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Leveraging the Immigrant Talent Pool to Grow Alberta Startups with Immigrant Techies Alberta


Vartika Manasvi
Sovereign Internet and Identity, Founder and Managing Partner

2x Entrepreneur, Leadership Coach and Angel Investor

Yousuf Khatib
Global Skills Hub/TKG, CEO
Wunmi Adekanmbi
Immigrant Techies Alberta, Organizer and Host

Wunmi is an ecosystem builder with a passion to change the Alberta narrative and make this province the number one destination for newcomers to Canada again. 

She founded, organizes and hosts Immigrant Techies Alberta - a meetup group of immigrant tech enthusiasts and career pivoters - helping bridge newcomers into Alberta's innovation ecosystem.

She's also the Founder of ReSkill Calgary (www.reskillcalgary) - an organization that helps employers solve their tech talent gap problem by leveraging the vast pool of competent immigrant professionals.

Wunmi is very active on the Calgary and Edmonton tech scene and enjoys bringing people together.


Alberta's tech sector is growing rapidly, so is our need for sustainable talent. On the other hand, we have a young, vibrant, competent and resilient immigrant talent pool that we're not making the best of. 

What would it look like if we can redesign and optimize the newcomer-economy interface and once again make Alberta the first choice for new Canadians? 

Join Immigrant Techies Alberta in this panel discussion as we explore this topic.


Attendees (33)

Christian Idicula
Christian Idicula
KASTx Ventures, Director, Operations
Daniel Saraolu
Daniel Saraolu
Canadian Entrepreneurs, founder and CEO
Luke Statt
Luke Statt
Innovate Edmonton
Ruchika Verma
Ruchika Verma
Case Western Reserve University, PhD Candidate
Jenifer Horvath
Jenifer Horvath
HeartLifted Coaching & Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
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