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Innovation Week


An initiative by Startup Calgary.


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What is Innovation Week?

Experience Calgary’s thriving innovation community! Innovation Week will showcase those who are bridging the gap between ideas and impact. Get an inside look into the individuals, community groups, and companies that are shaping and transforming our city.

Join us for Calgary’s 2nd annual Innovation Week to connect with and learn from those who are thinking big and diversifying Calgary’s economy.

Please use hashtag #InnovationWeekYYC.


Tuesday, November 12

Tues, Nov 12 from 6-9pm at The Big Four

Startup Calgary’s 10th annual Launch Party will showcase the city’s most innovative startups during the city’s largest celebration of technology and innovation. Connect with Calgary’s top tech startups, Launch Party alumni and community leaders.

Why? Community is key. Calgary’s startups need your support to get the exposure they need to take their companies to the next level. Celebrate alongside fellow entrepreneurs, investors, government & community supporters.

Know an innovative Calgary-based startup that should be featured at Launch Party 2019? You can nominate them here until September 27.

Tickets go on sale Sept 16. Subscribe to Startup Calgary’s newsletter to be notified.

Please use hashtag #InnovationWeekYYC, #SCLP2019, #startupyyc


November 12-14

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November 12-14

Startup Canada, Innovation Canada, Sovereign Insurance, Ceridian and BDC are coming together to support community builders across the country to learn about community building from their own peers' expertise. Through this 1-full day workshop with Startup Canada Communities, community builders will contribute to each other's growth to help their local ecosystems grow and scale.

Please use hashtag #InnovationWeekYYC


Wednesday, November 13

Wed, Nov 13 - Wed, Nov 20 6pm - 9pm

Build something people want!

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

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

Program Dates

- Each session will take place from 6-9PM -

Session 1: November 13 - Problem, Solution, and Customer
Session 2: November 20 - Quantifying the Problem and Current Solutions

Recommended Prerequisite

Business Model Canvas 301 with Startup Calgary

Please use hashtag #InnovationWeekYYC


Wednesday, November 13

321 Growth Academy: Sales Kickstarter

Organized by Platform Calgary

Wed, Nov 13 from 9:00am - 1:00pm at Alastair Ross Technology Centre

Sales kickstarter is a half-day, interactive workshop that helps you gear up for sales success. You'll learn about the key ingredients needed to grow, key concepts required for strong sales, and put into action some tools and templates to get you ramping up your sale.

If you’re early stage (pre-revenue), have limited time right now, or aren’t yet convinced sales is priority #1, our Sales Kickstarter is a knowledge-packed day to jump start your sales.

Please use hashtag #InnovationWeekYYC


Thursday, November 14

Thurs, Nov 14, 5 - 7 pm

Everybody has to grow. Find the right path for you!

Want to accelerate sales and need revenue to extend your runway? Have to ramp up sales to attract investors?

Want better results from your marketing efforts and spend? Need to improve how your marketing helps drive revenue?

How do you find and recruit top talent? How do you create a culture where people work together to meet your moonshot?

Join Carey Houston and Jana Taylor, with 321 Growth Academy, and get answers to your burning questions regarding SalesMarketing and People.

For more information, please contact:

hi@321growthacademy.com

www.321growthacademy.com

Please use hashtag #InnovationWeekYYC


Friday, November 15

321 Growth Academy: Marketing Kickstarter

Organized by Platform Calgary

Wed, Nov 13 from 9:00am - 1:00pm at Alastair Ross Technology Centre

Marketing kickstarter is a half-day, interactive workshop that helps you gear up for marketing success. You'll learn about the key ingredients needed to grow, key concepts required for strong campaigns, and put into action some tools and templates to get you ramping up your marketing.

If you’re early stage (pre-revenue), have limited time right now, or aren’t yet convinced marketing is priority #1, our Marketing Kickstarter is a knowledge-packed day to jump start your marketing ROI.

Please use hashtag #InnovationWeekYYC


Want to submit an event?

We are looking for members of the innovation community to step forward and help us showcase what’s happening in Calgary. Whether you want to host a workshop, panel discussion, social or meetup, we welcome you to join the fun.

Earlier Event: November 4
Business Model Canvas 101
Later Event: November 12
Launch Party Year 10