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? 

"Our next session starts in March! Preflight is a great way to move your idea forward quickly, hold yourself accountable to making progress, and connect with an amazing community of peers. I can't wait to hear what you're working on & how I can help."


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.
  • 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.
  • 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).


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