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Monday, October 19
 

8:00am MDT

Edmonton Startup Week Opening Smudge Ceremony with Naheyawin
Edmonton Startup Week Opening Smudge Ceremony with Naheyawin

Join us on Startup Edmonton's Facebook for a live stream Smudging Ceremony led by Jacquelyn and Hunter Cardinal, founders of Naheyawin who help businesses, non-profits, and institutions reinvigorate the spirit of Treaty into their organizations. We welcome you to join in or observe and set positive intentions for the week ahead!

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Monday October 19, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am MDT
Virtual Event

9:00am MDT

Global Morning Keynote with Rohini Kalvakuntla
Start your morning with an inspiring talk with a global entrepreneurial leader highlighting their unique journey and disruptive startup.

Monday's Global Keynote features Rohini Kalvakuntla, Founder of GiveRED
Rohini is the Founder of a Non-profit called GiveRED. She is based in India and has a background in Health strategy and healthcare policy and she is passionate about building smart scalable solutions with high impact on public health.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Rohini Kalvakuntla

Rohini Kalvakuntla

Founder, GiveRED
Rohini Kalvakuntla co-founded GiveRED in November 2019 to improve access to blood and enhance ease of blood donation in India. GiveRED is a simple tech-based service that allows patients to find information on the availability of blood or blood donor in their vicinity in real-time... Read More →

Hosts
avatar for Skye Kihara

Skye Kihara

Startup Edmonton

Sponsors
avatar for BioWare

BioWare

Think Global Track Sponsor
BioWare develops high-quality console, PC, and online role-playing games focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters, and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate™Neverwinter... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am MDT
Virtual Event

9:00am MDT

The Morning Listen (On Demand)
Each morning we're dropping a new set of audio recommendations from movers and shakers across the Edmonton Startup Community. The page will go live each morning at 9am!

Head to edmontonstartupweek.com/themorninglisten to see today's featured recommendations from Sam Pillar, CEO & Co-founder of Jobber!

Monday October 19, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

9:00am MDT

Startup Crawl 2020: Instagram Takeovers with Edmonton's Emerging Startups!
An Edmonton Startup Week favourite! Now in a fresh, virtual format - if you’re all about the ‘gram we got you covered.

Jobber ⬅⬅⬅⬅Click here

DiveThru ⬅⬅⬅⬅Click here

Ez en Route ⬅⬅⬅⬅Click here

SkillsTrader ⬅⬅⬅⬅Click here

AltaML ⬅⬅⬅⬅Click here

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors at Edmonton's most dynamic startups? Check out the links above to Startup Edmonton's Instagram for Takeovers from some of Edmonton's most exciting startups - DiveThru, Jobber, AltaML, SkillsTrader and ez enRoute!

Sponsors
avatar for Gather Co

Gather Co

Fun Track Sponsor
We develop and build unique properties and workspaces for companies that build interest and cultivate community. Gather Co. was founded by Kelly Pope in 1998, as a progressive real estate development company that builds spaces, cultivates innovation, and supports its entrepreneurs... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2020 9:00am - Friday October 23, 2020 5:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

9:30am MDT

Learn More About the Payment Processing Industry with PayNive
We want to teach startups how to choose the best payment processor for their industry and about some industry myths and answer questions in relation to the industry.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Prince

Garrett Prince

Director of Sales, PayNive


Monday October 19, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am MDT
Virtual Event

9:30am MDT

Beyond Resilience: Thriving in a Post-Pandemic World with GlobalStakes Consulting
The biggest take-aways for this session is to get participants to understand that ambiguity is not a condition to be feared and protected from but to embrace with full awareness.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Maiden R. Manzanal-Frank

Maiden R. Manzanal-Frank

President, GlobalStakes Consulting
Maiden Manzanal-Frank is a global impact adviser based out of Alberta, Canada. She is an award-wining diversity champion, a Rotary Peace Scholar, consultant, writer, instructor, and an international speakers. She helps businesses, non-profits, and international organizations accelerate... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am MDT
Virtual Event

10:00am MDT

Creating Your Startup Launch Campaign with Lift Interactive
Creating Your Startup Launch Campaign - How to plan, design, and execute the launch campaign for your new business.

In this workshop, we'll explore how to create your launch campaign in two parts. First, we'll talk about how to clarify and refine your message in preparation for telling the world about your startup. Then we'll discuss how to prepare a smart digital campaign with clear goals and ways to measure success.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Micah Slavens

Micah Slavens

Principal, Lift Interactive Inc.
We're an international award-winning, forward-thinking, boutique digital & creative agency located in Edmonton, Canada.Our strategists, designers and coders work with clients from all over the world to build successful digital experiences, brands, and campaigns. ❤️


Monday October 19, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Virtual Event

11:00am MDT

Ask Me Anything Panel with Dentons Canada LLP
Ask Me Anything Panel with Dentons Canada LLP: Everything you wanted to ask your tech startup lawyer but were too afraid (or too cheap) to ask.
Do you have a legal question about tech startups? Do you think lawyers are generally unapproachable know-it-alls that are heavy on formal schooling and light on personality? In that case, come on down with your questions to this virtual event where a panel of personable (we promise!) lawyers from Dentons Canada LLP will try their hand at answering the vexing questions facing your tech startup, and convincing you that we really are not all that bad .. and that we can provide practical advice that will help your business.
Panel:
  • Tom Sides
  • Wes Fairbanks
  • Sarat Maharaj

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Sides

Thomas Sides

Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
I am a partner of the corporate commercial team in the Edmonton  office of Dentons Canada LLP.  I am also the national chair of the firm's Technology Transactions legal group, and my practise is focused primarily on technology, intellectual property, privacy, data security, M&A... Read More →
avatar for Wes Fairbanks

Wes Fairbanks

Associate, Dentons Canada LLP
Wes is a member of Dentons’ Corporate group. His practice includes advising public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations and charities, partnerships, start-ups and entrepreneurs on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including corporate organization and governance, corporate finance and securities... Read More →
avatar for Sarat Maharaj

Sarat Maharaj

Dentons Canada LLP

Hosts
avatar for Catrina Lesburg

Catrina Lesburg

Dentons Canada LLP


Monday October 19, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

Edmonton Startup Week Kick Off: Acknowledging Our Land and Honouring the Path You're On
To kick off Edmonton Startup Week, Startup Edmonton will be joined by Jacquelyn and Hunter Cardinal, founders of Naheyawin who help businesses, non-profits, and institutions reinvigorate the spirit of Treaty into their organizations.

This will be a hands-on workshop where we will dive into the purpose of a land acknowledgment and you will have the opportunity to build your own.

We look forward to taking a moment with you to reflect and honour the land we all share and bring positive intentions to the week ahead.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Prefer to skip the networking and only watch the program? Feel free to tune in at https://www.edmontonstartupweek.com/watch-live!

Monday October 19, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

Entrepreneurial Well Being Today and Everyday with NAIT's Mawji Centre
Learn how to utilize mindfulness concepts in your business to help mitigate the stress that comes with being a business owner. In this webinar, we will define mindfulness and how it can work for you. Jay and April will give examples of how they employ mindfulness in their own businesses and then open up for Q&A with participants.

Facilitators:
  • Jay Downton, Serial Entrepreneur, Co-founder of the Nation Network, Co-owner of Little Brick Cafe and the River Valley Company, President at Oodle Noodle
  • April Prescott, B Ed., RYT-200 HR, Educator, Mindfulness and Meditation Consultant, Yoga Teacher

RSVP here to attend.

Speakers
avatar for April Prescott

April Prescott

Coach, YEG Hustle
My vision is that mindfulness becomes a way of life that is accessible to all, regardless of economic standing, race, religion, or personal identification. I want people to lead a life of happiness, success, and fulfillment and I firmly believe that mindfulness can help do that.I... Read More →
avatar for Jay Downton

Jay Downton

Co-Founder/President, Nation Network/Oodle Noodle/River Valley Company
A passionate Edmontonian, Jay is committed to play a role in helping make Edmonton a 'Global 10'. In 2007, he co-founded Oilersnation.com and the Nation Network. In 2010, Jay was appointed President of Oodle Noodle, applying the skills he learned from specializing in franchise financing... Read More →

Hosts
avatar for Cecile Wendlandt

Cecile Wendlandt

Coordinator, The Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship
NAIT's vibrant on-campus community dedicated to inspiring your entrepreneurial mindset.We harness your inner talent & challenge you to express new ideas, think creatively and experiment with confidence outside the classroom. As the next generation of creators and trailblazers, we... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

So you want to raise money...? A quick guide to securing early investors with Valhalla Private Capital
Early-stage investors will play a key role when growing and scaling your company. Therefore, it is important to secure the right investors at the right time. Join us in this conversation on what investors are looking for and how to stand out from the rest.

Hosted by: Valhalla Private Capital

RSVP here in advance to attend this event!

Speakers
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Camille Hunt

Director, Valhalla Angels
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Evelyn Cerda

Valhalla Angels


Monday October 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

Design Thinking Workshop with Startup Edmonton
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Design Thinking is a holistic and human-centred approach to innovating and understanding complex problems; it allows aspiring entrepreneurs and innovators to tap into their creative toolkit, empathize with their customer, and ultimately create better solutions.

Join Startup Edmonton for a hands on virtual workshop where teams will apply design thinking to a real-world problem. Sign up as a team of 4-6 here, or as an individual and we will place you on a team. Space is limited to 5 teams or 30 participants.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Tristan Ham

Tristan Ham

Program Facilitator, Startup Edmonton
I am a Program Facilitator at Startup Edmonton, supporting those amazing founders in realizing their businesses and providing essential connections. I have been facilitating for more than 12 years, specializing in complex frameworks from many different industries. I'm fired up to... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm MDT
Virtual Event

2:00pm MDT

Slide this into your DM's and Twitch it - Social Media for startups (or anyone)
If you're looking for a 'how to do social media' Google has about 2,960,000,000 results. Overwhelming...not entirely helpful and exactly the number of Instagram hashtags you will need to be an influencer. In this casual workshop, we'll explore the importance of not spreading yourself too thin while still sharing your story with a global audience. Oh ya, and we'll have some fun too.

