Edmonton's Vibrant Startup Community to Gather at Tomorrow's AccelerateAB

by Rob Lewis | Startups

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.

Startup Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Founded in 2009, Startup Edmonton is a grassroots nonprofit organization focused on cultivating the tech start-up community in Edmonton. Our organizing committee is made up of experienced and connected young entrepreneurs passionate about growing a world-class tech startup community in our hometown. We’ve been involved in other next gen initiatives in town including DemoCamp and artsScene... more

San Francisco, California, United States

C100 is a non-profit, member-driven organization dedicated to supporting Canadian technology entrepreneurship and investment. C100 is comprised of a select group of Canadians based primarily in Silicon Valley, including executives of leading technology companies, experienced startup entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. C100 members are passionate about leveraging their collective... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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