23 episodes

Entrepreneurship is lonely without support. On the podcast, hosted by Startup Calgary, we will chat with startup community leaders who will share the knowledge, tools and inspiration you need to launch and grow your startup right here in Calgary. Startup Calgary helps entrepreneurs turn their highly scalable ideas into reality by connecting them to what they need, when they need it. Learn more at www.startupcalgary.ca. Follow us on social media: https://linktr.ee/startupcalgary

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Entrepreneurship is lonely without support. On the podcast, hosted by Startup Calgary, we will chat with startup community leaders who will share the knowledge, tools and inspiration you need to launch and grow your startup right here in Calgary. Startup Calgary helps entrepreneurs turn their highly scalable ideas into reality by connecting them to what they need, when they need it. Learn more at www.startupcalgary.ca. Follow us on social media: https://linktr.ee/startupcalgary

    #23 Collisions YYC + Startup Calgary

    #23 Collisions YYC + Startup Calgary

    Episode Summary:
    On the Startup Calgary Podcast, we chat with Tyler Chisholm, CEO at clearmotive marketing and Host & Founder of both Collisions YYC and They Just Get it podcasts. During his time as a podcast host, Tyler has chatted with more than 100 interesting community-oriented, ecosystem builders, 85 of which were in 2020. Follow along as Tyler gives some meaningful perspective into Calgary’s innovative tech ecosystem and where he thinks it’s headed.

    Interview date: December 3, 2020
    Featured Guest:
    Tyler Chisholm, CEO at clearmotive marketing and Host & Founder of both Collisions YYC and They Just Get it podcasts
    From his days growing up in southern Quebec to his adventures as a pilot at the ripe old age of 26, Tyler’s curiosity and resourcefulness have driven him to search out an eclectic list of life experiences.
    Tyler’s pursuit of his career in aviation led him to Calgary in 2000 where he found endless opportunity, none of which was a job in aviation. His passion for business led him to develop his own online health and fitness software program, (back before you could download it for free on your phone) as well as a full-service active weight loss & personal training center. This was to be the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey.
    After exiting the fitness business Tyler took his new-found love of marketing and co-founded clearmotive marketing in 2007. With offices in Calgary and Toronto Tyler’s goal was to build a marketing-first agency focused on better connecting clients to their customers. As an entrepreneur, his experience told him that establishing better communication by gaining an understanding of clients’ business challenges would make the difference. With an appreciation of the impact digital transformation has on the way companies do business, Tyler’s focus has always ensured that clearmotive shapes the curve of how digital solutions can affect greater outcomes.
    As host of two podcasts, They Just Get It and Collisions YYC, Tyler brings a voice to advocates, challengers and thought leaders to inspire lively dialogue and bold actions towards creating a better Calgary. A strong advocate for helping those less fortunate, he also established Red Express in 2010, a project that puts Christmas toys in the hands of kids in need. In 2012, Tyler was recognized as one of Avenue Magazine's Top 40 Under 40
    Be sure to check out both Tyler’s YYC-based, fun and informative podcasts:
    Collisions YYCThey Just Get It To learn more about Tyler, visit his website. 
    Join Calgary's Startup Community:
    Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here. 
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    #22: So, You Want to Work for a Startup? – Part III: Developer

    #22: So, You Want to Work for a Startup? – Part III: Developer

    Episode Title: #21 So, You Want to Work for at a Startup? – Developer
     Making the decision to work at a startup means you must roll up your sleeves and embrace the attitude that no job, or no task is too small. During the series, “So, You Want to Work for at a Startup,” we feature a few of the key and growing roles at Calgary tech startups to help answer questions like, “how can you best prepare yourself to work at a startup?” and “what should you consider when evaluating an offer?”
    Interview date: August 19, 2020
    Featured Speakers: 
    Katherine Connolly is a Software Engineer at Neo Financial, a financial services company based in Calgary. Prior to becoming a software developer, Kat attended a liberal arts college and had a career in politics. Kat only started to think about a career in tech about three years ago while she was living in Toronto. In 2018, Kat moved back to Calgary and completed the Lighthouse Labs web development bootcamp and now works at Neo Financial. 
     Pedro Restrepo is the VP of Engineering at Knowhow, a Calgary-based tech startup that is helping US-based Blue Collar service companies to improve project profitability, customer satisfaction, staff productivity, management capacity and improve overall company performance through an intuitive ‘how-to’ hub that lives at the core of the organization. Prior to working at KnowHow, Pedro held various engineering positions at local startups like TikTiks and Calgary Scientific. Perdo is passionate about building software that solves real world problems.
    Interested in working at KnowHow? Check out their current job openings.
    Join Calgary's Startup Community: 
    Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here. 
     Follow Startup Calgary on social media 

    • 54 min
    #21 So, You Want to Work for a Startup? – Part II: Growth

    #21 So, You Want to Work for a Startup? – Part II: Growth

    Making the decision to work at a startup means you must roll up your sleeves and embrace the attitude that no job or no task is too small. During the series, So, You Want to Work for at a Startup, we feature a few of the key and growing roles at Calgary tech startups to help answer questions like, “how can you best prepare yourself to work at a startup?” and “what should you consider when evaluating an offer?”
     
