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Collision 2019 | Startup Companies

Next Month, we’re part of an Edmonton delegation going to Collision - North America’s fastest growing tech conference. When it was announced last year that the conference was relocating to Canada, we knew it was a fantastic opportunity for our city’s tech companies to find early customers, build relationships with investors, and even recruit for talent.

April Update:

April Update:

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

Facebook Live: Why it's important to participate in extracurricular events as a student

Facebook Live: Why it's important to participate in extracurricular events as a student

In just a few weeks, we’ll welcome hundreds of students to our annual Student Developer Conference. It’s a day dedicated to preparing for life beyond the classroom. Students can build their skills in workshops from industry leaders like Amii, Darkhorse Analytics, Scope AR, and the UX experts from our friends at MacEwan University. It’s also a chance to hear from developers, CTOs, and designers at growing tech companies about their career experiences - from getting hired to joining high-performance teams, and everything in-between.

In this archived Facebook Live, Steph and Adam chat all about their very different university experiences and why extracurricular events matter when you’re a student.

Meet Martha White - Dispelling fears about artificial intelligence

Meet Martha White - Dispelling fears about artificial intelligence

Martha White would like to dispel the fears and hype about artificial intelligence.

The University of Alberta assistant professor says AI will be a collaborator helping humans make better decisions.

“Once we start to have better and better AI it will be like having a better and better member of our team.… They will have complementary or even similar skills, and together we can all accomplish more,” White says.

Facebook Live: Reflections on Founders and Funders

Facebook Live: Reflections on Founders and Funders

Last week, we hosted our first Founders and Funders event of 2019, alongside our partners at Alberta Enterprise Corporation. Stephanie hopped on Facebook Live to recap lessons you can take away to best prepare to attend future events and nurture your relationships with investors all year-long.

Facebook Live: How does a Data Scientist contribute to a startup team?

Facebook Live: How does a Data Scientist contribute to a startup team?

In this week’s Facebook Live, Stephanie sat down with Ahmed Aleshinloye to chat all about his role as Data Scientist for Frettable. Ahmed came to Edmonton to join the Frettable team in 2018 and is an integral part of creating a product that customers love. Tune-in to hear how Ahmed helps shape and deliver an awesome product, and some amazing skills that a Data Scientist could bring to your team.

January Update: Harness the energy of a new year with Startup Edmonton

January Update: Harness the energy of a new year with Startup Edmonton

hope you had a wonderful holiday break and found time to relax, reflect, and reenergize. I'm grateful for the time spent with family over the past few weeks and feel more ready than ever to tackle the potential of 2019! 

Our team was hard at work before the break to get you a full roster of events, workshops, and programs confirmed for the first quarter of the year. There is no better time than the start of a new year to learn a skill, meet more people from the start and tech community, or get to work on your idea. 

Here are my top picks for January! 

Facebook Live: Welcome back! Tiffany chats all about keeping your New Year's resolutions (and how we can help)!

Facebook Live: Welcome back! Tiffany chats all about keeping your New Year's resolutions (and how we can help)!

Our CEO, Tiffany-Linke-Boyko, sat down for a quick chat about what we have on the go this month and how you can harness the energy that comes with a new calendar year. New Year's resolutions can be tough to keep, and we’re here to help. Here are Tiffany’s top recommendations to help keep you motivated:

From Hacking to Habits - High School Students Make Big Changes In Just 24 Hours!

From Hacking to Habits - High School Students Make Big Changes In Just 24 Hours!

Between all the assignments, presentations and exam prep, it can be tough for students to squeeze in enough Zs.

Rather than groggily shuffle from class to class, a group of students from Harry Ainlay High School and Old Scona Academic created an app to help them get a solid eight hours.

Habit Creator is a game-enhanced habit tracker that helps users set, track and achieve personal goals. It was developed as part of HackED Beta — a 24-hour hackathon put on by the Computer Engineering Club of the University of Alberta.