Due to rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the AccelerateAB 2020 conference has been postponed until September 14-15, 2020. The decision to postpone is based on current available data and the fact that [...]
AccelerateAB, the grassroots technology conference that has grown into one of the largest innovation showcases in Western Canada, has revealed the eight Alberta startups selected to participate in the prestigious Startup Advising Sessions for 2020. “The Startup Advising Sessions [...]
Jay Baydala is a firm believer in community, social good, and social impact. After founding Goodpin in 2012, he discovered like-minded individuals when he participated in the AccelerateAB startup advising sessions in 2014. “It was the first time I experienced [...]
If anyone in Alberta knows anything about pivots, it might be Mark Scantlebury. In 2014, Mark attended the Alberta tech conference, AccelerateAB, as the new CEO of Calgary-based Extreme Telematics Corp. (ETC), which was founded in 2001 to build [...]
Meaghan Nolan and Kyle Nishiyama had plans to strike out on their own and build a company. They also wanted to come home. But first, the two Albertans, who were living and working in New York, wanted to know [...]
We're thrilled to announce that Andrew Phung of CBC's "Kim's Convenience" is returning to host AccelerateAB 2020! Actor, comedian and all-around tech fan, this Alberta boy is guaranteed to bring the good times to our 10-year celebration. Early Bird tickets [...]
Do you have something to say about tech, entrepreneurship, or investing? A great story to share? A presentation with WOW factor? If so, we want to hear from you! [UPDATE]: The AccelerateAB 2020 Call for Speakers closed on January 31. [...]
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.
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.
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.