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

Jan 24, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 AM


Junction – Food . Stage . Bar, 628 8th Ave SW, Calgary, T2P 1G4

We are kicking off the new year with an all-star line up! -Kyle Araki - Director, Capital Formations at TSX Venture Exchange -Vincent Ircandia - Founder and CEO of StellarAlgo, a company providing AI to professional sports teams -Sarah Romanuck - Director, Technology and Innovation at RBC Hear stories about how companies in Calgary are using technology and innovation to scale and go public.

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About this event

We are excited to kick off the new year with an all-star line up of speakers who will be sharing their stories of companies scaling to incredible heights in Calgary.

Kyle Araki is the Director of Capital Formation at the TSX Venture Exchange. Kyle oversees both the Listed Issuer Services and the Compliance and Disclosure Teams based in Calgary. Kyle is responsible for a team of professionals who are dedicated to listing quality applicants on the TSX Venture Exchange and enhancing the reporting and dissemination of information from public issuers. Kyle analyzes, summarizes, and recommends actions to be taken on a wide variety of transactions from companies seeking to list on the TSX Venture Exchange, and from companies already listed. Learn what he tells companies to do if they are looking at going public and hear some incredible made-in-Calgary stories!

Vincent Ircandia has extensive experience building cohesive, transparent and sophisticated cultures anchored in data-based decision-making. He has successfully implemented such cultures and systems in senior level roles at both AEG (world’s leading global arena venue management firm) as well as at the Portland Trail Blazers. In 2016 he founded StellarAlgo, an AI based company which helps organizations quickly and cost-effectively organize, analyze and leverage the data they need to make successful business decisions. Hear about his story of working with premier organizations like the Portland Trailblazers, Vancouver Canucks and LA Kings.

Sarah Romanuck is the Director of Technology and Innovation at the Royal Bank of Canada.  With her team she provides an array of banking solutions (credit, deposit, cash management) to cater to the unique needs of your company. She prides herself with working with some amazing companies who work in software / Clean Tech / Fin Tech / Med Tech and Life Sciences. Hear about some of the amazing companies she has been helping scale and why she loves working with Calgary companies.

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  • Kyle Araki

    Director, Capital Formation - TSX Venture Exchange

    Global Pitch Competition Judge

  • Vincent Ircandia

    StellarAlgo Corp.

    Founder ad CEO

  • Sarah Romanuck

    Royal Bank of Canada

    Director, Technology and Innovation



Thursday, January 24, 2019
1:00 AM – 4:00 AM UTC


  • Chad Ford

    and Startup Grind Calgary Chapter co-Director

    Director, Founder Institute Western Canada


  • Kelby Price

    XQ Msg

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

  • Jason Wang

    Bennett Jones LLP

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

  • Jason Byrne

    Jobs Alberta

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

  • Tara McLaughlin

    Paper Crane

    Chapter Director


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