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COVID-19 UPDATES & RESOURCES

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

COVID-19 Government Support for Business Owners (Webinar)

April 8, 2020

Location: Online
Time: 10-11AM

Join TEC Edmonton and Equitus Partners LLP for a webinar on what COVID-19 supports are available for business owners.

 

Provincial and Federal updates related to COVID-19.

Topics covered include:

  • Tax Filing Deadline Tax Payment
  • Tax Payment Deferrals
  • Bank Loan Payment Deferrals
  • Temporary Wage Subsidy ROEs
  • EI for Employees
  • Alberta Emergency Isolation Support
  • Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB)
  • Provincial and Federal updates related to COVID19
  • Canada Child Benefit
  • GST Credit
  • WCB
  • Property Tax

COVID-19 Government Support for Business Owners (Webinar)

Calgary Theory of Creativity™ Masterclass

April 9, 2020

Location: Hotel Arts
Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Interested in learning how Disney stayed innovative so long and how to foster innovation in your company? You’re invited to Duncan Wardle's, Former Head of Innovation & Creativity for Disney, upcoming DISRUPT Innovation Masterclass, taking place April 9 at Hotel Arts. This intimate gathering of thought leaders will focus on infusing a culture of innovation inside even the most traditional workplaces.

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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.

LEARN MORE

Past Events

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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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

Tech-A-Thon hosted by Bow Valley College Shortlist Deadline

March 30, 2020

Location: Online
Time: N/A

On the weekend of May 9th Bow Valley College will host a Tech-A-Thon and are looking for three additional tech companies to be part of the event.

 

What is a Tech-A-Thon?

Think internal hackathon but with 100+ participants in teams of 5 coming up with new ideas for some of Calgary’s most promising tech firms. During the weekend teams of entrepreneurs, developers, and students will compete for $17,500 in cash as they come up with ideas for either new features or new products/services for their chosen company. There is no charge to be one of the five companies chosen.

 

Chosen companies will be asked to have someone do a recorded or live three-minute presentation on who they are so participants can decide which company they want to come up with ideas for.

 

Deadline March 30th, 2020.

 

Email Craig Elias for More Details