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.
LAUNCH PARTY 8
OCTOBER 19 FORD HALL, ROGERS PLACE
Launch Party is your opportunity to meet our city's brightest entrepreneurs, demo their products, and celebrate everything that our startup community has to offer.
This year we are on the move to Ford Hall, Rogers Place and just announced our ten participating companies. We can't stress enough the importance of hometown support as people build and launch tech-enabled products from our city. You are often the first customers and champions for these teams, and your input as they develop product and grow is invaluable.
Our Launch Party 8 Companies:
EDMONTON STARTUP WEEK HIGHLIGHTS
Edmonton Startup Week returns, October 16 - 20! Five days of workshops, socials, and events building momentum and opportunity around our city's unique entrepreneurial identity, startup community & culture of innovation! Join in the celebration led by entrepreneurs and hosted in the startup spaces you love.
#ITSINOURCODE DIVERSITY PANEL | MONDAY, OCTOBER 1
#ItsInOurCode is about recognizing that Inclusiveness and diversity should never be an afterthought...it’s a part of the genetic code that makes us a growing & vibrant tech community in Canada. #ItsInOurCode is about embracing what makes us successful – learning from each other and the vast experiences and backgrounds we all have. Join us for a live panel conversation with stories and opportunities to learn how to embrace and support diversity and inclusion.
VALLEY TECH TALK | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18
Join Alberta Enterprise Corporation, Startup Edmonton and TEC Edmonton for an evening getting to know the ins-and-outs of Silicon Valley. More than a startup culture cliche, Silicon Valley is a thriving technology hub, and our panel of speakers will share their insights into how the Valley operates and how you can best access its people, capital and customer connections.
COWORK EDMONTON PANEL | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
Edmonton, let’s work together. Join the leaders and community managers of the Cowork Edmonton alliance on Thursday, October 19th for a lunchtime panel about coworking, community, and collaboration - moderated by Jeff Samsonow of Edmonton Quotient. Learn about the history of the coworking movement, the different spaces available in our city, and what the spaces are doing to work together and foster innovation and entrepreneurship.
MORE PREFLIGHT SESSIONS ANNOUNCED | 2017 - 2018
Even with Edmonton Startup Week in full swing, it's business as usual here at Startup Edmonton.
Are you working on a product idea but find it challenging to know if you’re on the right path? Are you looking to jump-start your company growth and need to stress-test your plans?
We've announced new Preflight 1, 2 & 3 dates into 2018. Apply today for our next sessions dedicated to customer validation, building a minimum viable product, and telling your story to customers & investors!
FALL FOUNDATIONS @ STARTUP EDMONTON
- Business Model 101 | October 10, October 30 & November 14
- Having a great idea is just the first step to building an amazing product or service, there are lots of other factors to consider - like your customers, how to reach them, and what they are willing to pay.
- Join us for three hours of hands-on support and feedback on your product & project idea.
- Product Toolkit | October 26 & November 23
- One of our most requested workshops, our Product Toolkit helps you build products and services your customers will love.
- Join us for three hours of collaborative learning & practical tools to keep a real person at the centre of your product development.
Lots of great reads on our blog! Don't miss out on a recap of our fall DemoCamo, a member update from Pogo CarShare, a reflection on a pervasive founder question, and an exciting update from our team.
- Member Update: Edmonton startup Pogo expands to Camrose, Becomes Alberta's First Small-Town Car Share