Tiffany Linke-Boyko

What can go wrong if you don't prioritize customer validation?

What can go wrong if you don't prioritize customer validation?

In this week’s Facebook Live chat, Tiffany shares all of the things that can go wrong if you don’t prioritize customer validation at the very early stages of your product development.

Sometimes it can feel like taking the time to prove that your customers experience the problem your gut is telling you that they do is postponing all the fun parts of entrepreneurship. We all want to dive into prototypes, product roadmaps and even marketing, but if you don’t understand your customers' pain points and how you can create the most value for them, it’s like building a house on quicksand.

If you want to lay a solid foundation for your product idea, join us for Preflight 1 - Customer Validation. You’ll spend five-weeks getting to know your customer inside and out, while you learn the fundamentals of lean startup strategy. Our next session starts on Saturday, March 16th!

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:

Facebook Live - Three tips to shake up your leadership style before the end of the year

Facebook Live - Three tips to shake up your leadership style before the end of the year

In this week’s Facebook Live, Tiffany Linke-Boyko shares three tips on how you can shake up your leadership style before the end of the year. Her best piece of advice is to treat the last 60 days of 2018 the same way you would the first 60 days of 2019. There is no need to wait until the new year to take on a challenge, learn a skill, or find something to optimize to make your work more efficient.

Facebook Live: Top Three Tips for Doing Business Abroad

Facebook Live: Top Three Tips for Doing Business Abroad

Tiffany Linke-Boyko, Startup Edmonton CEO, shares her top three tips for how to do business around the world. Before her time at Startup Edmonton, Tiffany produced events for tens of thousands of attendees in Edmonton, across the country, Europe and Africa.

One of the best parts of working on a tech startup is that you can build your company for a global audience right from the start. Technology affords us a massive opportunity to sell to the world! Tune in to hear Tiffany's hands-on and practical advice about how to make the most of your time when working in new markets. 

Recommended Listen: The Global Startup Movement Podcast

Recommended Listen: The Global Startup Movement Podcast

While Tiffany was in New Orleans for the Ecosystem Summit at Collision, she was invited to speak on the panel Ecosystem Development Strategies for Small and Mid-Sized Cities. Joined by Stanfield Gray, the CEO and Founder of Dig South, and Matt Wolfe, the Brand and Marketing Director for Greater New Orleans inc, the panel talks ecosystem building strategies, tips, and tools for small and mid-sized cities.

Facebook Live - Chat with Tiffany

Facebook Live - Chat with Tiffany

Tiffany Linke-Boyko is our CEO and an incredible champion of our city's startup and technology communities. A few weeks ago, she sat down with Bryan to chat about how she started with Startup Edmonton, what she's up to, and what happens here day-to-day. 

In addition to her work as CEO, Tiffany is one of the mentors you can access through our Preflight program or as a Space member. She provides excellent insight on operations strategy, investor pitch prep, and any pressing questions you have on how to build and manage a team. 

Take a few minutes to hear all about Tiffany's journey and how all the different programs, events, and supports that we offer fit into the larger goal - helping even more founders as they start and grow tech-enabled companies.  

Be sure to listen to the end to hear what the most common mistakes she sees founders make! 

When is the best time for a startup to seek outside capital?

When is the best time for a startup to seek outside capital?

Often, one of the first questions new entrepreneurs ask Tiffany during programs and mentorship sessions is how they can secure funding for their startup idea. Tiffany is a firm believer that when is a much more important question than how. Once a founder has a firm understanding of when funding should come into play, they can start building out a timeline for product development to make sure their hitting some key milestones to prepare for funding.