Every Team Member Since Inception

2024 Team

Abbie Stein-MacLean
Steering Committee

I lead Capital City Pilots by day and do my best to support the YEG startup community by night.
Anastasiia Lutchenko
Steering Committee

Driven by curiosity, I strive to innovate, inspire, and make a meaningful impact wherever I go.
Braden Richards
Steering Committee

Passionate about finding creative ways to make the world a little bit better every day.
Carly Livingstone
Steering Committee

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.
Cory Sellar
Steering Committee

Service Provider

Passionate storyteller of Edmonton's innovation community, and esports enthusiast.
Dale Schaub
Steering Committee

Sponsorship

Dale Schaub runs the pre-accelerator program at NAIT’s business incubator, the Mawji Centre.
Diane Jeon
Steering Committee

Big fan of YEG 🏙️, its people 🫂, and the things that they create 🚀
Emily Marino
Steering Committee

YEG Superfan

I love to build things! Excited to contribute to the community and celebrate with everyone.
Erika Hudon-Kaide
Steering Committee

I’m lucky to work with cool people, and I want to meet more cool people!
Iryna Antich
Steering Committee

Passionate about product and marketing; I love transforming ideas into impactful products
Jo Hobbs
Steering Committee

I love process efficiency and sharing how to do that with others!
Jonah Tetz
Steering Committee

I empower startups by streamlining workflows and automating systems.
Mara King
Steering Committee

Transforming ideas into visual stories that inspire and ignite change!
Nastia Naumets
Steering Committee

Product & design enthusiast, fueling innovation forward
Steven Lin
Steering Committee

Outreach Worker

Passionate about youth empowerment and supporting leaders to work towards their own goals.
Viktor Yatsyk
Steering Committee

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

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

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Radha Saikia

Customer Success

Christian Tokarski

Entrepreneur

Adam Danyleyko

Service Provider

Barbara MacKenzie

Service Provider

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Ruth Spetter

Marketing Consultant

Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

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2023 Team

Ace Nasir
Steering Committee

YEG Superfan

"I’m a Mandalorian. Weapons are part of my religion.” - The Mandalorian. Resident social media guru.
Candice Sawchuk
Steering Committee

I am a passionate event specialist and community builder. Bringing people together to do amazing things (or to have amazing times) never gets old.
Cory Sellar
Steering Committee

Service Provider

Passionate storyteller of Edmonton's innovation community, and esports enthusiast.
Dominique Beaupre
Steering Committee

Entrepreneur

I help grow promising startup initiatives that make sustainable economic and social impacts.
Emily Marino
Steering Committee

YEG Superfan

I love to build things! Excited to contribute to the community and celebrate with everyone.
Eric Pelletier
Steering Committee

I love helping people and businesses grow with the help of technology
Greg Burlet
Steering Committee

YEG Superfan

"Do, or do not, there is no try" - Yoda. I like building tech. I like music.
James Keirstead
Steering Committee

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead.
Jonah Tetz
Steering Committee

I empower startups by streamlining workflows and automating systems.
Lan Tan
Steering Committee

Entrepreneur Enabler

I am a cheerleader of the Edmonton Innovation community and support entrepreneurs towards impactful growth.
Leo Anian Atienza
Steering Committee

Student, Builder

"The best way to predict your future is to create it." - Abe Lincoln. NAIT student, Computer Software Development 2023
Marina Barbu
Steering Committee

Service Provider

I'm an innovation enthusiast driven by making an impact with a passion for building communities and supporting startups.
Nancy Gordy
Steering Committee

I'm a Product Marketing Specialist at Amii, but also an extreme dog-mom and lover of all things Edmonton!
Paul Larney
Steering Committee

YEG Superfan

Empowering Success Through Strategy, Creativity, and Innovation
Radha Saikia
Steering Committee

Customer Success

I help make samdesk's customers & products successful.
Rob Davy
Steering Committee

I like lasers. I like smoke machines. It's unclear which I like more.
Shay Barker
Steering Committee

YEG Superfan

Big fan of supporting YEG's Startup Community and seeing it grow
Steven Lin
Steering Committee

Outreach Worker

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

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

Barbara MacKenzie

Service Provider

Ruth Spetter

Marketing Consultant

Christian Tokarski

Entrepreneur

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Adam Danyleyko

Service Provider

Radha Saikia

Customer Success

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

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2022 Team

Nadhar Alsabban

Sales Operations Manager

I help optimize and scale sales efforts by supporting and enabling sales teams.
Xiao Zheng

Service Provider

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

YEG Superfan

Big fan of supporting YEG's Startup Community and seeing it grow
Bradley Poulette

Entrepreneur

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

Outreach Worker

Passionate about youth empowerment and supporting leaders to work towards their own goals.
Aisha Abdul

Founder

Dental hygienist turned tech entrepreneur, passionate about living the founder and startup dream.
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.
Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

I conduct research and report on the impact of YEGs amazing innovation community.
Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Having fun, making friends, building companies.
Kelsie Myroniuk

Service Provider

Hype master for all things startup and Work Nicer.
Zack Storms

Founder/Co-Organizer

Hi my name is Zack. I like building companies...
Dominique Beaupre

Entrepreneur

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

Student

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

Entrepreneur

Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Fairly Staffing.
Marina Barbu

Service Provider

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

Service Provider

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

Founder

I curate connection and impact through meaningful events and purposeful partnerships.
Radha Saikia

Customer Success

I help make samdesk's customers & products successful.
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.

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

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Adam Danyleyko

Service Provider

Christian Tokarski

Entrepreneur

Barbara MacKenzie

Service Provider

Ruth Spetter

Marketing Consultant

Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

Radha Saikia

Customer Success

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Want to help celebrate our boldest risk-takers?

2022 Show Sponsors

2021 Team

Nadhar Alsabban

Sales Operations Manager

I help optimize and scale sales efforts by supporting and enabling sales teams.
Riphay Al-Hussein

Service Provider

I'm all about maximizing my impact wherever I go...
Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Having fun, making friends, building companies.
Alex Kozicki

Business Analyst

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

Service Provider

I'm a content strategists at Shopify and love supporting local initiatives.
Syed Abbas

Entrepreneur

I advocate for my community of tech entrepreneurs and love talking about biology.
Zack Storms

Founder/Co-Organizer

Hi my name is Zack. I like building companies...
Radha Saikia

Customer Success

I help make samdesk's customers & products successful.
Jocelyn Davison

Founder

I curate connection and impact through meaningful events and purposeful partnerships.
Tom de Haas

Entrepreneur

I'm a co-Founder of a rapidly growing startup company.
Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

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

Entrepreneur

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

Freelance Writer

I support Edmonton’s tech scene by covering local success stories.
Nicole Dong

Entrepreneur

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

Entrepreneur

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

2021 Sponsors