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Programs & Events

At Economic Development Lethbridge we're committed to offering relevant sessions on topics that matter to start-ups, entrepreneurs, businesses and the community. Together with our partners in the Regional Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA), we are offering the Tecconnect+ED series of programs designed to educate, empower and inspire entrepreneurs of all business development stages within the community. If you have questions or are looking for additional support, contact our Program Manager Mika Nakashima for an initial meeting to see how we can work together, or continuing to access your (already assigned) business adviser for one-on-one coaching sessions.

Tecconnect+ED Entrepreneur Bootcamp

This isn’t your average course on entrepreneurship.

In this 13-week bootcamp you’ll learn from industry experts, build a relationship with your cohort and access the tools you need to finish the program with an actionable business plan in place. While the program is designed to be continuous, if you’re looking for a quick brush-up on specific topics, single session registration is also available.

Dates: September 18 – December 11
Day: Tuesday Evenings
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm (dinner included)
Place: Tecconnect (3582 30 St. N)
Cost: 13-Week Bootcamp $200 | Individual Sessions: $20

Week 1: Tools for Strategic Management and the Lean Start-Up Method
Week 2: Create the Value Customers Want
Week 3: Talk to Your Potential Customers: Easier Said than Done!
Week 4: The People-Side of Your Business: It’s Not Just the Customer
Week 5: Operations and Efficiencies: Keys for Success
Week 6: The External Environment
Week 7: Presentation Day
Week 8, 9, 10: Ask the Expert: You Bring the Questions!
Week 11: Serious Funding for Your Business Requires Serious Work
Week 12 : How to Pitch vs. How to Present
Week 13: Smarter, Leaner, Faster

View a more detailed course description here

Bring your ideas, questions and commitment to the experience and we’ll guide you through the process. It’s not just another session; it’s designed for innovators and doers who are looking for a next-level class in entrepreneurship.

For more information, including subsidy options, contact Mika Nakashima at

Use the links below to register today!