Join us for cocktails/snacks, community and a fireside chat with Trent Johnsen.
Startup Grind Calgary is focused on presenting one high-value speaker a month to help inspire, educate and support the entrepreneur community in Calgary.
Trent is a seasoned and entrepreneur with a very successful record in the innovation economy. He has also been a leader in promoting innovation and entrepreneurism is Calgary.
Trent Johnsen is founder, CEO of Hookflash Inc. As lead author of a new global standard in real-time communications - forecast to be in use on 6 billion devices by over 2 billion users by 2020 - Hookflash software powers live voice and video chat applications for companies including Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Vidyo.
An entrepreneur with a dedicated belief in the power of innovation and new technology to improve the way we work and live, Trent has been at the forefront of successive waves of innovation throughout his career. From pioneering work in wireless and mobile communications, data backup and recovery, voice over IP and real-time communications software.
Trent has founded and sold multiple private and public companies including a $62 million public exit with Offsite Data and Canada's first national Voice over IP telecom company.
He is also devoted to accelerating Alberta into the new economy through his work on the new Alberta Investor Tax credit for tech, with the A100, Rainforest Alberta, Innovate Calgary and Junior Achievement.