New AccelerateAB event goes behind the scenes with Alberta tech

CALGARY and EDMONTON, August 11, 2021 — The A100 today announced the new format for its annual tech event, AccelerateAB.  “A silver lining of the last 18-months has been that we’ve had time to take a close look at our event and the role it plays in Alberta’s growing and evolving tech ecosystem,” says Tamara […]

AccelerateAB 2020 postponed to 2021

As large group restrictions remain in place for the foreseeable future, the AccelerateAB 2020 conference has been postponed until September 29-30, 2021. But don’t worry, your tickets are still valid! The decision to postpone until 2021 is based on current available data and the fact that COVID-19 remains a top health concern around the world. […]

AccelerateAB 2019: Showcasing Economic Diversity in Action

Calgary, Canada – More than 650 of Western Canada’s top founders, funders, startups, and other innovation-minded people gathered for AccelerateAB 2019 and its inaugural Women in Tech Summit in Calgary on April 15-16 to help further the discussion about economic diversity in the province. Powered by The A100, the annual conference — which began nine […]

Bouncing back from an entrepreneurial eff-up

The startup and entrepreneurial journey, while always exciting, can sometimes throw unexpected challenges into the path to success. Kevin Franco, Executive Advisor and Entrepreneur in Residence at Platform Calgary, is more than a little familiar with that journey. Prior to acting as this year’s Moderator for the “Entrepreneur Eff-Up Stories” panel at AccelerateAB, we connected […]

Startup words of wisdom from the 2018 AccelerateAB Pitch Competition winner

Each year, the AccelerateAB Startup Advising Sessions provide Alberta startups with high-quality advice from people who have built, scaled, and exited technology startups themselves, in addition to storytelling and pitch coaching workshops. In 2018, the winner of the Startup Advising Sessions Pitch Competition was Rena Tabata, CEO & Co-Founder of ShareSmart, who was awarded the […]

AccelerateAB launches inaugural Women in Tech event

Calgary, Canada – AccelerateAB, Alberta’s flagship technology conference powered by The A100, is proud to announce the program of their inaugural AccelerateAB Women in Tech Summit. The event will take place Monday, April 15, 2019, the day before the full-day AccelerateAB conference. As of 2017, only 5% of Canadian technology companies have a solo female […]

2019 AccelerateAB Startup Advising Sessions Companies Announced

9 Alberta companies to learn from Alberta’s top entrepreneurs Calgary, Canada – AccelerateAB, the grassroots technology conference that has grown into one of the largest innovation showcases in Western Canada, has revealed the nine Alberta startups selected to participate in the prestigious Startup Advising Sessions for 2019. “Our Startup Advising Sessions are really what AccelerateAB […]

Women in Tech: Much More Than a Catchphrase

“Research now clearly shows that companies with greater gender diversity, particularly those that have women on their executive teams, C-suites and boards, perform better financially because of the variety of skills and approaches their people offer.” Source: Move the Dial, “Where’s the Dial Now?” Report, 2017. Ada Lovelace, Grace Hopper, Hedy Lamarr (yes, that Hedy […]

AccelerateAB, Alberta’s Flagship Technology Conference, Continues to Innovate with the Times

CALGARY, Alberta — AccelerateAB, Alberta’s most sought-after technology conference to brings together entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators from all over Canada, is excited to announce the theme “Data: Alberta’s New Energy” for 2019, and its inaugural call for speakers. The latter is particularly of note as it is the first time AccelerateAB is doing a public […]