Mentorship

Facebook Live | How to get the most out of mentorship

Facebook Live | How to get the most out of mentorship

In this Facebook Live, Adam Danyleyko, our Community Program Manager, sat down with Dave Bellous to chat all about mentorship. Dave is a longtime member of the startup community, is currently working with the team at ZEPT (a Launch Party alumni company,) and is a sought-after mentor for CEOs and Founders. 

When is the right time for your startup to start automating tasks?

When is the right time for your startup to start automating tasks?

In this week's Facebook Live, Stephanie and Lauren sat down for a chat all about the power of automation. Sometimes moving towards automation feels like you're taking the human element out of your company. Lauren showcases how automation can help your team be more creative and improve relationships with your customers. 

Do you have questions about Preflight?

Do you have questions about Preflight?

A few weeks ago Stephanie and Shay sat down for a conversation about Preflight.

Get to know Shay and her approach to mentorship and programs. She also gives a great overview of what you can expect from our Preflight membership. Shay is currently facilitating Preflight 2 and has a new session of Preflight 1 starting on April 12th. 

Preflight 1 is a great fit if you want to start moving forward with your tech-product idea. You don't need to know how to build a tech product! This session is all about researching and finding proof that your customers actually want your product before you start to build. 

One of the coolest parts of our Preflight membership is that you can join in at any stage of your product development or launch. If you're ready to start talking to investors or you want to map out marketing and sales plans, Preflight 3 is your best option. Over 5-weeks, you'll build out your pitch deck, get lots of feedback, and create 12-week marketing and sales plans to launch in the market or reconnect with your customers. 

Member Update: Full Circle Visuals | I want to be a virtual-reality content producer … what will my salary be?

Member Update: Full Circle Visuals | I want to be a virtual-reality content producer … what will my salary be?

Full Circle Visuals, Preflight member company and Launch Party alumni, were recently featured in  The Globe and Mail as experts in the field of virtual-reality content production. Ryan and Sam bring together a mix of journalistic excellence (think back to the Edmonton Journal's ground-breaking 360-degree dodgeball tournament coverage) and technical know-how to bridge the gap between storytelling and immersive experiences. 

August Update: Shared milestones, Preflight 1 - applications open, DemoCamp 37, and more job postings!

August Update: Shared milestones, Preflight 1 - applications open, DemoCamp 37, and more job postings!

I hope this holiday weekend finds you well! This month we have the opportunity to share milestones from some of our member and alumni companies. It's a pleasure to see our city's startup community support and champion so many founders (and their teams) as they launch and grow tech-enabled companies. 

There is no better time than now to get started on your idea or share your product with the community. Currently, we have applications open for: 

  • Preflight 1: Preflight is our year-round program dedicated to supporting your efforts to build, launch, and grow a tech-enabled product. Our next round of guided sessions starts August 22.
  • DemoCamp 37:  A startup community classic! Join us for technical show-and-tell on September 27. 
  • Launch Party 8: We're looking for amazing tech-enabled companies for our flagship Edmonton Startup Week event on October 19.

Photo credit: Poppy Barley - Facebook

Founder Update: Visio Media

Founder Update: Visio Media

In celebration of our 5th anniversary at the Mercer Warehouse, we had the opportunity to chat with some of our alumni founders about how things have changed for their companies since our downtown community hub opened. We're thrilled that our milestones often coincide with exciting news from our alumni companies! Over the next six weeks, we'll be sharing updates from some of Edmonton's hardest working founders.

In this episode, we hear from Nicolette Leonardis, Vice President & Co-Founder at Visio Media.