March 2017 Newsletter

Get Involved in Our Startup Community!

Take advantage of the opportunities to connect, learn and grow as an entrepreneur in Calgary this month.

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Our Next Event

Want to Connect With Local Investors & Tech Founders?

Founders, Funders, Tech & Tacos
Wednesday, March 22  |  6:00-9:00pm  |  AÑEJO Restaurant  |  $20

Join Startup Calgary and Alberta Enterprise Corporation for Founders, Funders, Tech & Tacos. A casual mixer connecting local investors and tech founders with products at all stages.

Forming and fostering relationships is imperative to raising capital. A venture capitalist is NOT going to fund you after talking to you once. Your pitch may not be perfect and your product might be incomplete, but don't let this stop you from forming early relationships with potential funders.

Ticket includes one complimentary drink and appetizers. Limited tickets available.

Register Now

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Startup Events


Want to Watch Pitches from Top Local Tech Startups?

The Accelerator Demo Day
Tuesday, March 14  |  7:00-9:00pm  |  Studio Bell  |  $35

10 local startups have just completed The Accelerator's 5-month program filled with curriculum, services, seed money, mentorship and connections. Celebrate with them and watch all 10 companies pitch on-stage at Demo Day.

Buy Tickets Now

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Want to Become a Unity VR Developer?

Intro Unity VR Developer Workshop
Saturday, March 18-19  |  9:00-5:00pm  |  U of C, ICT Building (Room 121)  |  $150-$200

The virtual reality wave is coming! Learn to develop games for VR using Unity and accelerate your skills with a full-day introductory course hosted by the Academy of VR. No development experience required and all participants receive a Google Cardboard headset!

Want to save $50? Get your early bird tickets by end of day TODAY!

Register Now

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Want to Attend the Inaugural GeoAlberta Hackathon?

Tuesday, March 21-March 22  |  8:00am-5:00pm  |  Hyatt Regency Downtown Calgary  | $200

Create apps, maps and websites to benefit Alberta using open data and compete for cash prizes in the first ever GeoAlberta Hackathon. Begin building now! Showcase your work and compete for thousands in cash at the GeoAlberta Conference.

Your hackathon registration includes conference sessions and meals.

Register Now

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Startup Applications


Want to Pitch at AccelerateAB and Receive Mentorship?

Experience a half-day mentorship program with key mentors in Alberta's tech and entrepreneurship community. 15 top technology startups will be selected to participate in Roundtables and pitch in front of 400 community members at AccelerateAB on April 19, 2017.

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 3.

Apply Now

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Want to Join the YYC Founder's Forum?

YYC Founder's Forum is a collection of startup and tech founders who come together to share knowledge in an effort to improve each other’s businesses. The Founder's Forum is recruiting new members to join an existing group of 6 founders. Your primary occupation must be founder and entrepreneur currently working on a business.

Apply to Join

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Employer Information

Looking for Biomedical Engineers-in-Training?

Biomedical Engineering undergraduate students from the University of Calgary have a foundation in traditional engineering and advanced hands-on training in biomedicine. These students are seeking both paid and unpaid 4-16 month internships or other project-based opportunities as engineers-in-training.

Interested in posting a position? Please review the following form and complete the posting sheet.

Post a Position or Project

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Startup Story


CleanCarbon Energy Reaches Agreement in Principle with Western Research Institute

CleanCarbon Energy, a Calgary-based company engaged in sustainable energy technology commercialization, has reached an Agreement in Principle with Western Research Institute (WRI) to jointly develop a family of carbon dioxide (CO2) to energy conversion processes. 

Read the Press Release

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