AcceleratorYYC Names Inaugural Executive in Residence

Calgary's AcceleratorYYC announced this morning that Stephen King will be its inaugural Executive in Residence (EIR) and provide guidance to AcceleratorYYC’s member startups.

King is an influential tech entrepreneur who is passionate about making the local tech scene hyper-successful on a global basis. He is one of the co-founders of the A100, an organization of Alberta’s most successful tech entrepreneurs and executives dedicated to ‘fueling Alberta’s next generation of entrepreneurs’ and regularly advises technology-based companies and associations on a local, national and global level.

“I’ve been a big fan of AcceleratorYYC since they started just over a year ago and am excited to take it to the next level. I like the vibe of the space -- lots of creative and talented people,” says King.

“I really enjoy the genesis and passion of tech startups, but it’s important to structure business in a way that sets up fundamentals required for success at the next level of the journey -- creating revenue and potentially seeking angels and resources to start feeding into the local tech ecosystem. If I can help any of those companies avoid some potholes, then I’ll have a good year as the EIR!”

AcceleratorYYC currently has 13 startups in the co-work space and is proud to offer a collaborative community with access to mentors, resources and connections within the greater startup community. In addition to the A100 Office Hours sessions and Startup Slyngshot business accelerator program, the EIR mentorship will provide invaluable hands-on guidance for startups.

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