The role of tech in the economy

Welcome to your new weekly Events Briefing.

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The Role of Tech in Our Economy and How We Build a Robust Tech Ecosystem | Dec 5

Jen Lussier, VP of growth at Platform Calgary, will explore Calgary's expanding tech sector. Diversity of the economy has been talked about, seemingly forever. Now, with the energy transformation, there is a new sense of urgency for economic diversification. One solution that has been brought forward is an expanded tech sector. How is Calgary focussed on this sector and what is being achieved? Is Silicon Valley a viable concept in the Bow Valley? Lussier will explore these and other questions.

Calgary Artificial Intelligence Lightning Talks | Dec 5

Several speakers across a wide variety of industries will be providing short-form (15-minute) talks. Speakers include Tim Cruz, Steven Large (Viewpoint Investment Partners), Graham Doerksen (Attabotics Inc), and Alan Kelly (BODE).

Startup Financing: Building an Effective Fundraising Strategy | Dec 6

Entrepreneurs are faced with a variety of options and challenges when it comes to securing funding for their tech Canadian-focused development. In this webinar, the panel will explore frequently asked and critical questions. Entrepreneurs will leave with helpful insights to help choose the right path for fundraising.

Speakers include Mark Mitchell, chapter president for Alberta at Valhalla Private Capital, JP Rosevear, a partner and fractional CTO with NuBinary, and Megan Sutherland, director of business development at OKR.

ATB Entrepreneur Centre YYC presents Accountability vs. Responsibility | Dec 7

Tom Brady has won seven Super Bowls, and Aaron Rodgers has won one, why? Tom focuses on performance and understands both accountability and responsibility. Join this event to see how you can win more Super Bowls in your business.

In this session, performance business coach Bruce Cruickshank will give you a clear blueprint and road map to higher performance within your business, while reducing stress and anxiety.

In Vancouver: Calgary's tech scene: Competition or complementary

Lower cost of living. Lower taxes. More space. More talent. It's all in Calgary and Alberta – but you already know that. It’s why you’re here.

Do you have friends or associates in Vancouver who should know what’s going on in Calgary tech? Tell them about this upcoming event in their city. Heck, give them code calgaryiscalling for 100% off.

For more local tech and business events, check out our friends at In the Know YYC.

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