April 15-16, 2019, Calgary

Data: Alberta’s New Energy

What to Expect


This year we’re shaking up AccelerateAB’s format to feature 20-minute high impact keynotes, enabling us to showcase a wider range of subject matter speakers, including: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain & Crypto Currencies, Data Analytics, Data Management, Predictive Analytics, and Security, along with entrepreneur-focused panels. We’ll also have a 2019-edition of the always highly-anticipated ‘Eff-Ups’ panel, which features lessons learned and provides practical advice for entrepreneurs building companies in Alberta.

Women in Tech Track

DID YOU KNOW? In Alberta, the proportion of  female tech founders in 2018 is almost double the national average at 30%. 

AccelerateAB’s Women in Tech track will focus on accelerating, supporting, and learning from Alberta’s outstanding female entrepreneurs to help continue this positive trajectory.

This half-day session on the morning of Monday, April 15, will include keynote speakers and panel discussions featuring prominent female leaders and professionals in the tech scene.

Meaningful Advising

Powered by The A100, the Startup Advising Sessions are one of the most valuable experiences for any startups from all over Alberta. Successful applicants will be able to take advantage of a customized 1:1 workshop with A100 members and industry experts, a storytelling workshop with our PR Partner, The Agency, a pitch coaching session with certified advisors, and pitch live on stage at AccelerateAB!


Networking is a highlight of AccelerateAB. It's an extremely valuable opportunity for attendees to make strategic partnerships and connections from across the province.

There are many ways to connect at AccelerateAB! From the startup pitches at the conference, to the designated networking breaks, and of course the all-inclusive community reception, there’s something for everyone!


During the AccelerateAB Conference, selected startups will get the chance to show off their stuff to 700 conference attendees including angel investors, venture capitalists, and influencers who can connect them with future partners and customers.

Who Attends

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Where is it?

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, 136 8th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K6


Where to stay

How Do I Get There & Where Can I Park?

Directions and parking information for the TELUS Convention Centre can be found here.