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”).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • Applications close Sept. 1 @ 4pm (MT).

Founders Coffee | Every Tuesday and Wednesday

  • Founders Coffee is every Tuesday at 7:30am in Calgary, and every Wednesday at 9am in Edmonton.

  • Hosted by Peer Guidance, this morning get-together is for entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses.

TNT Happy Hour | Every Thursday

  • The TNT Happy Hour starts around 6pm every Thursday in both Calgary and Edmonton.

  • Hosted by Startup TNT, this Thursday Night Tradition is for early-stage founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters.

Calgary Tech Jobs

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