Events

We’re a community focused firm; you will find our team members involved in several events and programs throughout the communities where we work and live. Here are some of the events we either host, co-host or help organize.

UPCOMING

Funding Resources for Startups

Tue, March 7, 2017, 5:30 PM, CodeCore, 142 West Hastings Street, Vancouver8

Looking to raise some capital but perhaps not keen on giving away equity? Or perhaps your business isn’t the type of business suitable for venture funding? Fear not, there’s now a multitude of other resources that we can tap into.

Boast Capital is partnering with Spring to bring another valuable event on funding resources for startups. Familiarize yourself with the wealth of non-dilutive funding and non-traditional support options available locally for startups in the growth stage, and how best to tap into them. Register Now!

Webinar: Everything You Need to Know to Claim US R&D Tax Credits

Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 11am PT

Each year the US government provides over 10 billion dollars to businesses for developing new or improving existing technologies, products and materials under the R&D tax credit program. The credits can be applied towards payroll taxes already paid of up to $250k per year, or to reduce any taxes owing. The program can be complicated to navigate. This webinar aims to unravel the mystery. Register Now!

PAST

Webinar: Everything You Need to Know to Claim US R&D Tax Credits

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 at 11am PT

Each year the US government provides over 10 billion dollars to businesses for developing new or improving existing technologies, products and materials under the R&D tax credit program. The credits can be applied towards payroll taxes already paid of up to $250k per year, or to reduce any taxes owing. The program can be complicated to navigate. This webinar aims to unravel the mystery. Register Now!

Official SaaStr Annual Founders Party

Feb 7, 2017 from 6pm at Harlot, 46 Minna St, San Francisco, CA

Join us for the Official SaaStr Annual 2017 Founders & Marketers Party! We’ll kick things off with a panel on growth featuring Silicon Valley’s fastest growing SaaS companies. Then you’ll mix and mingle with SaaS and growth leaders – founders, marketing execs & VCs – while enjoying our sponsored bar. Register Now!

SOHO Nanaimo – Alternate Solutions for Working Capital

Feb 3, 2017 from 7:30am to 5pm at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre.

Looking for a pot of money at the end of your rainbow? Join us at SOHO Nanaimo to learn about some unconventional ways to raise money for your business. Register Now!

SR&ED Funding 101

January 24, 2017 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at Istuary Innovation Group, 7/F, 1125 Howe Street, Vancouver

Learn how to take advantage of Canada’s largest R&D funding program over complimentary lunch and networking with fellow entrepreneurs. Seats are limited so RSVP Now!

Webinar: Doing Business in Canada – Where and How to Play

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 from 2:00pm Eastern Time/Noon Mountain Time/11:00am Pacific Time

Join leaders from Global Upside, Boast Capital and provincial representative from the Canadian government as they explore Canada’s accounting, HR, payroll and regulatory “must knows” and take a detailed look at the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit which provides more than $3.6B in incentives to companies doing business in Canada. Register Now!

screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-11-00-18-amSR&ED Tax Credit Program, What you need to Know to Claim, and Finance Your Credits

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016, 5:30pm MST, Innovate Calgary Alastair Ross Technology Centre, 3553 31 St NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2K7 Room 2/3

Presented by: Jeff Christie Partner, Boast Capital & Caterina Papadakos Director, Western Canada, Espresso Capital

Please RSVP to chelsea.lai@rbc.com or register here www.eventbrite.ca/e/rbc-advice-event-at-innovate-calgary-tickets-29234904386

*Light refreshments will be served

Traction ConferenceVirtual Summit: Growth Secrets for 2017

Oct 17-20, 2016

After another successful Traction Conf this summer, we’re partnering with Growth Marketing Conference and Neil Patel to bring 30+ growth experts who will share how to acquire and retain customers and revenue. Register Now!

Webinar: Everything You Need to Know to Claim for, and Finance Your SR&ED Tax Credits

Friday, October 14, 2016 from 11am to noon MST

Boast and Espresso have teamed up to host a webinar titled “Everything You Need to Know to Claim for, and Finance Your SR&ED Tax Credits”.  During this webinar we will cover what type of work technically qualifies for the program, the types of expenditures that you can recover, as well as the potential returns you could receive.  Espresso Capital will also speak about different financing options available to be able to realize your SR&ED return in a timely manner.  View Slides!

