Safeguarding Your Venture: Navigating the Cybersecurity Landscape

Social Innovation
04 Apr 2024
About the Event

Cyberattacks can be devastating to a business. It can be expensive and time-consuming to remedy and lead to severe reputational consequences, inhibiting growth. Moreover, cybersecurity has now become the forefront of discussions among leaders, board members, and insurance entities. Having a robust plan to protect your business leads to more trust from stakeholders and makes your business more attractive to potential customers and investors.

Join Charles Buchanan, founder of Technology Helps, to learn about the importance of cybersecurity in a startup journey and how you can better prepare your ventures for any future cybersecurity challenges.


About Technology Helps

Technology Helps is a social enterprise that aims to end technology poverty. They provide technology systems of security and support for the social good and underserved entrepreneurial sectors for long-term sustainability. Driving change and empowering clients through technological transformation, they have worked with over 200 organizations across Canada.

About Charles Buchanan

Charles Buchanan is the Founder and CEO of Technology Helps. As an innovator and visionary, he has a distinguished history in corporate technology leadership, management consulting, and entrepreneurship. Charles has founded and worked with numerous technology companies in diverse areas such as online gaming, fintech, and environmental protection.

Charles is a passionate contributor to the community, serving on various non-profit boards and committees, including Calgary Black Chambers (co-founder); The Common Approach to Impact Measurement; Momentum; Black Business and Professional Association; Grant Committee at Calgary Foundation; entrepreneur mentor at Venture Mentors Service of Alberta (VMSA.

He holds an MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University and a B.Sc. (Hons) in electrical and computer engineering.

This event is hosted by the Social Innovation Hub, a place where social innovators can get the support they need to scale and grow their businesses in a community of like-minded individuals. This event was created based on feedback we got from our community about needing support with cyber security and is open to members and non-members of the hub.


Learn more about membership to the Social Innovation Hub.

The Social Innovation Hub is located on the second floor of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre. Parking is available for $9 a day. The Hub is also a 10 minute walk from the Brentwood C-Train Stations.