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Event Description:

NXT-GEN's Speaker Series will take you through the entrepreneurship journey, from problem identification and market research to pitching and funding. Each event is themed to take you through a specific part of the process of building a business and will feature two speakers from the Edmonton business community who have started their own business' or who are involved in the startup community in some other way. 

Event Details:

Each event of the Speaker Series will be 1-1.5 hours. Times are TBD and will be released closer to the date. We will reach out with more details soon. Please scroll to the final questions for specific event details on speakers and dates.

Why should you participate in all five?

You'll be entered to win a small prize for each of speaker series that you attend BUT ALSO if you attend ALL FIVE events, you'll be entered to win a larger prize.


January 15, 2022 

February 12, 2022 

Intro to Entrepreneurship

Intro. to Entrepreneurship featuring Shelvie from Fly & Fetch, who's raised domestic and international capital for her startup and another TBD speaker. Times will be released closer to the day.

-  Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resources, Equity, Diversity, 

   and Inclusion
-  Founders journey

-  Culture, team fit, founders

Problem Identification and Market Research

Problem Identification and Market Research, featuring two founders experienced in the topic. 

- Problem identification
- Customer research / Competitor analysis
- Unique Value Proposition

March 12, 2022

April 9, 2022

MVP Development

Market value proposition development, featuring an entrepreneur experienced in the topic. 

- Product / Service Roadmap Development
- Product Research and Development
- Lean Business Model / Canvas

Building out your Business Model

Building out your business model featuring organizations supporting startups in Edmonton.

- Business Model Canvas V2
- Marketing Plan/Strategy
- Go to Market Proposal
- Financials / Revenue

May 14. 2022

Pitching and Funding

Pitching and Funding featuring founders who've raised funding or investors.

- Pitching - decks / process
- Funding - info. / types / process
- Financials - budgets, forecasts, modeling, term sheets, cap table etc.

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