0 to 100: Growth Showcase + Official #VSW2016 Closing Party

Friday, Sept 30, 2016 from 5:30 – 11 pm PST at  Science World, 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver

Join fellow entrepreneurs and community members for the Official Closing Party of Vancouver Startup Week presented by Boast Capital, Smythe, MEP Business Counsel, and TenX Ventures. Featuring a fireside chat with serial entrepreneur Matt Mickiewicz (founder of 99designs and Hired), startup demos as well as networking over brews and bites. Register Now

Traction ConferenceThe Fool-Proof Formula to Product Market Fit

The traction milestones required at every stage of the funding lifecycle are getting higher and harder to reach. In venture capital, ‘A’ has become the fifth letter of the alphabet. Before your Series A, you now raise a Pre-Seed, Seed, Seed +, and Bridge round.

In this Traction Conf webinar, serial entrepreneurs Will Bunker (built the dating site that became Match.com in the 90s) and Sean Sheppard from GrowthX will share their formula to get to product-market fit and scale. View recording here.

Traction ConfTraction Conference

June 22 & 23, 2016, Vancouver, BC

Boast Capital is partnering with Launch Academy & Victory Square Ventures to bring more than 40 founders and growth experts from the fastest growing tech companies to share insights on how to get, keep and grow customers and revenue at scale. Register Now

Driving a New Economy

Wednesday, June 1, 2016, Calgary, AB

Boast Capital is sponsoring this ACAMP Seminar Series on Advanced Monitoring Systems covering Pipelines, Environment, Security, and Commercial applications. Attend this seminar to learn about exciting new technologies that incorporate advanced sensing and communications technologies for monitoring that contribute to informed decision making and management. Register Now

Smart Cities – Driving a New Economy

Wednesday, March 16, 2016, Calgary, AB

Boast Capital is sponsoring this ACAMP Seminar Series that will discuss existing and “needs to be developed” technologies that can and will make up the infrastructure of the ever evolving Smart City. Learn about those ideas which can promote and prioritize the use of information, sensing and communication technology, manufacturing efficiency, construction and economic development of a Smart City, while maintaining environmental sustainability. Register Now

Smooth OperatorWebinar: Smooth Operator – Managing an Operating Business

Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 11am – 12pm PST (12 – 1 pm MST)

You have founded your company and raised capital. Now it is time to operate your business. What are the legal aspects that you need to pay attention to? This webinar will cover the knowledge and tools you need to make decisions and manage your business successfully. Register Now

Corp FinanceWebinar: Corporate Finance for Early & Growth Stage Companies

Thursday, Feb 25, 2016 from 11am – 12pm PST (12 – 1 pm MST)

Running a business requires capital, but how do you determine which funding option is the best fit? Gain the knowledge and tools you need to make decisions regarding financing sources and avoid common pitfalls. Register Now

Startup Legal Structuring Your Business For SuccessWebinar: How To Setup The Right Legal Structure for Your Business

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 from 11am – 12pm PST (12 – 1 pm MST)

When structuring your company, one size does not fit all. There are several factors to consider, such as initial shareholders, classes of shares, vesting, industry, growth plan, finance plan, etc. which will be covered in this webinar. Register Now

Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About IRAP Funding

Thursday, Nov 26, 2015 from 12 – 1 pm MST (11 am – 12 pm PST)

Known as one of Canada’s best funding programs, IRAP offers financial assistance under 4 subprograms to over 10,000 SMEs annually. On Nov 26, NRC-IRAP Advisor Ron Matheson will share how you can make a successful IRAP claim. Register Now

startup_canada_web_logo03Startup Canada #EveryEntrepreneur Tour

Wednesday, Nov 4 (Vancouver) and Monday, Nov 9 (Calgary)

Startup Canada’s #EveryEntrepreneur Tour lands in Calgary and Vancouver! Hear from top Canadian entrepreneurs and learn new skills in areas such as finance, scaling, marketing and going global. Register today at www.StartupTour.ca

Traction Conf SF

Traction ConferenceThursday, Oct 8, 2015 at 8:00 am at the InterContinental Hotel, 888 Howard St, San Francisco

