IFTTT | 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.
#YEGSW17 HACK DAY = NOVEMBER HACK DAY
Lucky for you we run Hack Day the first Saturday of each month! It's a great time to pick up a skill at a free workshop, focus on your project idea, and grab coffee + lunch with new friends. Our next one is November 4 - RSVP today.
FREE COWORKING = SHARED SPACE @ STARTUP EDMONTON
More than an affordable place to work, coworking keeps you accountable to your project, connects with people who completely understand what you're going through, plus it comes with on-demand mentorship hours. Our space membership starts at just $125/month and includes coffee, meeting rooms, and wifi. You can book a meeting & get started in as little as 48 hours.
LAUNCH PARTY = PREFLIGHT 1
This year we had a great group of companies and products to choose from to participate in Launch Party (and half of this year's class are Preflight members/alumni). You could be in next year's class! Join in on Preflight, a series of workshops, mentorship, and partner programs focused on getting your tech idea off the ground and into the hands of customers. Our next Preflight sessions start on November 9 - spend one evening a week on your idea and start moving things forward! Apply today!
STARTUP CRAWL = COMMONS MEMBERSHIP
The Startup Crawl is always one of the most popular events during Startup Week. It's an incredible chance to meet the teams and see the spaces from some of our city's fastest growing tech companies. Our $35 Commons Membership includes the best parts of the crawl, facilitated networking with great startup teams, plus the bonus of a complimentary workshop of your choice (a $25 value) and discounts with local partners.
DDR Battle & Networking = Extra Life Edmonton
- Pledge to the Edmonton team or play in this gaming marathon all in support of The Stollery Children's Hospital. Next round is on November 4th at EPCOR Tower.
Think Bigger BaseCamp Pub Night = VA Angels Forum
- If you’re an entrepreneur in the startup space and looking to raise capital, then landing a spot at the VA Angel’s Forum is the ideal place for you. The forum provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to accredited angel investors. Forums take place the second week and the third week of each month in Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Winnipeg, and quarterly in Medicine Hat.
#ItsInOurCode Conversation on Diversity and Inclusion = Ada's Team at the University of Alberta
- This student club supports diversity in computing, games, and technology at the University of Alberta. They hold tutor and office hours, stock a themed zine collection, facilitate friendships and networks on campus, plus they provide pathways to other diversity-focused student groups and even scholarships.
Dentons AI Panel = Amii Seminar Video Series
- Some of the world's best researchers in machine intelligence and reinforcement learning call Edmonton home. Our friends at the University of Alberta and Amii (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute) capture many of the weekly seminars and post them to Youtube. Now you can ponder the singularity and have your pressing black-box model questions answered anytime!