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Sponsorship and Events

Supporting technology and innovation opportunities for local founders and their teams

Innovate Edmonton Sponsorship and Events

Innovate Edmonton participates in a variety of sponsorships and events to move the Edmonton Innovation Ecosystem forward.

Innovate Edmonton opportunities:

Sponsorship: Cash investment in events, initiatives and programming opportunities that support the efforts of the YEG Compass Action plan.

Conference and Event Participation: Founders, tech company team members, and community leaders have the opportunity to apply to participate in conferences and events that Innovate Edmonton is taking a lead role in as an exhibitor, partner or sponsor. Each opportunity will have specific levels of support and opportunities for participation.

In addition, we're interested in learning more about the events and conferences you are attending throughout the year. It will inform our work, and provide an opportunity for us to offer support when possible.

Apply for Cash 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!

In our effort to sponsor events, activities and programs that create the highest possible impact for our city's innovation ecosystem, individual travel and conference costs will not be considered at this time. You can access opportunities for support here.

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

Participate in Major Events with Innovate Edmonton

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.

Founders, tech company team members, and community leaders have the opportunity to apply to participate in conferences and events that Innovate Edmonton is taking a lead role in as an exhibitor, partner or sponsor. Each opportunity will have specific levels of support and opportunities for participation.

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 October 21- 23, 2020 Banff, Alberta

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.

Current opportunities

Here are two event opportunities that are currently open. Apply today!

An Evening With Gary Vaynerchuk

  • Innovate Edmonton would like to extend an opportunity for members of the ecosystem to attend An Evening With Gary Vaynerchuk with a complementary event ticket and private workshop.


Collision 2020

  • Innovate Edmonton would like to extend two different opportunities to companies hoping to attend Collision 2020, the BETA Package, and Community Conference Passes, both outlined here.

Questions?

Please reach out to Alex Hryciw, with any questions or requests.

Alex Hryciw
Alex Hryciw
Director, Strategy and Government Relations
Email AHryciw@Edmonton.com
Phone 780.271.4641