December Update: Best Wishes From Startup Edmonton, Loads of Meetups, Get A Jump Start on Your New Year's Resolutions

December Update

We're in the Christmas spirit at the Startup Edmonton campus: the tree is up, delicious treats are showing up in the member cafe, and our collection of donations for YESS is growing. There are still lots of program workshops and meetups to come this month, but we look forward to taking some time to connect with friends and family over the holiday break. 

There is no better time to get started on your idea than the beginning of a new year. Check out our January offerings today and get a jump start on your New Year's resolution to bring your product idea to life. We hear over-and-over again that one of the supports that our members most appreciate is having a sense of accountability, from their mentors, peers, and program facilitators. It's a privilege to act as that support for so many of our city's tech entrepreneurs and we look forward to serving even more in 2017.  

Thank you for making 2016 an amazing year, 
Tiffany Linke-Boyko - CEO

Quick links:

Foundational Workshops

Preflight Beta

We offer Preflight Beta the second Tuesday of every month. Over the three-hour session, we'll help you frame a problem worth solving, narrow down your key customers and start making plans to validate your product idea. 

  • 3 hours dedicated to taking your idea to reality! 
  • Lean Canvas Model helps you explore your product idea 
  • Identify customers, channels and a path to revenue
  • $25 or use your Commons Membership workshop credit!  
  • January 10

Photo Album: Startup Crawl

Head over to our blog to check out the photo album from Edmonton Startup Week 2016 - Startup Crawl. Yes, that many of us turned up in plaid by chance. 

DemoCamp 34

DemoCamp 34 | TUESDAY, January 24, 2017

  • CCIS 1-140  University of Alberta | 6:30 PM Doors - 6:45 PM Program Starts 

DemoCamp brings together developers, creatives, entrepreneurs and investors to share what they’ve been working on and to find others in the community interested in similar topics. For presenters, it’s a great way to get feedback on what you’re building from peers and the community, all in an informal setting. 

The rules for DemoCamp are simple: 7 minutes to demo real, working products, followed by a few minutes for questions, and no slides allowed.

We're always accepting applications to demo! Be sure to visit and get your details in for a Community Manager to review.

Student DevCon 2017

The Student Developer Conference is the best opportunity to level up your development skills and prepare for an awesome job in a scaling startup. Join us for a full-day of workshops, panels, and hands-on experience with CTOs and Dev Teams from our city's fastest growing companies. 

Student Dev Con is suitable for undergraduate students studying computing science and computing engineering. High school students with an interest in computing science are also encouraged to attend - Comp Sci 20 or 30 required. 

March 25, 2017 | Shaw Conference Centre | $35

Community Meetups

Please check the calendar for updates on your favourite meetups. With the holidays coming there are a number of changes to the regular schedule.

January Hack Day

Free Code Camp

Edmonton Python User Group

Edmonton Sharepoint User Group

Open Hardware

Open Hardware

Edmonton Python User Group


ROS Robotics

Agile Edmonton

YEGRB - Edmonton's Ruby Meetup