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The Venture 250 Luncheon

The Venture 250 luncheon will celebrate the release of the Venture 250 list and the continued growth of Alberta’s business community.

May 2, 2013

by Amanda Bradley


LuncheonTable of Contents

The Venture 250 Luncheon Recap


About the Keynote Speaker

The Venture 250 List

2014 Venture 250

Sponsorship Opportunities 

– The Venture 250 Recap – 

The 2013 Venture 250 luncheon was bigger and better then ever before! Business leaders from every corner of Alberta (and beyond) filled the rooms in both cities; showing their support in building a better Alberta.

Thank you to our sponsors, Canadian Western Bank, IPS Canada, NAIT – JR Shaw School of Business and TEC Canada, as without their support this event wouldn’t of been possible.

We would also like to thank Chris O’Neill for providing such an inspirational keynote address on “Building an Innovative Nation: How people, ideas and culture can power Canadian Businesses” 

Technology is changing our world at lightning speed, creating upheaval and opportunity. Today’s most successful companies are nimble and highly adaptable, with a proven ability to harness the creativity and collaborative ingenuity of their people. Agile businesses think globally and innovate continuously, using technology to transcend boundaries to align people and teams, cultivate the value of open data, and reach for the most ambitious goals.

 – Photos –

A few from Edmonton…


Welcome to the Venture 250 Luncheon


Ready to be inspired


Sponsor, IPS Canada, at the networking reception


Proud Sponsor, Canadian Western Bank


Proud Sponsor, TEC Canada


Proud Sponsor, NAIT – JR Shaw School of Business


Chris O’Neill, Managing Director of Google Canada giving keynote address (above & below)


And now some from Calgary…


The room is set and ready to go!


Guests arriving


Guests at the networking reception (above & below)




Celebration for all the Venture 250 List-Makers


Chris O’Neill speaking on innovation


Sponsor, IPS Canada with Chris O’Neill

DSC_5178Sponsors, Jeff Bowling (CWB), Neil Fassina (NAIT) and Liam Christie (TEC Canada) with Chris O’Neill


Thank you to all our sponsors, list-makers and guests for making this year’s Venture 250 a success!



To see all the photos please visit our Facebook page here

Questions about the event? Please contact or 780-990-0839 ext. 244

– About the Keynote Speaker – 

chris_oneillChris O’Neill, Managing Director of Google Canada, oversees all aspects of Google’s operations in Canada.  His mission is to lead Google to earn the love of Canadian users, advertisers, and partners by helping them to get the most out of the web.  He is also a key contributor to Google’s Americas Executive Management Group.

Under O’Neill’s leadership, Google Canada, with offices in Toronto, Kitchener, Montreal, and Ottawa, has more than doubled in one year, and has been awarded the #1 Best Place to Work in Canada (Great Places to Work Institute) and recognized as the most respected brand in Canada (Marketing Magazine).

An accomplished and seasoned tech and media executive, O’Neill is a creative problem solver with a proven ability to build and inspire teams that deliver phenomenal results.

– The Venture 250 List –

The Venture 250 List for 2013 

For the 2012 and 2011 Lists please click here

– 2014 Venture 250 –

Want to be apart of next year’s Venture 250 program?

If you would like to apply to be on the Venture 250 List click here

If you would like to receive ticket information for the Venture 250 luncheon click here

Who will be there? The CEOs, top senior management and the decision makers of every Venture 250 company will be invited to attend these events, making this one of the most rarefied audiences around. Don’t miss the chance to meet and connect with the movers and shakers of Alberta’s biggest companies!

Sponsorship Opportunities  –

If you are interested in sponsoring the 2014 Venture 250 program, please contact Anita McGillis at 1-403-228-4337 ext. 229, or email 


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