Monday

11:30-12:30 Registration & Lunch

The doors of the meeting space on the south campus of Bow Valley College open at 11:30.

12:30-4:00 Keynote Speaker

Learn how to develop a sales and marketing system that scouts, hunts and harvests Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies with business development expert, Barbara Weaver Smith.

Barbara Weaver Smith, from Scottsdale, Arizona, is the Founder and CEO of The Whale Hunters.

For over 20 years Barbara has helped many small and mid-sized B2B companies grow faster by making bigger sales to larger companies.

As a result, some of her past customers have been acquired for billions of dollars including Ariba to SAP for $4.3 billion and Exact Target to salesforce.com for $2.5 billion.

Barbara is the co-author of Whale Hunting and author of Whale Hunting with Global Accounts, the “Large Account Sales Expert” for the Sales Experts Channel on BrightTalk, a contributor to Top Sales World, and member of Women Sales Pros.

4:15-6:00 Networking

Tuesday to Thursday

11:30-12:15 Registration

The doors of the meeting space on the south campus of Bow Valley College open at 11:30.

12:15-1:15: Entrepreneurship Panels

  • Tuesday: Buying and selling a business
  • Wednesday: How to get customers faster
  • Thursday: How to export your products and services

1:30-3:30: Innovation Challenges

Participants are put into teams of four, provided with an Innovation Challenge and compete against each other for $2,000 in cash that goes the team with the best solution of the day.

3:45-4:45 Pitch Competitions

Some of Alberta’s most promising first-time Entrepreneurs compete for $2,500 cash in regional pitch competitions. The winners of the regional pitch competitions then compete for $17,500 in the provincial finals on Friday afternoon.

5:00-6:00 Networking

Friday

11:30-12:00 Registration

12:00-2:00 Lunch and a special guest speaker will share the secrets of their success.

2:00-3:15 Final pitch presentations to celebrity judges

3:30-3:45 Winners of innovation challenges & pitch competition announced

You can attend individual sessions, come for a day, or attend the entire week.

Tickets start at just $30 and can be purchased at InnovationRodeo.ca.