Win an office in downtown YEG

We are passionate about the Edmonton business community and want to help your company succeed! We are giving away a fully-furnished, internet-ready office space in downtown Edmonton to a deserving small business. Submit your entry, and your business could move into this Jasper Avenue office space, with the lease paid for two years.

Tell us your story. We want to know how your business and values will change the world (or your small part of it)! We also want to know how the diverse nature of your team will help contribute to the success of this mission.

Five of the entries will be selected to “live” pitch their business to a group of business and community leaders. Then, the panel will decide on the business that gets to move into this office, for free, with the lease covered for two years.

Apply today using the form on this page and move in for January 1, 2022! The application deadline is December 10, 2021. Please read the Official Contest Rules.

Fill out the form to apply

The Panel

Lazina McKenzie is a community builder. She leads the University of Alberta’s ThresholdImpact Venture Mentoring Services, a mentorship program for Edmonton entrepreneurs. Prior to this, she built a brand and boutique consulting business called L2 Style. Her professional background is in management consulting, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement and organizational design. Lazina is also a volunteer co-leader with November Project Canada, a free fitness community that has been in Edmonton since 2013.

Debbie Gust is President and Owner of WOW! Factor Desserts. WOW! is a locally operated but nation-leading, upscale frozen dessert supplier that has been in business for 39 years. Debbie comes from a family of entrepreneurs, is a Women’s Presidents Organization member, supports local community initiatives, mentors youth, and believes in providing meaningful employment to those with disabilities. WOW! has had a relationship with the Robin Hood Association for the last 30 years.

Kristina Milke is one of the Managing partners in Sprout.vc. which is launching a second fund focused on B2B SaaS early stage companies in Western Canadian. Kristina is an A100 member and sits on various boards. She also spends time supporting the entrepreneurial eco-system in Edmonton by both mentoring and participating on the Board of Advisors with Venture Mentoring Services (VMS) a world-renowned mentoring program with a local branch operating at the University of Alberta. Recently, she joined Edmonton Women in Finance as a mentor.

Cheryll Watson has over 20 years of experience as a business executive in Edmonton and is currently the Co-Chair of the Startup Genome Global Senior Policymaker Forum, a group of innovation ecosystem experts from around the world. She has led growth in the economic ecosystem of Edmonton through the Edmonton Economic Development Corp. and founding Innovate Edmonton. She is also a mentor in the ThresholdImpact Venture Mentor Program and is a strong supporter of mental health, education, and environmental causes.

Tanis Carwell is a Senior Financial Advisor with ATB Wealth. She has been managing wealth and financial matters for clients for over 25 years. She works with a niche market of business owners that have allowed her to understand the intricacies, business life cycles, and challenges that business owners face. Her past endeavours include working with a small business to expand its offerings and owning a retail business herself.

Lynsae Moon is a settler on Treaty 6 who is passionate about using the power of personal connection to make a positive difference through many job ventures, activism projects, and volunteer roles. Lynsae owns The Nook Café, employs a diverse team, serves a broad demographic, and is committed to socially responsible business practices. She has received the 2018 Daughter Day Award from Canadians for a Civil Society, is a member of the Tatawaw community and was named a Top 40 Under 40 in 2021 in Edify Magazine.