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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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Speakers


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Keynote Speakers

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Jamie Clarke

CEO & Co-founder, Live Out There Inc.

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.

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LANE MERRIFIELD

CO-FOUNDER, CLUB PENGUIN

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.

Speakers and Panelists

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ANDREW ANGUS

CEO & Co-founder, Switch Merge

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CAM LINKE

Entrepreneur

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CAREY HOUSTON

Advisor, Consultant & Mentor

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DAN PARK

President, Azure Capital

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DEREK BALL

CEO & Co-founder, atVenu

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JEFF KEEN

Partner, Wheelhouse Ventures

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JOANNE FEDEYKO

Executive Director, The C100

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KEITH ELLIS

COO, HeadCount Corporation

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MARK MACLEOD

CFO & Chief Corporate Development Officer, Freshbooks

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MIKE HEFFRING

VP Corporate Development, Expion

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NIGEL BECK

VP Corporate Development, Business Development & Strategy, IBM

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PATRICK LOR

CEO, Dissolve

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RAY MUZYKA

Co-founder/Former CEO of BioWare and CEO of Threshold Impact

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SHAWN ABBOTT

Partner, iNovia Capital

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STEPHEN KING

President, Stephdokin.com 

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STEVE WANDLER

Co-founder, FreshGrade

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MARCUS DANIELS

Co-founder & CEO, HIGHLINE

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GREGG OLDRING

Co-founder, Inkdit

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Schedule


April 29 - Roderick Mah Centre

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April 29 - Roderick Mah Centre

1:00pm Lessons learned - Lane Merrifield, Club Penguin

1:30pm  Building a Valley connected company 

2:10pm  Market your product before you go to market

2:40pm  Networking Break

3:00pm  What's going on in Alberta

3:25pm  What to raise + when to raise it

3:55pm  What does it take to build a billion $ company?

4:30pm  The Business of Adventure - Jamie Clarke, LiveOutThere.com

5:00pm Community Reception

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Scaling Up Your Startup Workshop


April 29 - by invite only

8:30-8:40am  Welcome
8:40-9:30am  Scaling Product 
9:40-10:30am  Scaling Finance/Metrics 
10:40-11:30am  Scaling Sales
11:30-12:30pm  Lunch 

Produced by Flightpath Ventures

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Scaling Up Your Startup Workshop


April 29 - by invite only

8:30-8:40am  Welcome
8:40-9:30am  Scaling Product 
9:40-10:30am  Scaling Finance/Metrics 
10:40-11:30am  Scaling Sales
11:30-12:30pm  Lunch 

Produced by Flightpath Ventures

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News


The latest on this year's AccelerateAB

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The latest on this year's AccelerateAB

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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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Keynote Series