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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting more than 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 600 chapters. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. 

In Calgary, we have focused on delivering premier events to entrepreneurs in all sectors. 

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Past Events

Rising Above in Stormy Waters: Growing Companies to New Levels in 2020 (In Person and Virtual)

Creating a Global Luxury Watch Company by Fighting Convention

How to buy a $10M business for $5k on your credit card/ The share everything economy!

Special Virtual Event: An Entrepreneurial Journey from the President's Office to the Boardroom

25 Years in Calgary's Tech Sector & A Focus on Enterprise Sales

Startup Grind Christmas Party

Annual Focus on Social Enterprise Event - Featuring W. Brett Wilson

Bruce Croxon and Global Pitch Night

Power Duos: Exploring how successful partners grow their businesses

Energy Disruptors 2019

Special Event - Taking the Bull By the Horns: Being a Startup Leader in a Changing World

Fresh Strategies and Stories by Calgary Entrepreneurs

Artificial Intelligence, Innovation and Going Public - Made in Calgary Success Stories

Startup Grind Christmas Dinner

Give and Get Paid: Creating Multi-Million Dollar Social Enterprises in Calgary

Breaking Through Silos: Innovative Entrepreneurs in Traditional Industries

Creating Million Dollar Companies in Calgary

Summer Social

How to Tap Global Markets: Calgary Cannabis Startups Lead the Way

Growing the Digital Economy in Calgary: FinTech, Social Media and Angel Investing

Hacking an Entrepreneurial Mindset with Patrick Lor

How to Self Fund a $35M a Year Company in Calgary

How to Raise A Million Dollars and Become a Facebook Partner: Lucas McCarthy of Showpass

Focus on Social Enterprise with Manjit Minhas (Calgary's Dragon on Dragons Den) and the United Way

Partner Promotion: A 30 second video for your business and 2 professionally retouched headshots

Calgary Leader in Innovation and Entrepreneurism: Trent Johnsen (HookFlash)

Derek Ball - (AtVenu, Tynt) Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

Skip the Dishes' Andrew Chau

Paul Anderson (President of RPS Canada and founder of SpeedTheory and Sunexo Solutions)

Suzanne West (Imaginea Energy)

Liam Christie & Bob McKenzie (MetroNet Comms Corp)

Shawn Abbott (iNovia Capital)

Victoria Brilz (4iiii Innovations Inc.)

Evan Hu (Ideaca)


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    Chad Ford

    Startup Grind Calgary

    Calgary Chapter Director

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  • Stefan Chiasson

    Stefan Chiasson

    BDC Capital


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  • Kelby Price

    Kelby Price

    XQ Msg

    Vice President Corporate Development

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  • Jason Wang

    Jason Wang

    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP


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  • Tara McLaughlin

    Tara McLaughlin

    Paper Crane Media


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