The role of Medium – sized Enterprises in the Alberta Industrial Ecosystem

The next THECIS  breakfast in Calgary will be on Wednesday April 24th 2019.  The speaker is Richard Hawkins from the University of Calgary.

The role of Medium –sized Enterprises in the Alberta Industrial Ecosystem.

There is a huge focus in Alberta on SMEs – Small and Medium sized enterprises. However, the vast majority of these are “small” – with fewer than 100 employees and these get almost all the attention. The Medium-Size companies – with 100-499 employees tend to get neglected. This meeting draws on a recent research by THECIS to profile the Medium sized companies in Alberta, and shows that MSEs are a  distinctive and valuable part of the Alberta economy quite different from small and large companies.

The full report can be seen at

A hot breakfast will be served at 7:15 am

Time & Location

Time:  7:00 – 9:00 am

Date: Wednesday April 24th 2019.
Place:  Innovate Calgary, 3553 31 Street NW, Calgary

Cost – Payment at the door
Adults $36.00
Students: $21.00
THECIS GST number is 88075 0914 RT0001. It is THECIS policy that no-shows will be billed.


By Phone: 403-968-3722 or 1-877-877-1055 [toll free anywhere in Alberta]

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Entrepreneurship in Alberta – GEM Alberta 2016 Report

GEM Alberta 2016 Report

Entrepreneurship in Alberta- The latest GEM Report


Speaker: Cooper Langford, University of Calgary

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) is the largest study of entrepreneurship in the world. This presentation describes the latest GEM Alberta report and compares entrepreneurship in Alberta with other Canadian provinces and 60 other countries.  The report takes a comprehensive look at the aspirations, attitudes and activities of entrepreneurs in Alberta and how Alberta compares with other jurisdictions. The study also identifies some of the strengths and weaknesses of the Alberta innovation system. This is the fourth GEM Report on entrepreneurship in Alberta

Time & Location
Time:  9:00-10:00 am
Date: Thursday October 12th 2017.
Place:  Innovate Calgary,  3553 31 Street NW,  Calgary, Boardroom 2/3

Ticket: Free

By Phone: 403-968-3722 or 1-877-877-1055 [toll free anywhere in Alberta]
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