Resources: Link to Nevin's Favourite Social Media Things

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
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Nevin deMilliano

Social Media Specialist, Startup Edmonton
@Swiftchaser on Twitter


Monday October 19, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

3:00pm MDT

Bootstrapping your Startup - Lessons Learned with Ashif Mawji
Having bootstrapped more than 5 different ventures, in different sectors, Ashif will share the hard lessons learned and what he would do differently now. He will walk through the successes and opportunities and in what he would do today if bootstrapping a new startup.

The presentation will be dynamic and interactive with a lot of time for questions.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Ashif Mawji

Ashif Mawji

Venture Partner, Rising Tide
Ashif Mawji is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, venture capitalist, mentor and a community builder. He is a Venture Partner with Rising Tide (San Francisco based venture capitalist) and serves on a number of private and nonprofit boards.Ashif was awarded the 2002 Ernst & Young... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

4:00pm MDT

Volition Pitch Building Bootcamp
At Volition, we support entrepreneurs across Canada and beyond by providing space for conversations, connections, and practical skill-building--and that's what our pitch events and pitch boot camps are all about.


Since 2016 Volition has hosted diverse educational programs focused on B2B content. These boot camps and masterclasses are taught by Volition Advisors with domain expertise in Pitch & Presentation (Investor Preparedness), Customers & Cash, Marketing & Metrics, and Funding & Fundraising.


In Volition’s Pitch Bootcamp you will learn our unique PSOyAS pitch-building technique, that utilizes a narrative storytelling methodology and provides the structure and flow you need. Learn how to build a clear, concise, and compelling presentation, along with the ‘must-haves’ so you can 'tick the boxes' for investors, or whoever your audience may be.


Delivered by Master Pitch & Presentation Instructor and Coach, Paul Brassard, this Bootcamp is comprised of elements and learnings gained from almost 14 years of pitching and fundraising experience, and working with hundreds of (pitching) entrepreneurs.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Monday October 19, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

5:00pm MDT

Investor Readiness 101 with Shaper Impact Capital
So you have a business plan, an MVP, and some traction for your product/service. You now require money to continue your trajectory and scale. How can you get investors on board? What will they look for in your startup, and what should you look for in their organization? This is an introductory talk on how to research investors, pitch yourself/your company, and determine what financing options are best for you.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Eemaan Khan

Eemaan Khan

VC Analyst / Outreach, Shaper Impact Capital
Business / Community Engagement / Government


Monday October 19, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

6:00pm MDT

UX/UI: Heuristics && C.R.A.P. Principles with Ada's Team
Join us to learn fundamental design guidelines and principles to follow when creating your visual designs. We'll be exploring UI heuristics and the importance of contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity to design exceptional user experiences.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers

Monday October 19, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

6:00pm MDT

DemoCamp 50
RSVP here to join us on Remo for DemoCamp 50!

Join us for a look back at some amazing demos throughout the last 12 years and 49 Democamps and see where those companies/projects/people are now!

DemoCamp brings together developers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and investors to share what they’ve been working on and to find others in the community interested in similar topics. For presenters, it’s a great way to get feedback on what you’re building from peers and the community, all in an informal setting. Started back in 2008, DemoCamp Edmonton has steadily grown into one of the largest in the country, with over 200 people attending each event.

We may be going virtual, but the rules for DemoCamp stay the same: 7 minutes to demo real, working products, followed by a few minutes for questions, and no slides allowed.

Announcing the DemoCamp 50 Lineup!
...with appearances from the founding organizers that have grown DemoCamp into the startup community tradition that it is today!

The first hour (or less) will be the demo's followed by time on Remo to network and meet the demo'ers! Stay only for the presentations, or stay for it all. You choose!

Prefer to skip the networking and only watch the program? Feel free to tune in at https://www.edmontonstartupweek.com/watch-live!

Hosts
avatar for Adam Danyleyko

Adam Danyleyko

Community Program Manager, Startup Edmonton


Monday October 19, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Virtual Event
 
Tuesday, October 20
 

9:00am MDT

Global Morning Keynote with Was Rahman
Start your morning with an inspiring talk with a global entrepreneurial leader highlighting their unique journey and disruptive startup.

Tuesday's Global Keynote features Was Rahman - CEO of AI Prescience
Was Rahman is the CEO of AI Prescience, an AI research and consulting firm. He has over 30 years global experience using data and technology to improve business performance, particularly AI. Was writes extensively on technology in business. His new book is called AI and Machine Learning and it demystifies AI & its ethical dilemmas for non-technical audiences. Find out more at https://wasl.ink/MyAIMLBook.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Was Rahman

Was Rahman

CEO & Co-founder, AI Prescience
Was is CEO of AI Prescience, a consulting firm that helps businesses use AI to improve performance ethically and responsibly. He has over 30 years’ experience using data and technology in business, particularly AI. His entrepreneurial experience includes his own start-ups, and... Read More →

Hosts
avatar for Skye Kihara

Skye Kihara

Startup Edmonton

Sponsors
avatar for BioWare

BioWare

Think Global Track Sponsor
BioWare develops high-quality console, PC, and online role-playing games focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters, and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate™Neverwinter... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am MDT
Virtual Event

9:00am MDT

The Morning Listen (On Demand)
Each morning we're dropping a new set of audio recommendations from movers and shakers across the Edmonton Startup Community. The page will go live each morning at 9am!

Head to edmontonstartupweek.com/themorninglisten to see today's featured recommendations from the co-founders at Taproot, Karen Unland and Mack Male!

Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

9:30am MDT

Opportunities in a Pandemic: Leveraging the Global Workforce for Your Workplace Solutions with Knowtified
“What got you here won't get you there”
Knowing that what works in the workplace now doesn't necessarily mean it will work in the future. COVID-19 has created new a reality where business owners must adopt different ways to manage the business while taking into consideration that 75% of the workforce is considered a digital native (Millennial, Gen X, Gen Z).

In this session, you will learn how to ensure your workforce stays up to date and gets personalized knowledge to stay on top of global trends. Knowtified is a platform that connects Solution Seekers to Solution Providers in real-time using AI & ML. We are living in a new era from seeking knowledge to getting notified, and no one should be deprived because of their position or money.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Faruq Khalifa

Faruq Khalifa

Co-Founder, Knowtified
From the world's largest oil & Gas Company to a Startup, I  found my self on a mission to solve problems I witnessed for the last  24 years happen every day again and again. I move from solving one issue to offer a solution to multiple issues all around the world in real-time.From... Read More →
avatar for Samir Hassan

Samir Hassan

Founder & CEO, Knowtified
A multi-skilled serial entrepreneur with proven experience of forging lasting partnerships with the biggest companies of the world. I have 19 years of experience in Technology, Business Development and Project Management in international markets.


Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:30am - 10:05am MDT
Virtual Event

9:30am MDT

IP101: An Open Forum Q&A
Grab a coffee and join B. Rhiannon Adams and Patrick Laycock from Parlee McLaws as they answer your questions on patents, trademarks, licensing, and all things intellectual property!

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Rhiannon Adams

Rhiannon Adams

Partner, Parlee McLaws LLP
My work involves helping entrepreneurs and businesses identify and protect their intellectual property rights, including trademarks, patents and industrial designs, as well as assisting clients set terms and limit liabilities through preparing and negotiating various business and... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Laycock

Patrick Laycock

Partner - Intellectual Property Co-Lead, Parlee McLaws LLP
I am a patent attorney with Parlee McLaws LLP. My practice focuses on assisting clients of all sizes secure patent rights for inventions in the high tech, electrical, and mechanical fields.

Hosts
avatar for Ashley Luck

Ashley Luck

Marketing & Communications Specialist, Parlee McLaws LLP


Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
Virtual Event

9:30am MDT

Inclusion Roadmap with Fund for Innovation and Transformation (FIT)
The Fund for Innovation and Transformation / Fonds pour l’innovation et la transformation (FIT) is an initiative supporting Canadian small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs) to test, advance the effective use of, and learn from innovative solutions to global development challenges.

In this workshop, you will learn about the value of inclusion in your innovation process. Using our Inclusion Mapping tool, find out where you are, where you want to go, and how to get there.

Inspiring stories, first-hand experiences, and adaptable strategies will be shared from Canadian innovators who have designed inclusive innovations in developing countries.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Christina MacIsaac

Christina MacIsaac

Director of Innovation, Fund for Innovation and Transformation
Christina is part of a new national initiative (FIT), funded by Global Affairs Canada, that supports Canadian small and medium sized organizations to test innovative solutions that aim to advance gender equality in the Global South. Our team has developed some interesting resources... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am MDT
Virtual Event

10:30am MDT

The Alberta-Newfoundland Kitchen Party! with Aatif Baskanderi and Michelle Simms
Come for a cup of tea with a couple of Newfoundlanders with a connection to Alberta to chat about the commonalities between the two provinces, including the oil & gas innovation discussion, community livelihoods, and the digital revolution. Aatif Baskanderi is the Executive Director of Startup Edmonton who grew up in rural Newfoundland and Michelle Simms is the CEO of Genesis, the Newfoundland & Labrador's tech incubator based in St. John's. The chat will be followed by the ability for you to jump around to different tables to network and chat with fellow participants.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Hosts
avatar for Aatif Baskanderi

Aatif Baskanderi

Director, Startup Edmonton


Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am MDT
Virtual Event

10:30am MDT

Business Foundation Series: 5 Ways to Finance Your Business with Business Link
Register here for free today!

Curious about what options are out there for getting money to start and grow your business?

This workshop will cover 5 ways to raise money to start and grow your small business, from loans to grants and everything in between. You’ll also walk away with the foundations of managing your business finances.

Presented by a Business Link Small Business Strategist



Speakers
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Frank El Baraquoni

Small Business Strategist, Business
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Mark Shields

Small Business Strategist, Business Link
Mark is a Business Strategist who approaches issues with a diverse background and wealth of experience. His business pursuits have included yoga instruction and event creation and promotion. He has studied accounting and history academically, and sits as the treasurer for both the... Read More →

Hosts
avatar for Joette Forcier

Joette Forcier

Events and Marketing Coordinator, Business Link


Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

11:30am MDT

Job Mixer + Company Meet & Greet
Log on and check out the local startup scene! Edmonton startups are growing and need great teams to help build products. Learn more about job opportunities available now and get to know what kind of skills they will be looking for in the future.

This job mixer is open to anyone curious about opportunities at growing tech-enabled companies - students from all programs of study and schools, recent grads, people on the job search and more.

Join at any time during the two-hour event, and stay as long or short as you'd like.

