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Tiffany Linke-Boyko, CEO | Tiffany@startupedmonton.com
Tiffany leads a team that connects entrepreneurs and product builders with community, skills and space to support them as they take ideas to reality. Tiffany has helped develop a range of programs and events such as Edmonton Startup Week, DemoCamp and the Preflight workshop series. Tiffany has played a vital role in Startup Edmonton's growth into a campus and community hub that has welcomed more than 50,000 participants at events, helped launch 60 startups, and currently houses 120 members and 40 companies.
In addition to her work at Startup Edmonton, Tiffany currently serves on the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) Advisory Board, a network of regional innovation hubs across Canada, all focused on supporting Canada’s digital entrepreneurs; and on the Board of Directors for the Edmonton Dream Centre, a centre of excellence in addiction and recovery that provides hope and health to women in crisis through a long-term, holistic residential recovery program. Recently, Tiffany completed sitting on the Mayor's Task Force to Eliminate Poverty, an initiative of the City of Edmonton that brings together expertise from a wide-range of fields for conversations and solution-building around eliminating poverty.
For her many contributions to the betterment of business and community, Tiffany was named Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 in November 2014. NAIT recognized Tiffany’s contributions with the 2015 Spirit of NAIT Award.
Stephanie Enders, Marketing and Growth strategist | firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie manages marketing and communications for Startup Edmonton. For more than 15 years, her professional practice has focused on bridging the gap between creators and audiences, tech products and customers, and letting the creativity and passion of builders shine at the centre of marketing and communication efforts.
Past clients include Cirque du Soleil, Broadway Across Canada, Canadian Cancer Society, and the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. Steph is dedicated to civic engagement and has a long record of volunteering in the community, supporting organizations like Edmonton's NextGen, Pecha Kucha, Metro Cinema, and the Kids with Cancer Society.
In addition to her work supporting technology founders, Stephanie is a sought after speaker on marketing and social media, and held past roles as an instructor at MacEwan University in the Arts and Cultural Management Program, member of the Global Advisory Board for the SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event, and judge for the ASTech Foundation Awards.
shay barker, program manager | Shay@startupedmonton.com
Shay is passionate about the messy work of entrepreneurship. She’s happiest in the trenches with founders and their teams working hard to get products and services into the hands of customers. In the coming months, you’ll meet Shay as she leads Preflight sessions, offers mentorship hours, and expands the reach of our programs.
In previous roles, Shay has worked with Thumbprint Craft Beer Market, Hayloft Restaurant, and supporting economic development in more than 35 rural communities and businesses across the province. Her past volunteer roles include supporting Camrose Open Door, Habitat for Humanity Camrose, and Rose City Roots Music Society.
When she isn’t busy cheering on the Oilers, she can be found serving up Alberta’s finest craft beer at various events or wandering through the River Valley. Be sure to keep an eye out for Shay in the community; she’ll be the one eager to hear about your challenges & how she can help.
Lauren Briske, Operations Manager | Lauren@stARTUPEDMONTON.COM
Lauren creates a sense of interconnectedness in the member community here at Startup Edmonton, both within the Mercer campus and in programs. In addition to liaising with our Preflight members to ensure they have the tools, resources and mentorship to succeed, Lauren also supports the operations of Startup Edmonton.
She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce. After starting as an intern with Startup Edmonton in 2014, she fell in love with the local startup community and hasn’t looked back since. When she’s not working to grow the startup community she’s probably skiing or biking down a mountain somewhere.
Adam Danyleyko - Community Program Manager | Adam@startupedmonton.com
Adam is passionate about supporting and engaging students in Edmonton’s startup community. He is dedicated to the continuous development of excellent student programming, outreach, and engagement here at Startup Edmonton. He has experience in a variety of roles with the Government of Alberta, where he had worked for 4.5 years before coming to Startup Edmonton. His most recent role was with the Alberta Public Service Commission where he ran a cross-government Policy Internship Program and the popular Policy Essentials course program. Adam is a graduate of the University of Alberta School of Business and has his Bachelor of Commerce degree in HR Management. Outside of the office, Adam is the Chair of the Board of Directors for JDC West Business Competition, an organization he has been involved with since 2012.
He loves drinking local craft beer, spending time in the mountains, and discussing theories on Game of Thrones, Star Wars, and Marvel.
Ben Truong - Community Manager | BEN@StartupEdmonton.com
Ben comes from a finance and coordination background through various roles held at the University of Alberta. He is ecstatic to be joining Startup Edmonton to work with entrepreneurs and help make community connections. In his spare time, you'll find him snapping photos, playing drums, or cruising through the city on board, bike, or motorcycle.
Kelley Ware, Concierge | kelley@stARTUPEDMONTON.COM
Kelley has a deep love for community-building, innovation, and cool ideas. As Concierge, Kelley is the first point of contact for anyone coming to Startup Edmonton.
Known for her love of colour and her friendly and vibrant personality, Kelley works diligently to make sure the Startup Edmonton space is running smoothly, and all of its members are looked after. People are her passion, and she enjoys helping connect founders, entrepreneurs, and talented people to where they need to go to turn their ideas into realities.
In her spare time, Kelley dances out of Bedouin Beats as a contemporary fusion bellydancer. If she isn’t working or dancing, chances are you can catch her somewhere in Edmonton with a pint of craft beer.