June Update

June is shaping up to be a great month! 10 students are joining us to work on their tech-enabled products, Warren - Community Manager - is speaking at Pecha Kucha Night 25 (he did an amazing job! - stay tuned for the video coming soon), four workshops, and a new intake of Preflight 1 participants. 

Hope to see you at Startup Edmonton soon! 

- Team Startup Edmonton

Launch Party 7 Applications Now Open! 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Apply today to have your company featured at Launch Party, the city's flagship event celebrating and showcasing the hottest startups in town. 

Launch Party gives you the opportunity to meet our city's brightest entrepreneurs, demo their products and celebrate everything our startup community has to offer. Launch Party alumni include: MoverGranifyYardstickLoginRadiusPoppy BarleyJobberMailout Interactive, and Showbie; local startups who are rapidly growing, attracting investor funding and scaling teams. 

Safeguarding Critical Infrastructures in a Hyper Connected Global Economy

Presented by the Information and Communications Technology Council 

Cybersecurity as a competitive advantage for your Organization

Companies of all sizes with effective cyber security have an advantage: Secure information means fewer work interruptions, minimize or eliminate lost revenues, and strong customer relationships in the face of cyber attacks.

To help you secure this advantage, the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), with funding from Public Safety Canada, will deliver cyber security workshops to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in five cities – Calgary, Edmonton, Fredericton, Ottawa, and Victoria – across Canada.

The aim of these workshops is to increase cyber security awareness and responsiveness among Canadian SME businesses, learn about their existing security challenges and provide actionable recommendations for building sustainable cyber security practices that will feed into local, regional and national decision-making.


  • ICTC presentation on the impact of cyber security on Canadian businesses
  • Practical cyber practices for your Business
  • Building cyber capability and capacity
  • A featured speaker from industry
  • Q&A with cyber security industry expert to share and disseminate cyber security best practices

RSVP for this FREE Workshop!

Preflight I - Begins June 28 

Preflight helps founders and product builders experiment and validate a scalable product idea. We take a hands-on approach to help you make the first real commitment to building a high growth tech-enabled startup. 

  • Understand startup methodologies and the tools to test your idea, develop prototypes and validate your business model. 
  • Learn how to build and test an MVP (minimum viable product), verify your customer segments, and start gaining traction towards funding, sales and growth. 
  • Learn from experienced entrepreneurs, investors and from a growing community of fellow Preflight participants and Startup Edmonton members. 

Apply for an annual Preflight program membership and begin a 5-week deep dive session on Customer Validation beginning June 28, 2016. 

Learn more and apply today!

Startup Programs

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


Preflight 1:
Customer Validation

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

Startup 101:
Automation, Integrations and Apps as MVP

Monthly Hack Day
Please note July Monthly Hack Day is cancelled due to the holiday weekend. 

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

Register today!

Building our community, together

June 22, 2016 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM MDT
Shaw Conference CentreHall D, 9797 Jasper Avenue NW

You and a guest are invited to join us for an evening of culinary delights and live entertainment, as we celebrate the richness of the Edmonton community.

A long-time supporter of numerous local initiatives, including Startup Edmonton, Dentons is hosting ALL IN to bring together our colleagues, clients and members of the organizations that work so hard to make Edmonton a better place for our families, friends and those in need.

By getting INvolved, staying INformed and making INvestments in the people and groups that make this city great, we will maximize our ability to create the best future for everyone in our community.

We look forward to continuing to build connections across the city, developing a stronger, more interrelated network with our clients, our contacts, and the organizations that strive every day to make Edmonton the best place to live, work and grow.

We encourage you to get ALL IN as well.


5 p.m. - Doors open
6 p.m. - Formal remarks by Carman McNary, Q.C.


Community Meetups

Edmonton Data Science Meetup

Edmonton Sharepoint Users Group

Open Hardware Meetup

Agile Edmonton

ROS Robotics

Edmonton Go Meetup

UX Edmonton

BetaCity YEG

Open Hardware Meetup

Edmonton Python User Group

ROS Robotics

Ladies Learning Code

WordPress Edmonton

Agile Edmonton

BetaCity YEG

Edmonton Go Meetup

Agile Edmonton