Entrepreneurship for Technology Professionals

07 Nov. 2017


ASET Members who are currently unemployed, or are interested in learning more about how to navigate the challenges of launching and growing a successful business, are invited to attend a workshop on Entrepreneurship for Technology Professionals hosted by the Alberta Entrepreneur & Incubator Program (AEI)*.

Tailored specifically for technology professionals, the event features a variety of AEI partners who will highlight resources — provided both within AEI and across the ecosystem of service providers — available to technologists interested in taking the next step. Specifically, we will explore the benefits, hardships, and reality of starting, running, and exiting a business.

Attendees will leave the session with an understanding of:

  • What it takes to be a successful entrepreneur; and
  • The resources available to them should they seek to explore the concept further, such as: 
    • Start-up counseling
    • Market research and business planning advice
    • Ideation, and
    • Financing options. 

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Multi-purpose Room (2nd Floor), 9888 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton AB
Cost: $20.00 (includes lunch and snacks) - no refunds for cancellations after October 31, 2017

For information regarding transit and parking, please CLICK HERE.

Tentative Agenda:

  • 8:30 to 9:00 - Registration, Networking, and Refreshments
  • 9:00 to 9:50 - Introductions
  • 9:50 to 10:00 - Break
  • 10:00 to 11:00 - Realities of Running a Small Business (one entrepreneur from each organization will discuss why they started their business, challenges they faced, and how they were overcome)
  • 11:00 to 11:45 - Panel Q&A
  • 11:45 to 12:00 - AEI group to discuss resources available across the ecosystem and answer questions
  • 12:00 to 13:00 - Lunch and Networking
  • 13:00 to TBD - AEI group will remain available to answer questions, discuss idea’s or needs directly with attendees ONE-on-ONE

Seats are limited for this workshop, so click "Register Now" now to reserve your spot!

*The Alberta Entrepreneurship & Incubator Program (AEI) is an initiative by Alberta Innovates to promote business innovation and economic diversity in Alberta. Four partners have been funded to execute this mission in the Edmonton area, namely NABI (Northern Alberta Business Incubator), NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), Startup Edmonton, and TEC Edmonton.