A lot has changed in Edmonton since Nexopia was king. The Oilers drafted Eberle, Hall, and Nugent-Hopkins and are looking up and the startup community is more vibrant than ever.
Thanks to the hard work of Startup Edmonton the city is ready to host the largest startup tech event to ever take place in Alberta. Co-produced by the C100 and the A100, the AccelerateAB conference will bring together over 460 technology entrepreneurs, investors and mentors.
The event is broken down into two days, the first is the Startup University Day running all-day Wednesday at the brand new Startup Edmonton Space. This will see 180 early stage entrepreneurs and keen students from 6 major Alberta schools learn the ins and outs of tech from Inkdit's Gregg Oldring, TEC Edmonton's Chris Lumb, Empire Avenue's “Dups” Duleepa Wijaywardhana, and superangel Boris Wertz.
The AccelerateAB Conference day on Thursday runs from 12:30 to 5:30pm and will see 460 tech entrepreneurs from across Alberta descend into the largest tech gathering in Alberta. The Thursday event takes places at the Shaw Conference Centre and speakers include Himark Biogas' Evan Chrapko, Microsoft's Director of Startups & Venture Capital Mark Relph, Women 2.0 Founder Shaherose Charania, The C100's Atlee Clark, and Lars Leckie of Hummer Winblad Ventures.