Techstars Edmonton Startup Week 2021 Techstars Edmonton Startup Week 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021

- MDT
7 Misconceptions when marketing a startup and how to avoid them with Harvest Academy
Kailey Belsher
Kailey Belsher
Harvest Builders, Head of Marketing

Join Kailey Belsher, Head of Marketing at Harvest Builders, as she shares the seven most common misconceptions startups have when marketing their business, and learn the steps you can take to ensure you don't make the same mistakes.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

- MDT
Good but Now Great! Startup Founders Panel with Startup Edmonton
Allan Waine
Allan Waine
Startup Edmonton, Program Facilitator
Tristan Ham
Tristan Ham
Startup Edmonton, Program Facilitator
Allie Knull
Allie Knull
ResumeFree™, Founder & CEO
Kate Popiel
Kate Popiel
What's the Deal?, CEO
Jeffrey Franc
Jeffrey Franc
Stat59, CEO

Talking to Startup founders who are bringing innovation to industries that have seen little to no change. How can we make __________ "way" better? Lessons learned on the journey that will apply to every industry. 

Featuring innovation in recruitment, research and hospitality.

Panelists include:

  • Jeffrey Franc, CEO & Founder of Stat59
  • Allie Knull, CEO & Founder of ResumeFree
  • Kate Popiel, CEO & Co-President of What's the Deal?

Thank you to DrugBank for sponsoring the Entrepreneurship track as part of Edmonton Startup Week.

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- MDT
Motion Capture DIY with NAIT's Centre for Innovative Media & Edmonton Screen Industries Office
Steven Gilmour
Steven Gilmour
NAIT, Senior Technical Lead
Skylar Zerr
Skylar Zerr
NAIT, Studio Technologist & Animator
AJ Sharpe
AJ Sharpe
NAIT, Studio Technologist & Animator
Tom Viinikka
Tom Viinikka
Edmonton Screen Industries Office, CEO

This is an open panel for local game developers and filmmakers interested in discussing motion capture for digital media.

- MDT
Building an Employee Value Proposition to attract the right talent for your team with Harvest Academy
Kate Rosen
Kate Rosen
Harvest Builders, Talent Acquisition Lead

Join Kate Rosen, Talent Acquisition Lead at Harvest Builders, as she shares how to attract the best talent in a competitive market by building a strong Employee Value Proposition.

- MDT
What’s Your Big Idea? Getting it out of your head and onto paper with The Idea Napkin with Prospect Human Services
Kathryn Hotte
Kathryn Hotte
Prospect Human Services, Small Business Advisor

What’s your Big Idea? Have a great idea? Not sure it’s a good one? 

  • Get your idea out of your head and onto paper 
  • Draft your idea visually 
  • Critique it 
  • See if it’s feasible


Thank you to DrugBank for sponsoring the Entrepreneurship track as part of Edmonton Startup Week.

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- MDT
Leveraging the Immigrant Talent Pool to Grow Alberta Startups with Immigrant Techies Alberta
Vartika Manasvi
Vartika Manasvi
Sovereign Internet and Identity, Founder and Managing Partner
Yousuf Khatib
Yousuf Khatib
Global Skills Hub/TKG, CEO
Wunmi Adekanmbi
Wunmi Adekanmbi
Immigrant Techies Alberta, Organizer and Host

Alberta's tech sector is growing rapidly, so is our need for sustainable talent. On the other hand, we have a young, vibrant, competent and resilient immigrant talent pool that we're not making the best of. 

What would it look like if we can redesign and optimize the newcomer-economy interface and once again make Alberta the first choice for new Canadians? 

Join Immigrant Techies Alberta in this panel discussion as we explore this topic.