Startup Edmonton will move to a new home in Fall 2022

January 25, 2022 — This morning, our CEO, Catherine Warren, announced that Innovate Edmonton has selected a home, and we invite you to join us in co-creating the city’s newest innovation destination.

Located at 10107 Jasper Avenue, in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown, this vibrant new space will convene Edmonton’s diverse and growing innovation communities, contribute to the innovation identity of our city, and showcase Edmonton’s innovators as engines for tackling global challenges. 

Representing the next steps in Innovate Edmonton’s journey, the new space will be home to our operations, three program divisions — Startup Edmonton, Scaleup Edmonton, and Accelerate Edmonton, the startup community, innovators of all stripes, world-class accelerators generously funded by the City, and so much more! 

Built with accessible and sustainable practices, the 18,000+ sq foot, loft-style space with natural light and awe-inspiring windows will provide ample space for innovation to thrive with art installations and flexible spaces, including co-working collaboration spaces, 100-seat programming room, pitch space, and public podcast and production studio.   

Startup Edmonton, a division of Innovate Edmonton, will move to the new space in Fall 2022. Our current lease at the Mercer Warehouse has been extended until October 2022 to allow Startup Edmonton programming and space to continue to operate as a community hub and incubator.  

The historic Mercer Warehouse was built in 1911 and has been the home of Startup Edmonton since May 2012, where it’s become a beacon for our city’s brightest entrepreneurial minds and builders. Building owners Devin, Kelly, and Lara Lukian-Pope (Gather Co.) have been a part of Startup Edmonton from the beginning. We have offered to work with the owners of the Mercer Building to support a smooth transition, including through referrals to prospective tenants and joint activations that lead to downtown vibrancy, entrepreneurship, and innovation placemaking. 

The best part: there’s still time to help us finalize our design plans, in line with five key pillars: inclusivity, accessibility, sustainability, downtown vibrancy, and reconciliation.