Monday

11:30-12:15 Registration & Lunch

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

12:15-3:15 Keynote Speaker

Ash Maurya

Ash Maurya, from Austin Texas, is the creator of the one-page business modelling tool “Lean Canvas” and the ‘Customer Forces Canvas.’ He is the author of two best selling book Running Lean & Scaling Lean.

He was the Founder and CEO of WiredReach, and regularly hosts sold-out workshops around the world and serves as a mentor to several accelerators including TechStars, Accelerace, Slingshot, and guest lecturers at several universities including MIT, Harvard, and UT Austin.

He also serves on the advisory board of a number of startups and consults for new and established companies.

Ash regularly charges $1,000 a day for individual attendees to his public events. This is your chance to see him at a significant discount. 

3:30-4:30 Pitch Competition

Some of the provinces most promising first-time Entrepreneurs compete for daily cash prizes. The winners then compete for additional cash prizes in provincial finals on Friday.

Tuesday to Thursday

11:30-12:00 Registration

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

12:00-1:15: Entrepreneurship Panels

  • Tuesday: How to make your business more likely to be funded
  • Wednesday: How to grow revenues faster
  • Thursday: How to sustain your growth during challenging times

1:30-3:30: Innovation Challenges

Participants are put into teams of four, provided with an Innovation Challenge and compete against each other for cash prizes that go the team with the best solution of the day

3:30-4:30 Pitch Competitions

Some of the provinces most promising first-time Entrepreneurs competed for  $3,000 cash. The winners then compete for $18,000 in provincial finals on Friday.

Friday

11:30-12:00 Registration

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

2:00-3:00 Pitch presentations to celebrity judges

3:00-3:30 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 $25 and can be purchased at InnovationRodeo.ca.