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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 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 Tuesday in July at Rosso on 8th. Book a 30 minute coffee (on us!) with either Andrew Browne, Startup Support Specialist at Startup Calgary, Katie Findlay, Manager - Ecosystem and Export Development at Calgary Economic Development, or Danielle Torrie, Manager, Startup Calgary.

The floor is yours so come prepared to talk about what problem you are solving and ask questions about the startup community.

Andrew Browne, Startup Support Specialist 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.

Katie Findlay, Manager - Ecosystem and Export Development at Calgary Economic Development

Ask me about: Export programming, community events, , connecting into Calgary’s business scene

Katie is a business development and international trade specialist helping Calgary companies reach their global potential. With over 11 years at Calgary Economic Development, Katie has a deep and diverse network of contacts and resources specifically related to the growth and expansion of SME’s locally and internationally. Her current role includes leading the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP), an innovative and dynamic program designed to help small or medium-sized enterprise plan and prepare for long-term export success.

Danielle Torrie, Manager, 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.