MentorUP and WISER presents: Entrepreneurship & Leadership Conference

MentorUP and WISER are proud to announce the upcoming Entrepreneurship & Leadership Conference Sponsored by Shell Canada on October 24th. This training will be for Edmonton’s leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs and anyone who would like to be connected with the resources Edmonton offers local entrepreneurs.

We have the pleasure of having some esteemed top 40 Under 40 winners and local business leaders from right here in our community. They will be here to help answer any questions you may have or simply just give you the nudge you need.

Come network and hear about some tips that took them years to figure out. These include critical concepts that will monetize your brand:

from your current job to the rewarding world of working for yourself

yourself as an highly-paid expert in any topic area.

your content, personal brand, products, and programs online.

with other experts and influencers to broaden your reach and increase your sales.

your business to reach the market that you can help

When: Saturday, 24 October 2015 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (MST)
Where: Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre, University of Alberta
Cost: $25 ($15 for early-bird registration)

Buy your tickets online at Eventbrite
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Breakfast & Lunch will be provided, this will be an event you don’t want to miss, tickets only $15 until October 10th so Register now!

The Entrepreneurship & Leadership Conference panelists are:

Solange Gagnebin
Co-founder of High Level Analytics Inc, a consulting data analysis company based in Edmonton. Solange completed her PhD in Physics. As a postdoc at the University of Alberta, she analyzed data from dark matter research.

Dennis French
Founder of DF Technical, a province-wide company providing professional air quality consulting services to the insurance industry, property managers, owners and government facilities. Dennis is a recognized expert witness for the Court of Queen’s Bench and described as a local serial entrepreneur

Roy Hendrickson
Founder of the The AgentC Perspective and TAP the App, an app for solopreneurs. Roy’s work with hundreds of solopreneurs inspired him to create an app to manage the details and mundane tasks required in running a small business.

Danny Turner
Founder of The Organic Box, a locally owned organic food hub and distribution company. Products include produce, baked goods, meats and more. Danny is very hands on and visits the farms regularly.

Jill Drader
Founder of The Steel Toe Stiletto, created as a foundational layer to complement her other projects; Women in Work Boots, Business in Work Boots, and the Connect-Her Network. These projects are here to serve small and mid-size business owners, and people who want to be entrepreneurs – focusing on business development, coaching through blocks, and consulting on growth strategies. She specializes in coaching women in the construction industry through taking their idea to a business with a plan.

Damayanthi Yalamati
One of the founders of Alberta Research Chemicals Inc. who’s mission is “to become the partner of choice in developing novel and innovative medicines to improve the quality of life”. Damayanthi’s significant experience in business development and management as well as technical research background in chemistry and synthetic biology serves many parts of the business.


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How To Survive Oil Price Volatility – Panel Discussion

Have you ever wondered if you should adjust your job search strategy during low economic times? How does the job market change? What can you do differently?

Come and find out at MentorUP panel discussion

When: Wednesday, 16 September 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)
Where: TEC Edmonton (4th floor), 10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton
Cost: $10 (25% off for early-bird registration)
Follow this link to register online

Meet Our Panelists

Hooman Hosseinkhannazer, Director of Business Development, Norcada Inc
Jennifer Kluthe, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Stantec
Liang Liang, Senior Economist, ATCO Electric
Rhys Chouinard, Corporate Analyst, City of St. Albert

Hooman Hosseinkhannazer, M.Sc., P.Eng., PMP

Hooman Hosseinkhannazer has worked as a business consultant and executive manager for various organizations in Advanced Technology, Oil and Gas and Not for Profit sectors. He currently manages a broad portfolio of High-Tech Solution products, as the Director of Business Development with Norcada Inc, in Edmonton, Canada.
A Professional Engineer and Project Manager, Hooman has dedicated the last few years of his career to the development and commercialization of a number of product lines for industrial and research applications that sell to more than 40 countries globally. Building on his experience in various industries, Hooman enthusiastically works to promote collaborative product, supply chain and knowledge frameworks across a wide range of sectors.
In addition to his work as a business executive, Hooman is a Business and Supply Chain Management Faculty at MacEwan University. His academic focus is on Project Management and Supply Chain Modelling and Management. Hooman is a registered Professional Member of APEGA and the Project Management Institute. Hooman graduated with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta in 2008.

Jennifer Kluthe, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Stantec

Jennifer is highly skilled in leading at senior levels, executive coaching, and integrating diverse teams around a common vision. She is a dynamic and energetic leader who is credited in building capacity in the areas of cultural transformation, employee branding, talent acquisition and development, and enterprise-systems installations. She has extensive expertise in shaping high-performing cultures within large and complex organizations within Canada, the United Kingdom, and the US.

Liang Liang, B.Sc, M.A.

Liang Liang currently works as a Senior Economist at ATCO Electric. His specialty is energy market analysis, financial and economic analysis, energy forecasting, and investment management. He holds a Bachelor of Science specialized in Finance and Mathematics, as well as a Master Degree in Energy Economics from University of Alberta. Before joining ATCO, he also worked as energy trading analyst at TransAlta, Regulatory and Forecast Analyst at AESO, and various Fellowships and internships with University of Alberta and Government.
He is also committed to volunteerism and giving back to the community. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer, basketball, swimming, snowboarding, hiking and reading.

Rhys Chouinard

Rhys received his first bachelor of science in Physics and Mathematics from the U of A in 2009, before getting his second BSc in Honors in Astrophysics in 2010. He then spent a few years getting a Masters in Particle Astrophysics while working on the DEAP-3600 dark matter experiment which is currently being built at North America’s deepest underground science laboratory, SNOLAB, near Sudbury, Ontario. His masters project focused on a range of topics including photon detector testing, electronic signal processor testing, and Monte Carlo simulation of particle interactions. After working on his favorite dark matter experiment as a Research Assistant in the Department of Physics, Rhys made the transition into industry in 2013 by taking on the role of Corporate Analyst at the City of St. Albert. He now uses his statistical, quantitative, and mathematical powers for the good of the common taxpayer.


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MentorUP Discussion Night: Professional associations and career growth

Learn how joining the professional associations can benefit your career, and get a real advice on where to start and what to expect. Our next discussion night will bring together young aspiring professionals and experienced members of several Albertan professional associations, who will share their advice related to the organizations they represent. The informal round-table discussion will give you an excellent opportunity to get some useful advice, share your opinion and network with your peers and potential mentors.

Where: Remedy Cafe (Southside), 8631 109St – 2d floor
When: 26 August 2015, 19-21PM
Cost: Free

Please register here
Space is limited!

Some snacks will be provided

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