I hope you are having a fantastic summer filled with lots of time to relax with friends and family! The summer months at Startup Edmonton have been filled with exciting company updates, lots of students in the space working as interns or building their own projects, and tons of planning for the fall.
Be sure to check out the exciting new role we're adding to our team - Strategic Program Manager. We're expanding programming in a big way in the fall and are looking for someone passionate about entrepreneurs, excited to lead a team, and devoted to building the startup community.
The 2018/2019 season of DemoCamp returns, and we're recruiting companies, products and projects to join us on September 18. Apply today for our technical show-and-tell!
Hiring a new team member is a significant milestone for our member companies, and the Job Board is loaded with excellent opportunities. Congratulations to all of our growing teams!
See you soon!
EXPLORE NEW MARKETS WITH CDMN
The CDMN Soft Landing program offers qualified, mature startups and SMEs exposure to business opportunities outside of Canada. Companies can utilize this program to open new markets, close international sales, secure investment and connect with new partners abroad.
Successful candidates will receive up to $4,000 CAD in reimbursable expenses to help offset transportation and accommodation costs. Companies landing at a co-working space, accelerator or incubator may also have the costs associated with workspace covered for up to three months. Both the location and the specific landing facility are always determined by the company based on their business needs and market pull.
SCOPE AR | REVOLUTIONIZING WORKPLACE TRAINING
For the past seven years, Scope AR has quietly revolutionized workplace training and equipment maintenance in traditional industries, such as manufacturing, natural resource development and aerospace. But the release of staggering new return-on-investment figures for their customers could change everything for this sleeping giant.
An augmented reality training solutions provider, Scope AR counts several multi-billion-dollar clients — with more expected to come knocking as word spreads about the results they can expect.
WORKSHOPS @ STARTUP EDMONTON
BUSINESS MODEL 101 | August 13 + September 8 & 17
Join us for three-hours of hands-on experience with our favourite tool, the Lean Canvas. In this session you'll work through nine fundamental considerations for your product, business, or project idea. Learn more in our archived Facebook Live all about the Lean Canvas!
STARTUP 101: BUILD YOUR BUSINESS PIPELINE | August 21 + September 8 & 17
Designed and built with sales professionals in mind, LinkedIn Sales Navigator harnesses the power of LinkedIn, combined with unique sales features, to take selling to a whole new level. This workshop aims to introduce workshop participants how to LinkedIn Sales Navigator by leveraging Social Selling. By the end of the workshop, participants will have been exposed to the key elements of building a lead list and leveraging Social Selling with LinkedIn Sales Navigator.
PREFLIGHT | Next Sessions start September 5 and September 20
Our flagship program, Preflight has launched some of Edmonton's most successful startup and scaling technology companies. Over the course of three workshop series, we'll coach you to refine and prove your market, create a product and company roadmap, prepare to pitch to investors, and sell to customers.
EDMONTON STARTUP WEEK
Edmonton Startup Week returns October 15 - 19, 2018! We're working hard to bring you the best line-up yet of social events, job mixers, workshops and more.
Interested in hosting an event? Fill out our quick form and we'll be happy to work with you to create an amazing event for the entire community.
We're also on the search for companies for Launch Party 9! Let us help you celebrate brining a new tech product to market and introduce you to hundreds of new champions and potential customers. Apply today!
Not sure where to start? Pick up early-bird tickets to Launch Party for just $15. It's the easiest way to support local founders and their teams.
QUICK HITS | FACEBOOK LIVE SESSIONS
We're excited to join you on Facebook each week, and you can always catch the archive up on the blog. If you have an idea for a session, be sure to send a message our way on social media or email, firstname.lastname@example.org!
MEMBER & ALUMNI UPDATES
This summer three Launch Party alumni companies shared exciting updates on their growth and expansion.
- LoginRadius announced a $17M in Series A funding from ForgePoint and Microsoft’s Venture Fund, M12.
- SAM announced a new partnership with Snapchat to provide its users access to faster breaking news by leveraging the massive amounts of UGC (user generated content) from one of the world's most active social platforms.
- Showbie acquired Socrative. This is a huge milestone for Showbie and will help in its mission of providing an amazing suite of assessment and feedback tools for educators.
JOIN THE STARTUP EDMONTON TEAM!
We are looking for a passionate person who is excited about building the startup community and helping entrepreneurs find success.
The Strategic Program Manager is an important role in the expansion of our programs. This role will report to and work directly with the CEO to strategically expand and execute programs in order to increase the number of tech-enabled companies created in Edmonton.
WORLD ENTREPRENEURS' DAY 2018
Brought to you by: Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (TEC Edmonton, NAIT, Northern Alberta Business Incubator - NABI, Startup Edmonton, Francopreneurs)
Food is provided and beer will be available for purchase.
Join us at Café Bicyclette on August 21 as we celebrate the journeys, struggles and triumphs that some of Edmonton's entrepreneurs and innovators have experienced!
Get to know fellow innovators and listen to stories from local entrepreneurs – all while enjoying French & Québécois offerings from Café Bicyclette itself. Join the crowd after your work day and introduce yourself!
Free parking is available in the lot behind Café Bicyclette. Paid street parking is also available.