BC-Silicon Valley Superstars Descend on Edmonton for AccelerateAB Te

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Palo Alto. San Francisco. New York. Edmonton.

The world of venture capital, tech startups and 20-something whiz kids

is alive and booming in Alberta. On May 30th and 31st, the leading

thinkers, investors and entrepreneurs in the global tech industry are

descending on Edmonton for the AccelerateAB Conference.

Co-produced by the C100 and the A100, entrepreneurial community groups

based in San Francisco and Alberta respectively, AccelerateAB will

bring together over 460 technology entrepreneurs, investors and

mentors for the largest startup tech event to ever take place in

Alberta.

The event is broken down into two days, the first is the Startup

University Day running from 830am - 530pm on Wednesday, May 30th at

the brand new Startup Edmonton Space (4th Floor 10363 - 104st). This

will see 180 early stage entrepreneurs and keen students from 6 major

Alberta schools learn the ins and outs of tech. The AccelerateAB

Conference day on Thursday, May 31st runs from 12:30pm - 5:30pm and

will see 460 tech entrepreneurs from across Alberta descend into the

largest tech gathering in Alberta. The Thursday event takes places in

Hall D at the Shaw Conference Centre.

Key Speakers and Presentation Times:

Startup University Day - 4th floor 10363 -104 st in the Startup

Edmonton Space

-- 10:30am - 11:00am: Gregg Oldring, CEO of Inkdit, serial Edmonton

entrepreneur

-- 2:00pm - 2:30pm: Chris Lumb, CEO of TEC Edmonton

-- 3:00pm - 3:30pm: "Dups" Duleepa Wijaywardhana, CEO Empire Avenue

-- 5:00pm - 5:30pm: Boris Wertz, CEO W Media Ventures

AccelerateAB - Hall D at Shaw Conference Centre (9797 Jasper Avenue)

-- 12:30 - 1:00pm: Evan Chrapko, CEO of Himark Biogas

-- 1:00 - 1:30pm: Mark Relph, Director of Startups & Venture Capital for

Microsoft

-- 4:30 - 5:00pm: Shaherose Charania, Founder of Women 2.0

-- 5:00 - 5:30pm: Atlee Clark, Director of The C100 and Lars Leckie,

Managing Partner of Hummer Winblad Ventures - a major Silicon Valley

investment fund

Full Details on Program and Schedule:

www.thec100.org/accelerateab(http://www.thec100.org/accelerateab)

About The C100

C100 is a private, non-profit membership organization comprised of

accomplished Canadian technology entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley who

are dedicated to accelerating the top Canadian technology

entrepreneurs through partnership, mentorship and investment. Members

include seasoned entrepreneurs, executives at firms like facebook,

ebay and google and investors that manage over $6 billion in funds

About The A100:

The A100 is a non-profit, member-funded organization of "been there,

done that" tech entrepreneurs and executives, interested and dedicated

in helping Alberta's next generation of innovative start-ups in

becoming successful. We believe world-class tech companies can be, and

are, being built in Alberta, and that our collective greater

involvement can meaningfully increase successful outcomes.

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