A Celebration on Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Leading for Growth

Entrepreneurship@UAlberta and eHUB, in Partnership with Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, invite you to: The 13th Annual Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dinner Thursday November 23rd, 2017, doors/cocktails at 5PM, dinner at 6PM at 1-047 Lister Centre, Maple Leaf Room on the University of Alberta campus.

Please join Entrepreneurship@UAlberta and eHUB in celebrating Innovation and Entrepreneurship under the topic: Scaling in Alberta with Jobber

Our Keynote Speaker, Sam Pillar, CEO Jobber joins us to speak on his experience as an entrepreneur scaling in Alberta. This night we celebrate the students of eHUB with demonstrations and cash awards and the award recipients of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. The winner will be announced.


Evening Agenda:

5PM: Sign in & Cocktails

Demonstrations by eHUB student entrepreneur teams and networking

6PM: Dinner

7:00PM: Keynote Speaker: Sam Pillar, CEO Jobber

7:30PM: Intermission – Dessert/Coffee

7:45PM: eHUB Awards & Student Presentations

8:20PM: Entrepreneur Organization GSEA Awards and Presentation


Keynote Speaker: Sam Pillar, CEO Jobber

Sam Pillar, ’05 Business Law, began his career as a management consultant with CGI before switching gears into freelance software development. In 2010, Sam met his co-founder and the two of them launched Jobber in 2011. Jobber has quickly grown to 80+ people with users in over 30 countries and billions of dollars of services delivered on the platform annually.


Entrepreneurship@UAlberta and eHUB are campus wide initiatives. Led by the Technology and Commercialization Centre, at the Alberta School of Business, student entrepreneurs from all faculties build teams, participate in a community and link to a wide range of campus and external partners including Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, AWE, The Business Link, Startup Edmonton, TEC Edmonton, Grant MacEwan, Olds College (Rural eHUB) and many others.

We are proud to have our longtime partner Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) joining us again this year! EO is the world’s only peer-to-peer network exclusively for entrepreneurs. During the evening we will see student interviews as a part of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) program, which is designed for students who own and operate businesses while attending high school or post-secondary education.

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is where young entrepreneurs can learn to promote their business and its value proposition by competing with other business owners. Participation in local, regional, and online competitions will result in worldwide media coverage for entrepreneurs and their businesses. Students can also meet and benefit from the experience of fellow entrepreneurs, the VIP judging panel, and industry representatives from the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.

Local finalists will compete for a prize package worth up to $20,000 in cash and inkind services. The local winner will move on to compete against the world’s best student entrepreneurs at the Global Finals for their chance at the prize of$50,000 in cash and inkind services. Additional global prizes also include services donated by EO members, such as web design, printing, public relations, and consulting.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? Yes – 18 years of age with government issued photo ID

Any questions? email Brittney Roy, Programs & Events Assistant : bkroy@ualberta.ca



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Have questions about 13th Annual Innovation & Entrepreneurship Dinner? Contact eHUB at ehub@ualberta.ca or visit our website ehub.ualberta.ca