Techstars Edmonton Startup Week 2021 Techstars Edmonton Startup Week 2021
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From start-up to scale up, Alberta’s new business Accelerators are getting ready with Innovate Edmonton & Alberta Innovates

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Innovate's Accelerator Zoom

Dawn Newton
Innovate Edmonton, Head of Accelerate Edmonton
Ashif Mawji
Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator, Chair

Ashif Mawji is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, venture capitalist, mentor and a community builder. He is a Venture Partner with Rising Tide (San Francisco based venture capitalist) and serves on a number of private and nonprofit boards.Ashif was awarded the 2002 Ernst & Young Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year award and in 2005 was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and in 2007 named BDC’s Entrepreneur of the Year (Alberta) and has received Canada’s 50 Best Managed companies award three years in a row. Ashif received NAIT's Alumni of Distinction Award and was also recognized as one of the Top 50 Graduates in 50 years and also received an Honorary Degree in Bachelor of Business Administration from NAIT. Ashif is an Honorary Colonel for the 20th Field Artillery Regiment (Canadian Army) in addition to receiving the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals as well as the Alberta Centennial Medal. In 2019, Ashif was inducted into the Junior Achievement (NA) Business Hall of Fame in 2019.Ashif has serves/served on several boards, including Edmonton Police Foundation (Chair), Invest Alberta Corporation, Sarah McLachlan School of Music, Young Presidents Organization Alberta (Past Chair), Hockey Canada Foundation, Hockey Canada Gala, CN Community Foundation, Premier’s Council on Charities and Civil Society, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation, Kids Kottage, Alberta’s Promise, Economic Development Edmonton, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Corent Technology, University Hospital Foundation, Citadel, Edmonton Opera and others. Ashif has also been a Prairies and National judge for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program.Ashif was named a Henry Crown Fellow in the class of 2015 (only one of four Canadians ever to be selected to this group, since 1996). The Henry Crown Fellowship is a part of the globally renowned Aspen Institute. Ashif is happily married and has two amazing boys.

Sherif Saadawi
Plug and Play, Director, Corporate Partnerships
Douglas Holt
Alberta Innovates, Associate Vice President, Investments

Doug has over 20 years of experience in the fields of financial services, technology, and education managing high functioning teams, designing and implementing corporate strategies and performing complex financial analysis of companies across a wide array of industries.

Doug’s financial services experience is both buy side and sell side with a focus on investment banking, credit analysis, and structured finance.


Join us for an information session with the four accelerator programs. 

Learn more to understand which program you should apply for to take your company to the next level.


This event is a partnership between Innovate Edmonton & Alberta Innovates.

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Attendees (72)

Brandon Kwong
Brandon Kwong
Startup TNT, Operations Lead
Christian Idicula
Christian Idicula
KASTx Ventures, Director, Operations
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Bill Eadie
Eadie Oil Inc., President
Cory Sellar
Cory Sellar
Innovate Edmonton, Marketing & Communications Specialist
Daniel Saraolu
Daniel Saraolu
Canadian Entrepreneurs, founder and CEO
Dawn Newton
Dawn Newton
Innovate Edmonton, Head of Accelerate Edmonton
Aatif Baskanderi
Aatif Baskanderi
The Northpine Foundation, CEO
Luke Statt
Luke Statt
Innovate Edmonton
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Shalon McFarlane
Innovate Edmonton, Manager, Research
Sam Hassar
Sam Hassar
Hassar Consulting Group Inc., Founder & CEO
Neil Goud
Neil Goud
ACAMP, Director, Business Development
Peter Urban
Peter Urban
Jubo Health Technologies, COO
Anna Knight
Anna Knight
Startup Edmonton, Program Coordinator
Arden Tse
Arden Tse
Yaletown Partners, Investment Manager
Jenifer Horvath
Jenifer Horvath
HeartLifted Coaching & Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
Sarabjit Brar
Sarabjit Brar
uLearnify Inc., Founder
Travis Whyte
Travis Whyte
Flight Plan Marketing Ltd, Owner
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