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Startup Community Office Hours

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

Hosted by Startup Calgary and Quake Capital


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 Startup Calgary’s Executive Director, Kari Gordon, our Communications Coordinator, Danielle Torrie, or our special guest Adam Cragg, Founding Partner of Quake Capital. The floor is yours so come prepared to talk about what problem you are solving and ask questions about the startup community.

Adam Cragg, Founding Partner of Quake Capital

Ask me about: Raising from a venture capitalist

Quake was recently named to Forbes’ list of top ten VCs globally and by CrunchBase as the #2 investor in female-founded startups. Adam has a deep experience with commercializing university intellectual property into promising startups. While Chief of Staff of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, Adam created MIT's Corporate Innovation Program. The program brought together the most forward-thinking Fortune 500 companies through an MIT developed curriculum to foster intrapreneurship and inform their corporate venture capital projects. Working in conjunction with the Executive Education Entrepreneurship, organized the Center's biannual Entrepreneurship Development Program. Each one-week course brought in over 100 mid-level executives for an intensive series of workshops during which teams learned to validate an idea and bring it to market.

Kari Gordon, Executive Director at Startup Calgary

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.

Danielle Torrie, Communications Coordinator at Startup Calgary

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

Danielle is a digital marketing specialist inspired by storytelling and building community focused brands. She has worked with several entrepreneurial organizations in Calgary providing both events and marketing support. In her current role, Danielle connects with local entrepreneurs to help tell their stories and manages Startup Calgary’s marketing and communications.

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