Are you going to Collision 2024?

Plus, who are the tech companies to watch in Calgary?

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

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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.

Source: Collision

  • “The Olympics of Tech.” — Politico

  • Collision brings together the people and companies redefining the global tech industry.

  • Connect with the who’s who of international tech and make meaningful connections. Entrepreneur Magazine highlighted the “extensive assortment of attendees and keynoters” you can connect with.

  • It's Tech Thursdays’ one-year anniversary of hosting events in Calgary!

  • Dive into what companies and industries you should be watching in 2024 in Calgary. This week’s panelists have deployed substantial capital into this ecosystem. You’ll get their takes on what is exciting, under-hyped, and maybe even over-hyped.

  • You’ll here from:

  • BlueMarvelAI, headquartered in Alberta, specializes in providing applied AI solutions for industrial operators. Their primary objective is to deliver relevant insights and predictions related to sustainability, safety, productivity, and cost.

  • BlueMarvel's software helps operators by analyzing and conveying the most relevant information, connecting outcomes to key drivers through predictive insights, which helps decision-makers achieve better results.

  • 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

  • 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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