International Women's Day at Startup Edmonton

There are incredible women that make our city's startup community thrive - as founders, team members, volunteers, leaders, funders, mentors, and advocates. The best way to encourage more women to get involved in our technology and entrepreneur community is to showcase amazing women who speak truthfully about their experience - the good, the bad and the challenging.

We encourage you to explore more on these great companies, organizations, and events. By no means is this an exhaustive list - just a few highlights to get you started! 


Michelle Mabuyo and Allison Pon at RATT after DemoCamp 35

Michelle Mabuyo and Allison Pon at RATT after DemoCamp 35

Last night we hosted our 35th edition of DemoCamp. 

Michelle Mabuyo demoed FamLink, inspired by the Harry Potter Weasley clock, that was a winner at Hack the North alongside her teammate Brad Moon. 

Allison Pon, currently with Startup Edmonton member company DrugBank, showed off Pathwhiz.

Awesome Alumni & Community Leaders

Meghan Dear, Founder - Localize, was recognized as an Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40 in the fall of 2016. She joins other Startup Edmonton friends recognized on the list: Tiffany Linke-Boyko (CEO, Startup Edmonton) - Class of 2014Kendall Barber (Poppy Barley) - Class of 2014Dana DiTomaso (Ladies Learning Code) - Class of 2012

Meghan Dear, Founder - Localize  PHOTOGRAPHY BY CURTIS COMEAU c/o Avenue Edmonton - November 2016

Meghan Dear, Founder - Localize

PHOTOGRAPHY BY CURTIS COMEAU c/o Avenue Edmonton - November 2016

Flatter Me Belts, founded by Claire Theaker-Brown, collaborates with Meghan on spreading the word on the role of Certified B Corporations. 

Nicolette Leonardis, Vice President & Co-Founder of VISIO, launched VISIO Media alongside Fouad El-Masri at Launch Party 4 and continues to push for innovation in the Ad Tech space. 

RUN-WithIT was recently accepted into the CDMN Soft-Landing Program to expand its international business. Myrna Bittner is dedicated to helping the dev teams at some of our city's fastest growing companies build faster and smarter using simulation tools. 

There are lots of incredible meetup hosts that make the massive inventory of meetups possible at the Startup Edmonton space: Bree Emmerson, Tammy Valgardson, Beverley Theresa, Laura Konsorada, Zana Oklobdzija, Lydia Zvyagintseva and Laura Olsen. 


The teams at  Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, Alberta Enterprise Corporation, and TEC Edmonton benefit from having incredible women in leadership roles and work tirelessly to share information, support, and knowledge with up-and-coming technology founders. 

Thank you to all of these passionate women for making our community more dynamic. We work very hard at Startup Edmonton to make our space and programs welcoming to all. We're proud to share just a few of the women who inspire us with you. 

Have a great International Women's Day! 

P.S. Our core team happens to be 75% female. If you want to talk about women in technology or entrepreneurship our door is always open. Feel free to email Tiffany, Stephanie or Lauren any time.