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Banff Wrap Up

It’s the final day of the NACO Summit in Banff. I might say it’s the best conference of its kind I’ve ever attended — besides great content and speakers, the natural beauty of Banff is looming in every window and it’s so frightfully cold that we’re practically stuck indoors, together, having a great time. Can’t […]

Day 2 in Banff

Rob Wiltbank Lots of great panels this morning at the NACO Summit in Banff. Thomas F. Hellman The Gartner Hype Cycle NACO Co-Chair Michelle Scarborough John May leads the Angel Investing Models panel My panelist, Peter Kemball ACA Chair, David Verrill

Banff NACO Summit

View from Sulphur Mountain It’s cold outside, but the skies are breathtakingly clear, so the gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain was a memorable experience this morning. It’s a team-building exercise, something for the 16 of us to do as we get to know each other the day before the Summit. It’s only […]

Banff Bound

I’m packing for the NACO Summit in Banff; I depart Tuesday. Yes, temperatures like this make me nervous – I have adequate clothing because I lived in New York City not that long ago, but it’s the psychological impact. Acclimating to this weather won’t happen in just the few days I’ll be visiting. It’s bound […]

GrowLab’s Mike Edwards

He’s got a lot going on! Start with Initio, GrowLabs and LX Ventures. He started as a bootstrapping entrepreneur and today he’s using several financing options, like venture capital and the TSX Venture which he explains. Meet up with the GrowLab team at the NACO Summit in Banff. Show #429 Stream, flash player or iTunes […]

Innovate Calgary

Alex Raczenko is the Entrepreneur in Residence and Pitch Coach; Henry Kutarna is the leader of the Alberta Deal Generator investor group. Together they are part of Innovate Calgary, an incubator/accelerator that’s vertically integrated with the local investor community. Combine this with the strong energy sector economics of Calgary and you have all the ingredients […]