About Us


A little muscle with a lot of hustle. 

Think of us as your coach. With our knowledge, know-how and connections, and a big “can do” attitude, Startup Calgary will guide and support you on your entrepreneurial journey, pointing you to what you need when you need it. Then the hustle is up to you!


Our Team

As a startup, we know you do the heavy lifting. But here’s the core group of people that hustle for you and help you along the way.

Kari Gordon

Executive Director

Jenn Delconte

Community Manager

Chad Kultgen

Events Specialist

Danielle Torrie

Communications Coordinator

Andrew Browne

Business Development Advisor

Patrick Wu

Community Ambassador

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Volunteer Program

Can't get enough of the startup community? Sign-up for our volunteer program to become a Startup Event Volunteer or Startup Community Ambassador. If you have other creative ideas, we would love to hear those too! 

Our History

Founded in 2010, Startup Calgary is the passionate advocate and collective voice for the entrepreneurial movement that is reshaping Calgary. We exist to inspire and welcome people into our community by facilitating collisions of diverse people, ideas and skills.

To better serve the city’s early stage entrepreneurs and strengthen the innovation ecosystem, Startup Calgary became part of Calgary Economic Development in 2017.

By partnering with the best resources in and out of Calgary, we foster startups, connect founders and support the local business community with programming, events, and initiatives.