TEC Edmonton

June 30, 2011 17:09 ET

AccelerateAB Brings Together Alberta's Tech Community

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 30, 2011) - Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning, Mount Royal University, Calgary AB http://thec100.org/accelerateab

Calling all Alberta Entrepreneurs! Come meet, mingle and network with investors, been-there-done-that entrepreneurs and some of the most influential personalities in tech from the Silicon Valley and across Canada! Share with and learn from other like-minded entrepreneurs in your own backyard.

The C100, A100, Startup Calgary, StartUp Edmonton, TEC Edmonton and Calgary Technologies. have joined together to present a transformative community event, AccelerateAB. Focused on the topic of "Building World Class Companies" this conference will offer Alberta tech entrepreneurs relevant and practical content to grow their companies up to the next level.

Keynote speaker: Howard Lindzon, Founder of StockTwits;

Other speakers and panellists include:

  • Art Wong, CEO, IronKey (C100)
  • Boris Wertz, Founder, GrowLab & CEO, WMedia Ventures (C100)
  • Anthony Lee, General Partner, Altos Ventures (C100)
  • Mark Macleod, General Partner, Real Ventures
  • Robert Simon, Partner, Ariva Partners (C100)
  • Derek Ball, CEO, Tynt
  • Brian Wong, Founder, Kiip (C100)
  • Danny Robinson, CEO, BCIC (C100)
  • Shawn Abbott, Partner, iNovia (A100)
  • Stephen Kenny, Professor, MRU & serial entrepreneur (A100)
  • Brad Zumwalt, Founder, Veer (A100)
  • Patrick Lor, President Fotolia & former Director at iStockphoto.com (A100)
  • Stephen King, Former CEO, Mob4Hire, CMO Intuit Canada, Serial entrepreneur (A100)
  • David Quail, co-founder Attassa (C100)
  • Duleepa Wijayawardhana, Founder Empire Avenue

Be sure to check out the "office hours" area where you can and meet with leading industry advisors including leading accounting firms, law firms, and recruiters.

Tickets are on sale now. Pick them up for only $20 at: http://accelerateab.eventbrite.com Get them early to avoid disappointment!

Thank you to all of our AccelerateAB sponsors!



TEC Edmonton is a proud sponsor of AccelerateAB, a major conference designed to bring together Alberta's tech community and to provide an educational forum for next generation Alberta entrepreneurs to meet and interact with leading industry executives.

The media is invited to attend the conference in Calgary on Wednesday July 13, 2011, in the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning at Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, Alberta.

A media briefing will take place from 12:30 – 1:00 p.m., the conference and networking reception from 1:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

AccelerateAB is hosted by a partnership of TEC Edmonton, Startup Edmonton, Innovate Calgary, Startup Calgary, A100 and C100.

Please see the attached document for a full description of events and speakers.

Interviews can be arranged for media with VIPs attending the event as well as with Alberta entrepreneurs participating. Media passes are available for this event.

Please contact Pam Boytinck of Innovate Calgary for media registration and information at 403.921.6136 or pboytinck@innovatecalgary.ca

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