AccelerateAB, the annual event which brings together more than 500 entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators from around Alberta, is excited to announce the theme of the 2018 conference - Artificial Intelligence.
Accelerate Fund II is pleased to announce its investment in Visio Media Inc, a technology company founded in Edmonton that equips advertisers to gage consumer interest and test the strength of different ads in real-time with different audiences. Visio Media’s advertising network currently broadcasts to 200 elevators in downtown high-rises across Edmonton and Vancouver and the company will apply funding to expand nationally into other Canadian urban centres.
The Rainforest teaches us that the foundational parts of a healthy ecosystem is the active presence of Leaders and Role Models. The A100 certainly fits that bill. One of the most important and effective ways of doing this is through storytelling – to our colleagues, to aspiring and veteran entrepreneurs, and to our community.
Not all stories have a “happily ever after”. Some of the best lessons as many of you are well aware are those that convey the sometimes brutal truths of being an entrepreneur – of failure, missteps and mistakes.
Our former Chair and A100 member Gregg Oldring has written an excellent piece that shares his journey as he made the painful, but necessary decision to wind down his company InkIt.
Please have a read below and share with your colleagues and the community at large. Storytelling is something we don’t do well in Alberta. Let’s change that and start helping the next generation of entrepreneurs with the amazing lessons and journeys of being an entrepreneur.
"Afraid of failing at a startup? Let me tell you what it feels like" by Gregg Oldring
Accelerate Fund II is pleased to announce its investment in Passportal, a Calgary-based technology company that makes password and documentation management more secure and efficient for IT service providers.
Alberta's annual technology celebration creates collisions between local startups, key mentors, investors, and partners across the province
Calgary, Canada – AccelerateAB is pleased to announce the 15 companies selected to participate in this year’s Roundtables Session. The chosen startups will take part in a full day mentorship session from Alberta’s top technology leaders and will participate in a pitch competition at the conference.
Cathy Han, founder and brain behind 42 Technologies, to deliver keynote at Alberta’s premier technology conference
AccelerateAB is pleased to announce, along with sponsor Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, the final keynote speaker for AccelerateAB 2017: Cathy Han, CEO & co-founder of 42 Technologies.
AccelerateAB Roundtables is a half-day mentorship program that provides startups with the opportunity to receive validation and support from some of Alberta’s most influential entrepreneurs who have been there, done that. Each company is paired with three mentors with expertise in one topic area. By the end of the day, each company has met with 9 experts on three topics they currently need help with.
Bruce Croxon, Formerly of Lavalife and Dragon’s Den, Announced as AccelerateAB 2017 Closing Keynote Speaker
AccelerateAB is pleased to announce, along with sponsor BDC, the 2017 Closing Keynote speaker: Bruce Croxon.
AccelerateAB, Alberta’s annual flagship technology event, is proud to announce the 2017 opening keynote speaker: Alexander Manu.