OnRamp connects talented newcomers with leading tech companies

We created our OnRamp bootcamp to jumpstart the careers of young marketers and career pivoters who want to join next-generation tech companies instead of taking some boring old job at a traditional company.

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Why marketers and companies need OnRamp

New marketing grads, early-career marketers and career pivoters have great skills. But they often find it’s tricky to land great marketing roles in tech companies. That’s because it’s rare to get the kind of digital marketing chops in college or university or on the job in a traditional industry that drive customer acquisition and revenue growth.

OnRamp changes all that. It’s a bootcamp that bridges the gap between the day someone graduates or makes a career switch and the day they arrive for their first day of work at a cool, growing tech company.

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Practical experience that gets you ready to get hired

For marketers, this isn’t about more tests and studying. You’ve already got your degree. In OnRamp, you’ll get an intense, real-world, get-your-hands-dirty experience that culminates in introductions to our massive network of tech companies: the same ones that are looking to hire new marketing talent for their businesses. You’ll walk out ready to design strategies and campaigns, with the skills to execute them and drive measurable results. 

OnRamp is built for and with the Alberta tech community

The OnRamp bootcamp is a partnership between major stakeholders across the Alberta technology ecosystem. It’s designed and led by the tech industry’s leading training organization, 321 Growth Academy, which has trained hundreds of tech entrepreneurs and their teams from across and beyond Alberta. 

OnRamp is built in partnership with the A100, a network of successful Alberta tech entrepreneurs who bring their connections and job opportunities to OnRamp participants. The program is supported by funding from SAIT’s School of Advanced Digital Technology and Alberta Enterprise Corporation.

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Our team

Chantel Houston

Chantel Elliott


Chantel has 25+ years of marketing leadership experience in tech startups, large organizations, and marketing agencies. Chantel is both a certified leadership coach and an instructor for 321’s Growth Marketing course, and the OnRamp Growth Marketing Bootcamp. She’s passionate about helping early-career marketers and tech business leaders make powerful professional impacts.

Carey Elliott

Carey Houston

Founder & Partner

Carey has 25+ years of marketing, sales and product experience in startups, scale-ups and services companies. She’s a 4x VP Marketing and leverages that experience as course instructor in 321’s sales and marketing courses. Carey is passionate about developing talent and igniting growth in our tech sector. She’s an active volunteer mentor and proud member of The A100.

Sarah Morrill


Sarah has 15+ years of marketing and customer engagement experience with startups, agencies and big brands. Sarah brings her passion and experience to directing 321 Growth Academy‘s customer success and sales efforts, as well as to her role as course facilitator for 321’s Growth Marketing courses. Sarah is also passionate about company culture and volunteering in the tech community.

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Tamera Woolgar

Tamara Woolgar

Executive Director, the A100

Tamara has more than 20 years of experience in public relations in corporate, agency and freelance environments. Today, Tamara leads the A100 member network and community in mentoring and supporting Alberta-based tech entrepreneurs.

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