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Students to Startups
Enterprise Hackathon (HackYYC)
Lunch & Learns
Stephen King - Executive in Residence
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
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 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."