AccelerateAB celebrates the best of Alberta’s technology scene.
The annual event brings together leaders, investors, influencers and supporters of Alberta’s technology ecosystem, with the goal of leveraging the success of the next generation of technology entrepreneurs across the province.
AccelerateAB is all about creating collisions between early-stage and late-stage startups, angel investors, venture capitalists, service providers, government agencies, and more, making this THE tech event to attend, year after year. AccelerateAB alternates hosting between Calgary and Edmonton each year.
Proudly hosted by the A100, the AccelerateAB Roundtables are an opportunity for scaling or growth stage Alberta-based tech companies that have demonstrated traction to connect with experienced entrepreneurs who have built, scaled, and exited technology startups themselves.
This year, the Roundtables will take place virtually on the morning of Tuesday, November 9, 2021. The deadline to apply is 5pm MST, Friday, October 8, 2021.
Curious about what’s really happening in the Alberta tech scene? New in 2022, AccelerateAB Backstage will showcase innovative local tech companies and their founding teams via exclusive in-person open houses, tours and discussions throughout the day.
Capacity for each immersive Backstage experience will vary depending on the host companies. Participants can build their own hands-on Backstage experience when registration opens in March 2022!
What to Expect
If anyone in Alberta knows anything about pivots, it might be Mark Scantlebury. In 2014, Mark attended the Alberta tech conference, AccelerateAB, as the new
Meaghan Nolan and Kyle Nishiyama had plans to strike out on their own and build a company. They also wanted to come home. But first,
More than 650 of Western Canada’s top founders, funders, startups, and other innovation-minded people gathered for AccelerateAB 2019 and its inaugural Women in Tech Summit in Calgary on April 15-16 to help further the discussion about economic diversity in the province.
The startup and entrepreneurial journey, while always exciting, can sometimes throw unexpected challenges into the path to success. Kevin Franco, Executive Advisor and Entrepreneur in Residence at Platform Calgary, is more than a little familiar with that journey. Prior to acting as this year’s Moderator for the “Entrepreneur Eff-Up Stories” panel at AccelerateAB, we connected with Kevin to get his insight on overcoming challenges and how AccelerateAB helped shape his resilience.
We recently caught up with Rena Tabata, CEO & Co-founder of ShareSmart, to get an update on what she’s been up to since participating in AccelerateAB, and to get some helpful tips for startups attending this year’s conference.