Startup Calgary Accepting Applications for Launch Party 2017

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Published 31/08/2017

Interested in moving your business forward?

Launch Party is all about finding Calgary’s top early-stage tech startups and giving them an opportunity to make connections, validate, and gain exposure in order to move their business forward. 

Interested in applying? Launch Party is ideal for early stage companies who have:

  • incorporated
  • demonstrated product market fit 
  • an ability to attract users AND/OR generate revenue

Apply now for Launch Party!

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 22 at 5pm MST.


If your startup is selected to participate, here's what you can expect:

Semi-Final Pitch Night: The selected startups from the application process will pitch at a Semi-Final evening event. The 200+ person audience will vote for the top startups to be showcased at Launch Party during Global Entrepreneurship Week. This year, Semi-Finals Pitch Night will take place on Thursday October 19, 2017 during the Calgary Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Week.

Pitch Coaching: Leading up to Pitch Night, startups will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pitching. They will receive small group training as well as practice sessions with local investors and experienced pitch coaches.

Workshops: The early years of any business are critical and there is a lot to learn, the selected startups will learn from subject matter experts such as how to secure angel investment, how to protect their IP, and how to build their brand on a budget. 

VIP Networking and Mentorship Opportunities: Showcase startups will have the opportunity to participate in 1:1 meetings, a Founders & Funders Dinner and other VIP events in order to connect with successful entrepreneurs and business executives.

Startup Calgary has been incremental to the relationships, the networking opportunities, and to the connections via advisors/mentors available that advertiise has made via the startup ecosystem. Quite frankly, without the efforts of Startup Calgary and the ability of their staff to help nurture and harness the space required for Startups to grow and develop, advertiise wouldn’t be where we are today. - Mark Vella, Founder of advertiise

Learn more about Launch Party and buy early bird tickets here!