Participating companies (check back often for updates!):
The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Tuesday October 20, 2020 11:30am - 1:30pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

Dev Edmonton Weekly Chat
A casual virtual weekly chat that open to everyone and anyone. A place to ask questions, hear different viewpoints, and, most importantly, get to know your fellow Dev Edmontonians.

Every week there is a new initial software development topic posted on Dev Edmonton Slack to get the discussion started: https://devedmonton.com/

Sometimes we discuss the initial topic the entire chat, other times the topic changes several times through the natural flow of the conversation. If you have an initial topic suggestion please contact me, @Chris C, on Dev Edmonton Slack: https://devedmonton.slack.com/team/UF99Y6G3E

Meetup link for future Weekly Chats:
https://www.meetup.com/startupedmonton/events/wnktvrybcnbbc/

Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!



Speakers
avatar for Christopher C

Christopher C

Software Consultant, Saturday Morning Productions
Software consulting for problems that require more than a basic website!


Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

Agile Edmonton Meetup
Follow along with this session on IdeaBoards here!

Agile Edmonton is a User Group run by volunteers with the goal of helping Edmonton develop better software using Agile methods. Unsure what Agile methods are? You’ve come to the right place. Wikipedia defines Agile software development as “a group of software development methodologies based on iterative development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams.” If that still confuses you, then bring your questions to our next meeting or to our slack channel.

Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive because the agenda for the meeting was democratically generated. There are currently dozens of Lean Coffees happening world-wide.

For more information see http://leancoffee.org/

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Friel

Dustin Friel

Devops Engineer, Betable, Inc.
Agile Edmonton


Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

CBC Edmonton Panel: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Entrepreneurship
How equity and diversity can disrupt entrepreneurship: A talk on normalizing equity in the conversation of entrepreneurship, not as an additional cost that needs to be paid, but as a competitive differentiator.

​The panelists for this event are:
Morẹ́nikẹ́ Ọláòṣebìkan
Jacquelyn Cardinal
Marcela Mandeville
Jas Panesar

This panel will take place on the CBC Edmonton Facebook Live page, and is done in partnership between CBC Edmonton and Startup Edmonton.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

Becoming a Video Star with Alyson Connolly
  The move to video for most business meetings has changed the dynamic of how we relate to other people during the workday. In the past, you probably prepared yourself for “in person” presentations in a board room by writing out your pitch, practicing your delivery and wearing clothing suitable for the occasion.
Appearing at a meeting via video is no different in those aspects, but there are some other factors at play as well when technology is involved. Be prepared, be professional and be on time still count. But where are you looking? How is the lighting? Have you made sure your internet connection is solid?
We will approach public speaking for video with many tips about relaxing in front of the camera, using proper body posture to make you look and feel confident, and taking your presentation from ordinary to spectacular.

RSVP here to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Alyson Connolly

Alyson Connolly

Voice and Public Speaking Coach, Alyson Connolly
I am a public speaking coach and an expert in helping people overcome the anxiety of public presentations. I also work with clients who are good but want to improve and those whose accent impedes their clarity. I've built my career consulting with some of the top executives in Canada... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

Learn how... to build a gazelle with Alberta Innovates
Join Alberta Innovates and learn how we can help you grow and scale your business.

gazelle (noun) ga·zelle | \ gə-ˈzel
A gazelle company is a young, very fast-growing company. This type of company maintains consistent and rapid expansion of both employment and turnover.
Join the Alberta Innovates Entrepreneurial Investment team as they lead you through an entrepreneur's journey of innovation from discovery to use.
Learn how we can help you with coaching, community, and capital.

Hear from:
Sandra Candie - Director, Global Partnerships
Mike Riou - Technology Development Advisor
Dana Smits - Director, Capital Access & Major Transactions

Presented by the Hosts of Shift by Alberta Innovates
This is a YouTube LIVE event, access the link here

Tuesday October 20, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

2:00pm MDT

Leveraging Lenders to Move the Needle on your Startup with Futurpreneur Canada
If you’re at the stage where you need money for your startup, this session will help you navigate the world of lending, or non-equity financing, for your business. You’ll get access to experts who have advised hundreds of businesses to acquire capital for their start-up journey. Come prepared with questions for this interactive panel discussion on financing for entrepreneurs
 
Some of the key questions we’ll be answering:
  1. Difference between equity vs non-equity based financing?
  2. How can I identify if my business is ready for funding?
  3. What steps should I take before approaching lenders?
  4. How do I strategize when shopping for funding?
 
Panelists:
Nicole Cayanan- Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)
Aimee Parker- Alberta Treasury Branch (ATB)
Rahim Velji- Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Hussam Tungekar- Futurpreneur Canada


The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
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Rahim Velji

Business Centre Manager, Business Development Bank of Canada
Rahim originally joined the BDC team in Edmonton in early 2012 as an Account Manager, supporting the mid-market business portfolio. After taking a short break from BDC to pursue his MBA at Wilfrid Laurier University, Rahim returned the BDC Edmonton family in June 2014, then eventually... Read More →
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Aimee Parker

Entrepreneur Strategist, ATB
Whether you're dreaming, building, or growing, the ATB Entrepreneur Centre offers a powerful set of tools to help entrepreneur’s business and finances grow together. As an Entrepreneur Strategist, Aimee is eager to share her experiences and resources to help entrepreneurs navigate... Read More →
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Hussam Tungekar

Team Lead, Futurpreneur Canada
Hussam Tungekar is team lead for Futurpreneur Canada in Alberta. He has a passion for nurturing economic empowerment in our community. His experience is centered around communication strategy and organizational governance in both corporate and non-profit organizations. Hussam loves... Read More →
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Nicole Cayanan

Financing Specialist, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
I am the Financing Specialist at Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). My main role with the organization is to help finance women-owned businesses in Alberta, at all stages of their business. I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce Co-op degree, majoring... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

3:00pm MDT

Various Angel Deal Flows & How to Get Your Money Back with Valhalla Private Capital
Hosted by Randy Thompson from Valhalla Private Capital & Valhalla Angels.

RSVP here in advance to attend this event!

Tuesday October 20, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

4:00pm MDT

Reverse Pitch Night with the YEG Service Provider Community with ERIN & Startup TNT
Reverse Pitch Night with the YEG Service Provider Community.

Service Providers take the stage! Each service provider will have 2 minutes to present their organization,
networking, and fun to follow.


The event order is as follows (2-minute pitches):
-Introduction from our Co-Hosts
-Innovation Entity-EACOS
-Business Link
-Startup Edmonton
-Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
-Venture Mentoring Services
-University of Alberta
-Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation
-Health City
-TEC Edmonton
-Alberta Innovates
-Futurpreneur
-Business Development Bank of Canada
-Resources from your local MLA
-Closing words from Startup TNT
-Networking!
We look forward to meeting you 

RSVP here to join us on Remo for the Reverse Pitch Night!



Speakers
avatar for Zack Storms

Zack Storms

Founder and Chief-Organizer, Startup TNT
I love hanging out with entrepreneurs, scientists and investors every Thursday Night.


Tuesday October 20, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

6:00pm MDT

AI Mentor Session with AlbertaAI
Do you want to learn about Artificial Intelligence (AI) but don't know where to start?

Are you taking some online AI courses but lack of real world hands-on project experiences?

Are you at the advanced level but having difficulty understanding a state-of-the-art algorithm or looking for peers who can learn from each other?

No matter what level of your AI knowledge, you can come to AlbertaAI Mentor Session to find peers and seek help and guidance from AlbertaAI senior members. We will break out attendees into the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. In each breakout room, our senior members will provide help and guidance and the attendees at the same level can discuss and exchange ideas with each other.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Hosted by: AlbertaAI
Alberta Artificial Intelligence Association (AlbertaAI) is a non-profit, non-political organization with the vision to cultivate the Alberta AI ecosystem and connect the Alberta AI community to the world.

MISSION
Cultivate the Alberta AI ecosystem
– Increase the awareness of AI and its potentials
– Foster the development and exchange of AI knowledge and ideas
– Facilitate the commercialization of AI research work and help diversify Alberta’s economy
Connect the Alberta AI community to the world
– Introduce Albertans to opportunities worldwide
– Attract more talents and investments to Alberta
– Establish collaborations between Alberta and the international AI communities

Speakers
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Dr. Lihang Ying

President, Alberta AI
Dr. Lihang Ying is the president of AlbertaAI. He has over 15 years of professional experience in software engineering, entrepreneurship, AI, and enterprise architecture in China and Canada. He works at the City of Edmonton as an architect in Smart City and AI&ML. He is also a mentor... Read More →

Hosts

Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

6:00pm MDT

Business Model 101 Workshop with Startup Edmonton
Limited Capacity filling up

Get hands-on support as you explore and move your tech-enabled product and company ideas forward. Having a great idea is just the first step to building an amazing product or service. There are lots of other factors to consider — like your customers, how to reach them, and what they are willing to pay.

Join us for two hours dedicated to the lean canvas model and how you can use it to iterate on your idea as you learn about your customers.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Allan Waine

Allan Waine

Program Facilitator, Startup Edmonton
Allan loves kick-starting ideas from dreams to programs. Life is the most rewarding when he can walk alongside you supporting your journey and drive for success and significance. He brings experience in not-for-profit and cross-cultural educational leadership. You will connect with... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

6:30pm MDT

EdmontonPy: Python User Group
We hope to foster a strong, supportive, and proficient Python community in the Edmonton area. Everyone interested in any aspect of Python development is welcome to join.

We meet on the second Monday of each month. Each week we will listen to presentations and discuss Python news and events.

Visit http://edmontonpy.com for more information.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Tuesday October 20, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm MDT
Virtual Event

7:00pm MDT

Venture Capital 101 with Panache Ventures
Everything you wanted to know about venture capital, but were too afraid to ask! In this session, we'll give you a quick overview of how VC firms operate, why they prefer investing in "moonshot" ventures over companies with more conservative returns, and how they make investment decisions.

A great workshop for entrepreneurs that want an inside view of what VCs are thinking, or a primer for people who are considering venture capital as a career.

