Supercharge Your Business!


The Westman Entrepreneur Boot Camp on May 25 – 26, 2017  will give you information and tools to enhance your business skills and help you succeed.

This is your chance to network with business professionals and like-minded entrepreneurs.

Learn from serial entrepreneur Randy Thompson, founder of VA Angels, the most active investor group in Canada with over $28 million invested.

Day One:

  • Participate in an interactive workshop that covers five key areas startups need to consider: products, customers, markets, business models and management teams.

Day Two:

  • Learn how to make an effective business pitch.
  • Take advantage of one-on-one business mentoring sessions.
  • Compete in a business Pitch Competition to receive feedback from experienced judges and a chance to win up to $6,000 in cash and in-kind prizes.

Dates & Registration

Regular Admission

May 25, 2017 - May 26, 2017
All Day

$175.00 for the first person from your company. $75.00 for an additional attendee from the same company.

The Victoria Inn & Suites
3550 Victoria Ave
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Westman Entrepreneur Boot Camp Agenda

Thursday, May 25, 2017

8:30 am – 4:30 pm – Program

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Welcome Reception

Friday, May 26, 2017

8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Program

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Reception & Awards Presentation

Bootcamp Leader

Randy Thompson

Randy Thompson

Randy Thompson has been working in the startup venture space since 1992, when he started the first ISP in Alberta. In 1999 he started working on developing Angel Groups in Alberta. Since then, he has built two angel groups, including Deal Generator, an Edmonton-based angel group, and in 2003 Randy’s started what is now VA Angels, where in the last ten years 85 members have funded 60 plus startups for 28 million. As well, Randy has acted as a venture capital advisor to the Province of Alberta, a GP in a cross border Venture Fund, and introduced Western Canada as an investment region to investors in New York, London, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Seattle and Dallas. Since beginning the Angel group, Randy has invested in 11 startups and has two positive exits to date. He has assited over 150 Western Canada companies through boot camps, advisory, or angel activity to date, and currently sits on three boards.


Heather Daymond“The Bootcamp helped me realize that my business opportunity was larger than I thought. It led me to transform my business plan and increase my sales by 500 per cent in the two months following Bootcamp.  It gave me the clear direction I needed to get my business off the ground.”

– Heather Daymond, Founder of Shut Ur Pie Hole



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