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Startup Showcase

Submitted by kjcoyle on Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:13pm

Join us for a celebration of UCalgary startups & innovation!

Startup Showcase is a new initiative designed to showcase the next wave of startups emerging from the University of Calgary. It builds on existing efforts to develop a community on campus where budding entrepreneurs and innovators pitch their startup concepts while connecting with students, faculty, and seasoned entrepreneurs to create collisions and help one another succeed.

What you can expect from attending the Startup Showcase:

    • A fun and social environment with delicious food, a cash bar, and musical talent provided by our friends at CJSW
    • Exciting ideas and collaboration opportunities presented by emerging startups
    • A unique space to connect with an engaged community of entrepreneurship champions
    • New information about courses and programs that are available at UCalgary to support entrepreneurship and innovation

Date: March 24, 2017
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Location: Administration Atrium


Supported by:

This event seeks to live by and promote the values of Rainforest.  The Rainforest is a grass roots, inclusive, silo-busting, sector agnostic, entrepreneur focused, barrier smashing, ego-free effort to develop Alberta’s innovation ecosystem. 

Event Schedule




Registration Opens

6pm – 7pm

Cocktail Hour


Event Welcome

7pm – 8pm

Startup Presentations

8pm – 830pm

Entrepreneurship at the University of Calgary

830pm – 10pm

Mix and Mingle

Musical Guests


Kendra (Soothsayr) loves community and that's what drives her interest in DJing. Growing up in the far north Calgary suburbs gave her an insight into the need for connection and collaboration in a sprawling city. Since joining CJSW's volunteer ranks in 2012, she has worked her way into a full-time staff position as the station's Community Development Coordinator. The most recent host of What Will The Neighbours Think on Friday nights, Kendra focuses on showcasing local talent by featuring guest DJ's/producers every week. Couple her day-job with her moonlight gigs and you'll see that most her hours involve reaching out to and engaging with local artists, business owners, and community members.


Myke Atkinson

As the host of “Big Friday,” CJSW 90.9 FM’s Friday morning-drive show, Myke lights up the radio with an arsenal of electronic tunes and scientific reckonings every week. He’s hosted various programs on the station for over 15 years and in 2017 was awarded “Community Radio Legend” status from the National Campus and Community Radio Association. In addition to his work in radio, Myke has played in a bunch of bands, released a bunch of records, and is currently raising a bunch of kids. He also graduated with a BComm in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from Haskayne in 2006.

Music support provided by our friends at CJSW.