Commons membership

Our new commons membership is a great place to start and connect with a community of builders, founders and hackers. 

Your $25/year membership includes: 

  • Access to a Preflight Beta or Startup 101 session of your choice.
    • The next sessions of Preflight Beta are September 6, October 11, November 8 and December 13.
  • Invitations to Commons Socials. Join us for events like Startup Ski Trip, Commons Coffee and Summer Camp Day.
  • Membership card for discounts and offers at partner companies.
  • Member rate for all Startup Edmonton and affiliate hub programs.

Interested in workspace? Shared space, dedicated desks, and private office suites are available as add-ons to memberships. Workspace at Startup Edmonton is program-based and by application. 

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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. 

  • Three hours dedicated to the Lean Canvas Model. 
  • Describe, design, challenge and pivot your product idea based on an evolving hypothesis. 
  • Outcome: Founders will have a framework to start the process of prioritizing where to start, explore product options and track ongoing learnings.
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about startup 101

Startup 101 workshops are 80 min sessions focused on the basics of starting a business, from finance to legal, led by community partners. 

Startup 101: First Steps to MVP (December 8, 2016)

December 8, 2016 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Join Stephanie Enders, Manager - Startup Edmonton, for an 80 min session on taking the first steps towards building your MVP (minimum viable product). 

Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, champions the build-measure-learn feedback loop. An MVP is the first thing you can build that helps you answer the questions: a) Are you building something that solves a real problem for real people? and b) What elements of your product idea do customers see the most value in? 

  • Learn how to use a minimum viable product as a tool to validate your business idea and customer segments. 
  • Learn about the different types of minimum viable products and which one is best suited to your business idea. 
  • Tips, tools and next steps to start building your MVP. Great for both technical and non-technical founders! 
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Without Startup Edmonton, our city’s entrepreneurial tech community would not be anywhere near where it is today. Ken and Cam personify the requisite vision and drive to make this happen in any successful tech ecosystem. I look forward to continuing to be a part of the Startup City for years to come.
— Tom Hendrickson, Founder/CEO, Mitre Media