Supercharge Your Business!


The Pembina Valley Entrepreneur Boot Camp has been postponed to May or June. New dates to be announced soon! 

The Pembina Valley Entrepreneur Boot Camp on –Date TBD- will give you the 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:

  1. Products
  2. Customers
  3. Markets
  4. Business models
  5. 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 cash and kind prizes.

Dates & Registration

Regular Admission

Mar 21, 2017 - Mar 22, 2017
All Day

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

RM of Stanley Office
1 - 23111 PTH 14
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The Pembina Valley Entrepreneur Boot Camp has been postponed to May or June. New dates to be announced soon! 

Participants from the region served by Community Futures Heartland will have their registration fees paid by Community Futures Heartland.  To receive a free registration code contact Ken Reimer at .

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 assisted over 150 Western Canadian companies through boot camps, advisory, or angel activity to date, and currently sits on three boards


qulo5_Fotor“It’s an experience that’s beyond valuable.  You meet so many people and you learn things. I thought it was just a case of making shortbread and selling it … but there are so many different aspects of the business that I didn’t know. I’ve learned a whole lot more in the past couple days and hopefully, with the contacts I’ve made at The Boot Camp, things will get a lot easier.”

-Andrew Maxwell, Founder of Scruffy’s Shortbread



Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!