Edmonton Startup Week 2018

Our picks for Edmonton Startup Week!

Our picks for Edmonton Startup Week!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday break enjoying time with friends and family! 

With Edmonton Startup Week fast approaching, I want to share our team's top picks for each day of the celebration. Of course, there is so much more to choose from with more than 60 events and more being added every day. Make sure to build your custom schedule as some sessions are filling quickly! 

Q & A with Matt Helt - Startup Week Director, Techstars

Q & A with Matt Helt - Startup Week Director, Techstars

Edmonton Startup Week is back and better than ever! With over 50 (mostly free) workshops, socials and presentations, Startup Week is the biggest celebration of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship the city has to offer.

As we gear up for our fifth Startup Week, the Startup Edmonton team caught up with Startup Week director Matt Helt to find out more about the event’s origins and why an accelerator of Techstars’ caliber places such an importance on community building.

Our favourite time of the year - Edmonton Startup Week returns October 15 - 19

Our favourite time of the year - Edmonton Startup Week returns October 15 - 19

In this week’s Facebook Live, Tiffany and Stephanie share some of their favourite parts of Edmonton Startup Week. In partnership with Techstars, Edmonton Startup Week is a celebration of our city’s thriving startup and tech community! Join in on the fun October 15 - 19, 2018.

Registration is simple, but here are our top three tips to get started:

Launch Party 9 | Exciting Plans for October 18

Launch Party 9 | Exciting Plans for October 18

Launch Party is my favourite event of the year. In 2010, Startup Edmonton held its first Launch Party at the Matrix Hotel. I volunteered to help check people in at the registration table that night, and it was my first interaction with the passionate startup community in Edmonton.

Since that first incarnation, Launch Party has found a home in many unique locations, from our space in the Mercer Warehouse to Rogers Place! This year we’re thrilled to be at the beautiful Enbridge Centre located at 10175 - 101 Street.

To accommodate even more people this year and give them the chance to try the hottest new tech products from local companies, we’re introducing two types of tickets. This way you can join in the fun right after the workday or come back and spend the evening with us.

Launch Party 9 Applications Open! For a limited time, grab your ticket for just $15!

Launch Party 9 Applications Open! For a limited time, grab your ticket for just $15!

Edmonton Startup Week returns, October 15 - 19, 2018. Featuring five days of workshops, panels, networking, and events, it’s an opportunity to build momentum and opportunity for the city’s unique entrepreneurial identity, startup community and culture of innovation. Hosted in startup spaces around the downtown core, Edmonton Startup Week invites all Edmontonians to explore top technology trends, learn a new skill, and meet the faces behind massive startup success stories. To get involved, or to sign-up for updates, visit EdmontonStartupWeek.com.

June Update: Apply for Launch Party 9! Plus, lots of workshops, meetups and special events taking place all summer long.

June Update:  Apply for Launch Party 9! Plus, lots of workshops, meetups and special events taking place all summer long.

Last week, we were in Calgary to connect with the startup community at the Invest 2018 and Inventure$ conferences. It was also a chance to partner on the first DemoCamp Alberta! After running for more than a decade in Edmonton, it was thrilling to see people from across the province embrace the technical show-and-tell.

Even with summer just around the corner, we have lots of workshops, programs, and special events for you to check out.

On Thursday, June 14th, I'm thrilled to welcome the Lazaridis Institute for the Management of Technology Enterprises to our space for a conversation on Blitzscaling with Chris Yeh. Chris will present specific practices to ignite and manage hypergrowth. It's exciting to have more discussions around how Canada can best support promising growth-stage companies to be more competitive around the globe. Scroll down for more information and to confirm your spot. 

The big news this week is that Launch Party 9 tickets are on-sale and applications to participate are open! A flagship event of Edmonton Startup Week, Launch Party is your chance to meet the founders and teams from our city's fastest growing startups.