Building and fostering a startup community

Tiffany Linke-Boyko, CEO - Startup Edmonton

Tiffany Linke-Boyko, CEO - Startup Edmonton

Startup Edmonton is an entrepreneurial campus and community hub . We connect entrepreneurs and product builders with skills, community and space to support them as they take ideas to reality. 

Since 2009, we have created collisions – between developers, designers, makers, founders, investors and mentors – transforming ideas into tech-enabled products and companies.

Drawing on the experiences and recommendations of leaders like Brad Feld and through our own trial-and-error approach, the most important lessons we’d like to pass along are that no two communities are the same and trust an entrepreneur-led approach. Each community has different needs and that’s ok. In fact, that’s better than ok, that’s awesome. The diversity in approaches means that rather than duplicate our efforts, startup communities can continue to learn from one another, foster connections and evolve.

Over the years we have used a lot of hacks, tools, apps and processes in our work building community. We’ve distilled the best of what’s working for us now for you here and we’re always available to answer questions or work through a challenge. 

As part of the project we're thrilled to provide two guiding documents: Supporting Startup Communities Framework and Startup Communities Organizer Handbook; and access to mentorship sessions with Stephanie Enders, Manager - Startup Edmonton.

Supporting Startup Communities Framework

  • What Is Community? 

  • Why Community? 

  • Where To Begin? 

  • Recommended Readings

Click to download: Supporting Startup Communities Framework.

Click to download: Supporting Startup Communities Framework.

Startup Communities: Organizer Handbook

  • Best Practices

  • Templates & Resources

  • Startup Edmonton Code of Conduct | SAMPLE 

  • Credits 

Click to download: Suggestions, formats, tools and templates to help foster community meetups in your town or city. 

Click to download: Suggestions, formats, tools and templates to help foster community meetups in your town or city. 


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