Start Alberta Tech Awards | Nominations Now Open

The second annual Start Alberta Tech Awards recognize both individuals and organizations for their contributions to Alberta’s innovation ecosystem and  those making a significant impact on the province’s tech sector.

Award categories: 

  • Tech Deal of the Year

  • Most Significant Tech Transaction of the Year

  • Fast Growth Awards

  • Tech Investor of the Year 

  • Rod Charko Service Award

  • Ecosystem Supporter of the Year

  • Most Promising Startup Entrepreneur of the Year

  • The A100 One to Watch Award

  • Most Significant Cross-Community Collaboration of the Year

Deadline for nominations and applications is Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 5pm MST.

School Supplies For Your Business | 17 Edmonton Tech Products Your Company Should Be Using

School Supplies For Your Business | 17 Edmonton Tech Products Your Company Should Be Using

With the back-to-school excitement in the air and lots of families already placing their school supply orders, now is a great time to harness the energy of the season and create a shopping list of great Edmonton tech products that could set your business up for greater success this Fall.

From artificial intelligence to virtual reality, technological innovations are changing the way companies do business. Don’t be left in the dust. Here are 17 made-in-Edmonton solutions to streamline your operations, improve customer satisfaction, and increase revenues.

Fun fact: 16 of these companies are Launch Party alumni! Over the past nine years, Startup Edmonton has showcased tech products in their very earliest moments of development to an incredible crowd of community supporters, investors and champions.

Don’t miss out on Launch Party 10 on October 24 to meet the next class of amazing startups, try their products, and raise a toast to their hard work. Grab your $15 ticket!

Need some motivation to commit to Preflight? Check out our alumni companies like DrugBank, Zept and dealcloser.

Before outfitting NFL cheerleaders or the Canadian finance minister, sisters Justine and Kendall Barber needed some help refining their made-to-measure footwear concept. That’s where Startup Edmonton came in.

During a trip to Bali in 2012, Justine Barber tried on a pair of boots that didn’t quite fit her calves. The shoemaker took out a measuring tape and offered to mail her a custom pair. This got Justine thinking: why not make all shoes that way.

When she got back to Canada, she on-boarded sister Kendall and together they set about the trying journey to entrepreneurship.

After knocking on a few doors, Justine connected with Startup Edmonton as we were about to launch the first session of Preflight.

August Update | Making the Most of Summer 🍉🍺🌷🍦

August Update | Making the Most of Summer 🍉🍺🌷🍦

This past weekend many of our members and team are on the hill at Folk Fest and taking in the celebrations at the Cariwest Festival. Edmonton in the summer is a fantastic example of all the kinds of communities that rally together to build, create, and grow together. We're excited to continue on the festival excitement as we plan for Edmonton Startup Week and Launch Party 10 in October. 

Catch up on some of the ways you can make the most of your summer at Startup Edmonton!

We need your help to support even more entrepreneurs! Join our team as a Program Facilitator.

We need your help to support even more entrepreneurs! Join our team as a Program Facilitator.

Edmonton is at an exciting point in time to foster a swell of tech startups, and Startup Edmonton plays a key role in this endeavor.  The Program Facilitators will support and coach founders as they learn and go through the Startup Edmonton programs. These roles are full-time 12-month terms and would report directly to the Startup Edmonton Lead Program Manager.

Operating in a fast-past environment, these Program Facilitators are crucial leaders and drivers of growth who will help build awareness about how Startup Edmonton supports entrepreneurs, facilitate workshops, and provide additional resource options.

We are looking for two passionate people who are excited about building the startup community and helping entrepreneurs find success.

Meet Spontivly | Cutting through all the noise on your social calendar

Meet Spontivly | Cutting through all the noise on your social calendar

Finding something to do can easily become overwhelming. Imagine instead of scrolling through dozens of Facebook and Meetup events, your phone could filter through the noise for you?

That’s Spontivly — a personal event assistant that uses geo-fencing, static algorithms and calendar integration to curate experiences based on a user’s interests, availability and location in realtime. The app, which will be available for download on Android and iOS fall 2019, connects users to their communities in a more meaningful way.

Edmonton Startup Week 2019 & Launch Party 10!

Edmonton Startup Week 2019 & Launch Party 10!

Edmonton Startup Week returns, October 21 - 25, 2019, and Launch Party turns ten years old.

As Edmonton Startup Week's flagship event, Launch Party gives you the opportunity to meet our city's brightest entrepreneurs, try their products, and celebrate everything that our startup community has to offer. Since 2010, more than 95 technology companies have launched products at the event, including rapidly growing teams like ZEPT, Jobber, Drivewyze, Poppy Barley, and Showbie.

We're on the search for a Student Program Manager!

We're on the search for a Student Program Manager!

We are looking for a passionate person who is excited about helping students find their place in the startup community!

Edmonton is at an exciting point in time to foster a swell of tech startups, and Startup Edmonton plays a key role in this endeavour.  The Student Program Manager will deliver and execute the Startup Edmonton’s student program and events. This role is a full-time 12-month term and would report directly to the Startup Edmonton Community Program Manager.

Do you want to work daily with awesome founders? We're on the search for a Lead Program Manager!

Do you want to work daily with awesome founders? We're on the search for a Lead Program Manager!

We are looking for a passionate person who is excited about building the startup community and helping entrepreneurs find success!

Edmonton is at an exciting point in time to foster a swell of tech startups, and Startup Edmonton plays a key role in this endeavor.  The Lead Program Manager will identify and develop strategies focused on the expansion of Startup Edmonton programs.

Beamdog harnesses Edmonton's games legacy while forging something new

Beamdog harnesses Edmonton's games legacy while forging something new

In 2009, Beamdog — now the largest independent game studio in Edmonton — was struggling to distinguish itself in an ever-crowded online gaming market. Firm believers in direct sales, Oster and his co-founder Cam Tofer set up a digital distribution platform similar to online PC-games retailer Steam. Despite more than 300 unique titles on offer, Beamdog barely had any sales. This was the same year the iPad launched.