Celebrating YEG's startup ecosystem

We strengthen the YEG business community with opportunities to expand networks, deepen relationships, and celebrate success within our local startup community.

Awareness is key to building our vibrant, healthy, and thriving startup ecosystem. We do this by promoting champions to the greater community to build deeper connections.

Our school of thought. What started as just an idea has become something so much more because we all share so many things in common.

01

Stay curious

We are entrepreneurs at heart with a burning desire to collaborate and solve problems.

02

Be respectful

We embrace diversity of thought and celebrate our unique contributions.

03

Do good work

We work hard on innovative business challenges in sustainable ways.

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Meet the awesome people behind the awards. We believe a stronger startup community is only possible when we learn, grow and collaborate together.

2022 Team

Aisha Abdul

Founder

Dental hygienist turned tech entrepreneur, passionate about living the founder and startup dream.
Syed Abbas

Entrepreneur

I advocate for my community of tech entrepreneurs and love talking about biology.
Nadhar Alsabban

Sales Operations Manager

I help optimize and scale sales efforts by supporting and enabling sales teams.
Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

I conduct research and report on the impact of YEGs amazing innovation community.
Shay Barker

Director

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

Service Provider

Hype master for all things startup and Work Nicer.
Christian Tokarski

Entrepreneur

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Fairly Staffing.
Jocelyn Davison

Founder

I curate connection and impact through meaningful events and purposeful partnerships.
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.
Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Having fun, making friends, building companies.
Radha Saikia

Customer Success

I help samdesk succeed by ensuring our customers are successful.
Rebecca Ng

Student

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

Service Provider

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

Service Provider

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

Service Provider

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

Entrepreneur Enabler

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

Service Provider

Director, Strategic and Operational Growth at Innovate Edmonton, entrepreneur, leader and disruptor.
Dominique Beaupre

Entrepreneur

I help grow promising startup initiatives that make sustainable economic and social impacts.
Zack Storms

Founder/Co-Organizer

Hi my name is Zack. I like building companies...
Steven Lin

Outreach Worker

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

Entrepreneur

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

Join our team. Apply to be part of something truly amazing as a general, organizing, and steering committee member today!

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The 2022 Judges: Meet the YEG Startup Community Awards adjudication committee.

Ruth Spetter

Marketing Consultant

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Christian Tokarski

Entrepreneur

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Radha Saikia

Customer Success

Adam Danyleyko

Service Provider

Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

Barbara MacKenzie

Service Provider

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