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Alberta Accelerator by 500 – Virtual Info Session

June 5, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Alberta Accelerator by 500

Are you a founder of a seed-stage tech company? Are you looking to grow your startup in the Canadian market and beyond?

Applications are now open for Batch 4 of the Alberta Accelerator by 500. This 12-week growth-driven program is designed for local and global entrepreneurs to land and expand in the tech innovation ecosystem of Alberta. With the support of Alberta InnovatesPrairiesCan, and Edmonton Unlimited, the program is delivered twice a year with batches rotating between Edmonton and Calgary. Batch 4 will be taking place in Calgary.

Submit your application: https://500.co/accelerators/alberta-accelerator

Join us virtually on June 5 to connect directly with the Programs Team, and learn all about how the Alberta Accelerator by 500 program helps founders scale their ventures. Get your questions answered and learn all the best application tips. This info session is open to any tech-enabled startup founder considering the program.

Event Schedule

  • 12:00 – 12:05 PM Welcome & Agenda
  • 12:05 – 12:15 PM Introduction to 500 Global & the Alberta Accelerator by 500
  • 12:15 – 12:25 PM Selection Criteria for the program + Application Tips
  • 12:25 – 1:00 PM Q&A with the Resident Mentors, Tash Jefferies & Shaheel Hooda

This is a virtual event on Zoom, attendees will be sent the session link before the event.

About Tash Jefferies:

Tash Jefferies is a resident mentor on the 500 Global Alberta program. She is a marketing and digital media strategist, international speaker and best-selling author. Her additional titles include 3 time Startup Founder (Social Media Tech, HR Tech), TEDx speaker, Top 50 Health Blogger according to Huffington Post, and one of 33 Bad— Black Womxn in Silicon Valley. Leveraging her 10+ years of sales and 7+ years of management consulting experience, her areas of expertise include social media marketing, building a strong online and offline brand, how to find your ideal customers, and messaging to your target audience.

About Shaheel Hooda:

Shaheel is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He has advised hundreds of tech startups in market validation, growth and financing. He is a Certified Leanstack and GrowthX mentor, and is also a Resident Mentor in the Silicon Valley-based 500 Global Accelerator. His current interests are in fintech, enterprise SaaS, blockchain, big data, and artificial intelligence. His operational experience includes serving as CEO of two high-growth Canadian software startups, being part of the team that launched Canada’s first and highly successful online bank (while at McKinsey), and helping grow a US enterprise software startup to over $100 million in revenue. Shaheel was an early investor in, and board member of, a high-growth enterprise SaaS company that returned 10x to early investors by Series A.

Program Partners:

500 Global is part of the Alberta Scaleup and Growth Accelerator Program, led by Alberta Innovates. The consortium, which also includes Technology and InnovationEdmonton Unlimited, and Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan), allocated $35 million over three years to retain business accelerators. It is part of an overall government goal to help create 20,000 jobs and increase technology firm revenue to $5 billion by 2030.


Register here.



June 5, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM