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AcceleratorYYC is focused on providing startups with more opportunities: Learning opportunities to help further skills and knowledge. Networking opportunities to build connections and strengthen relationships. Promotional opportunities to increase their customer base, investor potential, and leadership team. Among many other things.
Next week, we are launching three new events & workshops that all focus on helping you grow and succeed:
1) The first workshop is Pitching 101, led by Alex Raczenko and co-hosted by AcceleratorYYC and Innovate Calgary. Alex is one of Innovate Calgary’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence and a mentor to founders of AcceleratorYYC. Pitching 101 will be held on Tuesday, February 19 and 26 at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Improve your pitching skills and gain valuable knowledge from one of the best business coach in the startup community. For more information and to register, click here.
2) The second workshop is the TeamThink AITF Grant Program Workshop LAUNCHING Wednesday, February 27 from 12 to 3 p.m and repeating on Wednesday, March 7. This workshop is all about filling out the Alberta Innovates Technology Futures (AITF) 15K Voucher Grant. The deadline to fill out the grant is April 2, and it can be a very daunting task. But with coaching from Sandor Kiss, a Marketing and Sales Consultant with TeamThink, filling out the application can be a lot easier. Why miss an opportunity to receive a $15,000 grant for your startup? For more information and to register, click here.
Pitching 101 and the TeamThink AITF Grant Program Workshop are free for AcceleratorYYC members!
3) Finally, AcceleratorYYC is re-launching its Startup Slyngshot program on Tuesday, February 19. Classes will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 6 to 8 p.m. for four weeks. This will help to accommodate those “entrepreneurs-at-heart” who aren’t just ready yet to quit their day job and go full force into beginning their tech startup.
Startup Slyngshot is a four stage program that consist of classes ranging from pitching, marketing, funding and more. For more information, including pricing and registration please click here.
So what are you waiting for? AcceleratorYYC is the co-working space that gives you the opportunities you’re looking for; instead of waiting for opportunities to come to you. To quote, Benjamin Franklin, “To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do to conclusions.”
After a successful pilot launch in October, Startup Slyngshot is back and ready to accelerate your startup!
What is it?
For those of you who aren’t familiar, Startup Slyngshot is a four stage accelerator program for business and tech startups.
How does it work?
Startup Slyngshot is a four stage program that promotes and grows startup companies at any level. It covers everything from innovating a solution, identifying and validating your market, perfecting your pitch , developing a prototype, gathering Canadian and international funding, and enabling market dominance for your bootstrapped startup! Startup Slyngshot is focused on creating opportunities for your business so that you can focus on creating value in your company. At the end of the four-week phase, there is an opportunity to pitch to a panel of esteemed judges and receive realistic feedback.
When is it?
The next phase launches Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:30 am and classes will run Tues & Thurs mornings from 9:00 am to noon for 4 weeks at AcceleratorYYC.
How much is it?
Only $400.00 for four weeks of in-depth instruction and one Hotel desk at AcceleratorYYC (a $325 value on its own!)
How do I apply?
Startup Slyngshot is taking online applications for Phase One: Innovation. The deadline to register is Monday, February 4, 2013. The phase launches the following Monday.
It’s just what your startup has been looking for…
Tailored marketing solutions. But not JUST solutions. An entire toolkit that empowers you to take your marketing to the next level! Because that’s just how we roll at Design4Change when it comes to innovation and high-tech in this province.
Together with the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University, we’re taking the Marketing and Innovation Agency Experience on the road to share with startups across the province! The 2013 Venture Roadshow is a one-day, ‘roll-up-your-sleeves’ event which features emotional branding, relationship marketing, launch pad and execution practices used by our most progressive venture mavericks.
Working with a specific problem, participants will engage in dialogue, practices and coaching sessions that develops real capacity for their businesses. Event outcomes will include mapping out a brand, identifying marketing-innovation initiatives, designing lean business solutions and executing strategies for operational efficiency.
You might be wondering why we’re talking about the lean business model and operational efficiency. Our philosophy is that marketing is pervasive in any business – it’s not a silo function – and it needs to be integrated into the overall business model.
Who’s it for?
If you’ve got a startup in the technology space, this event is for you! It’s most beneficial for startups past the ideation phase, those working beyond proof of concept, and ideally those well into commercialization initiatives. There is a limit of 36 participants in total with two representatives from each company to ensure a diverse flow of ideas and practical outcomes. If you think this event is for you but aren’t quite sure, shoot us an email and we’ll let you know!
Reserve your spot at Eventbrite. Save your Saturday and come ready to learn and participate! There are 6 workbenches in total and you can choose three to go to. A workbench is a modern twist on the traditional workshop that’s all about collaboration, contribution and team learning. If you’re coming with a partner, you can split up and cover all the topics. Bring your laptop or a notepad because we’re going to load you up with some valuable information that you can apply immediately to your business.
When is It?
Saturday, January 19 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at Mount Royal University
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