Entrepreneurialism and Edmonton:

If you haven’t been to Edmonton before, no one will blame you. Located in Central Alberta (that’s Canada, if you’re not familiar), Edmonton is the Northern-most city in the world with a population of greater than 1M people. It also happens to be one of the least densely populated cities in the world with a geographic footprint much bigger than cities far larger in population.

Figure 1 Picture Credit — CFIB as per http://www.cfib-fcei.ca/cfib-documents/rr3274.pdf
  • The establishment of TEC Edmonton, a joint-initiative between the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton. The technology-based business incubator and accelerator TEC Edmonton was named Incubator of the year in 2014 by Startup Canada while Randy Thompson, Edmonton based director of TEC Edmonton’s TEC Venture Angels investment group was named as Investor of the Year.
Figure 2 Photo Credit — Top Universities as per http://www.topuniversities.com/where-to-study/north-america/canada/top-universities-canada-province-201415
  • A surplus of intellectual talent. The University of Alberta is one of the top universities in the world while NAIT and MacEwan also serve as great educational institutions and serve as entrepreneurial hubs of their own, featuring both business plan competitions and co-working spaces.
Photo Credit — http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/commercial-real-estate/2020+vision+What+will+downtown+Edmonton+look+like+decade/10198815/story.html?__lsa=9a71-79c8

Former Founder / Alumni / Athlete / Coach/ Aspiring Investor /Proud Canadian.

Former Founder / Alumni / Athlete / Coach/ Aspiring Investor /Proud Canadian.