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Game Changer from the Valley: The Future of Tech

  • Festival Hall 1215 10 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 0W6 Canada (map)

Hosted by Startup Calgary

What does the future of tech look like? Find out during this fireside chat with Boost VC, a Silicon Valley preseed fund & accelerator making Sci-Fi a reality investing in Crypto, VR/AR, AI, Space, Human Augmentation and more.

Whether you’re working at a tech startup, you’re ready to launch new technology, or you’re just curious about the future, you’ll walk away inspired for the future of tech. Learn how Boost VC, cofounded by Adam Draper & Brayton Williams, helps pre-seed startups make science fiction technologies a reality. You’ll also learn tips on how to build your network in Silicon Valley while living in Calgary, what venture capitalists look for, and what it takes to be a game changer launching tech ‘ahead of the curve.’


  • 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. – Registration and mingling (cash bar available)
  • 4:30 - 5:15 p.m. – Fireside Chat with Maddie Callander and Alice Reimer
  • 5:15 - 5:30 p.m. – Audience Q&A
  • 5:30 - 5:55 p.m. – Roundtable Discussion with Community Leaders
  • 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Closing Comments and networking until 7 p.m.

Speakers Include:

Maddie Callander, Director, Boost VC


Maddie is the Director of Operations at Boost VC, the Virtual Reality & Blockchain accelerator and pre-seed fund in Silicon Valley, co-founded by Adam Draper & Brayton Williams. With a portfolio of 250+ emerging tech companies, Boost VC is making Sci-Fi a reality!


Alice Reimer, Creative Destruction Labs- Rockies Lead


Alice is a successful technology entrepreneur and dedicated community leader and mentor. She co-founded Calgary-based Evoco, leading the innovative SaaS firm from initial concept through to a 2012 acquisition. Most recently, Alice was the CEO of Chaordix, a pioneering software leader in the crowdsourcing and open innovation space, with global clients including LEGO, Procter & Gamble, KPMG, and IBM.

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