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Entrepreneur speakeasy

Wednesday, June 28 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

ATB Entrepreneur Centre, Edmonton

Free

34 more seats available

As an entrepreneur its nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of, chat about successes and discuss struggles. Join us as we listen in on a conversation between two entrepreneurs as they chat candidly about their business.

Important Information about the event:

Registration & Networking: 4:30pm – 5:15pm

SpeakEasy Listening: 5:15pm – 5:45pm

Networking: 5:45pm – 6:30pm

Coffee, Tea & Water will be provided.

Entrepreneur Speakers:

Karen Unland

Karen is the co-founder of Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven stories cultivated by the community, which she started with Mack Male in 2016. She is the founder of the Alberta Podcast Network, a new initiative powered by ATB Financial to support and promote podcasters by connecting their audiences with local businesses. She also does Seen and Heard in Edmonton, a blog and podcast about local bloggers and podcasters. She recently wrapped up a successful run at Capital Ideas, a community of business owners helping business owners by sharing what they know. Before all of that, she worked at the Edmonton Journal for 14 years in various reporting and editing roles.

Jeff Samsonow

Jeffis publisher of new online magazine Edmonton Quotient.

The magazine is focused on telling important stories of our city, and connecting people across neighbourhoods. He’ll also try to figure out that whole “news media as failing model” thing while he’s at it, as he most definitely intends to run the media outlet as a business.

Recently, Jeff was a product strategist at Postmedia’s Engagement Services, a community focused startup within Canada’s largest newspaper chain. He was the product lead for Capital Ideas, a community of business owners, which hosted regular panel events at the Edmonton Journal and Calgary Herald, and tried to increase the entrepreneurial capacity of the cities.

He has an extensive broadcast and online media background, and co-founded a successful local website and TV show called “the edmontonian”, which allowed people to publish and share their own stories and visions of the city alongside regularly created content. He also produces movies and television with “the edmontonian media co”. and volunteers with the Strathcona Community League.

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