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Hack Night

6/17/2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Hack Night

August 27, 2013 · 5:45 PM


This Tuesday Associate Professor at MRU Patti Derbyshire and founder of MRU based Design4Change will discuss the unique brand process used at Design4Change, highlighting a current example of an archetype and client they are currently working on. She will explain why it's important to think about your brand from the get-go and the value of having a strong identity.

About Design4Change: Design4Change (D4C) is a grassroots brand studio that specializes in hi-tech startups. A unique approach to emotional branding lets D4C looks past the code, processor chips and circuit boards to bring client brands to life. A belief that great stories leads to great relationships also helps build customer loyalty for the long haul.

Tuesday nights will never be the same for new tech entrepreneurs in Calgary. Every Tuesday night from 6pm to 10pm, “Hack Nights” come alive with hustlers, hackers and hipsters coming together to work on their startup ideas. If you are working on something tech related, and are in the pre-investment stage, this event is for you!

Startup Calgary has launched a new weekly event built solely for the “new tech entrepreneur”, who needs some focused time to work on their idea, in a great atmosphere, filled with other passionate entrepreneurs. You get the whole night every week to plan, develop and get feedback on your idea and startup. Come as an individual with an idea or come with your full team that are working to build your company. Aside from initial intro’s and sharing your goals for the night (literally what you plan to work on that evening), we won’t bother you! Just plan, build and grow.

Here is what is specifically included in our Hack Nights:

- 100% Free Access to anyone that wants to attend

- Will run every Tuesday night from 6pm – 10pm. Once Tuesday nights fill up, we’ll look at other days and times to expand

- Hack Nights proudly hosted at AcceleratorYYC, Calgary’s early stage tech co-working space located at: 2nd Floor: 1212 9th Ave SE

- Hack Nights includes full access to desks, power outlets, boardrooms, whiteboards, meeting space, wifi and most importantly, free beer and Red Bull for a tweet!

- Full access to the entire Startup Calgary team alongside drop in mentorship, investor advice, free resources and general support as you build your startup

We are committed to helping grow Calgary’s tech ecosystem by starting at the bottom, with the simple, yet profound ideas that explode into big businesses and full time startups. After years of working with existing entrepreneurs and startups, we noticed that there are many organizations, mentors and funders that support existing startups. There is a huge gap to assist anyone that has an idea for a startup or is hacking away to build their idea into a full time business.

We decided to dig deeper and focus our efforts on empowering these entrepreneurs to start building, help them meet other great entrepreneurs in our city and ultimately create more successful startups in Calgary.

Join us on Tuesdays 6pm – 10pm (drop in anytime, space is first come first serve) at AcceleratorYYC. See you there!

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