Programs

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Students to Startups

Preflight

Flightpath

Enterprise Hackathon  (HackYYC)


Basecamp

Angel Matching

Office Hours 

Lunch & Learns


Events

The next DemoCamp is being held at AcceleratorYYC March 5.  Over 100 people come to share and learn in an open environment. It features 4 live demos, followed by discussion and interaction from participants.

The next DemoCamp is being held at AcceleratorYYC March 5.  Over 100 people come to share and learn in an open environment. It features 4 live demos, followed by discussion and interaction from participants.

Each year AcceleratorYYC hosts Mashable's Social Media Day - awesome guest speakers, a social media photo booth, door prizes, food, drinks, and more!   

Each year AcceleratorYYC hosts Mashable's Social Media Day - awesome guest speakers, a social media photo booth, door prizes, food, drinks, and more! 

 

An annual two-day celebration of entrepreneurship and tech startups in Alberta. Programming focuses on helping bold entrepreneurs set high growth trajectory, gain traction, and build momentum as they go from startup to scale.  Each year it alternates between Edmonton and Calgary.

An annual two-day celebration of entrepreneurship and tech startups in Alberta. Programming focuses on helping bold entrepreneurs set high growth trajectory, gain traction, and build momentum as they go from startup to scale.  Each year it alternates between Edmonton and Calgary.


Featured

Stephen King - Executive in Residence

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As the Executive in Residence at AcceleratorYYC, Stephen King, CEO of TCELab, President of Stephdokin.com, and Host Educator of OnAPage.com provides guidance and support for our members. 

Stephen is an influential tech entrepreneur who is passionate about making the “local tech scene hyper-successful on a global basis.”

As a founding member of the A100, he regularly hosts Office Hours and happily provides entrepreneurs with marketing-related feedback.


Randy Thompson - Angel Liasion

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As the Angel Liaison at AcceleratorYYC, CEO of VA Angels, CEO of coupons4giving and 75+ funded companies, Randy provides support and guidance to early stage startups.

He is a builder of companies, angel investor and angel group leader at Canada’s most active angel group. He is currently invested in seven companies and has been working in the startup venture space since 1992 when he started the first ISP in Alberta. In 1999, he started working on developing angel groups in Alberta, beginning with an organization that matched deals for Western Canada investors on the Internet.

In 2001, Randy began to work as a venture capital advisor to the Province of Alberta and started the Alberta California Venture Channel, bringing together investors and companies in both regions. He is founder and CEO of VA Angels. In addition to this work, Randy is an Entrepreneur in Residence at NAIT and a member of the A100.


Pieter Boekhoff

Pieter Boekhoff is the co-founder of AcceleratorYYC and POSH View and is committed to the startup and entrepreneurial community.  In 2013, Pieter was named one of Canada's Top 10 Mentor Rock Stars

What his nominees said:

“Whether it is a request to mentor students or just a coffee, Pieter never says no. He somehow finds the time between launching his own business, being the founder of AcceleratorYYC and among a lot of other amazing things he is involved in.”

“He is a true leader, allowing people to grow, giving feedback and most of all always having a great attitude.”

“I quickly can see how important he is to the startup community in Calgary by offering his space as a coworking environment and implementing valuable programs for entrepreneurs. His passion is and dedication is inspiring."