2022 Awards Time Capsule

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2022 Celebration Highlights

2022 Winners

Connector of the Year

Cecile Wendlandt
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Startup Event of the Year

Startup TNT Investment Summit IV
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New Startup of the Year

Ruth
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Most Edmonton Startup of the Year

DrugBank
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Best Startup Workplace

Future Fields
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Community Champion of the Year

Colin Christensen
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Volunteer of the Year

James Keirstead
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Student Entrepreneur of the Year

Ghalia Aamer
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Mentor of the Year

Allan Waine
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Pivot of the Year

Islamic Family
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Service Provider of the Year

Mawji Centre
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Corporate Champion of the Year

RBCx
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Award Show Stats

Over 220 YEG Guests

came together during the 2022 awards show

3+ Hours of Community

building and quality time together

112 Nominations

received and 800+ Peoples Choice votes

20+ Guest Speakers

helped make the event magical

Our 2022 Finalists

Startup Event of the Year

Rainforest Summit - YEG
Edmonton Startup Week 2021
500 Global demo day

Connector of the Year

Lan Tan
Colin Christensen
Amir Reshef
Salem Alahmad

New Startup of the Year

Shrubscriber
Veto
Rocketfire Labs
Zipstall

Most Edmonton Startup of the Year

2022 Finalists

RUNWITHIT Synthetics Inc.

Samdesk

Areto Labs

dealcloser

DrugBank

Best Startup Workplace

2022 Finalists

DrugBank

Jobber

Samdesk

dealcloser

Future Fields

Pivot of the Year

2022 Finalists

Codo

DiveThru

Fly & Fetch

G2V Optics

Islamic Family

Community Champion of the Year

2022 Finalists

Ashlyn Bernier

Zack Storms

Colin Christensen

Shay Barker

Zack Storms

Volunteer of the Year

2022 Finalists

Gail Powley

Colin Christensen

Jas Panesar

Dominique Beaupre

Syed Abbas Mehdi

Mentor of the Year

2022 Finalists

Kristina Milke

Jessica Doody

Arden Tse

Allan Waine

Colin Christensen

Student Entrepreneur of the Year

2022 Finalists

Eden Redman

Ravina Anand

Shelvie Fernan

Jonah Tetz

Samuel Yasinski

Service Provider of the Year

2022 Finalists

Startup Edmonton

Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)

Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation

Alberta Innovates

Startup TNT

Corporate Champion of the Year

2022 Finalists

MNP

ATB

CBRE

RBCx

KRP

100 Photos Can't Say Enough...

2022 Show Sponsors: We're thrilled to have all of these amazing sponsors helping us make it happen!

What The Community Said

"You all did an amazing job! I can't wait to see how next year's event trumps this year's."
"This was the perfect startup community event to kick off the summer season. It should happen every year forever!!!"
"It was great to chat, mingle and see folks. so thank you for putting it on!"

Our 2022 Hosts

2022 Live Awards Show. Hosted by Emily Rendell-Watson from Taproot and Arden Tse Yaletown Partners.

2022 Awards Show Event Recap

Virtual Doors Opened at 5:30PM on May 19, 2022

Over 220 local entrepreneurs, service providers, investors, and YEG community members gathered at Poppy Barley HQ for the second annual YEG Startup Community Awards show. They came to celebrate some of the boldest risk-takers in town while enjoying many hot foods and cold drinks. This year, we had 12 unique nominations, 800+ Peoples Choice votes, 20+ guest speakers and presenters, and over 3 hours of quality time together. The live show was over at 8:00PM and many guests stayed for the afterparty way past 10:00PM.

2022 News Coverage

Taproot Edmonton

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Our 2022 Team

Shay Barker

Director

I use my passion for building strong teams through culture and community to help DrugBank succeed.
Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

I am a cheerleader of the Edmonton Innovation community and support entrepreneurs towards impactful growth.
Jocelyn Davison

Founder

I curate connection and impact through meaningful events and purposeful partnerships.
Adam Danyleyko

Service Provider

I'm passionate about supporting, engaging and growing the startup community in YEG and abroad.
Rebecca Ng

Student

I am a marketing student curious to learn about all aspects of business, and driven to make an impact.
Ruth Spetter

Marketing Consultant

I'm a semi-retired marketing strategist with a passion for travel, good food and being surrounded by family and friends.
Syed Abbas

Entrepreneur

I advocate for my community of tech entrepreneurs and love talking about biology.
Marina Barbu

Service Provider

I'm an innovation enthusiast driven by making an impact with a passion for building communities and supporting startups.
Nadhar Alsabban

Sales Operations Manager

I help optimize and scale sales efforts by supporting and enabling sales teams.
Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Having fun, making friends, building companies.
Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

I conduct research and report on the impact of YEGs amazing innovation community.
Ghalia Farid

Business Consultant

I support the entrepreneurs by helping them in bringing their idea to life and creating a narrative that translates their vision.
Barbara MacKenzie

Service Provider

Director, Strategic and Operational Growth at Innovate Edmonton, entrepreneur, leader and disruptor.
Radha Saikia

Customer Success

I help samdesk succeed by ensuring our customers are successful.
Aisha Abdul

Founder

Dental hygienist turned tech entrepreneur, passionate about living the founder and startup dream.
Zack Storms

Founder/Co-Organizer

Hi my name is Zack. I like building companies...
Xiao Zheng

Service Provider

Program coordinator in the Startup Team at Amii and love to support the startup community and the adoption of tech.
Bradley Poulette

Entrepreneur

As a founder himself, Bradley lives and breathes Edmonton's startup community.
Christian Tokarski

Entrepreneur

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Fairly Staffing.
Dominique Beaupre

Entrepreneur

I help grow promising startup initiatives that make sustainable economic and social impacts.
Kelsie Myroniuk

Service Provider

Hype master for all things startup and Work Nicer.
Steven Lin

Outreach Worker

I love youth empowerment, youth leadership, and learning new skills.

Learn more about the purpose and values of the YEG Startup Community Awards.