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Startup Community Office Hours

  • Rosso Coffee Roasters 140 8 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 5J2 Canada (map)

Office hours are hosted every other Tuesday. If you are unable to complete a booking, please check our events calendar for the next available dates.

Hosted by Startup Calgary


Have an idea for a tech startup but don't know where to... start? We’re here to help.

Join us for Startup Community Office Hours every other Tuesday at Rosso on 8th. Book a 30 minute coffee (on us!) with Kari Gordon, Director, Ecosystem & Export Development at Calgary Economic Development, Jenn Delconte, Manager at Startup Calgary, or Andrew Browne, Business Development Advisor at Startup Calgary. The floor is yours so come prepared to talk about what problem you are solving and ask questions about the startup community.

Kari Gordon, Director, Ecosystem & Export Development at Calgary Economic Development

Ask me about: Idea Validation, Customer Discovery, Founding Teams

Kari’s specialty is facilitating collisions of diverse people, skills and experiences to encourage and foster growth within the startup community.  Her twenty plus years of experience in high performance sport provides a foundation to assist founders through early entrepreneurial challenges.

Jenn Delconte, Manager at Startup Calgary

Ask me about: Startup Calgary Programs, Community Events, Funding Programs

Jenn is a marketing strategist who is passionate about enabling people to connect. She has worked with several entrepreneurial-support organizations across Western Canada and brings a wealth of community-building knowledge to Calgary’s innovation ecosystem. In her current role, Jenn collaborates with members of the Calgary Innovation Coalition to build programming and provide support for early-stage tech entrepreneurs.

Andrew Browne, Business Development Advisor at Startup Calgary

Ask me about: Business Model, Business Development, Product Development, Fundraising

Andrew is a founder, community builder, and lean startup strategist. Graduating from Mount Royal University's Innovation and Entrepreneurship program set the stage for a career as a serial entrepreneur, having worked with hundreds of founders locally and abroad across a broad range of industries, along with starting a number of his own companies. Andrew brings a curious and creative mind-sight to the conversation with expertise in business model development and validation and skills in early stage product development, business development and fundraising.

Later Event: April 23
Business Model Canvas 201