Boast Capital is a founding partner of Traction Conf. Learn how to optimize your product to drive growth and revenue. Speakers include: Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad, Credit Karma CEO Kenneth Lin, SurveyMonkey President Selina Tobaccowala, MongoDB CMO Meagen Eisenberg, Eventbrite President Julia Hartz, Honest Co-founder Christopher Gavigan, CloudFlare Co-founder Michelle Zatlyn, Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith, Buffer Co-founder Leo Widrich, SendGrid CEO Sameer Dholakia and many more. Register Here for $100 OFF

0 to 100: Accelerate Your Tech Business

AccelerateYourBusiness

Friday, Sept 25, 2015 from 5 – 11 pm PST at Villa Amato Ballroom, Vancouver BC

Join fellow entrepreneurs and community members for the Official Friday Night Social of Vancouver Startup Week presented by Smythe Ratcliffe, Boast Capital and Launch Academy. Featuring a panel on business growth, startup demos as well as networking over brews and bites. Register Now

Webinar: How to Use Documentation & Time Tracking to Maximize SR&ED

jeffchristie

Thursday, Oct 8, 2015 from 12 – 1 pm MST (11 am – 12 pm PST)

Did you know that inadequate time tracking is one of the most common reasons the Canada Revenue Agency denies Scientific Research & Experimental Development tax credit claims? Join Boast Capital Partner Jeff Christie to learn how you can be on top of your game to maximize your SR&ED claims. Register Now

BVF2015Banff Venture Forum 2015

Thursday, September 24 & Friday, September 25 at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, AB

This year’s Banff Venture Forum is focused on The Tech Journey: Stories That Inform, Resonate, & Inspire. Boast Capital partnered with Espresso Capital to host the Thursday night Social at the Rose & Crown Pub in downtown Banff.

Traction ConferenceTraction Startup Conversation with Beau Hartshorne

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 5:15 pm at Launch Academy in Vancouver, BC

Following last month’s action-packed Traction Conf, we continue a traction conversation with Beau Hartshorne (@hartshorne) from San Francisco. Hosted by Noah Bloom, the Traction Conf team, and Launch Academy, we will cover lessons learned from Beau’s experience with traction in startups, Y Combinator, and growth and product teams at Facebook. RSVP Here

Traction Conf

Traction ConferenceThursday, June 18, 2015 at 8:00 am at the Harbour Event Centre in Vancouver, BC

More than 40 founders and growth experts from the fastest growing tech companies came together to teach more than 800 community members how to get, keep and grow customers. You can see all the recap videos here.

IPSREDWebinarWebinar: Your Intellectual Property Primer

Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 12pm MST

IP ownership is an important topic that comes up frequently when companies claim SR&ED. In June, we asked PCK to share more info about getting into the patent system, IP protection and how it impacts companies. See the slides that were presented here.

Wavefront SummitsWavefrontSummits

Tuesday, May 5 & Wednesday, May 6, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario

Looking to connect with IoT or accelerate the growth of your business? Join Wavefront at the 4th Annual Wavefront Summits on May 5 & 6 in Ottawa. Learn about the latest news from industry experts. Meet senior decision makers. Discover how you can succeed in IoT. Register today and get 20% off with your discount code BOAST!

Doing Business in Canada Webinar

Thursday, April 30, 2015

We partnered with Radius World Wide and the Government of British Columbia to discuss “Doing Business in Canada” and the benefit of the SR&ED program. To see a copy of the webinar, visit the Radius World Wide site here.

AccelerateAB

accelerateabTuesday, April 28 & Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta

We were a proud partner of AccelerateAB, produced by The A100 & The C100. This annual event provided an opportunity to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of Alberta’s entrepreneurs, drawing international attention to what’s percolating here in the province.

Webinar: Everything You Need to Know to Claim SR&ED

jeffchristie

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 12 – 1 pm MST

Our Partner Jeff Christie shared everything you need to know to claim SR&ED as well as the ‘do’s and don’ts to make your claims as smooth as possible. This was a free 45 minute interactive webinar.