We'll do a quick 15-minute presentation using this document: https://docsend.com/view/g7yf6qki2yt9bgkd which will be followed by a 40-minute discussion. Session size will be limited to 40 to facilitate audience participation.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Lor

Patrick Lor

Managing Partner, Panache Ventures
Patrick Lor is Managing Partner at Panache Ventures, a $58m fund that will invest in over 100 seed-stage startups. Previously, he was co-founder at iStockphoto, which was acquired by Getty Images. As a mentor, he was recognized by UBC’s Creative Destruction Lab with their Associate... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

7:00pm MDT

Webinar - Market Insight Sharing on Taiwan’s Healthcare sector & its innovation trends
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Alberta Taiwan Office and the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei are organizing a free Market Insight Webinar at 7pm MDT on October 20. Invited guest speakers will share their insights on Taiwan’s healthcare innovations and current technology needs. Speakers will share their observations on previous successful cases they have witnessed and point out the gap and opportunities for Alberta digital health and medical technology companies to fill in. The information provided will help the audience gain an understanding and prepare for market access in Taiwan.

The registration is now closed and we will be sharing the recorded video with those who couldn't join us online. Please contact Judy Chen, CTA manager in Taipei at Judy.Chen@International.gc.ca for more information.

Hosts
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Julia Mah

Trade Officer, Alberta Economic Development, Trade and Tourism


Tuesday October 20, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Virtual Event
 
Wednesday, October 21
 

9:00am MDT

Global Morning Keynote with Mucha Hazel Nyandoro
Start your morning with an inspiring talk with a global entrepreneurial leader highlighting their unique journey and disruptive startup.

Wednesday's Global Keynote features Mucha Hazel Nyandoro, Founder and Managing Director of Manelith Consulting
Mucha Nyandoro is the Founder and Managing director of Manelith Consulting. She is a dynamic, performance driven professional with 20 years’ experience across a broad range of business disciplines. She has worked in leadership positions for top tier Global Financial Institutions, J.P. Morgan and HSBC within Corporate and Investment Banking, in Retail, Management Consulting and Media sectors. She comes with vast geographical experience having held a global role and regional roles covering Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Mucha Hazel Nyandoro

Mucha Hazel Nyandoro

Founder and Managing Director, Manelith Consulting
Mucha Nyandoro is a dynamic, performance driven professional with 20 years’ experience across a broad range of business disciplines. She has worked in leadership positions for top tier Global Financial Institutions, J.P. Morgan and HSBC within Corporate and Investment Banking, in... Read More →

Hosts
avatar for Skye Kihara

Skye Kihara

Startup Edmonton

Sponsors
avatar for BioWare

BioWare

Think Global Track Sponsor
BioWare develops high-quality console, PC, and online role-playing games focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters, and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate™Neverwinter... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am MDT
Virtual Event

9:00am MDT

The Morning Listen (On Demand)
Each morning we're dropping a new set of audio recommendations from movers and shakers across the Edmonton Startup Community. The page will go live each morning at 9am!

Head to edmontonstartupweek.com/themorninglisten to see today's featured recommendations from Ashlyn Bernier, COO at Samdesk!

Wednesday October 21, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

9:30am MDT

Preparing for Due Diligence: Getting a Head Start with Arden Tse & Startup TNT
Think raising capital is in your future? Settle in for 90 minutes with Arden Tse, Investment Manager of the Accelerate Fund, as he goes over what sophisticated investors look for during Due Diligence. This will be a practical session that includes not only the key questions investors ask and the documents they will request to review during due diligence, but also general guidelines for setting up and managing a data room that can be easily shared with interested investors.

The Accelerate Fund supports the growth of early-stage Alberta technology companies with a venture capital fund that matches angel investment.

This event is being co-organized by the Accelerate Fund and Startup TNT.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Zack Storms

Zack Storms

Founder and Chief-Organizer, Startup TNT
I love hanging out with entrepreneurs, scientists and investors every Thursday Night.
avatar for Arden Tse

Arden Tse

Investment Manager, Yaletown Partners


Wednesday October 21, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am MDT
Virtual Event

10:00am MDT

Film Screening: Salaam B'y + Discussion on Welcoming Communities Fuelling Inclusive Innovation
Come for a short doc screening and discussion on the connection between communities of kindness incubating innovation and entrepreneurship through the story of Aatif Baskanderi. After the 20-minute film, join Aatif in a fireside chat with fellow Newfoundlander and COO of TEC Edmonton, Bobbi Elliott, and pitch your own questions.

Aatif grew up in a place where not many people looked like him or believed in the same things that he did. As a Muslim child of Pakistani immigrants, Newfoundland became home. His experiences growing up on “the rock” was like something out of a storybook. On this cold, isolated island in the Atlantic ocean, Aatif learned sincerity and appreciation for others that would set him up for remarkable success in life.

As an engineer with a keen interest for social justice, he embarked on a journey to connect the two. Guided by his Muslim & Newfoundlander values, this led him to studying at the London School of Economics, researching Fair Trade farmers in Palestine, working on malaria prevention in Sierra Leone, informing science policy in Canada, the UK & Europe, leading Engineers Without Borders across Canada, leading innovation at multi-national companies and now serving the Edmonton entrepreneur community as the Director of Startup Edmonton.

Salaam B’y had 50+ screenings in 30+ cities globally, official selection at 19 film festivals, nominated for 10 awards, won 5 awards, including Best Documentary at Canadian Diversity Film Festival and one of two Muslim-Canadian films selected for United Nations Global Migration Film Festival. Through this work, Aatif received the Points of Light Award from HM Queen Elizabeth II. Salaam B’y also won the Inspirit Foundation grant for 2019 Creating Communities of Kindness Tour across Canada. The Educator’s Companion Guide and film has been adopted by 200+ teachers across Canada, including partnerships with Toronto District School Board and Newfoundland & Labrador English School District. The film was initially made through crowdfunding $15,000 from 230 donors from 19 countries, as well as a radio documentary that aired nationally on CBC The Sunday Edition.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Hosts
avatar for Aatif Baskanderi

Aatif Baskanderi

Director, Startup Edmonton


Wednesday October 21, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Virtual Event

11:00am MDT

Advancing Female Founders Globally with FLIK
On October 21st, we are bringing together perspectives from early-stage founders to VCs to discuss what advancing female founders globally looks like going into Q4 of 2020. Natalie Riso (Content at 500 Startups, 3x Linkedin Top Voice) will be moderating the panel on the effects of COVID-19 on female founder funding, representation in the media, and unconscious bias featuring:

  • Jessica Tan, Investment Associate at 500 Startups 
  • Nnenna Umelloh, Founder & CEO of Black Hair Management
  • Anna Piñol, Co-Founder & CMO of Jupiter

RSVP here today and check out more of what we do at weareflik.com

Hosts

Wednesday October 21, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

Customer Economics 101 with Endeavour Advisory
An investor asks you "how do you make money?" Is your response about the way that you get revenue and price your product? Or do you discuss the full economics of finding, closing, and servicing that customer for their forecasted customer lifecycle?

When people ask you about your "LTV/CAC" equation, do you grin and bear it through the conversation, or are you able to talk about the full process above and distill it into an "it costs us $X to get the customer and we make $Y from them over Z timeframe" answer?

All too often, entrepreneurs answer with the former, and we'd like to help you get through the latter. For early-stage companies looking to build a business and raise capital, an investor wants to understand that you know how to take their money and turn it into a business that will scale. The "LTV/CAC" equation is your scaling engine, and investors want to know that you understand and fully appreciate the scaling process.
Let's take an hour to discuss a business' customer economics and help you position yourself to best raise money and build your startup.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lynn

Tim Lynn

Partner and Co-Founder, Endeavour Advisory/Startup TNT


Wednesday October 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

CBC Edmonton Panel: The Startup Edmonton Problem Lab
The team at Startup Edmonton takes traditional companies and social organizations and applies their problems to entrepreneurs with an entrepreneurial mindset.

This panel will take place on the CBC Edmonton Facebook Live page, and is done in partnership between CBC Edmonton and Startup Edmonton.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Wednesday October 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

The Journey of Digital Currency with Bitcoin Solutions
We've all heard of Bitcoin or cryptocurrency by now but do any of us really do understand how this digital currency works? Join a conversation with one of Canada's leading and successful entrepreneurs, Adam O'Brien who will share his journey of entrepreneurship within the digital currency world.

RSVP and join the event here

Adam O’Brien - Founder & Chief Executive Officer
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bitcoin Well, Adam O’Brien is a leading advocate for education, consumer protection and the decentralization of financial services. In 2013, Adam bought his first Bitcoin, and after seeing the growth potential within the space, he purchased and installed Bitcoin ATMs at strategic locations across Canada. Given the exponential growth of the market, he founded Bitcoin Solutions (soon-to-be Bitcoin Well), which is poised to become the first publicly traded Bitcoin ATM company in the world within the fourth quarter of 2020. Adam serves as Co-chair of the Fintech Committee for the Canadian Blockchain Consortium, Canada's largest non-profit network of blockchain companies and influencers. He is recognized as a true visionary in the field and strives to bring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to the mainstream making them easy, approachable and accessible for all.

Speakers
avatar for Adam O'Brien

Adam O'Brien

CEO & Founder, Bitcoin Solutions
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bitcoin Solutions (soon rebranding to Bitcoin Well), I am a leading advocate for education, consumer protection and the decentralization of financial services. In 2013, I bought my first Bitcoin, and after seeing the growth potential within... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

Preparing your Startup for Capital-Raising Success with Alberta Innovates
Join Alberta Innovates and Fasken to discuss common pitfalls experienced by early-stage startups and learn how you can set your company up for success as you raise capital.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Wednesday October 21, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

Health-Tech Reimbursement 101 - Market Access in Canada and Beyond with Alberta Innovates
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This event is currently full - please register here to join the waitlist! 

Our guest, Stephen Hull, will cover the basics of health-tech reimbursement strategy in Canada, the United States, and Germany

About this Event: Navigate the Maze of Reimbursement

Obtaining reimbursement for your game-changing medical device or digital health innovation is a challenge, especially when accessing global markets. Have you considered the basics of coding, coverage and payment, or the evidence required by public and private payers for determining the value of your innovation? What about jurisdictional differences? We have been pondering these questions, and if you have as well, we hope you’ll join us for an educational and informative event that will leave you with a foundational understanding of reimbursement strategy.

Space is limited for this online seminar, so register today! Maximum 2 tickets per small/medium-sized enterprise. Information to access the webinar will be provided prior to the event.

Our Guest

Stephen Hull is Principal and Founder of Hull Associates LLC, a specialized global reimbursement strategy firm focused on medical device, diagnostic and biotech technologies. Founded in 2007, Hull Associates has market access and reimbursement experts in all major product areas and is dedicated to helping clients achieve market access and reimbursement success. With 40+ seasoned partners worldwide, Hull Associates LLC develops and executes strategies for reimbursement and product launches in the US and major global markets, including the Americas; Asia Pacific; Northern & Eastern Europe; The Middle East; and Western Europe.

