AccelerateAB

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.