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Monday, October 15

12:00pm MDT

Meet the Founders | CBC Edmonton Stage
Limited Capacity seats available

What does it take to go from having an idea to launching a successful, global company? Join us for a lunch-hour discussion with three local CEOs that are finding massive success with technology products that are shaping the world around us, from in-helmet displays for astronauts to artificial intelligence support to make meetings better and everything in between.
  • David Nedohin - President, Scope AR 
  • Gregg Oldring - CEO, Zept 
  • Dave Damer - CEO, Testfire Labs
  • Ashley Janssen - Co-founder and CMO, Tadum

Thank you to our presenting partners:

Scope AR brings the most advanced Augmented Reality (AR) technology to your industry, driving swift, tangible improvements in cost, efficiency, and quality. Through our combination of WorkLink and Remote AR, we ensure that the right support – whether information, step-by-step guidance, or live assistance – is available when and where it’s needed. And we make it available on whichever devices work best for your organization, including tablets, phones, and wearables, with the simple download of our app.

Tune in to CBC Edmonton for news and community information from your local public broadcaster. We bring you the stories, events and people that make Edmonton great. Find us online 24/7 at cbc.ca/edmonton and on social. You can also find us on the CBC radio app or tune your radio to 93.9FM/740AM. Here, you'll get the most up-to-the-minute conversation, weather, traffic and community news. We're here to make connections and find new ways to tell stories that are important to our city.


Monday October 15, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
CBC Stage
Tuesday, October 16

3:00pm MDT

Drivewyze Presents: You don’t have to BE a startup to be a startup @ Mercer Tavern
Limited Capacity seats available

Drivewyze is one of Edmonton's most exciting tech success stories and an amazing community leader. In this panel discussion, the team will share how the pop culture image of what tech startup should be doesn't have to define your team culture, company vision, or product strategy in order for you find success at a global scale.

Tuesday October 16, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Mercer Tavern
Wednesday, October 17

12:00pm MDT

Lunch and Learn: Minimizing the risk & impact of fraud
Limited Capacity seats available

It's Startup Week! We're giving you this session at a discounted price of $10. Purchase your ticket through Eventbrite here.

Scams cost individuals, organizations and governments trillions of dollars each year in estimated losses. Either yourself or someone you know has fallen prey to fraudsters - even the savviest of business people are falling for it. But how?

In this one-hour seminar, you'll learn all about the ways to implement safety guidelines to protect yourself, your business and your employees against fraudsters.

Presented by:
Kathie Keogh, Treasury Solutions Specialist
Dianne Lazurko, Treasury Solutions Specialist

Both Kathie and Dianne work closely with private and public sector clients as Treasury Solutions Specialists to assess and advise on each company’s unique requirements for Cash Management Solutions for the Edmonton, Red Deer, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray and surrounding areas. Whether it’s helping customers create efficiencies, understanding the complexities of cash flow management or transitioning clients from paper based transactions to electronic based ones, their advice is focused on customized, secure electronic banking and innovative digital solutions.

2:00pm MDT

B Welcome: Find Your Place in the 'B' Economy @ Roundhouse
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn what B Corporations are, why they matter, and hear from local B Corp founders about how the B Economy involves and benefits all of us. Whether you’re a business doing good that wants to make it official, an entrepreneur with a new idea that wants to know how your business can be socially accountable, or any person who is interested to know more about how to make educated consumer decisions and champion do-gooders, this session is for you.  You will gain valuable knowledge and widen your network of purpose-driven individuals and businesses in Edmonton!
B Corp is focused on building a sustainable and inclusive economy that brings prosperity to all. Certified organizations have presented outstanding practices in diversity of governance, treatment of workers, impact on environment and community investment. To see how you’re measuring up, test out the B Impact Assessment.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Roundhouse 11110 104 Ave, Edmonton, AB

4:00pm MDT

Tackling the Intangibles: How Brand, UX, and Digital Strategy Contribute to your Startup's Success @ Lift Interactive
Limited Capacity seats available

Tackling the Intangibles: How Brand, UX, and Digital Strategy Contribute to your Startup’s Success:

You’ve poured your blood, sweat, and tears into your startup. You’re confident in your idea and it’s ability to meet a need. But how will you make your product or service stand out and build a loyal following? How will you set yourself apart from the competition?

