Amazing Alumni - The Launch Party Family
Launch Party is an opportunity to meet our city's brightest entrepreneurs, demo their products and celebrate everything our startup community has to offer. Over the years, 60 companies have shared their products with us at Launch Party and we're super excited to introduce you to the class of 2016.
These founders and their teams have built, and continue to build, amazing tech products and companies in Edmonton. Check out some of the recent updates from our Launch Party family:
Meghan Dear and Localize (Launch Party 4) was recently awarded The National Angel Capital Organization Most Promising Startup of the Year at National Angel Summit.
Pogo CarShare (Launch Party 5) met most of the Startup Edmonton team the day of Launch Party! Now their growing team calls our campus home and are incredibly active and generous members of the community. As Pogo continues to grow in popularity, more and more users are just as impressed with their commitment to sustainability as they are with the incredible convenience of car sharing.
James Neufeld and SAM (Launch Party 4) were selected for the first Culture Start-up Award at the conclusion of Enterprising Culture, a major international forum for Franco-Canadian creative and cultural industry start-ups.
instaMek (Launch Party 6) has grown at a rapid pace since launching last year. Now their on-demand mechanics come to drivers in Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Mississauga and Vancouver. Their company continues to earn praise from media across the country.
Poppy Barley's Kendall Barber (Launch Party 3) shared an AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CANADIAN FASHION INDUSTRY about the challenges of starting and growing a company in Canada. A must read for entrepreneurs across industries!
Drivewyze (Launch Party 4) continues to be an industry leader and opened a new sales office in Dallas, TX in September to better serve its American customers. The company is committed to scaling its team and product development in Edmonton. We're grateful for their ongoing commitment to our student programs!
Yardstick (Launch Party 1 - our only Launch Party with open flame candles!) continues to be one of Alberta's fastest growing companies, with eight appearances on Alberta Venture Fast Growth 50. Beyond the accolades, growth like Yardstick's provides an aspirational marker for our growing community of startup founders.
We look forward to seeing you at Launch Party 7 on October 20 at the EPCOR Tower. We're moving on up to the 16th floor!