HEY SIRI: What Are Some Ways I Can Get ‘Techie’ This August?

Here’s your monthly dose of how to engage in the YQG and CKONT tech scene. Have others? Make sure to share them with us at info@wetech-alliance.com.

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Meta Makers Cooperative Open House

August 1 @ 7pm

Come see the progress on the space! Things are taking shape at the Sho building. So if you haven’t come by to see the space yet, here is your chance. We’re inviting members, friends and anyone you would like to recruit to come check us out.

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Founders Final Demo & Pitch Day

August 1 @ 2:30pm

Join us for our 5th annual RBC EPIC Founders Demo & Pitch Day!

August 1st marks the end of the 12-week RBC EPIC Founders Program. Our 2019 Founders cohort will be showcasing their business ventures during our “demo” portion of the day, followed by the Final Pitch, where each business will pitch their idea to a panel of judges. The winning pitch will receive a $3,500 award courtesy of RBC Foundation.

Hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments will be served. 

Tentative Agenda: 
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Meet the Founders – Open House Format 
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Pitch Competition begins, followed by announcement of winning Founder – Formal Presentation 

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Detroit Fintech Challenge Pitch Competition

August 3 @ 4pm

20 teams will be narrowed down to 6 finalists!

4:15pm- 4:45pm: Keynote with Mike Duncan, Founder & CEO, Bankjoy

4:45pm – 6:00pm: Pitch Competition (6 Finalists)

6:00pm -7:00pm: DINNER and NETWORKING

7:00pm – 7:30pm: Award Ceremony

ABOUT DFC

The Detroit Fintech Challenge & Pitch Competition, happening August 3rd at Techtown in Detroit, will bring together entrepreneurs, coders, developers and other creative minds from across the region to generate enduring solutions to the biggest challenges and major concerns in the financial, payment, banking, and insurance sectors. The Detroit Fintech Challenge serves as a catalyst in the revitalization of Detroit by driving a community around Fintech Technologies, engaging all the stakeholders in this space, and creating new and innovative companies. Cash and non-cash prizes will be awarded to three winners selected by the judges, and one lucky company could also qualify for an equity investment from Kyyba Innovations. Further details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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WAR ROOM powered by Libro Credit Union: Pitching to Investors

August 8 @ 3PM

The art of the pitch has been made famous by shows like Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank, but strip away the Apex investors and on camera gimmicks and what you’re left with is the single most important skill for any entrepreneur looking for investment.

Join our Director of Venture Services, Adam Castle, and learn how to put together the kind of narrative that not only turns the head of real world investors, but helps you craft the story you tell about your business as a whole. It’s time to raise capital for your business. One slide and a time.

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WAR ROOM: Picture Perfect Instagram Strategy

August 12 @ 3pm

Instagram presents a unique opportunity to combine highly curated photos, and raw and unfiltered video’s into one platform. Using Instagram allows your company not just show the best you have to offer, but connect on a human level with your customers, all while collecting data about who your customer is, and where they love to live online.

Katie Stokes from Blab Media takes you on a visual journey through one of the worlds fastest growing social media platforms.

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Yvonne Pilon is the President and CEO of WEtech Alliance, one of the eighteen Regional Innovation Centres in the province of Ontario focused on driving the growth and success of Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent’s technology centric companies and entrepreneurs.