September Update

September Update

September is a great month at Startup Edmonton: community meetups are in full swing, students are back in class and program members are working towards lots of product launches and updates. 

This is the best time to register for Edmonton Startup Week! The first batch of events are live and you can start claiming your spot at the Startup Crawl, Member For A Day and more. Don't forget - the deadline to apply for Launch Party 7 is September 17. 

Getting started on your idea, product or company can be really hard and we'd like to help. Book a meeting with a Community Manager and they can recommend customized path of programs, community resources and first steps to get you going! 

- Team Startup Edmonton

Edmonton Startup Week 2016

Edmonton Startup Week, a celebration of startups and entrepreneurship, returns October 17 – 21, 2016 with more than twenty events highlighting the best of what our city’s startup community has to offer. Produced by Startup Edmonton, Edmonton Startup Week is the culmination of year-round efforts of volunteer meetup organizers, dedicated founders and their teams, and organizations supporting entrepreneurs to create a robust and welcoming city to build products and companies. For more information and to register, visit www.edmontonstartupweek.com.

Job Posting - Workshop Facilitator

Job Posting - Workshop Facilitator

Startup Edmonton Workshop Facilitator

Preflight is an application-based series of workshops that helps founders and product builders experiment and validate a scalable product idea. We take a hands-on approach to help startup founders make the first real commitment to building a high growth tech-enabled startup.  We are looking for a workshop facilitator to lead Preflight members through weekly sessions.

Thank you for your interest in applying for the workshop facilitator. Job posting will close on September 6, 2016 and only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

August Update

August Update

Thank you to everyone that came out for August Hack Day. Warren worked on some culinary science experiments, Ross & Colin gave a great Intro to Raspberry Pi workshop, and Free Code Camp saw a bunch of first time participants. 

Our website is up-to-date with all of the Fall 2016 programming. Be sure to check out all of the opportunities to develop your startup ideas and learn new skills to start moving forward. 

We'd also like to take this moment to say goodbye to our amazing Front Desk Concierge and friend, David Ton-Lai. David joined the team just in time for Edmonton Startup Week 2015 and is leaving us to explore Japan for the next year! We wish him the very best & can't wait to hear about his adventures. 

A friendly reminder that Launch Party 7 applications are due by September 17! We're looking to support technology companies with new products in market in the past 12 months.

- Team Startup Edmonton

Job Posting: Front Desk Concierge

We're looking for a Front Desk Concierge to join the Startup Edmonton team! 

The Front Desk Concierge serves as a primary point of contact online and onsite for all members and guests within Startup Edmonton. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Greeting/Point of Contact 
  • Be the first & last point of contact for members and guests
  • Cover the front desk during business hours 
  • Greet & check-in member guests 
  • Greet people who come for tours, track walk-ins, schedule tours & send confirmation emails 
  • Prepare and distribute promotional materials to guests / potential members
  • Answer walk-up member and guest questions or refer inquirer to additional resources

July update: Hack Day, Launch Party 7 Early Bird Tickets, Preflight Beta and more!

July update: Hack Day, Launch Party 7 Early Bird Tickets, Preflight Beta and more!

July 2016 Update

With the warm weather and incredible line-up of local summer activities, we're thrilled to see our members taking time to recharge with friends and family while also moving their companies forward. As a special summertime treat, this week we'll be cheering for the Edmonton Prospects at the Edmonton Baseball Field for our summer member social! 

Be sure to grab your early bird tickets to Launch Party 7 - the city's hottest celebration of local startups (October 20, 2016). Stay tuned for our full Edmonton Startup Week schedule in the coming weeks. 

- Team Startup Edmonton

June Update

June Update

June is shaping up to be a great month! 10 students are joining us to work on their tech-enabled products, Warren - Community Manager - is speaking at Pecha Kucha Night 25 (he did an amazing job - stay tuned for the video coming soon), four workshops, and a new intake of Preflight 1 participants. 

Hope to see you at Startup Edmonton soon! 

- Team Startup Edmonton

May Update

May Update

May marks our 4th anniversary in the Mercer Warehouse! A massive thank you to Kelly, Devin and The Gather Co. for all of the support and helping make our campus possible. 

Upcoming highlights in May and June include Startup 101 sessions on Growing Your Business Through Tax Incentives and Raising Capital; Preflight Beta and our new recurring Design Thinking Workshop; Maker Day in partnership with Edmonton Public Library and Make Something Edmonton; and lots of great community meetups. 

Hope to see you at Startup Edmonton soon! 

Meetup Profile: Free Code Camp Edmonton

Peter Chau is the amazing volunteer organizer for Free Code Camp Edmonton - an afternoon of peer-to-peer mentorship and free code camps. Each Hack Day, Peter is on hand to get people set up on the platform, answer questions and trouble shoot. It's an awesome addition to our monthly gatherings! 

We had a chance to sit down with Peter to chat all things Free Code Camp. Don't miss the next edition on Saturday, June 4 at 1:00 PM.