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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 450+ of 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.  Watch for applications in February.

April 29, 2015  Conference 1-5 pm; Community reception 5-6:30 pm, Mount Royal University.  After Party 7 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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Speakers


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Speakers


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
  • Michelle Zatlyn  Co-Founder, Cloudflare
  • 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
  • Kevin Swan  Partner, iNovia
  • 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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Partners


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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Keynote Series