EACOS is an advocate for Edmonton’s tech-enabled startup community. We are comprised of 13 individuals from scaleups, startups, seed companies, students, and investors. Our mandate is to be a voice for our peer-startups, activating and aligning resources with the needs of our technology community at large.
EACOS believes that publicly-funded service providers (entities with programs and mandates aiming to support and grow the startup/innovation ecosystem such as Startup Edmonton & TEC Edmonton) have a critical role to play in the growth and success of a startup community. However, we feel that Edmonton’s service provider community has under-communicated their mandates and metrics, and under-involved entrepreneurs, creating a divide between these organizations and the communities they serve.
Service providers are guided by the mandates and metrics of their funders (such as Innovate Edmonton, EEDC, Alberta Innovates or Post-Secondaries), and need to realign with the community they provide value to. Stronger partnerships between service providers, and the entrepreneurs and companies they serve will result in more synergistic, transparent, and ultimately valuable relationships which will contribute to community growth and increased throughput.
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