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Game Changer from the Valley: The Future of Tech

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What does the future of tech look like? Stop wondering what if and find out during this fireside chat with with Boost VC, a Silicon Valley preseed fund & accelerator making Sci-Fi a reality! They invest in Crypto, VR/AR, AI, Space, Human Augmentation and more.

Whether you’re working at a tech startup, you’re ready to launch new technology, or you’re just curious about the future, you’ll walk away inspired for the future of tech. Learn how Boost VC, cofounded by Adam Draper & Brayton Williams, helps pre-seed startups make science fiction technologies a reality. You’ll also learn tips on how to build your network in Silicon Valley while living in Calgary, what venture capitalists look for, and what it takes to be a game changer launching tech ‘ahead of the curve.’

Agenda:
4:00 - 4:30 p.m. – Registration and mingling (cash bar available)
4:30 - 5:15 p.m. – Fireside Chat with Maddie Callander and Alice Reimer
5:15 - 5:30 p.m. – Audience Q&A
5:30 - 5:55 p.m. – Roundtable Discussion with Community Leaders
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Closing Comments and networking until 7 p.m.

Speakers Include:

Special Guest: Maddie Callander, Director, Boost VC
Maddie is the Director of Operations at Boost VC, the Virtual Reality & Blockchain accelerator and pre-seed fund in Silicon Valley, co-founded by Adam Draper & Brayton Williams. With a portfolio of 250+ emerging tech companies, Boost VC is making Sci-Fi a reality!

Prior to joining Boost VC, she built out the private aviation department for the Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana, where she managed member air transportation: marketing, selling and arranging private shuttles (Boeing 737s), private flights (XOJET), and shared-ride options. Additionally, she's held operation and marketing roles in healthcare and real estate industries & freelanced as an event coordinator for NYC event firm Van Wyck & Van Wyck. She attended Draper University in Fall 2013.

Maddie is on a mission to help women and underrepresented founders get a seat at the table in frontier tech. She is a Coalition Member for The Women in XR Fund, which is focused on funding female founders in the virtual and augmented reality space; and Chair of the Women in VR Showcase for the US National Committee for UN Women (SF Chapter) - an event that combines virtual reality with incredible storytelling by VR female film directors from all over the world. Maddie has a B.A. in Art History and Spanish from Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Olivia Pope is her patronus.



Moderator: Alice Reimer, Lead, Creative Destruction Lab Rockies
Alice Reimer is a successful technology entrepreneur and dedicated community leader and mentor. She co-founded Calgary-based Evoco, leading the innovative SaaS firm from initial concept through to a 2012 acquisition. Evoco’s technology became the standard construction management system for global retailers including Walmart, Home Depot, and Staples. Most recently, Alice was the CEO of Chaordix, a pioneering software leader in the crowdsourcing and open innovation space, with global clients including LEGO, Procter & Gamble, KPMG, and IBM.

Alice was the recipient of PROFIT’s W100 designation as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs and was named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People for 2013. Alice was recently awarded the 2016 Rod Charko Service Award, established to recognize an individual who has gone above and beyond to enhance the technology ecosystem in Alberta.

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