13 events to fill your calendar

Plus, Canada's 50 most investible cleantech ventures

Welcome to the Midweek Memo: a weekly digest of the city’s top tech events, personnel moves, job openings, and industry opportunities.

Before we get into this, check out the results from our weekly poll: On Sunday, we quizzed you on how much money has been invested in Alberta tech so far this year. Sixty-three percent of you got it right – $640M has been invested in the first three quarters of 2023.

Now, on to your Midweek Memo…


TONIGHT: Meet Canada's 50 Most Investible Cleantech Ventures
Join the Foresight 50 Celebration livestream tonight (Nov 8) at 5:30pm MT and watch as Canada's 50 leading cleantech ventures pitch their game-changing climate solutions. Register here.

  • This panel will be a sneak peak at the 2023 Innovation Week companies.

  • It will be a panel of 4 of the 10 companies selected by Platform Calgary to be showcased at Launch Party. Come hear what they are building.

  • The Velocity showcase is the culmination of an eight-week program where entrepreneurs work with industry experts and coaches to take their business to the next level in establishing a strong go-to-market strategy, polishing their pitches and working towards qualifying for scale-up accelerators.

  • The Southern Alberta Showcase will kick off with pitches from the founders, followed by networking and food

Innovation Week | Nov. 15-23

  • Innovation Week brings the tech community – from the tech-curious, to seasoned entrepreneurs and investors – together in celebration of all that’s happening in Calgary right now.

  • Innovation Week features content tracks oriented around key areas of a scaling tech ecosystem and entrepreneurial journey to help attendees organize their Innovation Week schedule and tailor their experience

Alberta Innovates Presents Scaleup GAP: Entrepreneurs Unplugged | Nov. 15 in Calgary & Nov. 22 in Edmonton

  • Presented by Alberta Innovates, Scaleup GAP: Entrepreneurs Unplugged is an event celebrating Global Entrepreneurs Month designed for tech startup founders in Alberta

  • Scaleup GAP offers a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse community of tech entrepreneurs, seasoned startup advisors, mentors, and industry experts

  • The event features two in-depth discussions:

    • The Founder Panel shares unfiltered stories of lessons and triumphs from founders and how they used the program to help accelerate their companies growth

    • The Mentor Panel provides essential guidance for startup success from expert Scaleup GAP staff

  • Join Goodlawyer, ElevateIP, and the Calgary Innovation Coalition on November 21st at Goodlawyer's new headquarters in the Telus Sky for an advanced discussion on intellectual property.

  • Learn how to protect your intellectual property affordably, find the right IP lawyer for you, develop a tailored IP strategy, gain a competitive edge, and attract investors.

  • The group will discuss how the Elevate IP program offers a $50,000 subsidy to innovative Canadian businesses.

  • The five remaining Startup TNT Summit finalists hit the stage one last time before the Startup TNT angels announce the winner of over $150K in capital.

  • This event is part of the BIPOC and Rural Tech Founders event series, which is dedicated to fostering greater access to the innovation sector by accelerating startup companies led by diverse founders.

  • The deadline to apply to pitch is November 6.

  • Successful applicants will receive two free pitch coaching sessions and pitch to a crowd of supporters on November 22 at Platform Calgary for a chance to win cash prizes.

  • The event will also feature:

    • A resource fair

    • Networking opportunities

    • Refreshments

  • Innovation Week 2023 will wrap by highlighting some of Calgary’s most promising startups at Launch Party — the largest startup-focused showcase of the year.

  • 2,000+ people will come together to celebrate Calgary’s tech community and put a spotlight on 10 startups that made their mark this last year. Hundreds of companies have been showcased at Launch Party over the years, including big names like SkipTheDishes, StellarAlgo, Orpyx, Virtual Gurus, Red Iron Labs, and more.

  • Join over 25 educational sessions covering the industries biggest trends

  • Attend keynotes with industry leaders before networking with fellow attendees

  • Speak directly with vendors and see tech in action with live demonstrations

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