We're heading to the honky tonk

Plus, thinking about raising a family? This Tech Thursday is for you.

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 how many Alberta startups raised capital in May, according to Start Alberta. Twenty-nine per cent of you got it right: six startups raised capital in May.

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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.


Curious to learn how Canadian tech companies are updating their benefits offerings to better support diverse employee needs and mental and financial wellbeing?

Access TAP Network’s 2024 Report on Employee Benefits Trends in Canada’s Tech Sector.

The data comes from TAP Network’s 2024 Group Benefits Survey, produced with HUB International and including comprehensive employee benefits data from 172 Canadian tech companies.

  • Get ready to embark on your entrepreneurial journey with Startup 101, Platform Calgary's early-stage startup program. The startup scene can feel daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you're nurturing a business idea, exploring a new career path, or seeking solutions to real-world problems, Startup 101 can help you get started.

  • Startup 101 is for you if...

    • You have an idea for a business and want tangible steps to get started

    • You’re curious about what support is available to you, and how to use it

    • You’re overwhelmed by startup lingo (MVP who?)

  • Giddy up and join us for a rootin’ tootin’ good time with Calgary’s finest tech minds! 

  • Before you ride off to the Midway, round up your closest #yycTech friends at the Platform Innovation Centre for the Tech Stampede Social. 

  • Mingle with fellow innovators while enjoying:

  • Tech Thursdays has gotten together a panel of entrepreneurs who have started companies while at the same time started, or expanded their families. Hear from them about what went into the thought process, how they manage their time, and what to consider while making this choice.

  • Tech Thursday is thrilled to have partnered with the Venture Capital Association of Alberta to bring you this panel on what makes a B2B company attractive from an investment perspective.

  • Omi Velasco, Executive Director of the Venture Capital Association of Alberta and Principal at Graphite Ventures has a long history of investing in successful B2B companies.

qConnect 2024 | October 2-3

  • qConnect 2024 is a unique two-day summit in Calgary that connects quantum creators with prospective users of their technology. Included within the programming, inspiring presenters and panels will explore potential applications of quantum technologies in health, energy and sustainable cities.

  • qConnect 2024 offers a dynamic platform for industry leaders, government representatives and stakeholders from around the world to converge and explore the transformative potential of quantum applications, while engaging with quantum creators whose technologies will disrupt — and improve — industries in the years ahead.

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