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

Junction - Food, Stage, Bar - 628 8 Ave SW Calgary, T2P 1G4 Calgary
Wed, May 23, 2018, 6:00 PM (MDT)

About this event

Startup Grind Calgary is excited to present Sandi Gilbert and Mandy Balak on May 23rd!

Sandi Gilbert is the Founder & CEO of SeedUps Canada and the Board Chair of Canada’s organization of Angel investors. Sandi started her career in investment banking in Calgary, raising private capital for junior oil and gas companies. Her entrepreneurial ventures include a start-up telecommunication firm in USA and a document process outsourcing company in Canada which grew to $33M in revenue with four facilities across the country. In 2012, she turned her focus to broadening early stage companies access to private capital by introducing technology to make the capital raising process more efficient, compliant and accessible.

Mandy Balak is a leader in creating powerful brand connections and storytelling to millennials through events, content and unique experiences. She is the founder and CEO of It's Date Night (72.5k followers on Instagram) and The Ace Class as well as being the Executive Director of Best of Calgary.

We will also be featuring elleBiz, a network of female entrepreneurs who empower one another to be leaders in their industry, learn new ideas from each other and engage through events and discussions.

Join us for cocktails/snacks, community and these exciting premier fireside chats.


  • Sandi Gilbert

    Sandi Gilbert

    National Angel Capital Organization

    Chair of the Board of Directors

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  • Mandy Balak

    Mandy Balak

    It's Date Night

    Founder & CEO

    See Bio
  • Meagan Johnson

    Meagan Johnson



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  • When

    Wednesday, May 23
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MDT)


    Junction - Food, Stage, Bar
    628 8 Ave SW CalgaryT2P 1G4

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    • Chad Ford

      Chad Ford

      Startup Grind Calgary

      Chapter Director, Chairman

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