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Supporting technology and innovation opportunities for local founders and their teams

Innovate Edmonton Sponsorship

Using the YEG Innovation Compass Action Plan as a guide, Innovate Edmonton sponsorship investments focus on efforts that demonstrate a coordinated approach by the community to create the highest possible impact for our city’s innovation ecosystem.

Areas of focus for 2020, are technology and innovation events, programs, and opportunities that focus predominantly on activations in the areas of: 

• Investment 
• Talent  
• Access to Customers  
• Marketing  

Applications for sponsorship are accepted year-round and are considered on a bi-weekly basis.

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Sponsorship Application

2020 Investments to date
Event Date YEG Compass Pillar Sponsorship Amount Outcomes
RMBS, Canada’s longest running student-led business conference February 17 – 21, 2020 Talent $2,000
Start-Up TnT Investor Summit February 20, 2020 Investment $2,500
GRIT Speaker Series with Gary Vaynerchuk, Trixstar March 26, 2020 Talent, Marketing $30,000
AccelerateAB. A100 April 20 – 21, 2010 Investment, Talent, Access to Customers, Marketing $25,000

Conferences, Activations and Events

In 2020, Innovate Edmonton, alongside a variety of partners, will activate at a variety of conferences, activations and events to showcase our city’s innovation ecosystem, and connect founders to customers and investors.

In addition, through our sponsorship efforts, there are complimentary or reduced cost innovation-focused event tickets available to founders and their teams throughout the year.

2020 Intent
Event Date Location Outcome
SXSW Canada House March 15 – 19, 2020 Austin, Texas
Inventures June 3 – 5, 2020 Calgary, Alberta
Collision Conference June 22 – 25, 2020 Toronto, Ontario
Reboot Develop Red Fall 2020 (TBA) Banff, Alberta

Expression of Interest

Full details on the support available to participate in the above events, will be posted as it is available.

To be informed of opportunities, please complete the form below:

Are you attending a tech or innovation conference?

Our goal is to ensure wherever we go, and whatever we do has the highest impact and return on investment while serving the broadest demographic of startup companies. That means we cannot be at everything.

If you are planning to attend a national or international tech or innovation conference, please let us know! This information will inform our future work and gives us the opportunity to learn more about how we can support your efforts.


Please reach out to Stephanie Enders, Director of Marketing and Communications, with any questions or requests.

Stephanie Enders
Stephanie Enders
Director of Marketing and Communications, Innovate Edmonton
Email senders@edmonton.com