SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

March 14, 2016 14:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Thirteen finalists vie for almost $150,000 at Energy New Venture Competition

CALGARY, AB --(Marketwired - March 14, 2016) - Aspiring energy sector entrepreneurs and emerging energy tech companies from Canada and the United States will compete for their share of almost $150,000 in cash and in-kind prizes at the 2016 Energy New Venture Competition, hosted by the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and supported by Innovate Calgary.

Innovation has never been more top of mind, and the need to invest in unique energy technologies and innovations has reached an unprecedented high. These budding entrepreneurs are rising to the challenges posed by the changing energy landscape and through this dynamic competition, have the chance to fast-track the development of their idea and potentially transform the industry altogether.

See the backgrounder ( for a list of finalists and judges for the third annual Energy New Venture Competition.

WHAT: Energy New Venture Competition

WHEN:  Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Welcome: 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Concept stream presentations: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Team demo booths: noon - 1 p.m.
Venture stream presentations: 1 - 3:00 p.m.
Reception, keynote and awards: 3:30 - 5 p.m.

WHERE: 54th floor, The Bow, 500 Centre Street S.E.


Jim Dewald, Dean, Haskayne School of Business
Kimberly Neutens, Director, Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Haskayne School of Business
Peter Garrett, President, Innovate Calgary
Kevin Frankowski, Executive Director, Kinetica

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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About the Haskayne School of Business
The Haskayne School of Business was founded at the University of Calgary in 1967, and was named in honour of Richard F. Haskayne, OC, AOE, FCA, in 2002. The business school has approximately 3300 full- and part-time students enrolled in bachelor's, master's, doctorate, and executive education programs, and stays connected with its more than 21,000 alumni in 80 countries worldwide.

The vision of the Haskayne School of Business is to be an internationally recognized centre of excellence for business education, research, and community outreach, with a special emphasis on the distinct elements that define Calgary and Alberta: energy, entrepreneurship, and ethical leadership.

For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @HaskayneSchool.

About Innovate Calgary
As a leading technology transfer and commercialization centre, Innovate Calgary works closely with startups, entrepreneurs, researchers and investors from the advanced tech sector to take innovation and ideas to the next stage of growth. Innovate Calgary has been successfully contributing to the growth and acceleration of the advanced technology sector for more than 30 years. Our integrated approach to commercialization focuses on facilitating connections among stakeholders and offering a comprehensive range of programs and services to achieve success.
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Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Janelle Morris
    Senior Communications Strategist, Haskayne School of Business
    University of Calgary
    W: 403.220.6153
    C: 403.585.1436