Live from Vancouver this fall
Welcome to the Midweek Memo.
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 the Weekly Poll: On Sunday, we asked whether there is enough support for Calgary's women in tech. 67% of you said “no.”
We also heard: “I'm proud of the quality and quantity of female founders in Calgary's ecosystem!”
We are too ❤️.
Now, on to your Midweek Memo…
Calgary Tech Events
In Vancouver this fall? Check out this exciting event from our sister-publication, the Vancouver Tech Journal (VTJ).
Jason Fried joins VTJ and special guests at the Vogue Theatre for an in-depth conversation on technology, the big ideas changing business, and what it all means for the future of entrepreneurship.
Fried is the co-founder and CEO of 37signals, the creators of project management software Basecamp and email platform HEY.
He also co-wrote the New York Times bestselling book Rework and pioneered the idea that four-day work weeks could actually drive productivity (“When there’s less time to work, you waste less time”).
The Value of International Partnerships | Aug. 22
Learn about a variety of international services tailored for startups and hear inspiring stories from a lineup of successful local startups that have triumphed through the power of international partnerships.
Finally, discover how these collaborations can fast-track your growth, boost market presence, and mitigate risks for your venture.
Faculty of Science Innovation Fair | Aug. 30
Delve into the world of cutting-edge ideas and advancements that are shaping the future and witness firsthand the incredible work happening at the University of Calgary’s faculty of science
Hear from the experts — including an IP strategy advisor, an IP transfer specialist, an IP-backed startup founder, and an IP funder — on the common problems startups face with IP.
Plus, a sneak peek into some funding that will help you with your IP strategy.
Learn about the Life Sciences Fellowship (LSF) from Alberta Innovates and Innovate Calgary, which includes $200K, expert support, and tech development space.
TechSwing '23 | Sept. 8
Alberta tech on the links.
Join the tech community for an 8am shotgun start, banquet lunch and silent auction, and a Texas scramble.
THRIVE Venture Studio Agrithon | Sept. 14
After an intense 24-hour agriculture hackathon, join for the resulting Agrithon pitches and networking reception.
Network with fellow agrifood tech enthusiasts, industry experts, and potential collaborators following the pitches.
The Toast Summit - For More Women in Tech | Sept. 21
The Toast Summit will bring together a growing community of women who are ready to dive deep, get real, and reignite their passion for what tech can truly be.
Toast is also offering one free month of membership with the code FIRSTFREE.
Long Calgary | Oct. 16
Bringing together the people who have chosen Calgary as home base to create, invest, and innovate.
Expect raw talks, facilitated discussion, and good drinks and eats.
Innovation Week Launch Party | Nov. 23
Apply to be one of Launch Party’s Top 10 Startups!
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.
Founders Coffee | Every Tuesday and Wednesday
TNT Happy Hour | Every Thursday
Calgary Tech Jobs
Neo Financial is hiring a Head of PR & Communications
The University of Calgary is hiring a Career Advisor, Schulich School of Engineering
Clio is hiring a Development Manager, Back-End Infrastructure
Black & White Zebra is hiring a Director of Account Management
Wanderlust Travel Design is hiring a Virtual - Sports Adventure Planner
Indigo Slate is hiring a Community Management Consultant
4 more opportunities for you
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