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.

Alex Kozicki

Business Analyst

I help companies have a more personal and empathetic relationship with their customers through use of technology.
Bradley Poulette

Entrepreneur

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

Entrepreneur

I love NPR's "How I Built This" and Terry O'Reilly's "Under the Influence".
Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Having fun, making friends, building companies.
Lindsey Tran

Service Provider

I'm a content strategists at Shopify and love supporting local initiatives.
Radha Saikia

Customer Success

I help samdesk succeed by ensuring our customers are successful.
Michelle Ferguson

Freelance Writer

I support Edmonton’s tech scene by covering local success stories.
Zack Storms

Founder/Co-Organizer

Hi my name is Zack. I like building companies...
Riphay Al-Hussein

Service Provider

I'm all about maximizing my impact wherever I go...
Jocelyn Davison

Founder

I curate connection and impact through meaningful events and purposeful partnerships.
Nadhar Alsabban

Sales Operations Manager

I help optimize and scale sales efforts by supporting and enabling sales teams.
Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

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

Entrepreneur

I advocate for my community of tech entrepreneurs and love talking about biology.
Dominique Beaupre

Entrepreneur

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

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 Judges: Meet the YEG Startup Community Awards adjudication committee.

Anthea Sargeaut

Entrepreneur

Allie Knull

Entrepreneur

Lindsey Tran

Service Provider

Lejjy Gafour

Entrepreneur

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Sheldon Zhang

Entrepreneur

Alex Kozicki

Business Analyst

Radha Saikia

Customer Success

Riphay Al-Hussein

Service Provider

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Thom de Haas

Entrepreneur

Lynette Tremblay

Entrepreneur

Christiana Manzocco

Service Provider

Show Sponsors: The Edmonton-RIN, Startup Edmonton, DrugBank, Startup TNT, Mercer Tavern and dealcloser.