Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Fireside chat with Arden Tse: Insights into how VCs strategically think about product-market fit for early-stage startups with Hassar Consulting Group Inc.
Early-stage startups put in the time and sweat to find and demonstrate product-market fit. Demonstrating it is crucial, especially when you are seeking investment money. And yes, you might say, I need to hit this MRR number, or % monthly growth, etc. Investors know well, that early-stage startups don’t have enough data to make a strong case, but what does that mean for you?
- What does product-market fit mean for an early-stage startup?
- How do you demonstrate that your product solves a worthy problem for which enough customers want to pay?
- What evidence do you provide to make the case, data and beyond, especially when the numbers are not quite there?
In this fireside chat with Arden Tse, we get insights into how VCs think about and assess product-market fit in early-stage startups. We’ll go beyond metrics.
Three key takeaways from this session include:
- Learn practical insights to help you make your case for product-market fit
- Discover actionable strategies to incorporate in your next conversation with a VC
- Uncover top mistakes to avoid when you want to demonstrate product-market fit to a VC
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
This session will touch on how you can, as an early-stage company, leverage someone else's audience or customers to promote and grow your business. Partnerships aren't just for the well-funded startups or billion-dollar unicorns, they are for all businesses. You will leave this session with a game plan and hit-list of possible partners you can collaborate with to grow your business faster and stronger, together.
Thank you to DrugBank for sponsoring the Entrepreneurship track as part of Edmonton Startup Week.
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Join us online for the twelfth annual edition of Launch Party! 🚀🚀🚀
Launch Party is Startup Week’s flagship event that celebrates and showcases the hottest startups in town on Thursday, October 21, 2021.
Launch Party showcases our city's brightest entrepreneurs, their tech-enabled products and celebrates everything that our startup community has to offer. Since 2010, more than 100 technology, Edmonton-based, companies have launched products at the event, including rapidly growing teams like Jobber, Drivewyze, Vertical City, Medo.ai, and Showbie.
Thank You To Our Selection Committee 👏
- NATHAN IP – STARTUP EDMONTON
- ALLIE KNULL – RESUMEFREE
- TIM KWOK – PANACHE VENTURES
If Remo is full at any point in the night, you can head to our Youtube broadcast of the formal program. Once the program is done, try again to get into Remo (through the "Join Stream" button at the top of this event) as we expect there will be additional room following the event.
Launch Party 12 is made possible thanks to the generous support of Parlee McLaws.
Friday, October 22, 2021
Discover the Health Hub & Accelerator and learn about the diverse group of startups and scaleups in our community. Meet and network with the health and life-science companies, dynamic group of founders, and employees who have called us their second home. And, find out how you can take advantage of the whole gamut of resources that we provide at no cost—from a spacious office and lab space, to cutting-edge equipment for product development, to customized support and services from a dedicated team of subject matter experts—by becoming a member of our Hub! Come and meet our team of business professionals and let us walk you through a virtual tour of our HUGE space in Enterprise Square (literally on top of Bay Enterprise Square LRT Station).
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