December Update: Best Wishes From Startup Edmonton, Loads of Meetups, Get A Jump Start on Your New Year's Resolutions

December Update: Best Wishes From Startup Edmonton, Loads of Meetups, Get A Jump Start on Your New Year's Resolutions

We're in the Christmas spirit at the Startup Edmonton campus: the tree is up, delicious treats are showing up in the member cafe, and our collection of donations for YESS is growing. There are still lots of program workshops and meetups to come this month, but we look forward to taking some time to connect with friends and family over the holiday break. 

There is no better time to get started on your idea than the beginning of a new year. Check out our January offerings today and get a jump start on your New Year's resolution to bring your product idea to life. We hear over-and-over again that one of the supports that our members most appreciate is having a sense of accountability, from their mentors, peers, and program facilitators. It's a privilege to act as that support for so many of our city's tech entrepreneurs and we look forward to serving even more in 2017.  

Thank you for making 2016 an amazing year, 
Tiffany Linke-Boyko - CEO

When is the best time for a startup to seek outside capital?

When is the best time for a startup to seek outside capital?

Often, one of the first questions new entrepreneurs ask Tiffany during programs and mentorship sessions is how they can secure funding for their startup idea. Tiffany is a firm believer that when is a much more important question than how. Once a founder has a firm understanding of when funding should come into play, they can start building out a timeline for product development to make sure their hitting some key milestones to prepare for funding. 

Member Profile: Cappsule

Member Profile: Cappsule

Sahr Saffa, co-founder and Chief Hustler at Cappsule, and his team think there is a better way to share memories, moments and reviews associated with your favourite spots. Their new app encourages everyone to leave video & photo time capsules to help your fellow citizens discover the best of their communities. 

Social Media Recep: DemoCamp 33

Social Media Recep: DemoCamp 33

Last night (November 22, 2016) was our 33rd edition of DemoCamp! It is the first place to check out new projects and products as they are in development. We love that it's a mix of super polished products and hacked together projects from internal hackdays, students & community members. 

Recommended Reading | Recap: DemoCamp Edmonton 33

Recommended Reading | Recap: DemoCamp Edmonton 33

"Tonight was Edmonton’s 33rd DemoCamp which took place at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (CCIS) on the University of Alberta campus. Here is my recap of DemoCamp Edmonton 31 from back in May. I presented with Karen at the last one in September and didn’t actually post about it! More on that later. " - Mack Male. 

http://blog.mastermaq.ca/2016/11/22/recap-democamp-edmonton-33/

November Update: CODE Screening, Preflight, DemoCamp 33 and more!

November Update: CODE Screening, Preflight, DemoCamp 33 and more!

Thank you for making October such an amazing month for the startup community. Edmonton Startup Week was an amazing opportunity to celebrate all of the incredible working taking place in our city, the Startup Canada Awards was a chance to recognize great companies building in our region, and hosting our friends from the Canadian Digital Media Network was an awesome opportunity to build stronger relationships with our peers across the country. 

November is just as action packed! Join us for DemoCamp 33, a special screening of CODE with our friends at the Edmonton Public Library, take in a new meetup, and participate in one of our foundational programs.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
- Team Startup Edmonton

Read: Avenue Edmonton, Top 40 Under 40 - Class of 2016

Read: Avenue Edmonton, Top 40 Under 40 - Class of 2016

Meghan Dear, CEO - Localize, was recognized as a member of the 2016 Top 40 Under 40 Awards, presented by Avenue Magazine. We're thrilled to have Localize as Level Up and Commons Team Members at Startup Edmonton. Congratulations on your ongoing achievements, dedication to solving big problems, and inspiring others businesses to operate sustainably!