August Update | Making the Most of Summer πŸ‰πŸΊπŸŒ·πŸ¦

This past weekend many of our members and team are on the hill at Folk Fest and taking in the celebrations at the Cariwest Festival. Edmonton in the summer is a fantastic example of all the kinds of communities that rally together to build, create, and grow together. We're excited to continue on the festival excitement as we plan for Edmonton Startup Week and Launch Party 10 in October. 

A special shout out to our very own Kelley Ware, Front Desk Concierge, who will be on double-duty for the next couple of weeks taking care of all of our visitors and performing six times at the Fringe! 

Over the past month, we have: 

  • Welcomed 10 new Preflight members as they explore tech product ideas.

  • Hosted students from the ATB Future Transformer Camp for a panel discussion on careers in innovation.

  • Connected with the world's brightest young minds in artificial intelligence as CIFAR Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning Summer School partners.

  • Celebrated the impact of Canada's oldest civic-tech meetup, BetaCity YEG, at the Code for Canada Showcase.

In August, there are opportunities to join us for Business Model 101 and Preflight 3, plus great community events like the DevOps Social and Edmonton Women in Machine Learning and Data Science Meetup. 

I hope you find some time to enjoy the rest of summer with friends and family, and drop by to see us, too. 





 We're celebrating a decade of launches on October 24, 2019!

Join us for the tenth annual edition of Launch Party Edmonton, the city's flagship startup event that celebrates and showcases the hottest startups in town.

Launch Party gives you the opportunity to meet our city's brightest entrepreneurs, try their products, and celebrate everything that our startup community has to offer. Launch Party is a flagship event of Edmonton Startup Week and showcases the hottest startups in town. Since 2010, more than 85 technology companies have launched products at the event, including rapidly growing teams like ZEPT, Jobber, Drivewyze, Poppy Barley, and ScopeAR.

Launch Party isn't your typical networking event or trade show. It's a party designed to celebrate and showcase the rockstar entrepreneurs in our community. Drinks, DJs, and great company all await you at Launch Party!

Grab your $15 ticket!



Hi! I'm Stephanie - that's me in the plaid - and I have the pleasure of teaching Preflight 3 here at Startup Edmonton.

Starting on August 28th, I'm leading five workshops sessions focused on pitching to investors and selling to customers. Each week, we'll tackle a topic related to marketing and communications, from brand persona to social media, ad buying to media relations. 

Together, we'll create a 12-week timeline that you can put into action to launch your product, amplify a new feature, or go after a new customer segment.

To kick-off and close each workshop, there is pitch practice with real-time feedback. This is a great opportunity to build an investor deck or practice your in-person sales presentation.

Working directly with founders is the best part of my job! I promise we'll have a lot of fun while learning loads of practical information to propel your startup forward. 

See you soon! 

Preflight 3 - Selling to Customers and Pitching to Investors starts on August 28 - apply today! ο»Ώ



Edmonton Startup Week is our favourite time of year! It's a chance to celebrate the incredible community and welcome even more people into the fold. We're starting to add events to the schedule and now is the very best time to register for a FREE Sched account.

Sched is our event schedule partner and it makes RSVPing to Startup Week events super easy. Plus, it makes sending updates and reminders to you possible. Some of the most popular events sell-out quickly! Register today to avoid disappointment.

Edmonton Startup Week is a five-day celebration of learning, discussion and networking around 50+ community-driven events across the city. It's taking over the city October 21 - 25 in the startup spaces you love.

Build your schedule! ο»Ώ

Are you looking for a career change? Tech companies are hiring! 

Our Job Board is one of the best resources in town to find technical talent. This month, there are lots of business development, sales, and marketing jobs on offer with some of the most exciting companies in town, too.

Check out all the postings!

Community Meetups

Check the calendar for updates on your favourite meetups. 


Join us for Business Model 101 to kick-start work on your product idea! Use our favourite tool to brainstorm, set priorities, and make a plan for next steps. Spend an evening with us and kick-start work on your product. 

Don't miss out on upcoming sessions on August 19, September 7 & 16.