With the odds of success pretty heavily stacked against new ventures, you have to be a bit crazy to start a tech company or social enterprise. Increase your chances of success, network, leverage the collective brain power, share stories, resources, vent your frustrations, have a good cry and some fun at Startup Edmonton's Founders' Friday. Egos are left at the door as Founders share challenges they are facing and the solutions they are employing at this monthly forum.
This event is open to founders/co-founders of tech-enabled startups. If you are trying to solve problems by using technology and looking to connect with others that are going through similar challenges, then Founders' Friday is for you!
Questions? Send an email to Kenya at [masked]
May's Founders' Friday will be on: The keys to successful fundraising for startups
Our guest will be Kristina Williams, President and CEO of Alberta Enterprise Corporation.
Alberta Enterprise Corporation promotes the development of Alberta’s venture capital industry on behalf of the Government of Alberta by investing in venture capital funds that finance early stage technology companies. As the President and CEO, Kristina oversees the management of the $125 million Alberta Enterprise Fund which has been committed for investment in nine Venture Capital funds.
Kristina currently sits on several Limited Partnership Advisory Boards of these VC funds and she is a member of the TEC Edmonton Board of Directors.
Prior to joining Alberta Enterprise, Kristina worked for numerous technology companies where her responsibilities spanned the spectrum of legal, regulatory, international and new business development, corporate strategic planning, intellectual property management, and marketing and sales.
Kristina holds an MBA from the University of Alberta, a Master of Laws from the University of Uppsala, and accreditation for the Venture Capital Executive Program from the University of California, Berkeley – Walter A. Haas School of Business. Furthermore, Kristina is also the Honorary Consul for Sweden in northern Alberta.