Every Team Member Since Inception

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

I’m passionate about telling stories of Edmonton’s innovation community.
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

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

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

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Barbara MacKenzie

Service Provider

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Adam Danyleyko

Service Provider

Christian Tokarski

Entrepreneur

Ruth Spetter

Marketing Consultant

Radha Saikia

Customer Success

Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

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2023 Show Sponsors: We're thrilled to have all of these amazing sponsors helping us make it happen!

2022 Team

Rebecca Ng

Student

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

Service Provider

Hype master for all things startup and Work Nicer.
Nadhar Alsabban

Sales Operations Manager

I help optimize and scale sales efforts by supporting and enabling sales teams.
Bradley Poulette

Entrepreneur

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

Service Provider

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

Service Provider

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

Founder

Dental hygienist turned tech entrepreneur, passionate about living the founder and startup dream.
Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Having fun, making friends, building companies.
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.
Steven Lin

Outreach Worker

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

Entrepreneur

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

Service Provider

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

Customer Success

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

Entrepreneur

I advocate for my community of tech entrepreneurs and love talking about biology.
Shay Barker

YEG Superfan

Big fan of supporting YEG's Startup Community and seeing it grow
Zack Storms

Founder/Co-Organizer

Hi my name is Zack. I like building companies...
Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

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

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

Adam Danyleyko

Service Provider

Brandon Kwong

Edmonton Chief Organizer

Shalon McFarlane

Service Provider

Barbara MacKenzie

Service Provider

Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

Radha Saikia

Customer Success

Christian Tokarski

Entrepreneur

Ruth Spetter

Marketing Consultant

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2021 Team

Tom de Haas

Entrepreneur

I'm a co-Founder of a rapidly growing startup company.
Bradley Poulette

Entrepreneur

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

Founder/Co-Organizer

Hi my name is Zack. I like building companies...
Nicole Dong

Entrepreneur

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

Freelance Writer

I support Edmonton’s tech scene by covering local success stories.
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.
Nadhar Alsabban

Sales Operations Manager

I help optimize and scale sales efforts by supporting and enabling sales teams.
Jocelyn Davison

Founder

I curate connection and impact through meaningful events and purposeful partnerships.
Syed Abbas

Entrepreneur

I advocate for my community of tech entrepreneurs and love talking about biology.
Lan Tan

Entrepreneur Enabler

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

Customer Success

I help make samdesk's customers & products successful.
Riphay Al-Hussein

Service Provider

I'm all about maximizing my impact wherever I go...
Lindsey Tran

Service Provider

I'm a content strategists at Shopify and love supporting local initiatives.
Dominique Beaupre

Entrepreneur

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

2021 Sponsors