ATB EMERGE: Entrepreneurial summit for Alberta's up-and-coming startups

ATB Financial

Share tips, tricks and best practices with fellow entrepreneurs and industry experts and learn how to start or grow your business at ATB EMERGE.

On Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 9am–2pm,

We're hosting a webinar summit (simultaneously online & in-person!) for emerging entrepreneurs, dreamers and makers. Whether you’ve started your biz or it’s still a concept in your field notes, this is for you.

If you can make it to the Calgary Entrepreneur Centre and you feel like doing some networking, we'd love to see you in person. Not your jam? Stay in your sweatpants and join us online from the comfort of your kitchen table, couch or bean bag chair.

The day will be hosted by Jim Kerr, local entrepreneur and stand up comedian, and experts and entrepreneurs will share their insider knowledge on all things start-up including:

9:00 am Doors Open
9:10 am Tevi Legge kicks off the day, welcomes everyone to the Calgary Entrepreneur Centre and introduces Jim Kerr, event host
9:15 am Craig Elias presents on value propositions and elevator pitches
9:45 am Q&A hosted by Jim Kerr with Craig
10:00 am Fireside chat with Mike and Jamie of Calgary Heritage Roasting Co
10:30 am Sales presentation with Kim Orlesky
11:30 am Social enterprise with Hannah & Dave Cree
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Fireside chat with James of Fiasco Gelato
1:00 pm Panel on cash flow, financing and business planning with Dusin, Dennis, Ranice and Stephan hosted by Jim Kerr
2:00 pm Story time with Andrew from YYC Cycle
2:30 pm Panel on digital marketing with Andrea, Neil, Tyler and Karl
3:00 pm Wrap up Q&A with Tyler, Dustin and Andrew

You’ve got two options:

  • Stay in your sweats and bust out that laptop - Sign up to take part digitally
  • Put on pants and get ready to network - Sign up to attend in person
    We're currently at capacity for the in-person event, and our waitlist is full too. But you can still register to take part digitally, so you won't miss a thing!

You can join the conversation and ask our experts questions using #ATBEMERGE. We hope to see you on March 23!


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

It's both! We are streaming live from the Calgary Entrepreneur Centre on YouTube and we would love for you to come and join us in person or digitally.

Yes—you can come and go as you please during the event. You’ll be able to use the link provided to you via email to access the live YouTube stream each time you come and go.

If you miss anything—or just want to experience it again—we’ll be sharing a YouTube link after the event (but only with those who registered, so make sure to sign up today!)

The ATB Entrepreneur Centre in Calgary on March 23, 2019.

The ATB Entrepreneur Centre in Calgary does have a parking lot; however, it has a 20-minute time limit. There is plenty of street parking in the surrounding area.

Yes—although it is important to note that the Entrepreneur Centre will be open to the public during the event.

Bringing a notebook and pen, or using your phone to capture and share quotable moments, is always encouraged. #ATBEMERGE.

We totally get it; you’re a busy entrepreneur. You can attend as many or as few presentations as you want, though we highly encourage you to attend as much of the event as possible to get the best experience.

We’ve got you covered! There will be coffee and pastries in the morning from Calgary Heritage Roasting Company. Lunch will be provided by Gruman’s catering and include sandwiches, veggies, etc. We’d love for you to stay, network and eat some tasty food--but, there are also plenty of restaurant options within walking distance.

The presenters at the Entrepreneur Centre will be amplified with a mic. But, if you register for the online option, you'll be able to access a YouTube link of the event afterward, and the recording will be closed captioned.

Yes! The Calgary Entrepreneur Centre is wheelchair accessible!

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