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Take Your Idea to the Next Level


  • Bow Valley College (ATB Hall, South Campus, 2nd Floor) 345 6 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB, T2G 4V1 Canada (map)

Hosted by 150 Startups


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Looking to take your idea to the next level? Then join us learn how to:

  • Launch a more profitable startup

  • Get new products or services to market faster •

  • Overcome the 'Innovators Bias' that kills many startups and product launches

For this event, you will learn the process of taking an idea to the next level by working on a business idea created by some of the most promising first-time entrepreneurs from Alberta's 26 colleges and universities.

This event is ideal for those looking to:

  • Learn why people buy new things

  • Identify the ideal customers for a product or service

  • Create a value proposition that generates instant interest

  • Avoid the ten mistakes that many first-time entrepreneurs make

  • Learn what investors are looking for and what it takes to get a new business idea funded

This is the kick-off weekend for the summer skills development program that is part of a province-wide student entrepreneurship initiative called 150 Startups. During the summer skills development program some of Alberta's most promising first-time entrepreneurs are given cash to improve their business ideas while preparing for a provincial pitch competition that last year awarded $30,000 in cash at the Innovation Rodeo.