Last month, Lauren and I had the chance to connect with our peers across the country from the Canadian Digital Media Network. It was a fantastic reminder about the supportive startup communities across the nation and the opportunities we have to bring founders together to share experiences.
Did you know that Startup Edmonton workspace and program members can access free workspace in Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal through the CDMN Passport Program? Next time you're travelling for work, drop us a line, and we're happy to connect you.
In the last month, we've welcomed more than 20 founders to our Preflight program!
Preflight 2 starts in just a few weeks, and it's a great mix of facilitated sessions and mentor roundtables with team members and founders from local startup and scaling companies. Read on for more details on what to expect and how to get involved.
I want to thank all of the amazing meetup hosts for their continued contributions to our community. Almost every night of the week, volunteers are bringing people together over their shared appreciation of a tech or startup topic. If you have never attended a meetup before, I encourage you to make it out to one in April.
Preflight | Find a network of peers as you build a product
Building a tech company on your own is hard. One of the best parts of our Preflight program is the chance to surround yourself with peers going through the same experience.
Join us for Preflight 2 starting on April 23. In this eight-week session, in addition to workshops on product, team and company strategy, community members will come in for mentorship roundtables to answer your pressing questions about the real-world startup experience.
Are you curious about the experience?Check out what Amir and Brea have to say!
DemoCamp 45 | Three Tips for First Timers
DemoCamp is our longest running event for a good reason - it's a lot of fun! If you haven't come out to a DemoCamp before, here are our top three tips for first-time attendees:
Make plans to stay for a chat after the demos. It's an excellent opportunity to ask questions, meet people in the community, and dig deeper into cool new projects.
You don't need to understand all of the tech to enjoy the experience. It's motivating and inspiring to see how people build products, even if you don't understand the ins-and-outs of all the demos or the language.
Come cheer on folks showing off their hard work! Standing up and showing off something you made from scratch can be exciting, but also a little intimidating. It means a lot to see the community out supporting your efforts.
Member Profile: Medo.ai
Imagine being able to understand the cause of your chest pain or screen for liver cancer using your smartphone.
While home use is likely years away, Dornoosh Zonoobi and her team at Medo.ai have developed software using artificial intelligence and cloud computing that eliminates the need for an expert to perform or analyze an ultrasound scan.
Medical imaging is critical to the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions, yet nearly two-thirds of the world’s population does not have access to the most basic radiology services. This gap is most profound in developing countries, but, as Medo’s founders realized, access isn’t always great in developed countries either.
Do you have 30 min to chat? We'd really like to meet you!
Did you know that everyone who meets with us for a Get Started meeting leaves with a personalized list of resources, events, and opportunities tailored to their specific needs?
Our focus is tech, but we've been asked everything from how do I find a community recording studio? to where can I find regulations related to cricket protein for consumption? We don't have all the answers, but we'll do our best to point you in the right direction, refer you to other organizations that do great work, and suggest interesting people you can connect with at meetups.
Student Summer Program
Students are almost across the finish line for the Winter semester! We're sending all the good vibes as they write finals and prep for summer jobs and internships.
Our Student Summer Program is a chance for post-secondary students to explore their product idea and learn the ins-and-outs of entrepreneurship. Program members take Preflight, have access to workspace, and lots of opportunities for mentorship from community leaders.
The Program is specifically designed to allow students to work or study full-time over the summer while participating in all of the activities.
Applications close on April 8!