Edmonton’s startup community has come a long way in just a few years, and Startup Edmonton recently celebrated its fifth anniversary as a startup hub in the city’s downtown. We talk to CEO Tiffany Linke-Boyko about the evolution of Startup Edmonton, starting as a grassroots initiative with two founders in 2009, to its place today as a core piece of the city’s economic development strategies.
It was a big week for Edmonton, as the city—and the rest of Canada—cheered the creation of a new research centre from Google/Alphabet-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind. The University of Alberta in Edmonton has been a world leader in artificial intelligence and, with the new office, it’s hoped that more AI talent will come to Edmonton and stay there.
- Startup Edmonton
- Startup Edmonton on Twitter (@StartupEdmonton)
- Tiffany Linke-Boyko on Twitter (@TiffanyKLB)
- Tiffany Linke-Boyko on LinkedIn
- DeepMind expands to Canada with new research office in Edmonton, Alberta
- Paula Simons: ‘Global head-snap’: Google’s DeepMind sets up shop in Edmonton
- DeepMind Goes to Alberta For First International Lab
- Laura Kilcrease Leaves Austin to Head up the Alberta Innovates Corp.