Fireside Chats on Leadership and Resilience

Mar 14, 2023, 12:00 – 2:00 AM

JUNCTION – FOOD . STAGE . BAR, 628 8TH AVE SW, Calgary, T2P 1G4

Startup Grind and the Founder Institute present "Fireside Chats on Leadership and Resilience" with experts Wade Larson, Steve Shrout, and Meredith Wasney. Learn from their experiences on navigating challenges and building successful careers. Gain insights on leadership and resilience. Network, learn, and grow with the best in the business. Register now and secure your spot at the fireside!

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About this event

Startup Grind Calgary is proud to present its upcoming event: "Fireside Chats on Leadership and Resilience" in collaboration with the Founder Institute. Join us for an evening of inspiring conversations with some of the industry's leading experts, Wade Larson, Steve Shrout, and Meredith Wasney. These accomplished individuals will share their experiences on how they navigated challenges and built successful careers. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain insights on how to lead with purpose and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity. Don't miss this opportunity to network, learn, and grow with the best in the business. Register now and secure your spot at the fireside!

Featured Speakers:

  • Wade Larson - Director, Founder Institute and Senior Vice-President, Business Development, at EarthDaily Analytics Corp: Wade Larson is a Vancouver-based, serial technology entrepreneur and has 27 years' experience in the space and satellite sectors. He is Senior Vice-President, Business Development, at EarthDaily Analytics Corp., and served as the predecessor company’s President and COO from 2013-2015 and its CEO from 2015-2018. Wade has been a Director of the Founder Institute's Western Canada Accelerator Program since 2018 and has considerable experience in advising technology startups. He is also a Co-Founder and Board member of Kanata Clean, a clean energy company working with First Nations to generate next-generation carbon free energy solutions. Wade has an MA from UBC and an MBA from McGill.
  • Steve Shrout - Owner/Principal @ Steve Shrout Coaching: Has over 25 years of experience as a leader and senior executive with four major media organizations including two national news brands. Currently owns his own executive, leadership, and performance coaching business. He is a Gallup Global Certified Coach and International Coach Federation member specializing in personal and professional strengths development and performance enhancement. A dynamic and effective senior level executive with a specific focus on leadership, strategic thought, general management, operational and sales performance, revenue generation and sales optimization, financial management and business development. His experience includes building and selling Metro News to a national news conglomerate.
  • Meredith Wasney - Founder @ Rallie: Meredith Wasney is the founder and CEO of Rallie. Meredith has over 10 years of entrepreneurship under her belt. Her company, Rallie, seeks to get women learning and investing in the world of cryptocurrency.

What You'll Learn

  • What it's like to IPO a satelite company.
  • What it's like to build and then sell Metro News to a national news conglomerate.
  • What it takes to get more women learning about and investing in the crypto-economy.
  • The highs and lows of the entrepreneurial journey!

Additional Resources:

If you would like to watch the event online, please register for free tickets from the Founder Institute

About Founder Institute:

The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 6,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 95 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide. If you are interested in launching or scaling a startup, join the Founder Institute's upcoming Western Canada cohort, starting March 28, 2023!

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  • Wade Larson

    Founder Institute & EarthDaily Analytics

  • Steve Shrout

    Steve Shrout Coaching


  • Meredith Wasney





Tuesday, March 14, 2023
12:00 AM – 2:00 AM UTC


  • Kelby Price

    XQ Msg

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

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    Bennett Jones LLP

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

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    Jobs Alberta

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

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    Paper Crane

    Chapter Director


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