Welcome to Edmonton Startup Week 2019! We’re excited to celebrate our city’s startup and tech community with you. Thank you for building a schedule, inviting your friends, and helping us bring even more people together over shared passions. 
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Thursday, October 24 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
In Search of Edmonton’s Next Tech Unicorn

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Calling all accredited investors. Are you interested in investing in tech but don’t know where to start? Don’t know the difference between pre-seed, seed or series A, B or C investment rounds? Would you like to hear from veteran tech investors about how to pick winners or winning teams? Interested in meeting some of Edmonton’s leading tech company founders that are at the forefront of Canadian innovation success? Join us for an engaging and interactive afternoon discussing how to invest directly in some of Edmonton’s best technology companies!

We are thrilled to announce that Richard Sutton, Professor of Computer Science, University of Alberta, will be joining us as our keynote speaker. Often referred to as one of the founding fathers of AI, Richard will speak to some of the significant advancements and recent innovations happening in the field. To learn more about Richard and his contributions view his bio here.


12:45 PM - 1:00 PM: Registration

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM: AI: Why Edmonton is the Top 5 Activation Ecosystem Globally for Market Research and Talent - Richard Sutton, Professor of Computer Science, University of Alberta

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Top 5 Legal Risks in Tech Investing - Samantha Kernahan, DLA Piper

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM: “Investing in Tech 101”: What Institutional Investors are Looking for in a World Class Tech Start-Up and Scale-Up Companies - Rob Young and Doug Taylor, Equity Research Canaccord Genuity

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM: Networking Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: VC Panel Discussion: What Investors & Tech Start-Up/Scale-Up Companies in Edmonton Need to do to have More Success Together - VCs: Rising Tide, Accelerate Fund, Sprout Fund, WAV Capital, Panache Ventures; Moderators: Rob Young & Doug Taylor

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM: Edmonton Based Tech Company Presentations - Medo.ai, G2V Optics, Honest Door, Yardstick Technologies Inc., SAM, Onesoft, Pegasus Imagery

5:15 PM- 5:30 PM: Wrap-Up

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Thursday October 24, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
World Trade Centre Edmonton #200 - 9990 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 1P7