April Update

Spring welcomes loads of great programs, workshops and happenings at Startup Edmonton. 

Upcoming highlights in April and May include Startup 101 sessions on Video Marketing and Growing Your Business Through Tax Incentives; Preflight 1, 2 and 3 workshops session; and more great member socials. 

Hope to see you at Startup Edmonton soon! 

- Team Startup Edmonton

DemoCamp 31 - May 4, 2016

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. Started back in 2008, DemoCamp Edmonton has steadily grown into one of the largest in the country, with over 200 people attending each event.

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

Time: 6:30 pm doors open, 6:45 pm program starts
Location: CCIS 1-160, University of Alberta
Drinks and networking to follow

Hashtag is #democampyeg

Recommended Reading
James Neufeld - AP Invests in SAM

James Neufeld recently announced one of their largest customers, Associated Press, has taken an equity stake in SAM

“SAM is the clear front-runner in the exploding social newsgathering and curation space. Our team of social experts here at the AP know the tool landscape well, and their trust in SAM led to our investment. SAM’s ability, as a startup, to build a world-class product and power several of the world’s largest newsrooms is a sign of even greater things to come,”

– Jim Kennedy, SVP Strategy and Enterprise Development for AP.

The AP’s investment, along with those from several additional investors, have made up a seed round that will allow us to grow our team and accelerate our growth. Today we count AP, Reuters, WSJ, FT, Toronto Star, Guardian, First Look’s Reportedly and many other top notch newsrooms as our customers. Jim Kennedy from AP will also be joining the SAM board of directors.

Building a strong company isn’t something that comes easily. It takes a lot of innovative thinking, strong execution, deep industry experience and a ton of hustle. We have all of that and we’re very excited to have this strategic backing to bring SAM to the world and continue serving our users with the best products available.

- James Neufeld, SAM

Congratulations from Startup Edmonton
April 1st marked James' third anniversary as a Startup Edmonton member. From James working as a Solo Founder in our Shared Space, to growing the team as Resident Members and now occupying our largest office suite, SAM plays an important role in the thriving community at Startup Edmonton. 

From talking to Comp Sci students about the benefits of working at a startup to participating in Startup Edmonton Signature Events (Launch Party 4 Alumni), the SAM team gives back and we're thrilled to congratulate them on this exciting announcement.

Design Thinking Workshop - May 9

Join us for a three hour primer on design thinking. Pulling lessons from leaders like IDEO and Google Design Sprints, this workshop is a great place to start thinking and mapping out the way your customers will interact with your tech-enabled product. 

The workshop will cover: 

  • Introduction to design thinking
  • Keeping your customer at the centre of your product / solution 
  • Tools for ideation and prototyping

Open to Preflight and Level Up members by application.

Save The Date - Edmonton Startup Week

Startup Programs

Preflight Beta

  • 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 code! 
  • May 10 | June 14

Design Thinking Workshop

  • 3 hours primer on design thinking 
  • Introduction to design thinking
  • Keeping your customer at the centre of your product / solution 
  • Tools for ideation and prototyping
  • May 9 | 5PM - 8PM

Startup 101: Video Marketing  

Startup 101: Growing Your Business Through Tax Incentives

Preflight 1 - Customer Validation

  • April 26 - May 24, 2016 | Tuesdays, 5PM - 7PM

Preflight 2 - Minimum Viable Product

Preflight 3 - Telling Your Story

Monthly Hack Day

  • Spend the day with us working on an existing software or hardware project - or start on something new! 
  • Coffee & lunch 
  • FREE - Please RSVP
  • May 7 | June 4 

Community Meetups

 BetaCityYEG Meeup

3D Printing Meetup

Exchange.js Meetup

Founders' Friday

Free Code Camp

Edmonton Python User Group

Edmonton SharePoint User Group

Open Hardware Meetup

WordPress Edmonton

YEGRB - Ruby Meetup  


ROS Robotics

Edmonton Go Meetup

Agile Edmonton

UX Edmonton Meetup