Preflight 2017

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? 

Preflight is our year-round program dedicated to supporting your efforts to build, launch, and grow a tech-enabled product. After working with hundreds of entrepreneurs, we know that hands-on support paired with practical resources is the best way to help. 

Programming: We’ve pulled together the top advice and tools from startup leaders around the world and compiled it into a series of sessions, peer groups, and workshops to keep you on the right track.

  • Join us one evening a week to focus your idea, build your product, and prepare to pitch to customers & investors.

Mentorship: Our approach to mentorship is simple - the advice you need, when you need it. Access mentorship hours from experienced founders, investors, and professionals from our network.

  • 30 min meetings - you send three questions in advance and mentors come prepared to help.

Partners: Access expert advice and deep discounts from our friends at Dentons (legal), PwC (finance), Hubspot (sales & marketing), 321 Sales Academy (B2B sales), Marvel (prototyping), and Canadian Digital Media Network (partnerships and market access).

Preflight Partners

Preflight applications now open

Applications are now open for Preflight. Your annual registration of $349/per person includes one workshop series (Preflight 1, 2 or 3), peer learning group assignments, mentor office hours, and all the benefits of our Commons Membership.

Applications are open year round and processed on a weekly basis.

  • Preflight 1: Customer Validation
    • Currently running:
      • May 15 - June 12, 2018 | Thursday @ 6PM
    • Upcoming - Apply today!
      • September 2018
  • Preflight 2: Building an MVP
    • Upcoming - Apply today! 
      • June 26 - August 14, 2018 | Tuesday @ 6PM
  • Preflight 3: Telling Your Story
    • Upcoming - Apply today! 
      • June 13 - July 11, 2018 | Wednesday @ 6PM

*Additional workshop pricing: Preflight 1 $200/per person, Preflight 2 $200/per person, and Preflight 3 $200/per person. Schedule subject  to change.

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