Top Three Reasons DemoCamp Is Our Most Enduring Event

Top Three Reasons DemoCamp Is Our Most Enduring Event

Tomorrow night is DemoCamp 38! The rules for DemoCamp haven't changed since DemoCamp 1: 7 minutes to demo - all product, no slides - and business model questions must wait until we head out for drinks*. (But, seriously you don't need to get a beer. Soda is totally acceptable.) 

If you visited our Mercer Warehouse home this year, you may have noticed the archive photos in the program hall. The very first photo is from DemoCamp 1 hosted in 2008. DemoCamp was a gathering place for the tech and startup community long before Startup Edmonton and we're honoured to bring more people into the fold with each edition. 

Here are our top three reasons why DemoCamp is our most enduring event: 

November Update: Preflight Sessions, Take Advantage of Ad-tech, and Edmonton Startup Week Recap

November Update: Preflight Sessions, Take Advantage of Ad-tech, and Edmonton Startup Week Recap

After an incredible Edmonton Startup Week in October, November is a chance for us to get back to the basics of supporting our city's startup and tech community the best way we know how: programs & mentorship, workspace, student activities, and fostering community events day-in-and-day-out. 

Preflight is our most comprehensive program offering support to founders of early-stage tech-enabled companies. We have our 5-week sessions on Customer Validation and Telling Your Story coming up next week. There is no better time to start than now! Scroll down for highlights from one of our current members. If you have any questions or requests, drop me an email anytime.

Cheers! 

Take advantage of top ad-tech trends | Visio Media & Brandzooka

Here at Startup Edmonton, we specialize in tech-enabled companies. That's our shorthand for how technology and scale go hand-in-hand; it’s the possibility for a product to expand beyond your expertise and availability. 

Not everyone wants to build a tech-enabled product, but there are still lots of ways that you can integrate top technology trends into your business to help scale your marketing, sales, and customer service efforts. What's even better? There are Edmonton-based companies you can tap into for help! 

Launch Party 8 Recap + #yegsw17 Highlights

Launch Party 8 Recap + #yegsw17 Highlights

Launch Party is a highlight of each Edmonton Startup Week. It's a chance for the entire community to come together, celebrate the efforts of 10 new tech companies, try out products that feature top technology trends, and catch up with the growing list of alumni founders & teams. This year we were thrilled to host the community in Ford Hall, Rogers Place. Especially neat for the team at Startup Edmonton is that we could see our home in the historic Mercer Warehouse in the background all night long. Enjoy some of the photos of our more than 700 guests from Michel Feist, Ampersand Grey, and highlights of #yegsw17 compiled by Shayne Woodsmith at EEDC. 

Edmonton Startup Week | Roundhouse Marketplace, Lunchalytics, Valley Tech Talk, and Lift Interactive

Edmonton Startup Week | Roundhouse Marketplace, Lunchalytics, Valley Tech Talk, and Lift Interactive

Our next round of photos is ready! We're thrilled to share moments from Roundhouse @ Startup Edmonton, Lunchalytics, Valley Tech Talk, and Lift Interactive's Tackling Intangibles Workshop. Special thanks, as always to Shayne and Jeff at Edmonton Economic Development and Michel Feist at Ampersand Grey for all of their help. 

Next week we'll have a recap video and photos from Launch Party 8! 

If This Then That | Edmonton Startup Week 2017

If This Then That | Edmonton Startup Week 2017

IFTTT (If This Then That) is one of our favourite introductory tools to encourage prototyping. A free web-based service, IFTTT creates applets that use conditional statements to get different services, like Gmail, Twitter or a weather app, to trigger actions. Think of it as creating a recipe that would text you to bring a sweater to work if it dips below -1 degrees, or to send your friends a weekly email of all your newly liked songs from a streaming app (especially if you're the one with the best recommendations!)

We're here to be your personal If This Then That guide for Edmonton Startup Week! If you enjoyed a session or experience at #yegsw17, there is sure to be something for you year-round in our city's growing startup community. 

Thank You + Stay Connected All Year Round

Thank You + Stay Connected All Year Round

Edmonton Startup Week 2017 was a massive celebration of our city's startup community! With more than fifty events and our largest Launch Party yet, we know that there is an incredible network of passionate, engaged, and hard-working people committed to building and growing tech companies in Edmonton. I look forward to sharing lots of updates, photos, and more ways for you to connect with community in the coming weeks. 

"One of the best parts of the week is seeing new people find their place in the community. There are dozens of meetups left in 2017, foundational workshops to get your product idea off the ground, and collaborative workspace that can grow as you do." 
 

Three reasons you don't want to miss the Valley Tech Talk

Three reasons you don't want to miss the Valley Tech Talk

Edmonton Startup Week is in full swing! Just a few hours in and we've already had a LinkedIn workshop, hotdogs at Mayday Dogs, free coworking at Startup Edmonton, and the return of The MS DOS to benefit the Computer Engineering Club over with our friends at Farrow Sandwiches. 

With so much happening over the next five days to celebrate and grow our startup community, you might be wondering why there is a Valley Tech Talk on the schedule? If we're focused on how Edmonton is unique and how we can support one another, why would we take the time out to learn about Silicon Valley?

Totally valid questions! And, I'm here to help. Here are my top three reasons why you should make the Valley Tech Talk part of your #yegsw17 schedule.

October Update: Launch Party, Tech Valley Talk, Edmonton Startup Week & More!

October Update: Launch Party, Tech Valley Talk, Edmonton Startup Week & More!

OCTOBER UPDATE

It's the most exciting time of the year - Edmonton Startup Week returns, October 16 - 20, and this year we have more than 50 events for you to take in. The startup community has stepped up in a big way this year and many community partners, startups and scaling companies are hosting events in their spaces - we can't wait to see you there!

Be sure to build your schedule early - some events already have waitlists.

Scroll down to check out all the details on our Launch Party 8 companies. 2017 was a milestone year for us with more applicants than ever before.  Launch Party is your chance to try out top technology trends like machine learning, virtual reality, 360 projection, video games, and physical products with innovative design patents.