Pixels and pints

Welcome to the Thursday Events Briefing.

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December Pixels and Pints | Dec 13

For thirteen years, Calgary's best and brightest in tech and digital design have been meeting for drinks. Sometimes there's cake. Here's the agenda: 5pm - Mingle and be merry; 7pm - Announcements; 7:10pm - Beer O'clock at Bottlescrew Bill's Pub.

Canada Digital Adoption Program Info-session | Dec 14

In Budget 2021, the Government of Canada announced the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) to support Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). CDAP will help SMEs boost their e-commerce presence and digitize how they run their businesses behind the scenes. The program provides funding and expertise to businesses, as well as training and work opportunities for young Canadians. Businesses will be able to apply for two different kinds of support:

  • Grow Your Business Online will help SMEs take advantage of e-commerce opportunities

  • Boost Your Business Technology will help businesses with the development and implementation of digital adoption strategies

Join this webinar to learn more about CDAP’s eligibility, process, and more.

How (Not) To Make Your Mark | Dec 9

A crash course for non-designers to make your stuff look better. During this session, learn easy-to-use design rules for the outward expression of your startups brand. Plus, see real-life examples of both excellent and bad designs and learn how to spot the difference so bad design doesn’t happen to you.

Leadership is a Choice, Not a Title | Dec 12

This PowerPlay workshop with Mark McGregor will give you the opportunity to understand the difference between management and leadership. Discover if your company is over managed and under led and how to turn that around. Participants will be given some coaching tools, methods and techniques that Mark uses with teams in business and sport to build trust. Each participant will explore and reflect on their personal mission, vision and values.

CivicTechYYC's 5th Birthday | Dec 13

This December Calgary is celebrating CivicTechYYC's 5th Birthday with an in person event. Come out and hear about some of the great work the organization has done in the past and help shape CivicTechYYC's future.

Capital Markets Fireside Chat with Active Impact Investments, Open Ocean Robotics, and KPMG | Dec 13

Join Foresight for their monthly fireside chat to hear from industry experts on burning questions for your startup. This month, experts will present an update on the current state of capital markets. Speakers include: Tom Boddez, General Partner, Active Impact Investments Julie Angus, CEO, Open Ocean Robotics Daniel Gardiner, Vice President, KPMG Corporate Finance.

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

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