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EnergyBowl Business Case Competition

Register now for the annual ASEC EnergyBowl Business Case Competition!

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/124766711593 
OR   https://asec.ca/register 

Join us now to test your skills in solving a real-life business case, in collaboration with Cenovus, and judged by a panel comprised of top consulting firms and industry experts! First place will win $2000!

The EnergyBowl is an international business case competition where student teams of four are challenged to think about the rapidly changing energy industry and possible solutions to address some of the most challenging issues that affect the whole world. Students will have to consider multiple facets such as political, economic, and societal factors while presenting their final solution.

The competition is designed in two phases:

Phase 1 – Preliminary Round: An electronic case will be sent to the participants who will have 72-hours to research and submit their presentation slide-decks.

Phase 2 – Grand Finale: The top-10 teams will have the opportunity to present their submissions either virtually or in-person to a panel of renowned judges comprised of top industry companies and consulting firms. The Grand Finale will be concluded with the Evening Banquet which will host over 150 students and over 100 energy professionals. The top-3 teams announced will be awarded cash prizes.

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Alberta Yield - Ag & Food tech advisory program

If you are the founder or leader of an Alberta-based innovation-driven agricultural technology or agri-food venture seeking to establish your product or service, grow your business, increase your networks, and/or access investment, this program is right for you.

The program can help company leaders with customer development, market validation, increasing sales, refining business models, and improving investor readiness. Each participant will be paired with seasoned advisors to technology-based companies who will mentor and coach the founders/leaders through the program.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Sunday, January 31, 2021

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Student Entrepreneur Sprint

Do you have an idea for a product or solution? 

Have you identified a societal challenge?

Are you eager to develop new skills and network beyond the classroom?

The University of Calgary has partnered with Platform Calgary (and other schools across the province) to bring you the Student Entrepreneurship Sprint. The Entrepreneurship Sprint is an opportunity to validate your big idea, whether it is a for-profit business or a social enterprise, in an agile, start-up environment. You will embark on a one-month paid Spri


ASEC Hack-a-thon

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/124739666701 
OR  https://asec.ca/register

Join us now to test your coding and data analytics skills in solving a real-life case using actual data, and learn the current industry-sought analytics platforms from current industry professionals – a certificate will be given at the end to add to your resume!

The ASEC Hack-a-thon is a coding and data analytics competition where student teams of five are challenged to solve current industry cases in innovative ways, to address some of the most cutting-edge issues that affect the whole world. The competition will be judged by an industry panel comprised of top companies spearheading software current analytics innovations.

The competition has two components:

1.       A webinar series where top industry professionals offer a crash course on current coding and data visualization softwares, such as Python, R, and Spotfire.

2.       The competition where students must use their newly-learnt skills to solve a data visualization problem set out using actual collected real-life data. 

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Foundations of Cyber Security, 
Jan. 26 - March 18, 2021

This course includes 3 live instructional hours weekly over 8 weeks, plus one-on-one coaching and mentorship throughout. Topics covered will include:

Web apps, social engineering, network attack and defense, cryptographic implementation, malware analysis, binary exploitation and more.

No prior knowledge or experience is required. This program is for female entrepreneurs and female IT professionals in Southern Alberta.



February 2021 Cohort: Bold Leadership Program applications are now open​

Navigating the digital world can be daunting. Bold Leadership's in-depth program gets you started on your digital transformation journey through interactive, live learning with experts. Get the guidance you need from a network of experts and connect with like-minded women entrepreneurs along the way.

8 sessions on Wednesdays: Feb 10 - Mar 31, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM​​​​​​ 

 In this program you will: 

  • Perform an in-depth review of your business in the areas of experiences, people, change, innovation, leadership, and culture
  • Generate ideas on how to optimize your operation processes
  • Evaluate your customer experience by aligning their journey with your brand experience
  • Discover digital innovations and areas to implement technology 
  • and much more!

Apply Today


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Nominate her for the 2021 AWE Awards



AWE is hiring a Client Experience Specialist!

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs is searching for a Client Experience Specialist to support our Bold Leadership Program on a full-time contract until March 31, 2021, with a possibility for extension. The ideal candidate demonstrates exceptional time management and organization skills and is able to work independently while supporting a team environment.

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Applications are open for the Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021. This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords.

Learn More


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Tecconnect - Education on Demand

Have you tried our Education-on-Demand?

In the Fall, Tecconnect began offering programs via our Education-on-Demand service. 

We plan to have more content coming available in the new year, so consider starting out by taking Entrepreneurship 101 and order these 6 sessions for FREE at the link below. 

Entrepreneurship 101: Foundations Module
This 6-week program is designed to focus on the introductory fundamentals of designing and validating the value proposition for your business idea and explores how to build it out using the Business Model Canvas (BMC).

The video recordings of our Fall 2019 session provide entrepreneurs with the opportunity to harness their business idea in order to develop a working canvas that can serve as a living, breathing reference tool while building the approach towards full-scale operation.

The key takeaways for this course are: to guide entrepreneurs towards appropriate market validation of your idea; and to gain the understanding to have it built and eventually be mapped into a robust business plan.

Register for all 6 sessions and get ready for new announcements in 2021!

Project Sandbox

Project Sandbox

The University of Lethbridge library’s Project Sandbox has moved virtual and have some new programs: 


Venture for Canada Internship


Looking to get your feet wet in a startup? Venture For Canada offers post-secondary students the opportunity to explore entrepreneurial work experiences in Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and the Prairies. Learn invaluable skills on your road to building your future from those in the best position to teach - other entrepreneurs.

Bonus: our program fits the requirements of most co-op placements