May Update

May marks our 4th anniversary in the Mercer Warehouse! A massive thank you to Kelly, Devin and The Gather Co. for all of the support and helping make our campus possible. 

Upcoming highlights in May and June include Startup 101 sessions on Growing Your Business Through Tax Incentives and Raising Capital; Preflight Beta and our new recurring Design Thinking Workshop; Maker Day in partnership with Edmonton Public Library and Make Something Edmonton; and lots of great community meetups. 

Hope to see you at Startup Edmonton soon! 

- Team Startup Edmonton

Startup 101: Raising Capital

May 25 | 5:30 PM
A common method for entrepreneurs to raise capital is to issue securities in their new company. However, there are a number of issues an entrepreneur should consider when doing so. This presentation by Dentons Canada LLP will provide an overview on various topics related to raising capital, including: 1. security law restrictions on issuing shares; 2. the purpose of authorizing various classes of shares; and 3. rounds of financing.

Presented by Dentons Canada LLP 

Member Update: TeachMe Supports Mathematical Literacy

TeachMe ( believes that mathematics is a core educational skill that every child needs to develop for future success. In partnership with Facebook’s Free Basics, Mathematics by TeachMe provides kids and youth free access to hundreds of ways to develop their skills and practice mathematics online with math-based games and tools.

“Our partnership with is an incredible opportunity to help further the personal development of children and youth in more than 35+ countries around the world,” said Bill Kara, Founder - TeachMe. “It’s easy for those of us that work with technology everyday to take access to the internet, and all the benefits it provides, for granted. Mathematics by TeachMe is our way to help support the development of mathematical literacy around the world and provides an incredible platform to reach two-thirds of the world where socio-economic status is a barrier to accessing the internet.”

Without fundamental skills and strong mathematical literacy, kids and youth can struggle to understand the role mathematics plays in the world around them; how it can impact their decision making process; and many day-to-day activities, from creating a household budget to how to save for post secondary education. Mathematics by TeachMe aims to support learning regardless of current education level, socio-economic background or language (currently supporting activities in English, French and Spanish.)

“We’re excited to launch Free Basics with Mathematics by TeachMe,” said Jackie Chang at Facebook. “Through our work with content partners, mobile operators, nonprofits and local governments, we hope to address the barriers to internet adoption faced by much of the world and expand access to high quality life changing educational content.”

Read the full post here.

Congratulations from Startup Edmonton

Startup Edmonton is thrilled to congratulate TeachMe on its partnership with Facebook's Free Basics. Launch Party 5 alumni, TeachMe are active members of the startup community and continue to build their product from our resident space. 

Interested in participating in Launch Party? Check out for more info on applying. 

Design Thinking Workshop

June 13 | 5 PM
Join us for a three hour primer on design thinking (5 PM - 8PM, Program Room). 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

Office Suites Available

Interested in working at Startup Edmonton? We have a pair of office suites in Work Space 1 available for rent - perfect for up to four team members. Space is available as an add-on to program-based membership, meet with a Community Manager to start your application today! 

  • Surround yourself with other founders and startup teams 
  • Affordable downtown location and month-to-month leasing 
  • Member benefits: free workshop, discounts at Mercer Tavern, Transcend Coffee - Mercer, POGO Carshare and more. 

Interested? Connect with Warren or Lauren at

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! 
  • June 14 | July 12

Design Thinking Workshop

  • 3 hour primer on design thinking
  • Learn to keep your customer at the centre of your product / solution 
  • Tools for ideation and prototyping
  • June 13 | 5 PM - 8 PM

Startup 101:

Raising Capital  

Startup 101:
Growing Your Business Through Tax Incentives

Preflight 1:
Customer Validation

Preflight 2:
Minimum Viable Product

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
  • June 4

Save The Date - Maker Day 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Stanley A. Milner Library

Join EPL, Startup EdmontonCity of Learners and Make Something Edmonton for a full day of demonstrations, panels and workshops for those interested in bringing ideas to life. 

Activities include: LEGO building, molecular gastronomy, chainmail making, 3D printing, machined parts demonstrations, plus so much more. 

Check out the full schedule!

Community Meetups

YEGRB - Ruby Meetup


ROS Robotics

Agile Edmonton


3D Printing Meetup

Ladies Learning Code

Edmonton Go Meetup

Edmonton Dribbble Meetup


Founders' Friday

Agile Edmonton

Edmonton SharePoint User Group

Open Hardware Meetup

Edmonton Python User Group