EHUB NEWS, September 3, 2014

Featuring: Volunteers Needed, MakerFaireYYC, CAMP Festival, Beakerhead, Preflight, Basecamp & more!

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Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are what makes this community run and we need your help at a couple of events.  If you can help out at any of these events, please email 

Mini Maker Faire

Sept 6 & 7, 10 am - 6 pm.  Shifts of 3-4 hours each.  You get access to see it for free! 


Friday, Sept 12 from 530 - 9 pm for Cocktails, Candy & Robots.  We need help at the door & serving.

Saturday, Sept 13 from 1030 - 130 pm for Future Academy.  We need a greeter who can help set up and take down too. 


Are you working in the Payments space in Calgary? We know there’s a nascent payments subculture emerging here so decided it was about time we had our own Meetup Group. This first gathering..


Join us Sept. 12 & 13 for 2 special Beakerhead events; Future Academy & Cocktails, Candy & Robots.  This is a community initiative between AcceleratorYYC, EZ Robot & the Vulcan Brand Innovation Team, from the Town of VulcanThe Sugar Cube 5 Vines. Limited spots! 

Student Advisory Board Wanted!

It's time for Students to Startups to go into full gear! 

We need an advisory board of students ages 16 - 29, a good representation from schools, universities and beyond! (You don't need to be a student to be involved) 

What is BaseCamp?

What is Preflight?

The number 1 thing we hear from startups is "How do I get Investors?".  Randy Thomspson, CEO of VA Angels will walk you through how to get your startup 'Investor Ready'. Plus at the end you will get an opportunity to pitch to a room full of investors! 

There is no such thing as a good idea or bad idea, the only thing that matters is execution.  If you have a startup idea or just beginning, Preflight will show you how to execute your startup and if it will make money.  Preflight is facilitated by Calgary entrepreneurs & supporting businesses.

BaseCamp was one of the most valuable things I did for my startup. In two days I learnt more than I did in the last two years of my business degree. I was able to apply what I learnt immediately and felt more comfortable claiming value on what I had built.
— Mandy Balak, CEO & Founder of It's Date Night
This was an awesome opportunity to meet experienced mentors & entrepreneurs in the community who were able to provide valuable input, which put me back on the right path. You meet the best mentors in town!
— Preflight Grad May 2014

Students & AcceleratorYYC Resident Members save 50% on Preflight & BaseCamp!

CAMP Festival is Sept 8 & 9, USE CODE ACCYYC FOR $50 OFF


Subscribe to the AcceleratorYYC eHub newsletter by October 31 and you could win a $50 Candy Basket from The Sugar Cube!

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