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Entrepreneurship & Tourism: Getting Your Business Started in YYC

  • The Village Brewery Village Brewery 5000 12A Street SE Calgary, AB T2G 5K9 Calgary, Alberta (map)

Are you serious about starting a business in tourism? Are you curious about the opportunities available or unsure of where to start? Join us for an afternoon of learning and inspiration to help you get started with your tourism-based business.

Attend this session to:

  • Learn about Alberta's tourism industry and what trends and opportunities are out there

  • Learn about what programs and supports are available to help tourism-focused entrepreneurs

  • Hear from Jim Button, co-founder of Village Brewery, Andrel Reid, owner of Nomad Mobile Gear Rental & Nomad Bike Tours YYC, and Nicole Egli and Warren Cummins, owners of Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures, about their challenges and successes and how their companies got to where they are today

  • Connect with entrepreneurs in the industry and the organizations that support them

Alberta's tourism industry covers everything from restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, museums, and musicians to hotels, bed and breakfasts, sporting good rentals, transportation services, tour operators, and more. This Entrepreneurship & Tourism workshop is ideal for anyone that has a tourism-based business idea in mind and is ready to move forward with getting started.

Facilitators and Speakers:

Location: The Tastings Room at Village Brewery. Check out this unique space and stay for a beer (or two). Complimentary brewery tours will be offered following the session.

Cost: Free (brews available for purchase)

Register today! Spots are limited.

Earlier Event: August 21
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Later Event: August 30
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