Preflight 2017

Our flagship program, Preflight has launched some of Edmonton's most successful startup and scaling technology companies. Over the course of three workshop series, we'll coach you to refine and prove your market, create a product and company roadmap, prepare to pitch to investors, and sell to customers. 

what kind of company do you want to build? 

If you want to reach a global market, harness your ambition, and structure your business to grow right from the start, Preflight is for you.

  • You'll join peers for a weekly, two-hour session, tackle real challenges in your business, and access resources from trusted partners.

  • We have instructors you can lean on, a network of mentors, and the tools you need to succeed!

  • Preflight is so much more than weekly sessions: access one-on-one mentorship, preferred rates from industry leaders, and monthly events with a community of founders. Support starts at just $349/person annually!

you can't do this on your own. you need a recipe for success. 

Interested in a personalized assessment? Book a meeting with Shay for recommended next steps and fast track your acceptance to our next session. 

upcoming sessions @ Startup Edmonton

  • Preflight 1: Find your customers & prove your market Thursday Evenings | 6 PM - 8 PM

    • Upcoming - Apply today!

      • January 31 - February 28, 2019

      • March 21 - April 18, 2019

  • Preflight 2: Build your product, team & company
    Tuesday Evenings | 6 PM - 8 PM

    • Currently running:

      • October 30 - December 18, 2018

    • Upcoming - Apply today!

      • April 23 - June 11, 2019

  • Preflight 3: Sell your product to customers & investors
    Wednesday Evenings | 6 PM - 8 PM

    • Upcoming - Apply today!

      • January 2019 - dates TBA

we work with all types of tech-enabled companies 

Over the past six years, we have worked with founders with ideas for technology products across all types of industries, from consumer hardware devices to research tools for scientists, pop-culture platforms to enterprise business solution. Common threads that tie together all our members are ideas that solve real problems for customers and commitment to leverage technology to scale to the world.

When Poppy Barley was simply an idea most incubators and small business centres directed us to lists of resources, workshops, and provided guidance on corporate structure and intellectual property protection. Ken and Cam, Startup Edmonton co-founders, took a different approach – they helped us evaluate our idea and developed us as entrepreneurs – which was key to our growth.
— Kendall Barber, Co-Founder, Poppy Barley
Preflight Partners