exploring entrepreneurship

"venture capital and you"

Presenter: Shivon Zilis, Partner and Founding Member, Bloomberg Beta

Shivon invests in new companies that have machine intelligence at the heart of their business. Shivon will give insight into the things investors look for in a new venture, what it means to be an investable company and some common mistakes made when taking an idea from academia to industry.

"from academics to entrepreneurship"

Presenter: Foster Provost, Professor, Data Science & Information Systems, New York University

Foster is currently working on his fourth startup in fields relating to computing science. He knows what it’s like to be an entrepreneurial academic, and he will share some of his experiences taking an idea from academia to commercial market.

"starting up in edmonton"

Presenter: Tiffany Linke-Boyko, CEO, Startup Edmonton

Tiffany connects entrepreneurs and product builders with skills, community and space to support them as they take ideas to reality. Tiffany will talk about the diversity of programs, services and resources available to local entrepreneurs and startups plus let you know how to take those first steps into launching your idea.


exploring entrepreneurship series

Exploring Entrepreneurship is an ongoing series of informal talks giving computing science students a chance to explore topics in business planning and creation in a friendly and supportive environment.

Talks feature speakers with a range of entrepreneurial experience and cover such topics as venture capital, business scalability and the availability of resources for local startups, among others.

Exploring Entrepreneurship is hosted by Amii and the Department of Computing Sciences.