AccelerateAB 2014 Conference

A two-day celebration of entrepreneurship and tech startups in Alberta

AccelerateAB, April 30 & May 1, 2014, is an annual two-day celebration of entrepreneurship and tech startups in Alberta. Keynotes, roundtables, sessions and social events focus on helping bold entrepreneurs set high growth trajectories, gain traction, and build momentum as they go from startup to scale. Hosted at Startup Edmonton and the University of Alberta Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS), registration is $60 + service fees and GST at

Confirmed speakers include Harley Finkelstein – Chief Platform Officer, Shopify; Satish Kanwar – Director, Shopify and Co-Founder, Jet Cooper; and Lars Lofgren – Growth Manager, KISSmetrics. Additional speakers and sessions will be confirmed in leading up to the event, focused on topics such as Growing Your Team, Development and Scale, and Investing in Growth Companies.

New for 2014, programming includes two tracks to cater to Alberta’s quickly expanding and scaling startup scene:

  • Startups: Sessions aimed at existing, early stage startups who are working through product/market validation, customer development, and seed funding.
  • Rampup: Deep dive sessions aimed at funded, growing companies with traction looking to scale, grow revenue, hire, and raise their next round of funding.

Limited early bird $40 + service fees and GST registration is available until March 27, 2014. Student registration is available for $25 + service fees and GST. Stay tuned to for details on roundtable applications, full speaker profiles, and session announcements.

Event Details
Thursday, May 1, 2014
University of Alberta
116 Street, 85 Avenue
Interdisciplinary Science (CCIS) Rooms 1 – 430 and 1 – 440
Edmonton, Alberta
Cost: Earlybird – $40, Regular Price – $60

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