AccelerateAB 2019: Showcasing Economic Diversity in Action

AccelerateAB 2019: Showcasing Economic Diversity in Action

More than 650 of Western Canada’s top founders, funders, startups, and other innovation-minded people gathered for AccelerateAB 2019 and its inaugural Women in Tech Summit in Calgary on April 15-16 to help further the discussion about economic diversity in the province.

Bouncing back from an entrepreneurial eff-up

Bouncing back from an entrepreneurial eff-up

The startup and entrepreneurial journey, while always exciting, can sometimes throw unexpected challenges into the path to success. Kevin Franco, Executive Advisor and Entrepreneur in Residence at Platform Calgary, is more than a little familiar with that journey. Prior to acting as this year’s Moderator for the “Entrepreneur Eff-Up Stories” panel at AccelerateAB, we connected with Kevin to get his insight on overcoming challenges and how AccelerateAB helped shape his resilience.

Startup words of wisdom from the 2018 AccelerateAB Pitch Competition winner

Startup words of wisdom from the 2018 AccelerateAB Pitch Competition winner

We recently caught up with Rena Tabata, CEO & Co-founder of ShareSmart, to get an update on what she’s been up to since participating in AccelerateAB, and to get some helpful tips for startups attending this year’s conference.

2019 Startup Advising Sessions Companies Announced

Calgary, Canada – AccelerateAB, the grassroots technology conference that has grown into one of the largest innovation showcases in Western Canada, has revealed the nine Alberta startups selected to participate in the prestigious Startup Advising Sessions for 2019.

“Our Startup Advising Sessions are really what AccelerateAB is all about - creating meaningful collisions for our province’s technology companies,” says Cynthia van Sundert, Executive Director of The A100, the organization that powers AccelerateAB. “We are empowering these startups to learn from leading Alberta entrepreneurs who have been there, done that — and to really use what they learn to take their business to the next level.”

Alberta’s World-Class Data and Analytics Experts Take Centre Stage at AccelerateAB

AccelerateAB 2019’s Speaker Lineup to Showcase Data’s Extensive Reach Across Industries

Calgary, Canada – AccelerateAB, Alberta’s flagship technology conference, is pleased to announce the 2019 program focused on Data: Alberta’s New Energy. On April 15 - 16, 2019, at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary, world-class data and analytics experts from a variety of industries will share their views and experiences on the impact of data.

“With the recent announcement of a $100M investment to help grow artificial intelligence-focused companies in Alberta, the theme of this year’s AccelerateAB conference is a timely showcase for the vast depth of data — particularly AI — expertise in the province,” says Cynthia van Sundert, Executive Director of The A100, the organization that powers AccelerateAB.

AccelerateAB, Alberta’s Flagship Technology Conference, Continues to Innovate with the Times

CALGARY, Alberta — AccelerateAB, Alberta’s most sought-after technology conference to brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators from all over Canada, is excited to announce the theme “Data: Alberta’s New Energy” for 2019, and its inaugural call for speakers.

The latter is particularly of note as it is the first time AccelerateAB is doing a public call for speakers in an attempt to engage the technology community early in the planning process for 2019. The call for speakers opens today and will close on January 15, 2019.