About the Accelerating Innovations into CarE – Market Access Program (AICE-MAP)

This event is made possible by the Accelerating Innovations into CarE - Market Access Program (AICE-MAP). AICE - MAP is designed to accelerate health innovations that face evidentiary hurdles in achieving market access. The Program supports small to medium-sized enterprises and real-world testing sites in carrying out clinical trials and feasibility studies of innovative health technologies. Successful Projects are designed to generate key evidence that will facilitate commercial progression and market adoption. If you’d like to learn more, please check out our AICE-MAP website.

Wednesday October 21, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

2:00pm MDT

Breaking into Data Science - The How's and Why's with Cybera
Breaking into Data Science - The How's and Why's

Now more than ever, organizations of all sizes — from start-ups to large-scale corporations — are looking at how they can benefit by using machine learning and data science.

However, as your business or organization dives into these areas, you likely have questions. You could be wondering, “how do I start?”, “how do I measure success?”, or, “who do I need to add to my team?”

In this introductory session, the data science team at Cybera will provide you with an overview into data science, talk about how you can apply it in your area of expertise, share resources that you can leverage, and discuss what you may need to start your own data science project. We’ll also share success stories from Alberta organizations currently using data science and provide "real world" examples of how this practice can be applied.

RSVP here to attend.


About Cybera:

Cybera is a not-for-profit technology-neutral organization responsible for driving Alberta’s economic growth through the use of digital technology. Its core role is to oversee the development and operations of Alberta’s cyberinfrastructure — the advanced system of networks and computers that keeps government, educational institutions, not-for-profits, business incubators and entrepreneurs at the forefront of technological change.

Working with government, education, and private sectors, Cybera is creating a community that champions vital networking and computing services and utilities for everyone, everywhere. We also provide member organizations with unbiased, highly skilled expertise on technology products, processes or services, and access to shared IT tools.

Speakers
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Alex Tennant

Data Scientist, Cybera
Alex used to work in a lab where he helped operate, break, fix and maintain two heavy element mass spectrometers, while also using quantum chemical simulations to help discover how proteins in the body transport and redistribute metal isotopes in relation to disease. He now gets to... Read More →
avatar for Graham Sucha

Graham Sucha

Community Outreach Specialist, Cybera
I am the office extrovert. I do communications for a not-for-profit that helps bridge machine learning and data science into Alberta's Ecosystem. I am in a way a story teller and a gate keeper for the Cybera Data Science team.


Wednesday October 21, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

2:30pm MDT

Conversation with 3 of YEG’s brightest tech companies and their workplace strategy with CBRE
Working within the “new normal” is cliché but what does it actually mean here in Edmonton? Join us as we discuss the workplace strategy from 3 of Edmonton’s brightest tech companies. We will look at how they are dealing with some of the challenges covid has presented, some unexpected pitfalls and opportunities, and advice they would give to their peers or companies just starting out. Our panelists include, Tiffany Linke-Boyko (We Know Training), Jeff Lawrence (Granify) and Adam O’Brien (Bitcoin Solutions).

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Linke-Boyko

Tiffany Linke-Boyko

President, We Know Training
avatar for Jeff Lawrence

Jeff Lawrence

CEO, Granify
avatar for Adam O'Brien

Adam O'Brien

CEO & Founder, Bitcoin Solutions
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bitcoin Solutions (soon rebranding to Bitcoin Well), I am a leading advocate for education, consumer protection and the decentralization of financial services. In 2013, I bought my first Bitcoin, and after seeing the growth potential within... Read More →

Hosts
avatar for Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson

Associate Vice President, CBRE
After graduating with a double major in chemistry and biological sciences, my path to commercial real estate certainly wasn't linear. Over the past 10 years I have helped to create the Edmonton Office Advisors team at CBRE. Our team works with local and international companies to... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm MDT
Virtual Event

3:00pm MDT

Building a successful cleantech venture in Alberta with ACTIA
RSVP here to join! 
Are you thinking about or building a tech startup to change the trajectory of climate change, to feed 9B people, to deliver clean water or to protect biodiversity? Join us for this informative discussion of how to navigate Canada’s complex funding and technology validation landscape, what’s hot in global cleantech, and what recent provincial and Federal announcements might mean for your disruptive play, featuring speakers from Emissions Reduction Alberta, Alberta Innovates, and entrepreneurs like yourself. Learn more About the Alberta Clean Tech landscape at www.actia.ca

Moderator:
Jason Switzer, Executive Director ACTia 

Panelists:
  1. Chris Thrall, President and CEO Biorefinex 
  2. Cailee Ellis, Executive Director, Strategy and Engagement, Emissions Reduction Alberta 
  3. David Van Den Assem,  Senior Manager, Clean Technology and Climate Change Innovation, Alberta Innovates

Hosts

Wednesday October 21, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

4:00pm MDT

Founders & Funders
RSVP here to join us on Remo for Founders & Funders!

Join Startup Edmonton, TEC Edmonton, BDC and Alberta Enterprise Corporation as they host Founders & Funders virtually on Remo during the 7th annual Edmonton Startup Week!

Bringing together active investors and tech founders at all stages, Founders & Funders is a chance to connect with a growing community, create connections, and foster relationships before the ask for support is on the table. Often, founders flounder when seeking capital because they put off developing relationships with potential investors thinking that their pitch or product isn’t perfect. Investors, keen to work with the local tech community, are sometimes unsure of where to meet founders outside of formal presentations or networks.

We are excited to kick off the event with a panel featuring three local startups and investment firms that have secured deals & an exit in the last year. The three teams will shed light into their founder-funder relationships, as well as share firsthand how they secured the partnership and how they will work together for their next stage of growth:
  • Arden Tse of Accelerate Fund / Yaletown Partners and Ryan Tucker of G2V Optics
  • Pat Lor of Panache Ventures and Tim Regnier of Smart Access
  • Ha Nguyen of McRock Capital and Remi Schmaltz of Decisive Farming

Panel discussions are moderated by Andrea Drager, Principal at Azure Capital Partners.

Founders & Funders is open to all investors and tech founders with products at all stages. Join in virtually for a lighthearted and informative panel + networking to learn more about the opportunities available in our region and how to best prepare to work together in the future.

Prefer to skip the networking and only watch the program? Feel free to tune in at https://www.edmontonstartupweek.com/watch-live!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Regnier

Tim Regnier

CEO & Founder, Smart Access
Talk to me about building startups, raising venture, and enterprise product development sales.
avatar for Patrick Lor

Patrick Lor

Managing Partner, Panache Ventures
Patrick Lor is Managing Partner at Panache Ventures, a $58m fund that will invest in over 100 seed-stage startups. Previously, he was co-founder at iStockphoto, which was acquired by Getty Images. As a mentor, he was recognized by UBC’s Creative Destruction Lab with their Associate... Read More →
avatar for Arden Tse

Arden Tse

Investment Manager, Yaletown Partners
avatar for Ryan Tucker

Ryan Tucker

CEO, G2V Optics

Hosts
avatar for Andrea Drager

Andrea Drager

Principal, Azure Capital Partners
Venture capital. Strategy. Startups. Women in tech.


Wednesday October 21, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

5:00pm MDT

AI in Health with Amii
Hear from medical professionals and AI experts as we explore research intersections and discuss the future of AI in healthcare!

Healthcare systems around the world are continually developing strategies to individualize care, improve outcomes and contain costs. Particularly, AI in healthcare is a burgeoning field, used today in applications such as diagnostic processes, treatment tools, drug discovery and development, remote patient monitoring and more.

Join us for an exciting conversation and dive into homegrown breakthroughs and technologies that create real-world impact.

Special thanks to the event partner:
The University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

RSVP here in advance! 

Wednesday October 21, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm MDT
Virtual Event

6:00pm MDT

Newbies to Code with Birm Wais
A place where code newbies can talk about their journeys, share tips and tricks, and just discuss code in general. This can also be a place for someone who is interested in coding. What happens oftentimes in regular meetups is that the conversations are too advanced for newbies which exacerbates the imposter syndrome the newbie is already feeling from learning to program. I know because this has often been me in many situations. This can be a place where there are no stupid questions and everything is explained with the audience in mind.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Hosts

Wednesday October 21, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

6:30pm MDT

Combined Edmonton Data Science & AI/ML Business Meetup
Restarting after a break the Edmonton Data Science & AI/ML Business Meetups decided to join forces to continue to bring you information about new trends and techniques in artificial intelligence and machine learning and explore their business applications. We are bringing the Edmonton technical and business worlds together to spark interactions and innovation.

Here is the speaker lineup:

Edmonton Data Science Meetup
Mansour Saffar
ML Developer at AltaML
From RNNs to GPT-3; A Primer on Progression of Deep Learning for natural language processing.

Edmonton AI/ML Business Meetup – 30 minutes (10 minutes each):
Jasmine Wang
CEO & Founder at Copysmith
Copysmith uses cutting edge natural language generation to 10X your content marketing. We help you write ad variants, product descriptions, taglines, and more!

Rob Swynar
Founder & CEO at Xkey AiEstimation
Xkey offers Ai-based build side estimation for the construction industry. Our first products are focused on "Take-offs” for Electrical and Mechanical build side estimation using Computer Vision.

Lana Cuthbertson
CEO & Founder at Areto Labs
Areto Labs builds bots that use machine learning to make digital communities more positive and inclusive

RSVP here to join us on Remo for the Combined Edmonton Data Science & AI/ML Business Meetup!

Speakers
avatar for Mansour Saffar

Mansour Saffar

ML Engineer

Hosts

Wednesday October 21, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

7:00pm MDT

Innovating with Open Data: Learn how Edmontonians are getting tons of value from free data with the City of Edmonton
The City of Edmonton's Open Data Portal provides free, machine-readable data on everything from real-time transit locations to property values. Learn how people are using this data in their business and personal projects. Attendees will hear from three speakers who are using Open Data in innovative ways and will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists as well as the City's Open Data team.

Hear from panelists Fareeza Khurshed (Data for Good), Elisse Moreno (TruHome), and Elise Stole (Edmonton Journal) about how they use Open Data.