AWE: Icons of Alberta Leadership Series

AWElogoSummit

Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 8:30am -4pm at Hotel Arts, Calgary, Alberta

We’re happy to support Alberta Women Entrepreneurs’ unique event that features iconic female entrepreneurs who have built successful businesses in Alberta. Through keynotes and panel discussions, these visionary and innovative women shared their inspirational success stories.

GradusOne x Technology PanelGradusOne Logo

Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 6-9pm, BCTIA Innovation Hub, 887 Great Northern Way

GradusOne x Technology Panel is an opportunity for students and young professionals to hear from Vancouver’s Tech Practitioners on how they navigate the industry, why they entered this sector in the first place and what motivated them to continue.

Lighthouse LabsLighthouse Employer Series: Hiring Grants 101

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 4 – 6pm EST at Lighthouse Labs, #300- 128 W. Hastings, Vancouver

We sponsored Lighthouse Labs’ first event in their employer series. Attendees learned about available hiring grants and how to incorporate them into your recruiting strategy.

Canadian Financing Forum 2015

Canadian Financing Forum

Thursday, February 19 & Friday, February 20, 2015 at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, BC

Join us at Canada’s Premier Access-to-Capital program. Further your strategic networking agenda in Vancouver with the west coast’s largest gathering of corporate development leaders from some of the most active acquirers in IT and Cleantech, the most active US and Canadian VC firms, and the most accomplished M&A professionals. Our partner James Suk is a member of the selection committee once again this year. Learn more!

Webinar: The Do’s and Don’ts of Claiming SR&ED

jeffchristie

Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 12 – 1 pm MST

Join Boast Capital Partner Jeff Christie for an in-depth discussion about what you should and should not do when it comes to claiming SR&ED. This is a free 60 minute interactive webinar.

0 to 100: Accelerate Your Business

AccelerateYourBusiness

Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 5 – 8 pm  PST at Steamworks Pub, Vancouver BC

Do you know the business fundamentals to grow your company from 0 to 100? Join us and Smythe Ratcliffe for this interactive happy hour seminar. Here are the key takeaways from the event.

Lunch & Learn: Innovation Funding for Growth-Oriented Companies in Edmonton

TEC Edmonton Innovation Funding

Tuesday, February 3, 2015  from 11:45 am – 1 pm MST at TEC Edmonton Atrium, Edmonton, AB

We’re hosting an exclusive Lunch & Learn to discuss IRAP, SR&ED and Mitacs programs in Western Canada. Attendees will learn about the criteria, what it takes to prepare a successful application, and when the deadlines are. RSVP now!

HTML[500] CalgaryHTML500

Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 9 am – 6 pm MST at Red and White Club, Calgary, AB

Our Alberta team will be at this one day event that will bring together 500 people to learn HTML, for free. For more info and to register, click here!

propelPROPEL Energy Tech Forum

Tuesday, January 27 & Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 8 am – 5 pm at The Westin Calgary, Calgary, AB

Join the best, boldest, most innovative emerging and established energy technology companies in the oil & gas industry from across North America. Register now!

HTML[500] Vancouver

HTML500 Vancouver

Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 9 am – 6 pm PST at Rocky Mountaineer Station, Vancouver, BC

A member of our Vancouver office will be at this one day event that will bring together 500 people to learn HTML, for free. For more info and to register, click here!

Cascadia SummitEvents - Cascadia Summit

Friday, November 21, 2014 from 5 pm – 12 am at Science World Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

Cascadia Summit showcased the most promising startups from Western Canada and the US to an audience of over 500 investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, media and more. Cascadia was the Official Closing Event of Vancouver Startup Week presented by Launch Academy, Boast Capital and Plug and Play. Here’s the recap blog post!

Events - Calgary Economic DevelopmentLunch & Learn: Innovation Funding for Growth-Oriented Companies

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 11:45 am – 1 pm at Terrace View Room, Calgary Economic Development, Calgary, AB

We’re hosting an exclusive Lunch & Learn to discuss innovation funding programs in Western Canada. Attendees will learn about the criteria, what it takes to prepare a successful application, and when the deadlines are.

Startup Calgary Launch Party 2014

Events - Startup Calgary Launch Party

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5 pm – 12 am at Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB

We were excited to be a Gold sponsor for Startup Calgary Launch Party, an annual celebration of Calgary’s startup community where 10 of the newest and most promising local tech startups showcase to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, government, corporations, media and more.

