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Business Advice

Are you confident your business idea is the next big thing but you’re not sure where to start? As part of our Teconnect+ED program, a partnership with the Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) supported by Alberta Innovates, we can match you with professional business development advisers, including two on-site at Tecconnect, who can help you move your ideas forward and connect you to the resources and information you need during the critical startup phase. We also offer workshops on understanding consumer behavior, analyzing customer feedback, validating a business model, marketing and sales strategies and more.

To get started, contact:
Leslie Warren,
Entrepreneur Program Manager
Leslie@chooselethbridge.ca

If you have already been through the intake process, and are looking to book an appointment with a business adviser, give us a call or use the online booking system below.

1) Who would you like to meet?

Bill Halley
Technology Business Advisor
Bill Halley offers 38 years of experience in manufacturing management and project engineering in sectors that include plastics, aircraft, hospital support services, steel, and automotive. Bill offers SMEs the benefit of his 6 ½ years experience as general manager at Pratt & Whitney Canada, and four years as VP of operations at Canbra Foods.
Bruce Thurston
Management Resource Services
Bruce offers years of experience as a CEO/President and a strong financial CFO background and is a go to advisor for many organizations in Southern Alberta who want their coach and consultant to have proven experience and a proven leadership track record.
Darren Neuberger
Red Jolt
Darren’s expertise is helping clients discover their why, transitioning their “job” to becoming an entrepreneur, all aspects of starting up their biz, creating and sticking to their goals, building their brand, as well as effective and cost efficient social media marketing!
Leslie Warren
Business/Community Developer
Leslie’s focus lies in project management, research, partnership development, business support, rural development and grant writing. She is also very interested in assisting small businesses in their establishment, growth and success, resulting in a strengthened business landscape.
Mark Vella
Business Advisor, Innovator, Entrepreneur
Mark is a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of Business experience. Mark's skills and expertise include High-level Strategy and Operations management; Sales & Marketing management; go-to market execution; Building high-performing teams and team-leadership. He has an appreciation for innovative and disruptive technologies.
Tim Rempel
2R Inc
Tim has over 26 years of experience as an entrepreneur, with several widely different types of businesses in that time-period. He gained experience on many facets of starting and running a business, including franchising, marketing, HR, project management and sales management.
Rick Johnston
Autovance
Rick is a local entrepreneur who specializes in building and scaling web-based technologies. Rick founded Autovance Technologies in 2010 and then successfully sold it in 2017. From programming languages and platforms right through to product management and go-to-market strategies, Rick loves sharing his experience with anyone who has a desire to learn.
Obed Maurice
Avail Maxim
Obed's focus is on financial technology and business development. He also happens to be a Charted Accountant and can help with most tax and financial questions. He founded one of Canada's first totally virtual accounting firms and is very passionate about progress and innovation. He loves helping business owners achieve their dreams.

2) Do any of these times work?

No openings are available for the selected advisor. Please contact your advisor directly to book an appointment.

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3) Please describe your business so we can prepare for our meeting