Got a question for the panelists or the City of Edmonton's Open Data team? E-mail it to opendata@edmonton.ca or tag us on twitter (@OpenDataEdm)

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Hosts
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Karen Parker

Acting Director, Analytics Centre of Excellence, City of Edmonton


Wednesday October 21, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm MDT
Virtual Event

7:00pm MDT

The evolution of game dev in the YEG community
Join now: https://twitch.tv/glasseyetiger

Madison Côté hosts a panel of experts on the evolution of the game dev community in YEG featuring some of the industry's best known players and up and comers. Starting your game dev journey in 2020 looks a lot different than it did in 2014 and we'll be discussing all of the challenges of forming a sustainable and successful game company in today's climate and into the future. If you've ever had an interest in what it takes to start a studio, these folks will give you first hand insight into a territory not many are brave enough to venture into. There will be a moderated panel, followed by an open Q&A in the chat.

The panelists are:
Fernando Melo - Double Blit Games
Derek Kwan - Caldera Interactive
Shelby Carleton - Caldera Interactive
David Holmes - Improbable Canada

The panel will be hosted at https://twitch.tv/glasseyetiger under the #GETGamingYEG banner.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Hosts
avatar for Madison Côté

Madison Côté

Communications and Outreach Officer, Edmonton Screen Industries Office
Hello! My name is Madison and I run #GETGamingYEG - a show on twitch where every Tuesday I play a game made in Edmonton and when I'm lucky we have the devs who made the games on with us!My background is in marketing and communications, but I would love to chat about game dev, film... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm MDT
Virtual Event
 
Thursday, October 22
 

9:00am MDT

Global Morning Keynote with Atif Choudhury
Start your morning with an inspiring talk with a global entrepreneurial leader highlighting their unique journey and disruptive startup.

Thursday's Global Keynote features Atif Choudhury, CEO & Co-founder of Diversity and Ability
Atif Choudhury is the co-founder and CEO of Diversity and Ability. He is an award-winning social entrepreneur, with a background in economic justice and disability inclusion projects. Focusing on the inclusion of marginalised communities, Atif has worked on high profile social development projects across the world.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Atif Choudhury

Atif Choudhury

Co-Founder and CEO, Diversity and Ability
Atif Choudhury is an award-winning social entrepreneur, with a background in economic justice and disability inclusion projects. Focusing on the inclusion of marginalised communities, Atif has worked on high profile social development projects across the world. He is the co-founder... Read More →

Hosts
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Skye Kihara

Startup Edmonton

Sponsors
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BioWare

Think Global Track Sponsor
BioWare develops high-quality console, PC, and online role-playing games focused on rich stories, unforgettable characters, and vast worlds to discover. Since 1995, BioWare has created some of the world's most critically acclaimed titles, including Baldur's Gate™Neverwinter... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am MDT
Virtual Event

9:00am MDT

The Morning Listen (On Demand)
Each morning we're dropping a new set of audio recommendations from movers and shakers across the Edmonton Startup Community. The page will go live each morning at 9am!

Head to edmontonstartupweek.com/themorninglisten to see today's featured recommendations with Patrick Lor, Managing Partner at Panache Ventures!

Thursday October 22, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

9:30am MDT

Future Fields: The YCombinator Journey with UAlberta Health Accelerator
Future Fields will share their recent experience in the Summer 2020 Cohort of YCombinator, arguably the top accelerator in the world. Hear about what lead them to YCombinator, the application process, their time in the program, demo day, and where this leading-edge cellular agriculture company is today.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Lejjy Gafour

Lejjy Gafour

Co-Founder and CEO, Future Fields
Lejjy is an entrepreneur experienced in systems design, design thinking, product development, and strategy with over 10 years of experience in both private and public enterprises. he has previously started two of his own own businesses and has helped launch multiple products. He has... Read More →
avatar for Matt Anderson-Baron

Matt Anderson-Baron

Cofounder and CSO, Future Fields

Hosts
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Sandra Spencer

Manager, UAlberta Health Accelerator


Thursday October 22, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am MDT
Virtual Event

9:30am MDT

Supporting your Startup Team’s Mental Health with United Way of the Alberta Capital Region
Are you searching for ways to support your team members’ mental health, especially while working remotely? These are trying times and mental health challenges are only expected to increase in the coming months. Come learn about the Community Mental Health Action Plan, and the tools available to better support you and your team.
 
Panelists:
  • Line Perron | Executive Director & Workplace Traumatologist | The Imagine Institute
  • Ilene Fleming | Director, Strategic Initiatives | United Way of the Alberta Capital Region
  • Brent Guidinger, | Manager, Business Development | United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Thursday October 22, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
Virtual Event

11:00am MDT

How Clio Doubled the Representation of Women in Engineering
In June 2018, Clio was preparing to kick off a big hiring push that would nearly double the size of Clio’s software engineering team in the second half of the year. Hiring that many people in such a short period of time posed both a threat and an opportunity: a threat of further homogenizing their engineering team, which was 87% men at the time, and an opportunity to meaningfully change the makeup of their team for the better. Looking ahead at the next few years of growth, Clio needed to set their engineering team up for success, and a more diverse team would be a higher-performing team. They also knew that their culture was primed, from an inclusion perspective, to welcome a higher number of underrepresented Clions - particularly women. And they strongly believed that they needed to ‘get it right’ now, versus trying to catch up on culture debt or diversity debt later.

Six months later, Clio’s engineering organization was 27% women.

Ainsley’s talk will cover:
  • Why it’s worth it to focus on diversity & inclusion at any stage of growth
  • How to meaningfully change the makeup of a team in a short period of time
  • What to do when you’ve diversified a team to ensure those new hires will be successful

There will be time for Q&A after the presentation.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Ainsley Robertson

Ainsley Robertson

Manager, Developer Experience, Clio
Ainsley Robertson is the Manager of Developer Experience at Clio, which means she's focused on anything to do with building a high performing engineering organization, a great place to work and a place where everyone in software engineering can succeed. This can include how Clio’s... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

CBC Edmonton Panel: Protecting our AI Advantage
Alberta and Edmonton specifically have deep, world-class talents in AI and Machine Learning research, which has traditionally given us strength in the modern economy. Yet the world moves quickly: are we able to convert this research strength into regional prosperity quickly enough to keep up?

This panel will take place on the CBC Edmonton Facebook Live page, and is done in partnership between CBC Edmonton and Startup Edmonton.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Thursday October 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

Starting Your First Business or Side Hustle with Craig Elias
Here is a link to the recording and here is a link to the slides in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format – 4 slides per page.
...

Thinking of starting a business or side hustle? 

Then join us as award-winning entrepreneur and educator Craig Elias shares the key steps to staring your first startup or side-hustle.

During this one-hour session, Craig will discuss the key steps, share free resources and answer participants questions on how to get started on your journey to owning your first business or side-hustle.

RSVP for this event in advance here!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Elias

Craig Elias

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Bow Valley College
I am LinkedIn user 3,956 of over 700 million users, an award-winning entrepreneur, educator, sales expert, author, a passionate startup advisor, the creator of Trigger Event Selling™ and a pitch coach that recently helped a startup win two different $100,000 pitch competitions in... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

Getting Creative with Capital with Token Naturals & Accelerate Fund
Keenan Pascal of Token Naturals and Arden Tse of Accelerate Fund will be co-hosting a casual panel sharing options for startup capital. This panel will take a look at classic methods like VC and banks, opportunities for grants, the importance of network, and thinking outside the box for how to fund the journey.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Arden Tse

Arden Tse

Investment Manager, Yaletown Partners


Thursday October 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

Myth Busting Federal Government Procurement with Alberta LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
Did you know that the large majority of government procurement contracts are made between small and medium-sized enterprises? Attend this webinar if you are the owner of a small or medium-sized enterprise in Canada interested in engaging in business with the government!

Topics covered include:

  • How to sell goods and services to the federal government
  • What occurs when the government purchases products and services from your business
  • what you need to know before selling goods and services to the government.
  • & much more!

After the presentation, Kris Ruiter will be there to answer any questions you may have regarding your individual business entering into business with the government!

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Hosts
avatar for Ben Wiersma

Ben Wiersma

Director of Events, Alberta LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
Ben Wiersma, Director of Events, Alberta LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce He/Him Ben is a proud board member and currently acts as our Director of Events for the chamber. He works as a Regional Manager for Sysco@Home for Sysco Alberta, He has a passion for working with independent restaurant... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

Introducing the d.school Starter Kit: designing innovations for social entrepreneurs with Alberta Social Innovation Connect
How might we take advantage of some of the amazing online learning opportunities at our fingertips right now to harness the power of design thinking and spark really cool innovations and business ideas to improve life for people around Alberta (and the world?) Join ABSI Connect and the University of Lethbridge and use the power of design thinking to ignite your innovation & entrepreneurship journey with a workshop from the Stanford Social Innovation Design school.

RSVP here to attend!

Thursday October 22, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

Discovery Lab
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Note: this is a private event open only to individuals pitching their plan or hosting as an advisor. Applications to pitch or advise are still open at www.discoverylab.ca.

New ventures, entrepreneurial academics, startups and SMEs at any stage are invited to register to pitch their plan to a group of expert advisors and investors. Anyone is welcome to register to pitch a business idea or plan in any field and at any stage. An updated executive summary of your business plan must be submitted to finalize your pitching slot. Register to pitch or advise at www.discoverylab.ca.

Thursday October 22, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

2:00pm MDT

The Product-Market Fit Playbook with GrowthX
RSVP & more information here!
 
Stop improvising how you go-to-market, start protecting your precious runway by following a well-tread path to product-market fit with intent.

Products and markets are unique but the path to product-market fit is not. It is formulaic.

In this session with GrowthX VC Co-founder, Max Menke, we will dive into the specific steps startups can take to stop improvising and start going to market and growing revenue with intent.

Thursday October 22, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

4:00pm MDT

10 Ways To Create Brand Authority When You're A New Start-Up with RETAILBOSS INC.
Learn how to create brand authority and compete with industry titans by crushing the market as a newbie! During this talk, you will learn how to stand out from the crowd, make your idols your rivals, and gain brand authority. If you're struggling to gain traction after your launch, this talk is for you! I'll teach you my proven hacks on how to gain authority and credibility by having your customers advocate for you.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Jeanel Alvarado

Jeanel Alvarado

Founder & CEO, RETAILBOSS INC.
Hello, my name is Jeanel Alvarado, I am the CEO & Founder of RETAILBOSS INC. an all-in-one platform for entrepreneurs in the retailing and services sector. I am also, the former Senior Managing Director of the School of Retailing at the University of Alberta. As a retail scientist... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

5:00pm MDT

Nightmare Roommates and the Lessons They’ve Taught Us with RentWhiz
Every year thousands of post-secondary students in Canada look for suitable roommates and shared accommodation in order to save money and manage some of their expenses.

