Startup Calgary is gearing to create a hacker culture in Calgary as it announces its new vision for organization, Focused on the Start.
This initiative will see the organization roll out a series of events and programs focused on sparking people to build startups and assist them with tools, resources, mentorship, funding and customers required to make the leap into becoming successful.
“As with every organization, resources are limited and we feel that if we try to be all things to all people, we will fail to deliver any value to our community,” explained Sean Collins, VP Partnerships. “By focusing on the early stage, pre-startup ecosystem, we aim to get deep in the trenches and focus our efforts on building the next wave of disruptive tech companies right here in Calgary.”
Narrowing Startup Calgary's vision to being "Focused on the start," the organization says it will only take on programs, projects and events that work toward sparking people's ideas for building their own startup; getting people actively working on building their startup idea; and assisting these "pre-startups" in getting the tools, resources, mentorship, funding and customers required to make the leap into being a full-time startup.
Last month, Startup Calgary supported Startup Weekend, where more than 80 people collaborated to create 11 new startups. Starting startMarch 26, Startup Calgary will roll out weekly Hack Nights to bring startup enthusiasts together to share ideas and build. The event will be held every Tuesday at 5pm at AcceleratorYYC.