In our workshop, we’ll explore the intangible difference makers for your startup. We’ll talk about how a memorable brand, thoughtful user experience, and proper digital strategy can give your new business a better chance at success.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Lift Interactive - 10139 81 Avenue

4:00pm MDT

Panel Discussion: Considering having a business in the Artificial Intelligence industry?
Limited Capacity seats available

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been an essential part of our daily life. AI has developed a large number of tools to solve the most difficult problems in various areas. For example, the SeeingAI app developed by Microsoft can help people who are blind perceive the environment around them. For the past few years, AI has entered the consciousness of almost every industry. It has become one of the hottest topics of mainstream conversations. TusStar Alberta, TEC Edmonton and AlbertaAI have invited speakers with various backgrounds to give you insights about having a business in the AI industry from different perspectives.

Panelists:Bruce Alton, Partner, A-Partners
Dave Damer, CEO, Testfire Labs
Dr. Shi Jin, Director of Solutions Architecture, CenturyLink
Dr. Yuxi Li, Department of Computing Science, UAlberta
Wei Sun, Vice President, ChiHe Investment
The moderator is Frank Wang, VP External of AlbertaAI.

For more information and to register, click here.

5:30pm MDT

Depression, Anxiety, and Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

Great companies are built by people, people have brains, and brains get sick - especially under stress!

This panel, hosted by Air Trail founder Bradley Poulette, will explore depression and anxiety in the startup realm with stories that you won’t normally hear.

Connect with the community, learn about what resources are out there (but, like, not in a preachy way), and have a little fun talking about the less fun side of startups.

All are encouraged to join - this isn’t just for entrepreneurs!

Wednesday October 17, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
Beaver House 10158 103 Street, Edmonton, AB

6:00pm MDT

Founders Pitch Night @ ATC
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you a Startup Founder looking for assistance or support?

The National Research Council of Canada is the Government of Canada’s largest research organization supporting industrial innovation, the advancement of knowledge and technology development. Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) provides support to small and medium-sized enterprises in Canada in the development and commercialization of technologies.

Here is your opportunity to present your Startup to an IRAP advisor for impartial feedback and suggestions on how to grow your business.

Pitch format is a one on one sit-down with an NRC advisor, Founders will have one minute to make their pitch, followed by a few minutes of feedback and discussion.

For attendees that are not attending to pitch, an information session will precede the pitch portion of the event, so come learn more about how IRAP can assist you in the future.

The event will be held at the lower level open cafeteria of the Advanced Technology Centre at Research Park.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) 9650 20 Ave, Edmonton, AB

7:00pm MDT

Who's paying attention? — The future of local tech coverage
Limited Capacity seats available

As local mainstream media continues to shrink, who can we count on to tell us what's happening in the local startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem? We talk to some innovators who have stepped up to fill the gap. Got questions about how to get covered now? We'll offer some answers.

Karen Unland - Co-Founder, Taproot Edmonton and President, Alberta Podcast Network

Mack Male - Co-Founder, Taproot Edmonton
Cara Bedford - Editor, CompuVision's Disruption Magazine
Tara Struyk - Vice President of Content, Janalta Interactive

Wednesday October 17, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm MDT
Startup Edmonton #301, 10359 - 104 Street
Thursday, October 18

9:00am MDT

Will it fly? How to determine if clients will buy before you build
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s Startup Week! We’re giving you a 50% off Startup Week special for this event. Purchase your ticket through Eventbrite here.
Before building a plane, engineers spend a considerable amount of time testing the aerodynamics of its design. This validation process allows them to understand how external forces will act (and hopefully) lift the aircraft.

