As an entrepreneur, you’re no stranger to facing unexpected circumstances; they’re a part of daily life. There’s often no clear-cut line between balancing personal and professional, so when life happens,
As an entrepreneur, you’re no stranger to facing unexpected circumstances; they’re a part of daily life. There’s often no clear-cut line between balancing personal and professional, so when life happens, it happens to you AND your business.
What do you do when unforeseen challenges arise and it feels like fires are burning out of control?
Maybe you feel a bit guilty taking care of yourself in the middle of it all. Maybe you don’t know who to talk to about what’s going on. Maybe you’re not sure if you can keep running your business the way you want.
Maybe, you don’t have to go through this alone.
Join us on Nov. 1st at Work Nicer Roxbury to hear from three local entrepreneurs who know first-hand what it’s like to face the unexpected, how it impacted their lives and businesses, and what each of them learned in the process. From grieving the death of a friend and colleague to coping with the fallout of a sudden layoff, you’ll hear raw and unflinching stories of what being an entrepreneur is really about—and how to keep going.
What is #theStruggleYYC?
They say that being an entrepreneur is a roller coaster ride, but you probably hear more about the highs than the lows. The struggle is indeed very real. We’re creating a safe space to share the real and raw stories of starting and running a business. The good, the bad, the ugly. And those little moments that keep you going against the odds. Because you don’t have to go it alone.
Join ATB and our venue sponsor, Work Nicer, for local beers, refreshments and war stories at Work Nicer’s Roxbury coworking space. Come with an open mind; leave with a more resilient mindset of what it means to be an entrepreneur today.
WHEN: Nov. 1, 5 – 7pm
- 5:00 PM: Doors Open & Registration
- 5:00PM – 5:30PM: Networking & Snacks/Refreshments
- 5:30PM – 6:30PM: Panel
- 6:30PM – 7:00 PM: Networking
- 7:00 PM: Event Concludes
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for our next Women’s Pitch Night YYC, hosted in partnership with Women in Tech World. Pitch Nights provide a comfortable space for entrepreneurs to gain practical
Join us for our next Women’s Pitch Night YYC, hosted in partnership with Women in Tech World.
Pitch Nights provide a comfortable space for entrepreneurs to gain practical experience and feedback on their 3-minute pitch, in front of a live audience and industry panel. The audience (all genders welcome) votes on the top three companies to receive valuable prizes from local sponsors.
- Harlene Mann – Business Development Manager, Futurpreneur Alberta
- Melissa Smith – Partner, BLG Calgary
- Pitchers: startups at any stage looking for practical experience pitching their company. This is a great opportunity to try out messaging and learn where your gaps and areas of improvement are for your pitch. We welcome pitchers who self-identify as women for this event.
- Panelists: experts from the startup community from a variety of backgrounds. We feature an all-women panel for this event.
- Audience: entrepreneurs, investors, educators, supporters, and those who are just plain curious. All genders and backgrounds invited to attend as audience
In thanks to our generous sponsors, this event is free for pitchers and all students to attend. In an effort to support the next generation of entrepreneurs, 10% of all ticket sales will go towards YELL Canada.
Our aim is to promote diversity and inclusiveness in the tech startup community. We invite everyone in the community to participate as audience.
We get it, entrepreneurship is no walk in the park - it’s frustrating, yet rewarding, stressful, yet energizing. To shine light on the struggles and support the movers and the
We get it, entrepreneurship is no walk in the park – it’s frustrating, yet rewarding, stressful, yet energizing. To shine light on the struggles and support the movers and the shakers in our community, HELCIM and The Ace Class have collaborated to bring you Founders, a curated series designed for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs.
From idea to execution, Founders will showcase first-hand insight of the highs and lows that go along with running your own show. Expect panel discussions with industry leaders and seasoned entrepreneurs with plenty of time for Q&A so you can fire off those burning questions. With a new monthly theme ranging from how to start a business, building an A team, creating contracts, or dealing with finances, there is something beneficial for everyone. Trust us, you will walk away feeling empowered and equipped to grow your business – no matter the industry.
Join us monthly on Monday nights to cultivate tips and tricks on how to succeed as an entrepreneur. Here’s the topic breakdown:
Monday, October 15th – Startup Stories
Monday, November 26th – Building an A Team
Monday, December 10th – Financing your Business
Monday, January 14th – Marketing + Social Good
Monday, February 11th – Technology
Monday, March 11th – Get it INK’d*
All events offer real life stories from entrepreneurs.
*Get it INK’d is discussing how legal documents and contracts help protect you and your business no matter what industry you’re in.
(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST