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Entrepreneurship is lonely without support. This podcast is hosted by Startup Calgary, an initiative by Calgary Economic Development. During this podcast, we will chat with startup community leaders who will share the knowledge, tools and inspiration you need to launch and grow your startup right here in Calgary.

Startup Calgary helps entrepreneurs turn their highly scalable ideas into reality by connecting them to what they need, when they need it. Learn more at www.startupcalgary.ca

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Incubators and accelerators play a valuable role in the startup journey, especially in the early stages. Learn more about some of the programs available to founders based in Calgary and beyond. Interview date: July 17, 2019Featured Speakers:Alice Reimer, Site Lead at Creative Destruction Lab RockiesNadir Khan, Manager of Programming and Sponsorships at District Ventures and IBM Innovation SpaceSam Begelfor, Director of New Ventures at The AcceleratorProgram Information: Creative Destruction Lab Rockies:The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL) is a seed-stage program for massively scalable, science and technology-based companies. The program employs an objectives-based mentoring process with the goal of maximizing equity-value creation.Interested in applying? Check out an upcoming information session: July 31 from 1-2 pm ESTAugust 1 from 11am-12pm ESTDeadline to apply: Aug 12, 2019 (Available to startups around the world)Email: cdl-rockies@creativedestructionlab.comDistrict Ventures and IBM Innovation Space:The District Ventures and IBM Innovation Space is not simply an accelerator – it is a platform for a smarter, more efficient and more entrepreneurial environment in Canada by enabling entrepreneurs at various stages of their business development to excel through exposure to clients, mentors, collaboration, and the use of powerful technologies such as IBM Cloud and Watson.Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Available to Canadian startups and international startups with or looking to create a Canadian subsidiary. Cohort V to start mid-late September 2019. Email: nadir@districtventures.ca The Accelerator: The Accelerator is a not-for-profit that helps early-stage tech startups prepare for investment by providing mentors, investor connections, workshops and more. The Accelerator’s team is run by entrepreneurs and key startup employees, so we know what it takes to win, and who. The Accelerator is a lean time commitment so you can focus on what's most important, your business. At the end of the five-month program, each startup gets the chance to pitch in front of 25+ accredited investors and the public. Deadline to apply: July 28, 2019. Available to all Canadian startups.Email: sam@theaccelerator.tech Join Calgary's Startup Community: Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here.Follow Startup Calgary on social mediaSave the Date: Launch Party 2019Startup Calgary’s 10th annual Launch Party on November 12, 2019 will showcase the city’s most innovative startups during the city’s largest celebration of technology and innovation. Connect with Calgary’s top tech startups, Launch Party alumni and community leaders.
The best way to learn about the startup journey is to hear it first-hand from those who have experienced it. Listen to our “Startup Story” episodes to hear from local founders who are growing their companies right here in Calgary.Interview date: March 15, 2019Featured Startup: Paul Shumlich is the Founder & CEO at Deepwater Farms, which began as a project to learn where our food comes from. It quickly turned into a study on how to increase Calgary's access to fresh food year round and ensure local food security. Deepwater Farms operates a large aquaponic farm in Calgary, providing leafy greens to the top Canadian restaurants in the region and is leading the way in aquaponic technology.Check out more Calgary startup stories.Join Calgary's Startup Community: Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here.Follow Startup Calgary on social media
#1 - Funding Your Startup

#1 - Funding Your Startup

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Not sure how to go about funding your startup? Long story short - community and capital go hand-in-hand. During this episode, we will share tips and tricks to help you understand the various funding sources, when/how to approach investors & which local resources you need to tap into. Featured Speaker: Andrea Drager is Principal at Azure Capital Partners, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm with over $750 million under management. Andrea is based in the Calgary office and is responsible for evaluating all of Azure’s Canadian investments and select consumer investments in the US. View Andrea Drager's slide deck here to learn more about: Terms & definitionsStartup Commons frameworkLinks to local grants, vouchers, loans & tax creditsAngel & Seed fundersVenture Capital firmsExamples: Zoom, a profitable unicorn, files to go publicDealBook Briefing: Everything you need to know about the Pinterest IPODatabases to list your startup, connect with investors and amplify funding announcements: Start AlbertaBetaKitCrunchbaseTechCrunchJoin Calgary's Startup Community: Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here.Follow Startup Calgary on social media
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