enhancing the efficiency of health services.
  • Smart Manufacturing: IoT analytics solutions to enable transformation toward industrial 4.0.
  • Smart City: IoT analytics solutions in cities, buildings and infrastructure, emergency recognition and notification applications, and other smart solutions for public transportation systems.

If you are an advanced technology company, industry association, incubator, or researcher, please register today to learn more about CTA - Taiwan!

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Business Model Canvas 301

February 24, 2020

Location: Work Nicer - Red Mile (2nd Floor) 1550 5 St SW Calgary, AB T2R 1K3
Time: 5:30-9PM

Learn how to validate your assumptions to land your first paying customer.

During this 3.5 hour deep-dive workshop, you’ll further your understanding of the customer discovery process and you'll leverage your Business Model Canvas and Value Proposition Canvas and walk away with an 8-12 week roadmap to help you validate your market and build/test your MVP.

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