Dec. 3: Fireside chat with Kristen Hadeed, author of Permission to Screw Up
Jan. 7: Fireside chat with Danessa Knaupp, author of Naked at Work
Founder Fridays is a series of fireside chats with authors of books that are typically held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month, the initiative is based on the success of a fireside chat with Ian Hathaway (Brad Feld’s co-author on their latest book) that had 300+ participants and gave away 100 copies of The Startup Community Way to attendees from across Alberta.
Each month you can register for either or both of two sessions:
A fireside chat with an author where the last 15 minutes is an audience Q & A session with the participants and a link is provided so those from Canada can request a free copy of the author’s book.
Table discussions held two weeks later (sometimes with, sometimes without the author) to discuss the different ways the content from the fireside chat and the author’s book can be applied to Alberta’s startup community and tech ecosystem
Founder Fridays are designed to support Alberta’s entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, ecosystem builders and service providers by:
Upskilling entrepreneurs, mentors, ecosystem builders and service providers
Developing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship support in and around post-secondary institutions
Helping startups grow faster and develop the expertise and traction required to attract capital
Increasing the volume of startups and the velocity at which they progress through the Startup Commons stages
Working with existing entrepreneurship support organizations to expand their mentor network
Founder Fridays is a joint initiative of 150 Startups, Bow Valley College, Futurepreneur, Rainforest Alberta, and the Venture Mentoring Service of Alberta and are made possible by the generous support of Bow Valley College, RBC, The Hunter Family Foundation, Alberta Innovates, Calgary Innovation Coalition, RINSA, Women Entrepreneurs-in-STEM and APEX Alberta.
April 23: Roundtable discussion with Joseph Fung on how to apply the learnings from Cory’s fireside chat and book
May 7: Fireside chat with Vijay Govindarajan, author of The Three Box Solution
May 21: Roundtable discussion with Wally Thorson on how to apply the learnings from Vijay’s fireside chat and his book
June 4: Fireside chat with Tsedal Neeley, author of Remote Work Revolution: How to Work From Anywhere
June 18: Roundtable discussions on how to apply the content of Tsedal Neeley’s book Remote Work Revolution to Alberta’s startup community and tech ecosystem
Sept. 10: Fireside chat with Gabrielle Dolan, author of Magnetic Stories who joins us from Melbourne, Australia.
Sept. 24: Roundtable discussion with Colleen Stewart author of The Story Compass on how to craft powerful stories
Oct. 1: Fireside chat with Bob Moesta, author of Demand Side Sales
Oct. 15: Roundtable discussions on how to apply the learnings from Bob's fireside chat and his book
Nov. 5: Fireside chat with Pam Didner, author of Effective Sales Enablement
Nov. 19: Roundtable discussions on how to apply the learnings from Pam's fireside chat and her book - especially chapter 4 and page 87.
Call or text Craig Elias (+1.403.874.2998) if you have any questions or suggestions for future authors and their books.