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

November Update

Thank you for making October such an amazing month for the startup community. Edmonton Startup Week was an awesome opportunity to celebrate all of the incredible work 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 built 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


DemoCamp 33

  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
  • CCIS 1-140  University of Alberta | 6:45 PM Program Starts 

DemoCamp brings together developers, creatives, entrepreneurs and investors to share what they’ve been working on and to find others in the community interested in similar topics. For presenters, it’s a great way to get feedback on what you’re building from peers and the community, all in an informal setting. 

The rules for DemoCamp are simple: 7 minutes to demo real, working products, followed by a few minutes for questions, and no slides allowed.


Foundational Workshops

Preflight Beta

  • 3 hours dedicated to taking your idea to reality! 
  • Lean Canvas Model helps you explore your product idea 
  • Identify customers, channels and a path to revenue
  • $25 or use your Commons Membership code! 
  • December 3 | December 13

Design Thinking Workshop

  • 3 hour primer on design thinking
  • Learn to keep your customer at the centre of your product / solution 
  • Tools for ideation and prototyping
  • November 24

Startup 101 Sessions

Startup 101 workshops are 80 min sessions focused on the basics of starting a business, from finance to legal and everything in between!

  • The Most Common Mistakes Employers Make and How to Avoid them: November 28
  • First Steps to MVP (Minimum Viable Product)December 8

Preflight 1 Customer Validation

Preflight helps founders and product builders experiment and validate a scalable product idea. We take a hands-on approach to help you make the first real commitment to building a high growth tech-enabled startup. 

  • Understand startup methodologies and the tools to test your idea, develop prototypes and validate your business model. 
  • Learn how to build and test an MVP (minimum viable product), verify your customer segments, and start gaining tractions towards funding, sales and growth. 
  • Learn from experienced entrepreneurs, investors and from a growing community of fellow Preflight participants and Startup Edmonton members. 

Our next 5-week session of Preflight 1 begins on Tuesday, November 15. Apply today and a Community Manager will be in touch ASAP. 


CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

You’re invited to attend a special presentation of CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap on November 15th at the Garneau Theatre.

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap is a documentary that examines the reasons why more girls and people of color are not seeking opportunities in computer science and explores how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational and sexism all play roles in this national crisis.

Following the film there will be a Q&A panel discussion with local experts including Dr. Margaret Ann-Armour (WISEST), Bree Emerson (Ladies Learning Code), Stephanie Remniak (NAIT) and Maureen Engel (University of Alberta).


Community Meetups

Edmonton Go Programming Meetup

Exchange.js

Founders' Friday

Monthly Hack Day

Free Code Camp

Agile Edmonton

Edmonton Data Science Meetup

Open Hardware Meetup

Edmonton Python User Group

YEGRB - Edmonton's Ruby Meetup

Lunchalytics

ROS Robotics

Ladies Learning Code

WordPress Edmonton

Agile Edmonton

BetaCityYEG