In this session, we share some of the horror stories and tales we’ve heard from our community members about their roommates and living situations, and we’ll discuss some of the steps they could have taken to prevent or mitigate these problems.

This is a topic that is near and dear to us since it’s what inspired us to build RentWhiz. If you are a student living with a roommate or planning on living with a roommate in the near future, you should probably attend this event.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Robin Mwesigye

Robin Mwesigye

President and CEO, RentWhiz Inc.
Hello, my name is Robin Mwesigye, and I'm the CEO and Founder of RentWhiz Inc. (https://www.rentwhiz.ca/). RentWhiz is a platform that gives post-secondary students the power to find suitable, safe and affordable off campus accommodation and the right roommate(s) based on lifestyle preferences, academic preferences, location and budget. Our current operations span across four provinces... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

5:30pm MDT

Pre-Launch Party TNT with Startup TNT
Pre-Game with Startup TNT on Discord from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm before heading over to Launch Party. Startup TNT is a weekly happy hour for entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, and service providers to have fun and make friends every single Thursday! Beers are often sponsored by a member of the community and the atmosphere is always friendly, fun, and boisterous.

Join us to hang out with some of the investors participating in our November Summit!

Join Startup TNT here on Discord!

Speakers
avatar for Zack Storms

Zack Storms

Founder and Chief-Organizer, Startup TNT
I love hanging out with entrepreneurs, scientists and investors every Thursday Night.

Sponsors
avatar for Gather Co

Gather Co

Fun Track Sponsor
We develop and build unique properties and workspaces for companies that build interest and cultivate community. Gather Co. was founded by Kelly Pope in 1998, as a progressive real estate development company that builds spaces, cultivates innovation, and supports its entrepreneurs... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

6:30pm MDT

Edmonton Linux User Group Meetup
The Edmonton Linux User Group (ELUG) is a chance to get together with other users of Linux, GNU, and Unix-like operating systems, and open-source software. Our members range from newcomers to power users to seasoned administrators and developers; so, all are welcome!

We meet as an opportunity to exchange ideas, knowledge, and experiences for several reasons:

- to educate for personal and professional growth
- to promote and advocate for the free and open-source movement
- to support and assist with Linux related challenges
- and to socialize with peers who have a common interest

Examples of topics that may be discussed or presented include (but not limited to):

- Exposure to different distributions
- Workshops on various tools and commands
- Kernel and system-level development and tuning
- just about anything else Linux-related

We welcome anyone with an interest in Linux and/or open-source software and look forward to building the Linux community in Edmonton.

Meetings are usually held at the Startup Edmonton offices, 3rd floor of the Mercer Building, 104 street, 104 avenues. However, due to COVID, meetings will be held in virtual meeting rooms until further notice. Please RSVP here if you wish to attend.

Standard Agenda:

6:00pm - Arrival, mingling
6:30pm - Welcome & introductions, presentation begins
7:30pm - Announcements, open discussions
8:00pm - Event conclusion

If you would like to help with the operations of this group, or even just make suggestions, please contact Robert Salomons or Manuel Eller.

Visit the ELUG meetup.com page for more about us: https://www.meetup.com/Edmonton-Linux-User-Group/

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Thursday October 22, 2020 6:30pm - 8:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

7:00pm MDT

Launch Party 11
RSVP here to join us on Remo for an interactive Launch Party experience!

Join us for the eleventh annual edition of Launch Party, Edmonton Startup Week’s flagship event that celebrates and showcases the hottest startups in town Thursday, October 22, 2020, now online!

Launch Party showcases our city's brightest entrepreneurs, their products, and celebrates everything that our startup community has to offer. Since 2010, more than 95 technology companies have launched products at the event, including rapidly growing teams like ZEPT, Jobber, Drivewyze, Poppy Barley, and Showbie.

Meet the class of 2020! 

You'll spend the first part of the Launch Party meeting the eleven launching companies followed by time on Remo to network, meet the launching companies & other exciting innovators! Stay only for the pitches, or stay for it all. You choose!

If the event is full, watch the program here: https://www.edmontonstartupweek.com/watch-live

Thursday October 22, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
Virtual Event
 
Friday, October 23
 

9:00am MDT

The Morning Listen (On Demand)
Each morning we're dropping a new set of audio recommendations from movers and shakers across the Edmonton Startup Community. The page will go live each morning at 9am!

Head to edmontonstartupweek.com/themorninglisten to see today's featured recommendations from Tiffany Linke-Boyko, President of We Know Training!

Friday October 23, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

9:30am MDT

Reshaping the way houses are bought and sold: Disruptions in the Real Estate Market with HonestDoor
Real estate is Canada's largest asset class and yet the way that we've bought and sold hasn't fundamentally changed in decades. Has the pandemic ushered in a new way to manage real estate transactions? Or was this change happening pre-COVID? This session will touch on the innovations in this sector and the trends we're starting to see. We'll also discuss COVID and the strange effects it has had on the sector. You don't need to have bought or sold property to enjoy this talk! 

Join us as we chat with our panelists:

Dan Belostotsky, CEO and Co-Founder, HonestDoor
HonestDoor is an Edmonton-based, VC-backed company that combines real estate data with data science to produce estimated values of houses and condos. In addition to the estimated HonestDoor price, it contains property taxes, transaction data, permit data, and neighbourhood growth rates for over 3M properties in Alberta, Manitoba and British Columbia. honestdoor.com
Dan Belostotsky, CEO and Co-Founder, is currently a venture partner at Panache Ventures and founder of Otto Capital, a boutique investment firm that focuses on tech and real estate startups. He previously co-founded Belonett Media, which was acquired by Pattison Group.  

Eddie Kim, Account Manager, Sagen (formerly Genworth Canada) 

Genworth MI Canada Inc. recently changed its brand name to Sagen MI Canada. It is the largest private sector residential mortgage insurer in Canada. It provides mortgage default insurance to Canadian residential mortgage lenders. Sagen.com

Edward Kim values relationships and innovation as important aspects to his success. With 15 years of experience in the financial sector where he worked for major banks to local Credit Unions he has experience with change management, navigating challenging environment and cultivation a culture of collaboration. He is an Executive Memeber of MLAA and assists with his wife E-commerce buisness. Born in Edmonton, he has a degree in Education from the University of Alberta.

Dakotah Charron, Founder of National Real Estate Investors Community

The NREIC is a hub for real estate investors & enthusiasts looking to achieve transformative growth. Through regional clubs and growing online community, it curates original, exclusive events, experiences and digitally-delivered programming for our members. www.nreic.ca 

Dakotah is a young real estate developer and investor who has been able to create a successful path by chasing his passion with a relentless work ethic within the real estate development realm. Within 2.5 years at the age of 24 he has successfully been able to be a part of 100+ real estate investments, in the form of land development, flips & rentals in various capacities. As well, he has built Winnipeg's largest real estate networking community, NREIC which is now expanding nationally. With the support of his wonderful wife who has been with him since the start, they’re now continuing to grow at rapid speeds. Dakotah’s mission and purpose is to leave an impact by delivering tremendous value to all those he engages with. He is continually adapting and committed to growing what he deems as both his and his communities’ empire.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
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Nicole

Senior Manager, HonestDoor


Friday October 23, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am MDT
Virtual Event

10:00am MDT

Teen Coin Partnering: Establishing Merchant Services With Your Business
At the event we will showcase the digital wallet imtoken, as well as the finexbox exchange where teen is publicly traded.

Lastly we will get our members to submit their wallet ids and make an aidrop of teen coins to their wallets as a bonus for participating.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Chernish

Robert Chernish

Founder, Myteencoin.com
Buy, sell, trade Teen Coin, and learn and earn how the Imtoken wallet and Finexbox exchange work, as well as the Teen token on the ethereum blockchain.


Friday October 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
Virtual Event

10:00am MDT

Business Model 101 with Startup Edmonton
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Get hands-on support as you explore and move your tech-enabled product and company ideas forward. Having a great idea is just the first step to building an amazing product or service. There are lots of other factors to consider — like your customers, how to reach them, and what they are willing to pay.

Join us for 90 minutes dedicated to the lean canvas model and how you can use it to iterate on your idea as you learn about your customers.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Tristan Ham

Tristan Ham

Program Facilitator, Startup Edmonton
I am a Program Facilitator at Startup Edmonton, supporting those amazing founders in realizing their businesses and providing essential connections. I have been facilitating for more than 12 years, specializing in complex frameworks from many different industries. I'm fired up to... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am MDT
Virtual Event

11:00am MDT

Financing your Startup with Panache Ventures
Bring your questions! This is an interactive session with some of the country’s top technology startup investors and advisors. They’ll discuss their best investments as well as their biggest mistakes. Learn about all stages of funding, from friends & family, government programs, angel investors, venture capital, to private equity.

Meet the panelists:
  • Ernest Sui, NRC/IRAP
  • Sandi Gilbert, Intergen
  • Irfhan Rawji, Relay Ventures

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Irfhan Rawji

Irfhan Rawji

Relay Ventures
avatar for Patrick Lor

Patrick Lor

Managing Partner, Panache Ventures
Patrick Lor is Managing Partner at Panache Ventures, a $58m fund that will invest in over 100 seed-stage startups. Previously, he was co-founder at iStockphoto, which was acquired by Getty Images. As a mentor, he was recognized by UBC’s Creative Destruction Lab with their Associate... Read More →
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Ernest Siu

NRC/IRAP


Friday October 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

11:30am MDT

Edmonton Neurotech: Student Innovators from the University of Alberta Developing Neurotechnology
We start with a quick introduction to the group and a recap of our submissions to international neurotechnology competitions since our founding in February of 2019. Then we dive deep into the specifics of our current "RemBRAINdt" project (Finalists for the Russian Neurotech Cup 2020) and how we are leveraging this project as our group's first foray into entrepreneurship developing a highly customizable and easy-to-use interface for real-time generation of visual art from live brain signals, for use in private and public events.

On October 10th, we won a People's Choice Award at NeuroTech Cup 2020 at the BCI Samara Conference in Russia!

