12:00 – 12:30: Online Session Opens
The online platform will open at 12:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.
12:30 – 4:00: Keynote Speech
Startup Commons Co-Founder Valto Loikkanen from Helsinki, Finland will lead an afternoon session on how to master the keys to company development while progressing through the six different company development stages of the Startup Commons model faster.
Tuesday to Thursday
11:30 – 12:00: Online Session Opens
The online platform will open for virtual networking at 11:30 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time.
12:00 – 2:00: Take Your Business To The Next Level
Each afternoon Startup Commons Co-Founder Valto Loikkanen from Helsinki, Finland will lead a 2-hour deep dive on how start-ups and scaleups can get to the next level of the Startup Commons stages faster.
Tuesday: Ideating (-2) and Concepting (-1)
Wednesday: Committing (0) and Validating (+1)
Thursday: Scaling (+2) and Establishing (+3)
2:15 – 3:30: Sales Experts Panels
Each afternoon four different world-class sales experts will share their best sales tools, preferred sales techniques and favourite sales tips that show how participants can take their businesses to the next level.
3:45 – 4:45: Student Pitch Competition – Regional Rounds
Each day some of the most promising first-time Entrepreneurs from Alberta’s publicly-funded colleges, universities and polytechnics compete for daily cash prizes of $2,500 in regional rounds of the Most Promising Student Entrepreneur pitch competitions.
The top two from each day of the regional pitch competitions move on the finals on Friday afternoon where they compete for an additional $17,500 and the chance to win one of three $12,000 US scholarships to the top Entrepreneurship Program in Silicon Valley.
11:45 – 12:00: Online Session Opens
The online platform will open at 11:45 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time
12:00 – 1:00: Starting, Scaling and Exiting a Billion Dollar Business
Ravi Belani, Managing Director of the Alchemist Accelerator in San Francisco – one of North America’s premier B2B Accelerators – will share “How to Build, Start, Scale and Exit a Billion-dollar Company.”
1:15 – 2:15: Crowd Favourite Pitch Competition
Six of Calgary’s newest tech startup founders, from Calgary’s technical upskilling programs (EdgeUp, EvolveU and Lighthouse Labs), compete in a pitch competition that gives away all ticket proceeds from the week-long event and Friday’s participates pick the winners.
2:30 – 3:30: Student Pitch Competition – FINALS
The six finalists from the regional rounds of the student pitch competition pitch to early-stage investors as they compete for an additional $17,500 in cash and the chance to win one of three $12,000 US scholarships to the top Entrepreneurship Program in Silicon Valley.