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 Calgary Economic Development’s Director of Ecosystem & Export Development, Kari Gordon, Startup Calgary’s Business Development Advisor, Andrew Browne, or Calgary Economic Development’s Ecosystem & Export Development Coordinator, Shona Reilly. 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.
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.
Shona Reilly, Coordinator, Ecosystem & Export Development at Calgary Economic Development
Ask me about: Export programming, community events, , connecting into Calgary’s business scene
Shona is a Calgary enthusiast and business professional building a community of companies interested in growing their businesses globally. Shona’s diverse experience has helped her develop a network of tourism, sales, marketing and economic development contacts throughout the community. She provides support, mentorship and programming for companies interested in export development.