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Work Nicer Coworking (Beaver House)

10160 103 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5J 0X6


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Grab your lunch and join us at the new Work Nicer location in the historic Beaver House building!

You will join other entrepreneurs (both emerging and experienced), investors, researchers, students, and a broad range of ecosystem helpers at this informal gathering of individuals who want help diversify the Alberta economy by supporting innovators like you.

Whether you are new to the innovation ecosystem, are confused about all the services and entrepreneurial supports available, or have it all figured out - you should attend this gathering.

While in the room, we practice the values expressed in the Rainforest Social Contract.


  • 11:45 Check In (bring your lunch!)

  • 12:00 Welcome

  • 12:10 Who is in the Room?

  • 12:25 Entrepreneur Roundtables and Sharing Success Stories

  • 12:45 Networking

You should come prepared to discuss who you are, what interested you in the Rainforest, what you are working on, and how you can help others in the room.

A special thank you to our friends from Work Nicer who have graciously provided the space for LWOL! Learn about how community-focused coworking can help your business.

Entrepreneurs to be Profiled:

April 17th - Amir Reshef of dealcloser

Amir Reshef is the co-founder and CEO of dealcloser. Prior to co-founding dealcloser, Amir was a corporate lawyer at a large international law firm where he worked on transactions of numerous types and sizes.

April 24th - Colin Bramm

May 1st - Mack Male of Taproot Edmonton and Speaking Municipally

May 8th - Tim Antoniuk of ARCH-ITURE Inc.

Tim Antoniuk is an Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Alberta and is the Founder/Director of ARCHITURE – a design, research and manufacturing group that specializes in micro residential and common space design. Deeply interested in finding new ways to enhance wellbeing, housing affordability, spatial functionality and reducing people’s carbon footprints, Tim developed the Micro Habitation Lab (mHabLab) in 2016. Investigating evolving generational concepts of how “home” is expressed through the use and display of objects and spaces, Tim and his team are developing and testing architecturally interactive micro living spaces as a way to increase the emotional durability of places and spaces. Since the early 90s Tim’s research and practice has explored topics such as: Morphing/shape-shifting materials and products; new Business Models for the trillion dollar Creative Economy; and some of his design collaborations have included work with design icons like Renny Ramakers (Droog), and architect Winy Maas (MVRDV, and TU Delft/The Why Factory).

What is the Rainforest?

Rainforest Alberta is an informal initiative to support Alberta's innovation ecosystems. The traditional way of doing things simply doesn't work anymore, and we want Albertan's to know that they won't have to move away to invent, prosper, or build an innovative business.

Learn more about Rainforest Alberta - ye

Every month, Rainforest brings entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and other innovators and changemakers together. These events are a core principle of the Rainforest - creating trust through connections and conversation.

Who should attend a Rainforest event?

  • Anyone interested in starting or growing an innovation-based business in Alberta

  • Former entrepreneurs and business owners looking to share their experience and give back to the community that helped make them successful

  • Anyone exploring entrepreneurship as a potential career path

  • Individuals or companies who provide services to entrepreneurs at any stage of growth, from pre-start to growth to succession

  • Anyone interested in improving the culture of innovation and trust in Alberta, making a meaningful impact on the growth of the emerging innovation economy, or individuals who want to be part of the solution

  • Researchers, inventors, or makers who are looking for help in making their idea a reality

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Work Nicer Coworking (Beaver House)

10160 103 Street Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5J 0X6


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