Coffee Hours

Coffee Hours are short advising meetings designed to support University of Calgary students and post-doctoral fellows with their startup idea. These sessions are supported by volunteer advisors – industry experts and entrepreneurs – who have experience in the entrepreneurial ecosystem within Calgary.

Coffee Hours are held on Tuesdays between 11 am – 2 pm at the Hunter Hub Collision Space. The floor is yours when you get here, so come prepared to talk about what problem you are solving with our startup specialists!



Kari Gordon - Director of Programming, CDL

Ask me about - Idea Validation, Customer Discovery, Founding Teams, Business Model Canvas, Startup Resources.


Rebecca Duquette, Specialist Development and Initiatives, Hunter Hub

Ask me about – Ideation, Mental Health, Community Connections, Funding Opportunities, Human Resources.


Natasha Spokes, Independent Entrepreneur

Ask me about – Business Development, Operations, Community Connections, Product Management, Lived Entrepreneurial Advice.


Ryan Hofer - Entrepreneur, Student Connector

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Ask me about – Data Analytics & KPIs, Managing Student Life and Entrepreneurship, C.E.O. Group


Shea Coburn - Marketing & Communications Specialist, Hunter Hub

Ask me about - Branding, Social Media Strategy, Communications Platforms & Use, Marketing Techniques, Pitch Styling.

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Other Resources

What other resources do you need? Let us know! We are always open to discovering new ways we can support the entrepreneurial community.