Startup Funding 101

october, 2018

30oct6:00 pm9:00 pmStartup Funding 101Learn what it takes to raise capital for your idea

Event Details

Funding is always a challenge for tech-enabled startups. There are seemingly a lot of options, from love money, angel investors, non–dilutive funding to everything in-between.

What you’ll learn during this introductory presentation:

  • An overview of the funding cycle/process
  • How to leverage personal savings to bootstrap your idea
  • Do’s/Dont’s for raising money from friends and family


  • 6:00 pm – Doors open & dinner served
  • 6:30 pm – Presentation kicks off
  • 7:30pm – Q&A
  • 8:00 pm – Wrap up and networking


Andrew Browne, Co-founder of TikTiks & Business Development Advisor for Startup Calgary and the Calgary Innovation Coalition

Andrew is a founder, community builder, and lean startup strategist. Graduating from Mount Royal University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program set the stage for a career as a serial entrepreneur, having worked with hundreds of founders locally and abroad across a broad range of industries, along with starting a number of his own companies. Andrew brings a curious and creative mind-sight to the conversation with expertise in business model development and validation and skills in early stage product development, business development and fundraising.

Andrew Cragg, Founding Parter of Quake Capital

Quake was recently named to Forbes’ list of top ten VCs globally and by CrunchBase as the #2 investor in female-founded startups. Adam has a deep experience with commercializing university intellectual property into promising startups. While Chief of Staff of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, Adam created MIT’s Corporate Innovation Program. The program brought together the most forward-thinking Fortune 500 companies through an MIT developed curriculum to foster intrapreneurship and inform their corporate venture capital projects. Working in conjunction with the Executive Education Entrepreneurship, organized the Center’s biannual Entrepreneurship Development Program. Each one-week course brought in over 100 mid-level executives for an intensive series of workshops during which teams learned to validate an idea and bring it to market.

Note: This presentation is ideal for tech-enabled businesses


(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST


Terrace View Room - Global Business Centre

5th Floor - 120 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K6


Startup Calgary (CED) 731 - 1 Street SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2G9

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