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April 28 & 29, 2015


Calgary, AB / Tickets

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April 28 & 29, 2015


Calgary, AB / Tickets

Don't miss out on the annual celebration of tech startups in Alberta!
With the goal of connecting and exposing local startups to key mentors, investors, and partners, AccelerateAB brings together the most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations and other leaders from across the province and the Silicon Valley. Produced by the A100, the C100 and their local community partners, this event provides an opportunity to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of Alberta’s entrepreneurs, drawing international attention to what’s percolating here in the province.

April 28, 2015  Roundtable Sessions, by invite only.  Deadline for applications March 20!

April 29, 2015  Conference 1-5 pm; Community reception 5-6:30 pm, Mount Royal University.  After Party 6:30 pm, Wild Rose Brewery.

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News


The latest on this year's AccelerateAB

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News


The latest on this year's AccelerateAB

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Schedule


April 29 - Roderick Mah Centre

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April 29 - Roderick Mah Centre

1:00 pm  Growing a success story in Canada
Lane Merrifield, Club Penguin

1:30 pm  Building a Valley connected company
Joanne Fedeyko, C100 Executive Director w/ Derek Ball, Nigel Beck, Steve Wandler + Andrew Angus

2:10pm  Market your product before you go to market
Stephen King, Mike Heffring, Keith Ellis + Carey Houston

2:40pm  Break

3:00pm  What's going on in Alberta
Dan Park + Patrick Lor

3:25pm  What to raise + when to raise it
Moderated by Shawn Abbott

3:55pm  The next billion $ company in Canada
Cam Linke w/Mark McLeod + Ray Muzyka

4:30pm  Lessons in Leadership and Business
Jamie Clark, LiveOutThere.com

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Speakers


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Jamie Clarke CEO & Co-Founder, Live Out There, Inc.

Jamie Clarke
CEO & Co-Founder, Live Out There, Inc.

Lane Merrifield Co-Founder, Club Penguin

Lane Merrifield
Co-Founder, Club Penguin

 

Jamie Clarke is an accomplished expedition organizer and leader, mountaineer, and athlete, delivering internationally a message of the power of adventure in living life and making meaning, through public speaking, writing, and filmmaking ... his vision is that those who hear the message will be led to lives inspired by passion and the spirit of exploration. 

Leading Canadian ecommerce company, Live Out There sells first quality outdoor gear and adventuring equipment. Under Jamie’s leadership, the company has been recognized recently as one of Canada’s 50 fastest growing companies and has been nominated for the prestigious Innovations Awards by Canada Post.

 

 

Lane Merrifield is co-founder of Club Penguin and former executive vice president of Disney Online Studios.

As CEO, Lane worked to help create and launch Club Penguin in 2005, playing an integral role in its phenomenal growth and continued success as one of the largest digital brands for children.  This success led to a partnership with the Walt Disney Company which acquired it for $350M in August of 2007.

In 2013 Lane left his role at Disney to return to his entrepreneurial roots, pursue new ventures, and find ways of giving back to the community.  Inspired to focus on the challenges facing teachers in the 21st century classroom, Lane co-founded a startup in the field of Education called FreshGrade.

 

VIPs include:

  • Nigel Beck  VP Corporate Development, Business Development and Strategy, IBM
  • Steve Wandler  Co-Founder, Freshgrade
  • Ray Muzyka  Co-Founder, Bioware
  • Mark MacLeod  CFO& Chief Corporate Development Officer, FreshBooks.com
  • Bill Karamouzis  CEO, TeachMe Inc.
  • Stephen King  Former CMO, Intuit
  • Mike Heffring  VP Corporate Development, Expion
  • David Edmonds  Industry Committee Chair, Accelerate Fund
  • Brad Johns  Partner, Yaletown Venture Partners
  • Dan Park  VP Canada, Azure
  • Gregg Oldring  Founder, Mailout Interactive Inc.
  • Derek Ball  CEO + Co-Founder, atVenu

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Roundtables


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Partners


Big thanks to our partners for AccelerateAB 2015

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Big thanks to our partners for AccelerateAB 2015

Presenting Partners

Founding Partners

Produced by

Sponsors

Communications Partners

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Keynote Series


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