- There is no better time than the start of the year to get to work on your startup idea! Seeing everyone back from the holiday break relaxed and ready to set off on a new adventure is one of my favourite times of the year. The campus is a hive of activity, and we are excited about all the new people we are going to meet this coming year.
Here are my top three recommendations to kick-off your 2017 year with Startup Edmonton:
- Our Commons Membership is an excellent way to become a member of our growing startup community. Your $35 annual membership includes invites to member events, fantastic discounts, and credit for a workshop of your choice.
- RSVP for DemoCamp 34 and check out local products and innovations at their earliest stages. Can’t make it in person? Follow along on SnapChat (StartupEdmonton) as Lauren captures all the night’s action.
- Sign up for Preflight Beta to start work on your business model with fellow entrepreneurs. Stephanie teaches a lot of our foundational workshops and is keen to share tools, startup advice & strategy tips. Our next Preflight Beta session is January 17.
Here’s to a great year ahead and I’m sure I’ll see you soon,
Tiffany Linke-Boyko - CEO
We offer Preflight Beta the second Tuesday of every month. Over the three-hour session, we'll help you frame a problem worth solving, narrow down your key customers and start making plans to validate your product idea.
Photo Album: Member Coffee & Lunchalytics
Head over to our Facebook page to check out the photo album from Edmonton Startup Week 2016 - Member Coffee & Lunchalytics.
Design Thinking Workshop
Our Design Thinking Workshop is one of our most popular and hands-on experiences. Bring a friend, or make a new one, and gain a new tool box of skills to tackle your projects and product development.
Join us for a three-hour primer on design thinking. Pulling lessons from leaders like IDEO and Google Design Sprints, this workshop is a great place to start thinking and mapping out the way your customers will interact with your tech-enabled product.
The workshop will cover:
DemoCamp 34 | TUESDAY, January 24, 2017
- CCIS 1-140 University of Alberta | 6:30 PM Doors - 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.
We're always accepting applications to demo! Be sure to visit www.startupedmonton.com/democamp and get your details in for a Community Manager to review.
January 30 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join Alison Walsh, Associate Dentons Canada LLP – Edmonton Office Employment Group, for a primer on employment law basics in Canada.
If you are planning to hire, or hope to hire in the future, getting a grasp on standards in advance is key.
This session will cover:
- The Employment Relationship:
- Employment Contracts
- Employment Standards Code
- Common Law
- Termination of Employment
- Human Rights
February 16, 2017 | 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
Join Stephanie Enders, Manager - Startup Edmonton, for an 80 min session dedicated to social media strategies for founders and startups. A strong social media plan can help you promote your product, better understand your customer, and foster a community of supporters.
- Learn how to set goals and objectives, select platforms, and create an authentic online voice.
- Review sample timelines and shared workflows.
- Identify meaningful metrics and useful best practices.
Student DevCon 2017
The Student Developer Conference is the best opportunity to level up your development skills, prepare for a job in an awesome company, and connect with fellow Comp Sci and Comp E students. Join us for a full-day of workshops, panels, and hands-on experience with CTOs and Dev Teams.
Student DevCon is suitable for undergraduate students studying computing science and computing engineering. High school students with an interest in computing science are also encouraged to attend - Comp Sci 20 or 30 required.
March 25, 2017 | Shaw Conference Centre | $35
Please check the calendar for updates on your favourite meetups. With the holidays coming there are a number of changes to the regular schedule.