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August Update | Making the Most of Summer 🍉🍺🌷🍦

August Update | Making the Most of Summer 🍉🍺🌷🍦

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. 

Catch up on some of the ways you can make the most of your summer at Startup Edmonton!

June Updates: Loads of Member & Alumni Profiles, Fresh Job Postings, and Meet Ben - Our New Community Manager

June Updates: Loads of Member & Alumni Profiles, Fresh Job Postings, and Meet Ben - Our New Community Manager

Last month, I shared three ways you could help build our startup community. All I can say is - wow! In May, we saw our busiest Hack Day of the year; you shared the stories of incredible Edmonton startup companies and cheered them at Collision, North America's fastest growing tech conference; welcomed more than 20 new student entrepreneurs to the Student Summer Program; and helped us find a great new team member. 

Thank you for the vital role you play in building our startup community and encouraging even more people to connect.

From meetups to international conferences: Why events matter year-round

From meetups to international conferences: Why events matter year-round

This week, the Startup team is at Inventures, an unconference where creative minds connects entrepreneurs and start-ups with venture capitalists, angel investors, service providers, and thought leaders to discover and share the latest in innovation coming. While just a few weeks ago, the startup community was out in full force at Collision, North America’s fastest growing tech conference. We thought it would be a great time to look at how events (big and small) have an impact on Edmonton’s tech founders.

While there’s no doubt Collision was an amazing experience for the 10 Edmonton startups that participated, social events are equally as important to the success of the city’s ecosystem.

Here’s what Tiffany Linke-Boyo, our CEO, had to say.

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!