About Startup Bow Valley

Who we are

Startup Bow Valley is a group of entrepreneurs aspiring to grow together, collaborate and looking for networking opportunities in Bow Valley area.


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Community Leader

Elaine McPherson

She is currently involved with funding loans for entrepreneurs all over the world through Kiva, and enjoys encouraging the youth entrepreneurs for tomorrow. A strong believer in giving back, Elaine has extensive experience working on Boards of Directors, with a special interest in building and revitalizing organizations. She’s a Founding Director of the newly formed Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce. She was the President of the Hospitality, Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), Southern Alberta Chapter, for two terms. Elaine also spent several years volunteering at a global level with the HFTP Education Advisory Council, and Leadership Council.