Launchpad Live

An open speaker series to hone entrepreneurial thinking skills and create impact

Participants of all ages from the UCalgary community, across Alberta and beyond have the opportunity to learn the basics of growing an idea and building a startup or social venture.


Learn from industry leaders week after week in a friendly, coachable environment


Develop the skills needed to grow ideas, identify opportunities, and communicate


Make connections with likeminded individuals and build your innovation network

About Launchpad Live

Hone entrepreneurial thinking skills in a safe, supportive environment, and understand how they can be applied in other professional and academic settings.

Describe theories and terminology related to entrepreneurial thinking and innovation; learn how to create sustainable organizations that deliver ongoing value.

Apply entrepreneurial thinking theories, tools, and approaches to their idea or startup via an Entrepreneurial Journey Plan which contains the key deliverables each team will build throughout the course.

Identify support services available through the Hunter Hub for Entrepreneurial Thinking and other partners in the innovation ecosystem.

Learn how to communicate new ideas effectively and create a video pitch presentation.

Series Start Date 

October 5, 2021 

Series End Date 

April 1, 2022 

Register for Launchpad Live 

Register for the virtual series at the link below.

Launchpad Live Series


Who can attend the speaker series? 

Everyone is welcome to attend! The sessions are open to the public, including the UCalgary community, across Alberta and beyond. Each session will be held online, so you have access no matter your location.

Do I have to register for each event? 

No - simply register once to join our mailing list, and we'll send you a weekly email with details of the next session. You will have the option to join us live or watch a recording.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Yes, you can watch all previous sessions on our YouTube channel. Recordings will be uploaded 2-3 business days after each session.

How will the Hunter Hub be handling concerns regarding COVID-19? 

Our team is following the University of Calgary’s guidelines in exercising caution and awareness when planning Launchpad Live. The speaker series will be held entirely online.

Click here for UCalgary’s full COVID-19 response.