Events

Oct
2
Thu
Startup Next Calgary
Oct 2 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 6 @ 11:00 pm

Startup Next is the #1 startup pre-accelerator in the world that has helped its graduates get accepted into top accelerators including Techstars, 500 Startups and many others. This mentor-driven program consists of 3 hour weekly (once a week) sessions for five weeks and an opportunity to gain access to post program value-adds like demo days, continued mentorship, and investor introductions. Application deadline is September 18, so hurry up!

Link: http://www.startupnext.co/calgary

Oct
22
Wed
Collide Conference @ Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Oct 22 @ 7:00 am – Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm

See the shape of the future. Students, aspiring professionals and established creative minds meet and network with a wide variety of sessions and expert speakers from around the world.

Link: http://www.digitalnovascotia.com/

Oct
23
Thu
Squamish Startup Weekend @ Quest University Canada
Oct 23 – Oct 25 all-day

We’re so excited to be running a Startup Weekend from October 24 – 26, 2014 on the breathtaking campus of Quest University Canada.

Join other entrepreneurs, judges, mentors and cheerleaders from Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and other communities nearby to spend 52 hours together building promising new ventures and sharing our skills and experience.

Bring your team, and bring your ideas!

#squamishismyoffice

Interviewing, Hiring and Retaining Millennials
Oct 23 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

AceTech together with North of 41 are hosting this very interesting panel discussion on October 23rd. Managing talent in your organization is a very difficult task. In addition, Millennials are now a fast growing segment of the workforce and as such they change the dynamic of the workplace. In this session we will be discussing the specific tactics you need to find, hire and motivate your more junior staff.

Price: $20

Link: https://n41acetech.eventbrite.com

Are you export ready?
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn about government programs and assistance available to assist you in moving into export markets. 

Link: http://springboardatlantic.ca

Flightpath Ventures Pitch Day @ Startup Edmonton
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Flightpath Ventures presents Pitch Day. This invitation-only event features Launch Party 5 companies, Flightpath Ventures portfolio companies, and other rising stars in the community, who get a chance to pitch to selected investors.

Price: Invitation Only

Link: [email protected]

Peer to Peer Networking for CEOs
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you are the CEO of a startup company come and meet other CEOs , discuss issues and increase your network of like minded individuals.

Link: http://voltaeffect.com

#HIGHLINEtalks: “The Creative Moment of Now” with Daniel Francavilla
Oct 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Daniel, founder and Creative Director of Now Creative Group, will be sharing his entrepreneurial journey in starting the agency, and will discuss the importance of a diverse team and having a passion for serving fellow entrepreneurs and great causes. #HIGHLINEtalks is about supercharging your weekday afternoons with a themed talk, entrepreneurial minds, and lots of free coffee. Come to HIGHLINE for a dose of inspiration and return to your work refreshed and ready for some more hustle.

Price: Free

Link: http://www.meetup.com/HIGHLINEvc/events/206554552/

Toronto Meets Value Proposition Design
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

The international success of Business Model Generation and the Business Model Canvas inspired us to celebrate the launch of the bestseller’s sequel – Value Proposition Design – with the international community of innovators and game-changers.

We’re inviting enthusiasts that have pre-ordered the new book Value Proposition Design to join our event in Toronto to network, attend a Q&A with the authors, win Strategyzer prizes and meet like-minded people to build extraordinary business models and value propositions.

Price: Free with Book Receipt

Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/toronto-meets-value-proposition-design-tickets-4823520279

BCI Live Demo of Popular Wireless EEG Headsets
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

Whether you are an enthusiast, a professional, a student, a technology geek or just a curious person, come check out (and try out!) some EEG headsets. BCIMontreal (that’s for Brain Computer Interface Montreal meetup group) are demoing this month EPOC from Emotiv, the Mindwave from Neurosky and the Muse from InteraXon. Find out what kind of readings you get out of these devices and how they compare. Ask questions, get answers.

Price: Free

Link: http://www.meetup.com/bci-Meetup/events/211199732/

BCI Live Demo of Popular Wireless EEG Headsets
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

Whether you are an enthusiast, a professional, a student, a technology geek or just a curious person, come check out (and try out!) some EEG headsets. BCIMontreal (that’s for Brain Computer Interface Montreal meetup group) are demoing this month EPOC from Emotiv, the Mindwave from Neurosky and the Muse from InteraXon. Find out what kind of readings you get out of these devices and how they compare. Ask questions, get answers.

Price: Free

Link: http://www.meetup.com/bci-Meetup/events/211199732/

Start Ups: Write Your Own Provisional Patent Application by PCK Perry + Currier @ Kik Interactive
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PCK understand how difficult it is for early stage companies to get into the patent system. IP protection is an important part of any business plan or strategy. This topic should definitely not be ignored.

Start up companies are invited to a hands on session on writing a Provisional Patent Application. Learn the basics, save money and meet industry leading patent professionals Andrew Currier and Robert Stratton of PCK Perry + Currier, Toronto.

Who should attend?

Start up companies, high tech or otherwise
Founders, CEOs, CTOs

Lessons in Innovation: A Fire-side Chat with Nolan Bushnell founder of Atari
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – Oct 23 @ 8:30 pm

Join tech legend Nolan Bushnell as he talks about what he’s learned being at the cutting edge of the worlds of computing, gaming and education.

Bushnell has started more than twenty companies and is one of the founding fathers of the video game industry as the founder of Atari. He has mentored Steve Jobs and founded an international chain of kids pizza restaurants (Chuck E Cheese). His newest venture is Brainrush, an educational gaming software company. He is also the author of the book “Finding the Next Steve Jobs”

Price: Free

Link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lessons-in-innovation-a-fireside-chat-with-nolan-bushnell-tickets-13614442163?aff=esv