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
avatar for Eden Redman

Eden Redman

President, NeurAlbertaTech
Research Consultant and Developer in the Medical Sciences.   Hello there, I'm Eden, I'm in an after-degree focusing on Industrial Design and East Asian Language Studies, with 4+ years of research experience across Psychology, Computational Neuroscience, Physiology, and Psychiatry... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

'Will Your Idea Fly?' with Concordia University of Edmonton
Do you have an idea for a business but don’t know what the next steps are? How do you make sure your idea is a good one? How do you know your idea will fly? In this interactive session, Craig will take us through a process that will help you go forward with your idea.

25 Copies of the sales book Sell More Faster by Amos Schwartzarb (Managing Director - Techstars Austin) will be given away during this session.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Craig Elias is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Bow Valley College and helps post-secondary students become first-time entrepreneurs, while also running student pitch competitions, and the Innovation Rodeo – a five-day innovation and entrepreneurship event held during the Calgary Stampede. Craig has been chosen twice by LinkedIn as Canada’s #1 B2B Sales Expert (#15 globally for 2019).

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Speakers
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Craig Elias

Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Bow Valley College
I am LinkedIn user 3,956 of over 700 million users, an award-winning entrepreneur, educator, sales expert, author, a passionate startup advisor, the creator of Trigger Event Selling™ and a pitch coach that recently helped a startup win two different $100,000 pitch competitions in... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

Pitching to Silicon Valley Investors with Canadian Entrepreneurs in Life Sciences (CELS)
Pitching to Silicon Valley Investors with Canadian Entrepreneurs in Life Sciences (CELS)
How Early Stage Startups Position Themselves for Success

Join us Friday, October 23rd at 12pm MST for a conversation with Terri Mead, Angel Investor at Class Bravo Ventures in Silicon Valley.

Terri has spent over 20 years working in and with biotech, medical device, diagnostic and digital health companies on IT strategy, IT compliance, data integrity, and business/technology alignment to meet corporate objectives. She has been involved with Sand Hill Angels, Springboard Enterprises and Wharton Alumni Angels.

In this interactive discussion with CELS Founding Board Member Joanne Fedeyko, Terri will share her advice for early stage Life Science startups to successfully market to Silicon Valley investors. Bring your questions and we'll dive into some timely topics that include:
  • What do Silicon Valley angel investors look for when evaluating opportunities
  • Venture economics and what startups need to know when boarding the VC treadmill
  • How has the investment landscape changed in 2020
  • How can startups stand out with the absence of making personal connections and developing in-person relationships

Please register for this event here in advance.

Terri Mead Bio:
Terri Mead is President of Solutions2Projects, LLC, Managing Partner of Class Bravo Ventures, and an advocate for women through all of her platforms including her YouTube channel and blog and multi-award winning book Piloting Your Life. As an experienced Silicon Valley angel investor, Terri now focuses her investments in startups that have products or services that expand the influence and power of women including health, consumer products, and technology.

Terri is a commercially licensed helicopter pilot and flies for fun around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Terri's podcast is Piloting Your Life and is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.

Hosts
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Sandra Spencer

Manager, UAlberta Health Accelerator


Friday October 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

12:00pm MDT

Rainforest Edmonton Connector - Cleantech Entrepreneur and Champions Panel
The Rainforest Connector, an informal get-together held virtually, brings entrepreneurs, business owners, and service providers to create connections and drive success in the Alberta ecosystem. This event will focus on the Clean Technology (Cleantech) sector in the province. Our panel will feature tech entrepreneurs and academic speakers from around Edmonton.

Featured speakers include:
  • Jonathan Kaida (Partnerships Lead, (SDTC) Sustainability Development Technology Canada)
  • Michael Taschuk (CTO and Founder, G2V Optics)
  • Vallen Rezazadeh (Founder and Principal, TransEON Inc.)
  • Shoma Sinha (GreenSTEM Lead; Sr Advisor Advanced Technologies, Govt of Alberta)

Panel Hosts: Gail Powley, P.Eng (President, TechnologyAlberta), and Manmeet Mamik (Steering Committee Member, Rainforest)

RSVP here to attend.

Speakers

Friday October 23, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

Light Show In Your Pocket with FKA
Light Show In Your Pocket
A massive video wall blasts mesmerizing patterns over a crowd of hyped-up fans. Perfectly synchronized graphics respond to every nuance. Bass thumps, snare cracks, hi-hats hiss, all alive with the music.

If you're wondering... Is it beat detection? Artificial Intelligence? How can I do that? This is the workshop for you!

Light Show In Your Pocket gives you the foundation to build your own mesmerizing video displays that can run anywhere, even your phone. Having a party this weekend? Is your friend’s band playing a show? Are you decorating a storefront? Creating a piece of public art? Why not create a unique, interactive display that can respond in real-time to sounds and music.

Light Show In Your Pocket is presented in three jam-packed parts:
  • Part 1 - It starts with a presentation about music and how we interact with it visually. A bag of eye candy will be dumped into your eye. We cover dance, light shows, sound design for film, video games, composition, the humble fog machine, and even hallucinations. This lays the groundwork for your visualizer with the visual language of music.
  • Part 2 - We explore the technical side of music visualization. We cover the science of audio signals, computer code, and physics. Breaking music down into its physical essences, distilling it, and demonstrating how these various forces can be combined to control visual properties.
  • Part 3 - We make a visualizer! We’ll start with a raw, working visualizer and pump it up to the max.

Can I do this?

YES!

If you’re a developer, creative coder, web designer, or technical artist, you’ll be right at home. We’ll be coding in React-Three-Fiber. All source code is provided.
But don’t shy away if you’re not technical. If you’re a band, designer, or artist interested in meeting people who create visualizers, please join in. There is a lot to learn!

Let’s work together to create some stunning visual experiences.

See you there!

Event Link -----> https://discord.gg/XZeQTHU

Speakers
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Matthew Willox

Director of Interactive Services, FKA


Friday October 23, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

1:00pm MDT

VC Office Hours - By Startup Edmonton
Limited Capacity filling up

As part of Edmonton Startup Week, Startup Edmonton is organizing VC Office Hours to help entrepreneurs gain confidence and experience talking with investors.

Note, this doesn't have to be a pitch if you don't want it to be. Feel free to talk to your VC about whatever you want (e.g. what they think about your idea, whether you should even raise VC, etc.).

Limited time spots available - founders can book a 20-minute virtual meeting with one of the VCs here at this link.

VC Roster:

Sara Mohajerani - Investment Analyst, Bluesky Equities
Bluesky is a Calgary-based family office that invests in both private and public companies at various stages of development. The firm has significant holdings in energy, real estate development, distilling, multi-family rental units, technology, venture capital, and alternative investments.

Mark Mitchell - Manager, Red Thread Ventures
Red Thread Ventures is an investment network comprised of passionate, hands-on angel investors, entrepreneurs and investment advisors from around the globe focused on helping each other build world class businesses and expanding our professional networks.

Tim Kwok - Investment Analyst, Panache Ventures
Panache Ventures is an active Canadian seed-stage venture capital fund. The firm is led by a team of experienced operators with a strong record of angel investments, years of institutional VC experience, and a solid network in Canada, Silicon Valley, and globally. The fund has a founders-first philosophy, a commitment to diversity, and a strategic seed/angel co-investment model.

Friday October 23, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

2:00pm MDT

Startup Ecosystem Speed Networking with StartupFuel
StartupFuel x Startupweek Edmonton presents: Speed Networking for Startups! We'll go through a series of 5 min, 1 on 1 chats to expand your network with growth-minded and startup ecosystem members. This could be investors, accelerators, founders, corporates, service providers and more. Keep it fun and let's meet some new people. 💃  Register into the ecosystem after at StartupFuel.com.

RSVP in advance for this event here!

Speakers
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Ashley Martis

CEO, StartupFuel
Raising capital and North American partnerships.
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Rishi Sareen

Head of Digital/Growth, StartupFuel
Experience with both the UK & Canadian startup ecosystem! Growing StartupFuel.com - the ultimate B2B network for the global startup community!


Friday October 23, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Virtual Event

3:30pm MDT

Amii Presents: Improbotics, an AI Improv Theatre Performance
RSVP now to join!

Improbotics is a tech-infused improvised theatre and comedy show, and a live Turing test-based scientific experiment.

Co-created by robotics researchers Piotr Mirowski (UK/France/Poland) and Kory Mathewson (Canada), as well as drama director Jenny Elfving (Sweden) and science communicator Ben Verhoeven (Belgium), Improbotics combines AI and comedy in a unique way.

The show features A.L.Ex. (the Artificial Language Experiment), the first artificial improvisor which uses advanced natural language processing and machine learning. A.L.Ex. “performs” in the show, becoming one of the troupe as it sends its lines to one of the improvisers via an earpiece. The performer then attempts to physically and emotionally justify AI-generated lines that hopefully make sense. Each performance draws suggestions from the audience, making every show one of a kind.

Improbotics has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Scientist, RTÉ One, Global News Canada and Bloomberg.

Featuring:
  • Kory Matthewson (Ph.D. in Computing Science at Amii/University of Alberta)
  • Piotr Mirowski (Ph.D. in Computing Science at New York University)
  • Rapid Fire Theatre’s top improvisers – Matt Schuurman, Sydney Campbell, Marguerite Lawler, and Julian Faid

Improbotics is presented by Rapid Fire Theatre


Sponsors
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Gather Co

Fun Track Sponsor
We develop and build unique properties and workspaces for companies that build interest and cultivate community. Gather Co. was founded by Kelly Pope in 1998, as a progressive real estate development company that builds spaces, cultivates innovation, and supports its entrepreneurs... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm MDT
Virtual Event

4:00pm MDT

Alberta Freelancer Showcase & Mixer with Alberta Freelancers
Connect with local freelancers and enjoy local brews!

The event will take place 'art exhibit style' with freelancers from the Alberta Freelancers community virtually showcasing a project of their choosing. The showcase will feature different Zoom break out rooms (photography, videography, marketing, e.g.) giving small business owners and entrepreneurs the chance to explore the different areas freelancers can work in. The exhibit will wrap up with a 10-minute talk and Q&A on the benefits that freelancers can bring to a business and how you can support freelancers in your local community.

The event access link will be available here within this event description on the day of the event. Be sure to let us know you're attending by adding the event to your Sched!

Friday October 23, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Virtual Event