Innovation Rodeo 2018

The Innovation Rodeo is four afternoons of keynote speakers and panel discussions and where attendees solve Innovation Challenges to win daily cash prizes. Promising first-time entrepreneurs compete in a series of pitch competitions that culminate with the provincial finals on Friday afternoon. Another highlight? Networking, of course!

Innovation Rodeo connects some of Alberta's most promising entrepreneurs with some of its brightest innovators so everyone can exchange ideas, build new skills, establish new relationships, and help each other create and commercialize new ideas.

Proceeds from the Innovation Rodeo support aspiring and first-time entrepreneurs in colleges and universities across Alberta.

Tickets start at just $25 and include lunch so come for one afternoon or come for them all.

The first 100 registrants receive a free copy of Ash Maura's book Running Lean.

Eventbrite - Ash Maurya - VIP Session

Schedule

Monday

  • 12:15 - 3:30: Keynote speech by Ash Maurya - Lunch Included
  • 3:45 - 4:45: Regional Pitch Competitions: Promising first-time Entrepreneurs compete for cash in regional pitch-offs
  • 4:45 - 6:00: Networking

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 12:15 - 1:15: Entrepreneur Panel Discussions - Lunch included
  • 1:30 - 3:30: Innovation Challenges - with cash going to the participants on each day's winning team of four
  • 3:45 - 4:45: Regional Pitch Competitions: Promising first-time Entrepreneurs compete for cash in regional pitch-offs
  • 4:45 - 6:00: Networking

Friday

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Keynote by TBA
  • 2:00 - 3:00 Provincial Pitch-off - Regional winners pitch to celebrity judges for cash
  • 3:15 - 3:30 Winners of the daily innovation challenges and Provincial Pitch-off announced
  • 3:30 - 5:00 Celebrations and Networking

Entrepreneur Panel Topics

  • Tuesday: Financing - How to make your idea more likely to receive funding
  • Wednesday: Scaling - How to profitably grow your business
  • Thursday: Sustaining - How to sustain your growth in challenging times
9 Jul 2018 - 11:30am to 13 Jul 2018 - 4:00pm Bow Valley College - Rooms S2009-S2011 | 345 - 6th Avenue SE | Calgary, AB