How to Use Time Tracking to Maximize Your SR&ED ClaimEvents - Replicon and Boast Capital

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 4 – 6:30 pm at The Libertine, 223 8th Ave SW, Calgary AB

Did you know that inadequate time tracking is one of the most common reasons the Canada Revenue Agency denies Scientific Research & Experimental Development tax credit claims?this complimentary webinar to learn if your R&D projects qualify for the SR&ED tax credit? Join Replicon, SMART Technologies and Boast Capital for happy hour and to learn how to use time tracking to maximize and support your SR&ED claim.

Time Tracking for SR&ED Claims 101Events - Launch Academy

Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 4-6 pm at Launch Academy,#300-128 W. Hastings, Vancouver

Whether you’ve claimed before or are just learning about the SR&ED program, join us at Launch Academy on Thurs, Oct 23 from 4 – 6 pm to discuss how you can support your next SR&ED claim.

Events - Spring AcceleratorLunch & Learn: Innovation Funding for Growth-Oriented Companies

Friday, October 24, 2014 from 11:45 am – 1 pm at Spring HQ, 211 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC

We’re hosting an exclusive Lunch & Learn to discuss innovation funding programs in Western Canada. Attendees will learn about the criteria, what it takes to prepare a successful application, and when the deadlines are.

Free Webinar: Everything You Need to Know to Claim the SR&ED Tax Credit

Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 12 – 1 pm MST 

This complimentary webinar helped attendess learn whether their R&D projects qualify for the SR&ED tax credit.

 Breakfast Seminar: Everything Accountants Need to Know About SR&ED

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 7:30 – 8:30 am at Assembly Coworking Space, 400 – 119 14 St NW, Calgary, AB

This professional development breakfast seminar was intended to bring accountants up to speed on what is eligible for SR&ED and how to handle claims before and after receipt. We provided Certified Professional Development hours.

Lunch & Learn: How to Leverage SR&ED to Fund Your Tech Company

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 12 – 1pm at Assembly Coworking Space, 400 – 119 14 St NW, Calgary, AB

During this Lunch & Learn, we will discuss how to leverage the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit to fund your tech company as well as explain how a few non-dilutive funding programs can be used in conjunction with your SR&ED tax credit.

Brush Up on Your Non-Dilutive Funding IQSpring Accelerator

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  from 6-9 pm at Spring HQ, 211 E Georgia St, Vancouver, BC

Our friends at Spring hosted The Non-Dilutive Roundup: Funding Alternatives to Balance Your Capital Needs on Tuesday, July 15 in their new space. This three-hour evening event featured our very own James Suk, as well as NRC, FuturPreneur (formerly CYBF), and Granted Consulting Inc.

Plug and Play Startup Showdown 2.0 in Vancouver

Plug and Play Canada

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at UBC Robson Square, Vancouver

Last November, investments were made in 3 BC startups (Bex.ioBluePerch and RouteZilla) at the inaugural Startup Showdown in Vancouver. We were so impressed with the BC startup scene that we came back on June 11th to host Startup Showdown 2.0. The top 5 startups selected by the judges received a $25K investment plus 3-months of office space and mentorship in Silicon Valley. Read the full event recap here.

OGM After Dark PartyThe OGM After Dark 2014  Official After Party for Global Petroleum Show

Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Cowboys Dance Hall, Calgary

Boast Capital was a proud sponsor of the 3rd Annual OGM After Dark Party, official After Party for the Global Petroleum Show. The After Dark Party blended unconventional ambience with eclectic entertainment and tantalizing cocktails. This is the most unconventional industry mixer of the year!

Innovation Funding Lunch & Learn in Calgary

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:45 am MST Global Business Centre, Calgary, Alberta

On May 13, we hosted an exclusive Lunch & Learn with representatives from four different innovation funding programs. Participants learned about the criteria, what it takes to prepare a successful application, and when the deadlines were. Read the recap blog here.

Alberta Women EntrepreneursAlberta Women Entrepreneurs Leadership Summit

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 8am MST at Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta

Boast Capital was happy to support a full day event for women in business to develop leadership capacity through guest speakers, facilitated workshops and panel discussions. AWE’s Leadership Summit shared knowledge and tools to guide entrepreneurs in strategically leading their businesses. 

