Build, Test & Learn

A Workshop Series


  • Founders and entrepreneurs seeking to develop functional prototypes and MVPs for continued testing and learning.
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs, startup founders, and seasoned business leaders eager to refine their product offerings and drive innovation.
  • Individuals committed to understanding and meeting customer needs, navigating the complexities of IP management, and preparing for long-term success in their ventures.


Embark on a comprehensive journey of entrepreneurial learning and skill development with our series of workshops tailored for founders and entrepreneurs on Tuesday nights, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, May 7 – June 18, 2024. Led by seasoned experts in their respective fields, each workshop offers invaluable insights and practical tools to navigate the complexities of startup development and innovation.

By attending four out of the six workshops, plus the Demo Roundtable, participants will receive a Badge of Completion.

Intro to Machine Learning with Amii

This program with Amii consists of workshops, coaching, and self-directed work aimed at helping startups explore the potential of ML, identify high-value opportunities, and prioritize their ML development efforts effectively.

  • Date & Time: May 7  |  11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Lunch & Learn
  • Delivery: In Person

Tailored for startups and early-stage ventures, this program offers funding, resources, and expertise to educate founders on the intricacies of IP, develop robust IP strategies, and implement effective protection measures. By participating in ElevateIP Alberta, founders will gain the knowledge and tools needed to navigate the complexities of IP management, empowering them to elevate their businesses and drive long-term success.

  • Date & Time: May 14  |  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Delivery: Online

Immerse yourself in the transformative power of design thinking with our comprehensive workshop, guided by the principles of human-centered design. Through interactive sessions and hands-on activities, gain practical insights into each stage of the design thinking process, equipping you with the skills and mindset needed to drive impactful change and create products that address real-world needs.

  • Date & Time: May 21  |  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Delivery: In Person

This workshop covers essential steps in MVP development, from problem identification to execution. Through this interactive session with hands-on activities, participants will gain insights into product management fundamentals, feedback loop utilization, and networking opportunities.

  • Date & Time: May 28  |  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Delivery: In Person

Immerse yourself in an intensive two-hour workshop designed to validate your business concepts following the principles outlined in “Testing Business Ideas” by David J. Bland and Alexander Osterwalder. By the end of the session, you’ll emerge with a deeper understanding of customer development, lean startup methodologies, and business model generation, armed with the tools and confidence to navigate the validation process and breathe life into your ideas.

  • Date & Time: June 4  |  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Delivery: In Person

Delve into the intricacies of product vision and strategic planning with our comprehensive workshop tailored for founders, entrepreneurs, and product managers. Through interactive sessions and hands-on exercises, participants will gain practical insights into defining product vision, understanding customer personas, mapping customer journeys, and crafting effective product roadmaps.

  • Date & Time: June 11  |  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Delivery: In Person

Bring your MVPs or prototypes to the subsequent Demo Roundtable for peer and expert feedback, ensuring a continuous refinement process enriched by diverse perspectives by ultimately leading to the development of robust and innovative solutions.

  • Date & Time: June 18  |  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Delivery: In Person 


  • Gain a deeper understanding of product development principles and techniques.
  • Learn practical strategies for rapid experimentation and validation of business ideas.
  • Immerse yourself in human-centered design thinking to create innovative solutions.
  • Develop essential skills in defining product vision, understanding customer personas, and crafting effective product roadmaps.
  • Acquire knowledge and tools to safeguard and leverage intellectual property for long-term business success.
  • Refine your product concepts, make informed decisions, and prepare for the next stage of growth through hands-on workshops and expert guidance.
  • Equip founders with essential skills for success in the Alberta Catalyzer’s programs.

How to Register

Register now for one or more of the workshops in the Build, Test & Learn series.

This program is partially funded through the City of Edmonton and offered at no cost, thanks to Alberta Innovates, through the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network.

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