54 hours of hacking

Plus, free opportunities to connect with the tech community

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 asked which Alberta post-secondary now ranks sixth in the world for its sustainability impact. Forty-five percent of you guessed right—it’s the University of Alberta.

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Startup TNT Happy Hour | Every Thursday

  • Connect with local entrepreneurs and investors at Startup TNT’s weekly happy hour events in Edmonton and Calgary.

  • Join every Thursday to meet a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals and engage in conversations about latest trends and strategies.

  • Techstars Startup Weekend is a hackathon for people excited about tech! Over a fun-filled 54 hours, participants pitch ideas, team up, and bring a startup idea to life. It’s all about creativity, teamwork, and turning ideas into action.

  • You’ll make new connections, find mentors, or maybe even meet your future business partner. It’s like a crash course where you learn by doing, with seasoned pros showing you the ropes.

  • CPAS and Innovate Calgary are hosting a series of three Ag-Tech Days to cultivate a fertile ground for exchanging ideas, experiences, and challenges and to foster a co-learning and collaborative environment to facilitate and promote innovations in precision agriculture.

  • Each Ag-Tech Day is a combination of presentations, panel discussions, and networking sessions to offer insight into the current state of precision agriculture and pinpoint areas for further research, innovation, and commercialization.

  • Ag-Tech days aim to spark open dialogue, encourage the sharing of insights, and pave the way for new transdisciplinary collaborations to facilitate the development and widespread adoption of efficient and sustainable agricultural practices.

  • Community Connect at Platform Calgary is your chance to gain connections and advice, connect with programming and tap into a network of resources.

  • Each month, the Platform community — including members, partners, donors, program alumni, coaches and more — come together to exchange ideas. This isn’t your typical networking event, it’s a way to make meaningful connections within Calgary’s vibrant tech community, and forge lasting relationships.

  • The event is free, but please register ahead of time.

Fintech Drinks | June 25

  • The quarterly Fintech Drinks is a collaborative social gathering bringing together the fintech community. These events are meant to facilitate exchanges, sparking new symbiotic relationships with fintech enthusiasts from all backgrounds.

  • This quarter’s topic? Crafting a trustworthy and resilient fintech brand for Canadians.

  • Speakers include:

    • Tate Hackert, President and Founder, Zayzoon

    • Sandi Gilbert, Founder, DealPoint & CEO, InterGen

    • David MacLean, Head of Marketing, Neo Financial

  • From healthcare to education and sustainability, Cohort 12 has been learning from industry experts and coaches to scale up their operations, grow their customer base, and start their path to investment readiness.

  • Learn how these early-stage startups are innovating and scaling. Connect with key players in the local tech and startup community. Be part of the momentum propelling Alberta's tech ecosystem forward.

  • Tech Thursdays is joining up with Calgary Economic Development to co-host a panel discussion on "Leaders in Cybersecurity in Calgary," spotlighting key figures in the city's cybersecurity landscape. Explore insights and strategies from industry leaders shaping cybersecurity initiatives in Calgary and beyond.

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