AccelerateAB

Wednesday, May 30 & Thursday, June 1, 2014 at the U of A in Edmonton, Alberta

AccelerateAB

AccelerateAB was an annual two-day celebration of entrepreneurship and tech startups in Alberta. Programming focused on helping bold entrepreneurs set high growth trajectory, gain traction, and build momentum as they go from startup to scale. Boast Capital was honoured to be a Community Partner of this great event!

WEBINAR: Everything You Need to Know to Claim SR&ED Tax Credits

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11am PST/12pm MST

Each year the Canadian government provides over $4.5 billion to more than 30,000 companies under the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program. Contact us for our next free webinar that will cover everything you need to know to claim SR&ED tax credits or listen to the audio here.

The Cloud Factory 2014

The Cloud Factory

Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8, 2014, The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta

Boast Capital co-hosted The Cloud Factory with the Canadian Cloud Council.  This two-day enterprise technology conference brought together senior enterprise executives, corporate M&A teams, venture capitalists, startups, industry disruptors, technology thought leaders and global media to discuss innovations in cloud computing, big data and enterprise. Featured speakers included: CEO of VMWare, CEO of Red Hat, CTO of PayPal, Chief Privacy Officer of McAfee, CEO of Twilio, Founder of Hadoop, CEO of Nebula, Former CIO of NASA, CIO of New York Times, CIO of NetApp, GM of Box, and Head of Growth at LinkedIn to name a few. Read the conference recap post here. 

Build Your Tech Business: Tax Accounting, Legal and SR&ED Essentials

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at The Hastings Room, Oceanic Plaza, Vancouver, British Columbia

This free info session covered tax accounting, legal essentials and Innovation Funding. It was co-hosted by Smythe Ratcliffe, an accounting firm; Lawson Lundell, a legal firm; and Boast Capital.

Startup Weekend Calgary

Startup Weekend Calgary SWYYC

Friday, Feb 7, 2014  – Sunday, Feb 9, 2014  at Mount Royal University Bissett School of Business, Calgary

Startup Weekend Calgary is a 54-hour event where people from various backgrounds come together to share ideas, build teams, create products, and launch startups. It is a huge community of entrepreneurs, with over 400 events in 100 countries around the world in 2012.

Innovation Funding Lunch & Learn in Edmonton

TEC Edmonton

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at TEC Edmonton, Edmonton, Alberta

Register now for an exclusive Lunch & Learn with representatives from four different innovation funding programs. Learn about the criteria, what it takes to prepare a successful application, and when the deadlines are.

Startup CalgaryStartup Calgary’s 4th Annual Launch Party

Friday, November 22 2013, University of Calgary

Launch Party is an annual celebration of Calgary’s startup community where 10 of the newest and most promising local tech startups are showcased to an audience of entrepreneurs, investors, government, corporations, media and more. Awards and prizes are given, and the community as a whole comes together to connect with one another and celebrate entrepreneurship.

Plug and Play CanadaPlug and Play Startup Showdown in Vancouver

Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM PDT, UBC Robson Square, C300 Theater, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver

On Thursday, November 21st, Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play and Boast Capital will host Startup Showdown in Vancouver. The top startups selected by the judges will receive a $25,000 investment plus 3-months of office space and mentorship in Silicon Valley.

National Angel SummitNational Angel Summit

Wednesday, November 20 to Friday, November 22 2013, The Rimrock Hotel, Banff

Over the three days you will hear successful investors lend their perspectives about the emerging opportunities in different industries, learn how to make informed investment decisions, better understand the Canadian and Global Angel investing landscape, get updated on new trends such as crowdfunding, and more. 

NEXUS YEGNEXUS_YEG

Monday, October 7, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 pm, The Public House, 10765 Jasper Ave NW

Canadian Cloud Council, Mobile Monday Edmonton and Boast Capital are proud to co-host NEXUS_YEG, an evening to discuss how the convergence of cloud, big data and analytics, as well as mobile and social are transforming the way organizations operate, how businesses are built, and how they must compete to sustain in this environment into the future.

The event will feature a controversial panel discussion with industry disruptors challenging the status quo, as well as the Canadian Cloud Showdown where five innovative products will be showcased.