    Interview date: July 16, 2020
    Featured Speakers: 
    Shubh Sidhu is an engineer by training with a career in technology. He is passionate about tech and its role in improving lives. As Vice President of Growth at ZayZoon, Shubh spreaheads lead generation strategies and is responsible for company growth. He is passionate about his role and deeply believes in both ZayZoon’s product and people.
    Prior to working at ZayZoon, Shubh spent eight years in progressive roles at Mentor Engineering (eventually acquired by Constellation Software), three years at Rogers in advanced solutions and three years building out sales and marketing for ConvergentIS (top 500 Growth company in Canada 2018). Shubh loves sports, people and meaningful conversation. Most importantly, he is invested in being the best partner, the best teammate and watching his kids become the best versions on themselves. 
    Grant Lahring is proud to be the Growth Manager for Goodlawyer, a Calgary-based legal tech startup that is transforming Canada's legal industry by making legal services fast, affordable, and effortless.
    Before joining Goodlawyer, Grant held positions in sales, marketing, and growth within organizations like Uber, Habitat for Humanity, Deepwater Farms, and ActiveConversion. Grant’s carried a bag, built teams, managed budgets, and everything in between, but not a day goes by when he doesn't see something new and realize how much more there is to learn. His proudest moments at Goodlawyer (so far) include three successive month-on-month doublings in monthly bookings and a 5x increase in gross revenue over a six month period.
     Join Calgary's Startup Community: 
    Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here. 
    Follow Startup Calgary on social media 

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #20 So, You Want to Work for a Startup? – Part I: Sales

    #20 So, You Want to Work for a Startup? – Part I: Sales

    Making the decision to work at a startup means you must roll up your sleeves and embrace the attitude that no job or no task is too small. During the series, So, You Want to Work for at a Startup, we feature some of the key and growing roles at Calgary tech startups to help answer questions like, “how can you best prepare yourself to work at a startup?” and “what should you consider when evaluating an offer?”
    Interview date: July 16, 2020
    Featured Speakers: Megan Kurcwal, Director of Sales and Marketing at StellarAlgo, drives the new customer acquisition and marketing strategy for StellarAlgo. She has over seven years of experience leveraging data to accelerate sales, marketing & fan experience programs in multiple industries including sports & entertainment and energy businesses. Megan has helped lead StellarAlgo from seven customers to over 50 in the sport & entertainment space with a 180% growth rate year over year.  
    Brandon Healey, Sales Director at SumoQuote, is responsible for leading the company’s sales growth, developing new sales & market entry strategies, supporting product development & leveraging partnerships to maintain growth. Brandon has helped lead SumoQuote to 5x growth in 2020, trending toward 900% revenue growth for the year. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs connect with their clients in a deeper, more honest way.
    Join Calgary's Startup Community: 
    Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here. 
    Follow Startup Calgary on social media 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #19 Ask Me Anything: Product Design & User Experience with Sean Cardiff

    #19 Ask Me Anything: Product Design & User Experience with Sean Cardiff

    Episode Description: Sean Cardiff, VP / Engagement Lead at Green Stone, is a user experience designer with more than 12 years of experience in the industry. On the Startup Calgary podcast, Sean dives deep into three areas:
    His background: Sean discusses his education, where he started, how he landed his first job, what clients he’s worked with, where his career taken him & more.User experience 101: UX as a four-step process, what product design is, where it comes into play & why it's so importantRapid-fire Q&A: From building user journeys to making UX design impactful & meaningful to protecting intellectual property & recommended software, Sean answers an array of burning questions. View session notes & Sean’s presentation here.

    Interview date: June 18, 2020
    Featured Speaker:
    Sean Cardiff brings an extensive resume in building human-centric strategies and digital products for brands like Charles Schwab, Volkswagen, American Express, Beats Electronics, and others. His work ranges from Macro-level research studies & data analysis to digital product development and executive leadership. Outside of Green Stone's consulting practice Sean is passionate about building a culture of innovation in western Canada. He's an active advisor to a number of educational institutions & local tech businesses and interested in helping any entrepreneurs who share his enthusiasm.
    Join Calgary's Startup Community:
    Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here.
    Follow Startup Calgary on social media 

    • 49 min
    #18 Startup Story: Bitvo

    #18 Startup Story: Bitvo

    The best way to learn about the startup journey is to hear it first-hand from those who have experienced it. Listen to our “Startup Story” episodes to hear from local founders who are growing their companies right here in Calgary.
    Interview date: May 20, 2020
    Featured Startup: Pam Draper President & CEO of Bitvo
    Bitvo is a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange platform founded by a group of financial entrepreneurs with backgrounds in the banking and payment processing sectors. Bitvo makes it easy for its customers to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrency by setting up safe and secure accounts, offering same day processing of deposit and withdrawal requests and live customer support 24/7.  
    Check out more Calgary startup stories.
    Join Calgary's Startup Community:
    Startup Calgary’s free Community Membership will help you stay on top of community events, resources and updates. Members receive exclusive discounts and a free downloadable version of our Startup Community 101 deck. You can sign up here.
    Follow Startup Calgary on social media

    • 35 min

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