The process and mindset is the same for savvy entrepreneurs.

Before you even build your product or service, you can (and should) test your ideas through a variety of methods. Here to share some of those methods with you is TEC Executive in Residence, Kurian Tharakan.

Join us on October 18 in the heart of Downtown Edmonton to:
  1. Learn how to leverage free and paid internet tools to secure market validation such as
  • Google Search
  • Google Keyword Planner
  • Amazon
  • Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn
  • Moz
  • Buzz Sumo
  • Surveys and Intercepts
  1. Learn quick analysis techniques to determine how your competition is positioning itself
  2. Build a product ecosystem model to determine your product’s place and fit
  3. Learn from case studies of successful product launches

12:00pm MDT

Building, Scaling, and Securing Investment on the Cheap
Limited Capacity seats available

It’s Startup Week! We’re giving you this session at a discounted price of $10.

By employing a scrappy “cockroach” approach, Bartesian was able to prototype, develop, secure large orders, and close sizable investments and licensing deals with large industry partners.  Everyone has heard of the “Lean Startup” – but not the story of how it was applied in this way.  Come spend your lunch hour with us and learn how to implement some of the same methods.

Presented by: Bryan Fedorak, Co-founder, Bartesian
As Co-founder of Bartesian (think Keurig for alcoholic beverages), Bryan has led the company from ideation and prototyping all the way to mass manufacturing.  An entrepreneur first, Bryan comes from a broad background of expertise as a Mechanical Engineer and MBA.  He likes to wear many hats.  Having at one point or another ran every area of the business, Bryan has full perspective on both technical and business challenges, and sees the big picture strategically.  He has strong operational and leadership experience, having honed his skills in more than six different industries.

To order tickets, click here.

12:00pm MDT

The Future of Marketing | CBC Edmonton Stage
Limited Capacity seats available

As consumers, we're bombarded with advertisements day-in-and-day-out. So, how do the best brands, products, and companies cut through the marketing clutter to inspire you to buy? Join us for a lunch-hour discussion on the future of marketing, from social influencers to advancements in advertising technology, and how you can take advantage of trade tips and secrets to make your business succeed today and into 2025!

Our speakers: 
  • Darka Tarnawsky - Executive Director, Ukrainian Skumka Dancers | President, Bottom Line Productions 
  • Adam Rozenhart - Director of Social Media Strategy, ATB Financial
  • Fouad El-Masri - Co-Founder, Visio Media 
  • Adam Gaumont - Digital Strategist, DDB Canada
Thanks to our presenting partner:
Tune in to CBC Edmonton for news and community information from your local public broadcaster. We bring you the stories, events and people that make Edmonton great. Find us online 24/7 at cbc.ca/edmonton and on social. You can also find us on the CBC radio app or tune your radio to 93.9FM/740AM. Here, you'll get the most up-to-the-minute conversation, weather, traffic and community news. We're here to make connections and find new ways to tell stories that are important to our city.

Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
CBC Stage
Friday, October 19

12:00pm MDT

UAlberta Artificial Intelligence Seminar
Limited Capacity full
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UAlberta Artificial Intelligence Seminar

An Edmonton Startup Week edition of this weekly seminar series! 

Taking place Fridays at noon (free pizza lunch provided) in the Computing Sciences Centre at the University of Alberta, these weekly seminars give AI enthusiasts a friendly way of engaging with the latest topics and trends in artificial intelligence research and development. With talks given by students and researchers from the University of Alberta as well as from other institutions, topics range from foundational theoretical work to innovative applications of AI technologies. 

Though talks may be of a technical nature, seminars are open to all levels of experience including expert researchers and beginner enthusiasts!

Please note: seating is first-come-first-seated with priority given to students. Doors will close once capacity is hit.  

Friday October 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
University of Alberta, CSC 3-33 8900 114 St NW