Ticket price also includes a drink ticket and appetizers. See more details and RSVP here: http://nexusyeg1.eventbrite.com

Innovate CalgaryInnovation Funding Seminar at Innovate Calgary

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (MDT), Alastair Ross Technology Centre/ Innovate Calgary, 3553 – 31 Street NW, Calgary, AB T2L 2K7

Join us at this exclusive seminar where you will learn about the different funding programs such as Mitacs, IRAP, TECTERRA, NSERC and SR&ED and how you can prepare a successful application. The agenda for the event includes presentations, Q&A, appetizers and networking. More details on Innovation Funding – New Programs, Changes and Success Stories.

Alberta Tech WeekThe Official Launch Party of Alberta Tech Week

Monday, July 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM (MT), Melrose Cage and Bar, 730 17 Ave, Calgary

Alberta Tech Week has been created as a banner to capture all of the amazing events, meet-ups, parties and workshops taking place during ten intense days in July. Alberta Tech Week is a celebration of all things tech related in our amazing province. Boast Capital is honored to co-host the Official Launch Party of the inaugural Alberta Tech Week along with the Canadian Cloud Council. We have a great program featuring enterprise investors and senior executives as well as a showdown between five hot enterprise startups. More details on Alberta Tech Week Launch Party.

Startup Weekend Calgary SWYYCStartup Weekend

Friday, July 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM – Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM (MT). Mount Royal University Bissett School of Business EB Atrium, 4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest, Calgary

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event where people from various backgrounds come together to share ideas, build teams, create products, and launch startups. It is a huge community of entrepreneurs, with over 400 events in 100 countries around the world in 2012. The next Startup Weekend Calgary will be the World’s First Enterprise Focused Startup Weekend. More details on Startup Weekend Calgary.

TEC EdmontonInnovation Funding Seminar at TEC Edmonton

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (MT), TEC Edmonton, Cantec Hub, 4th floor, Suite 4000-10230 Jasper Ave NW

Join us at this exclusive seminar where you will learn about the different funding programs such as Mitacs, IRAP, AITF, TECTERRA and SR&ED and how you can prepare a successful application.  The agenda for the event includes presentations, Q&A, lunch and networking. More details on Innovation Funding – New Programs, Changes and Success Stories.

Webinar: SR&ED and Other Innovation Funding Grants

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 12:00-1:00 PM (MT), Your Computer

Canada is one of the most generous countries in funding research, innovation, and experimentation, providing approximately $7 billion annually to over 30,000 companies. Over $4.5 billion of this funding pool is provided under the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program. This webinar will give you a comprehensive view of the SR&ED program and other Innovation funding opportunities. More details on SR&ED and Other Innovation Funding Webinar

analytics big data and the cloudAnalytics Conference

Monday, May 13 – Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Delta Bow Valley, Calgary

A 3-day conference including keynotes, presentations, panels and open discussions on the latest in Big Data and Analytics. Featured speakers from Boast Capital:

Lloyed Lobo – Growth Hacking the Enterprise, 8:45am, May 14th

Alex Popa – Analytics in Finance & Investing, 8:45am, May 15th

More details on Analytics Conference.

BarCampYYCBarCamp

Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM (MT), 4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest, Calgary

BarCamp is an annual community-powered unconference, filled with open events, discussions, and workshops, where the agenda is collaboratively created and run by the participants rather than predetermined speakers. More details on BarCamp Calgary.

Mobile Monday Calgary - MoMoYYCMobile Monday

First Monday of the month from 6-8 PM (MT) at Melrose Cafe & Bar, 730 17 Ave SW, Calgary

Mobile Monday is an informal grassroots event that happens around the world on the first Monday of every month bringing together mobile developers, designers, entrepreneurs, investors, and enthusiasts.  The event features a different theme each month with two presentations and an “App of the Month” demo. More details on Mobile Monday.

Cloud Works 2.0Cloud Works 2.0 – Innovation in the Cloud

Monday, April 15 from 4-8pm (MT) at The Public House, 10765 Jasper Avenu, Edmonton

Cloud Works discusses the latest trends and innovations in cloud computing.  The event is held every other month and features keynote speakers and panel discussions. More details on Cloud Works 2.0.

 

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