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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 Teconnect, 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:
Mika Nakashima,
Entrepreneur Program Manager
403-332-6072 or mika@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. Most recently Bill was a Technology Development Advisor with Alberta Innovates where he advised a varied number of clients in the start-up and expansion of their businesses. Bill has extensive experience and operating knowledge of government programs and funding agencies.
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, 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.

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