Innovate Edmonton brings together and supports our city’s most driven tech sector entrepreneurs and visionaries. We are a division of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) charged with Edmonton’s economic growth and diversification. Our purpose is to help you bring your groundbreaking ideas to market – whether you are a startup or a high-potential scaleup – by bringing the right people, resources and funding together specific to your idea. Innovate Edmonton manages the Advanced Technology Centre, Startup Edmonton, and the relationship with TEC Edmonton - a joint venture between the University of Alberta and EEDC, as well as the Edmonton Made program and Innovate YEG platform. For more information, visit edmonton.com/innovate.
Edmonton Economic Development Corporation is a unique model in Canada; a multi-divisional, multi-location arms-length agency of the City of Edmonton, aligned through unified purpose, vision, and values. EEDC’s operating and governance model is scalable, creating a platform for economic development initiatives that can be started, matured, and exited as required. This unified approach, founded on principles of scalability, adaptability, and leveraging public assets, means that Edmonton can move faster on new initiatives and take on bigger risks all for the single purpose of growing our economy. EEDC manages six divisions; Edmonton Tourism, Edmonton Convention Centre, Edmonton EXPO Centre, Innovate Edmonton and Enterprise Edmonton. For more information, visit eedc.ca.
Startup Genome works to enhance startup success and ecosystem performance everywhere. Our mission and impact are rooted in over a decade of independent research with data on over a million companies across 150 cities. Working side-by-side with more than 300 partner organizations, our frameworks and methodologies have become instrumental in building foundations for startups to grow. Our efforts earned us the Research Champions award at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2019. Many of the world’s leading governments and innovation-focused organizations have joined our knowledge network to cut through the complexities of startup ecosystem development and fuel sustained economic growth. Considered the new science of startup ecosystem assessment, we point to key gaps in startup ecosystems and prioritize actions to take in addressing them. Together with global thought leaders, we define robust strategies and implement programs to drive lasting change. Join us and boost startup success, economic growth, and job creation in your region. Follow our work at startupgenome.com.
StartupBlink is the world’s most comprehensive map and research center of startup ecosystems. It supports local organizations in developing and promoting their ecosystem. Its global startup ecosystem map and research center has tens of thousands of registered startups, coworking spaces, and accelerators, while its platforms have around 10,000 monthly visitors, in addition to 90+ active local startup chapters, with over 40,000 members around the globe. Once a year, it releases the world’s most comprehensive startup ecosystem rankings with over 120 countries and 950 cities ranked. For more information and to download the report, visit startupblink.com.
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Stakeholder Relations Manager, Innovate Edmonton
President & Chief Policy Officer, Startup Genome
PR, Marketing & Comms, Startup Genome