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.


Stay curious

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


Be respectful

We embrace diversity of thought and celebrate our unique contributions.


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.

2024 Team

Viktor Yatsyk

I'm someone who loves building businesses and sharing knowledge. I'm always excited to learn new things and teach others along the way
Dale Schaub


Dale Schaub runs the pre-accelerator program at NAIT’s business incubator, the Mawji Centre.
Steven Lin

Outreach Worker

Passionate about youth empowerment and supporting leaders to work towards their own goals.
Carly Livingstone

I spend my days matching kind, ambitious, smart leaders with great tech startups and scale-ups. Then I watch them accomplish very cool and important things together.
Erika Hudon-Kaide

I’m lucky to work with cool people, and I want to meet more cool people!
Emily Marino

YEG Superfan

I love to build things! Excited to contribute to the community and celebrate with everyone.
Jo Hobbs

I love process efficiency and sharing how to do that with others!
Abbie Stein-MacLean

I lead Capital City Pilots by day and do my best to support the YEG startup community by night.
Diane Jeon

Big fan of YEG 🏙️, its people 🫂, and the things that they create 🚀
Nastia Naumets

Product & design enthusiast, fueling innovation forward
Braden Richards

Passionate about finding creative ways to make the world a little bit better every day.
Mara King

Transforming ideas into visual stories that inspire and ignite change!
Anastasiia Lutchenko

Driven by curiosity, I strive to innovate, inspire, and make a meaningful impact wherever I go.
Cory Sellar

Service Provider

Passionate storyteller of Edmonton's innovation community, and esports enthusiast.
Jonah Tetz

I empower startups by streamlining workflows and automating systems.
Iryna Antich

Passionate about product and marketing; I love transforming ideas into impactful products

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.

Adam Danyleyko

Service Provider

Christian Tokarski


Radha Saikia

Customer Success

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Barbara MacKenzie

Service Provider

Ruth Spetter

Marketing Consultant

Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Want to help celebrate our boldest risk-takers?

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2024 Show Sponsors: We're thrilled to have all of these amazing sponsors helping us make it happen!

Altitude Investments
Alberta Enterprise Corporation
Startup TNT
ScaleGood Fund
4th Street Consulting
Sprout Fund
Accelerate Fund
G2V Optics
Future Fields