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What We Offer


AcceleratorYYC is a home for hackers, creatives and entrepreneurs. Operating our of The Launch Pad, we offer everything an entrepreneur would need but our main focus is on building a collaborative community and supporting them through facilitating meaningful events and programs. 

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What We Offer


AcceleratorYYC is a home for hackers, creatives and entrepreneurs. Operating our of The Launch Pad, we offer everything an entrepreneur would need but our main focus is on building a collaborative community and supporting them through facilitating meaningful events and programs. 

Programs

Students to Startups

 Mentorship (Office Hours & EIR)

Get Investor Ready at Basecamp

Preflight (Pre-Accelerator)


Soft-Landing Program

Lunch & Learns

Enterprise Hackathon (HackYYC)

Flightpath


Events, Meetups & Conferences

Community Calendar

Feature your community event in our calendar.


Featured

Stephen King - Executive in Residence

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As the Executive in Residence at AcceleratorYYC, Stephen King, CEO of TCELab, President of Stephdokin.com, and Host Educator of OnAPage.com provides guidance and support for our members. 

Stephen is an influential tech entrepreneur who is passionate about making the “local tech scene hyper-successful on a global basis.”

As a founding member of the A100, he regularly hosts Office Hours and happily provides entrepreneurs with marketing-related feedback.


Randy Thompson - Angel Liasion

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As the Angel Liaison at AcceleratorYYC, CEO of VA Angels, CEO of coupons4giving and 75+ funded companies, Randy provides support and guidance to early stage startups.

He is a builder of companies, angel investor and angel group leader at Canada’s most active angel group. He is currently invested in seven companies and has been working in the startup venture space since 1992 when he started the first ISP in Alberta. In 1999, he started working on developing angel groups in Alberta, beginning with an organization that matched deals for Western Canada investors on the Internet.

In 2001, Randy began to work as a venture capital advisor to the Province of Alberta and started the Alberta California Venture Channel, bringing together investors and companies in both regions. He is founder and CEO of VA Angels. In addition to this work, Randy is an Entrepreneur in Residence at NAIT and a member of the A100.


Innovate Calgary's Entrepreneur-in-residence

We are pleased to have Innovate Calgary as a Community Sponsor.  Each month an Entrepreneur-in-residence from Innovate Calgary is available to meet for 1 hour with a startup or entrepreneur at AcceleratorYYC. 

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Coworking


A place where entrepreneurs and founders come together to share, support and invest in each other, as they each build something incredible.

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Coworking


A place where entrepreneurs and founders come together to share, support and invest in each other, as they each build something incredible.

For entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. 

Top 3 reasons to cowork at The Launch Pad are #1 - Connecting with other entrepreneurs. #2 - Free Red Bull & Free Molson Beer #3 - Did someone just say free beer? If you have a startup, this is the only place to be.

75 Startups and counting...

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There is such an open, collaborative, positive space here… It all comes together in giving companies like [The Lindsay Project] the sort of experience you need to have at the very beginning of when you’re starting off.
— Andreas Wissmann, CEO, The Lindsay Project
It has given us a great place to start…We have our desks together and can efficiently communicate with each other, but there’s also startups around us that we can bounce ideas off of.
— Tom Bielecki, Co-founder, PrintToPeer

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About AcceleratorYYC


AcceleratorYYC is an entrepreneurial community hub that kick starts and activates local startups. 

We are a pillar of Calgary’s startup ecosystem with hundreds of thought leaders and hungry entrepreneurs who are engaging, innovating and accelerating big ideas.  

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About AcceleratorYYC


AcceleratorYYC is an entrepreneurial community hub that kick starts and activates local startups. 

We are a pillar of Calgary’s startup ecosystem with hundreds of thought leaders and hungry entrepreneurs who are engaging, innovating and accelerating big ideas.  


Our Vision

To entrench Calgary (in turn Alberta, and Canada) as a global force in entrepreneurship and innovation for tech, energy and social enterprise.   


Our Story

Founded by local entrepreneurs, within its first 2 years of operations, AcceleratorYYC has been able to impact and accelerate over 85+ startups.

Our members won the “A100 One-to-Watch Award” at the Startup Calgary Launch Party in both 2011 & 2012, received funding off CBC’s Dragons’ Den and many of our members have also received media exposure with the Calgary Herald, Global TV, CTV, Pivot Magazine and Techvibes (among others).  

Pieter Boekhoff, co-founder, was recently named 1 of Canada’s Top 10 Mentor Rock Stars, along with AcceleratorYYC being selected as Front Runner for Global Entrepreneurship Week for the mentorship events we held including Entrepreneur Speed Dating with Patrick Lor. 

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Reach


Our reach is over 10,000 but our focus is on providing quality programs that support startups to put their plans into action such as Preflight, 1:1 Mentorship, Basecamp and Students to Startups.

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Reach


Our reach is over 10,000 but our focus is on providing quality programs that support startups to put their plans into action such as Preflight, 1:1 Mentorship, Basecamp and Students to Startups.

Our Growth & Engagement

December 2013 - June 2014

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WEBSITE

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TWITTER

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LINKEDIN GROUP

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FACEBOOK

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EVENTS AND PROGRAMS

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NEWSLETTER

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Board Members


In an effort to support the startup community, Pieter Boekhoff announced in November 2013 that AcceleratorYYC is now a nonprofit organization. The nonprofit board and board of advisors is filled with a wealth of knowledge, specifically in the startup world.

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Board Members


In an effort to support the startup community, Pieter Boekhoff announced in November 2013 that AcceleratorYYC is now a nonprofit organization. The nonprofit board and board of advisors is filled with a wealth of knowledge, specifically in the startup world.

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Patrick Lor

Co-founder of iStockPhoto, Founder & CEO of Dissolve


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Lucas Tomei

Associate at Dentons Canada LLP

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Ken Bautista

Founder of Flightpath Ventures & Startup Edmonton


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Sean Collins

Co-founder of Student Energy

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Dan Park

VP of Azure Capital
 


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Pieter Boekhoff

Co-founder of AcceleratorYYC and Nobal Technologies

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Alice Reimer

Founder of Evoco
 


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Hannah Cree

Director of AcceleratorYYC


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Sponsors


A distinct opportunity to get connected to the startup community; thought leaders and entrepreneurs who are engaged and hungry to create big ideas and businesses. 

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Sponsors


A distinct opportunity to get connected to the startup community; thought leaders and entrepreneurs who are engaged and hungry to create big ideas and businesses. 

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Calgary, Alberta 


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Toll Free 1 844 66 START


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