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.
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.
Our friends at PwC Canada are trusted partners for our member companies. Recently, their team shared with us the 2017 MoneyTree Canada Report. It contains updates on the Canadian Venture Capital and high-growth startups ecosystem and is a staple of the financial community, entrepreneurs, government policymakers and the business press worldwide.
Our friends at PwC are committed to supporting tech-enabled startups. We're thrilled to have their team available for mentorship roundtables, plus they offer great packages for Founders just getting started to scaling companies dealing with complex challenges.
Each year PwC looks to recognize the most forward-thinking organizations and companies in Canada. Through the V2R Awards program, PwC is committed to providing all participants with valuable experiences and knowledge sharing opportunities to inspire future innovation efforts and growth.
I have the honour of working with hundreds of founders, entrepreneurs, and community builders in my day-to-day work here at Startup Edmonton. It's an amazing opportunity to help shape my city while supporting passionate people as they tackle problems, large and small, using technology. Before coming to Startup Edmonton, I was lucky enough to find a professional home in Edmonton's thriving arts community. I'm still surprised how similar the process, risks, and unrelenting drive is for artists and founders.
In addition to my work at Startup Edmonton, I squeeze in time to volunteer - it's where I met some of my closest friends and fell head-over-heels for Edmonton. Currently, I'm helping the Centre for Family Literacy on a social enterprise project and with the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event as a member of the Global Advisory Board.
The first week of September has gone by in a flash! It's great to see many familiar faces back at Mercer Warehouse for meetups and programs (plus, lots of first-day-of-school pictures making the rounds.)
September is packed to the brim! If you're working on a new project idea, we just added a second evening of Preflight 1 starting on Thursday, September 21. Join us for two-hours once a week and spend some dedicated time moving your idea forward.
We're also ramping up for Edmonton Startup Week! Early-bird tickets for Launch Party 8 are just $15 and only available until September 15th. This year, we're on the move to Ford Hall in Rogers Place and can't wait to celebrate our city's newest technology companies with you.
As we get ready to shift into spring (and for many of the members, grudgingly move our clocks forward), this March the Startup Edmonton team is focused on connecting our city's talented technical students with hiring startups and scaling companies. Over the past three months, we've had dozens of activities on campuses and at our space where students can hear from people working in companies, get to know friendly faces, and start making concrete plans for their education and post-graduation life.
"Tonight was Edmonton’s 33rd DemoCamp which took place at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (CCIS) on the University of Alberta campus. Here is my recap of DemoCamp Edmonton 31 from back in May. I presented with Karen at the last one in September and didn’t actually post about it! More on that later. " - Mack Male.
Edmonton’s 28th DemoCamp took place last night at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (CCIS) on the University of Alberta campus. We had six demos, including two from Computer Engineering students at the U of A. You can read my recap of our last DemoCamp here.