A community for founders, hackers & builders

Who you build with is as important as what you're building

Build lasting, trusted relationships with our curated member community. Peers become mentors, mentors become allies, allies become investors, and so on. That’s the power of Flightpath.

Startup leaders

For founders, entrepreneurs and leaders building emerging and high-growth, tech and digital-first startups. Develop your startup and teams through curated peer groups, coaching sessions, hands-on deep dives and member-only gatherings.

Product developers

For software developers and engineers, technology team leaders and emerging technical minds. Boost your skills and projects with peer mentorship, coaching sessions, domain expertise, knowledge sharing, and member hackathons.

Venture builders

For venture capitalists, fund managers, investment associates and ecosystem builders. Learn and grow with a curated network of experienced member investors, identifying and investing in high growth, high potential startups.

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What you'll get

Flightpath offers private spaces to share struggles and support wins, whether you’re a first-time founder, a leader of a growing company, or an emerging fund manager building a new portfolio.

Peer-based mentoring

Our community is brimming with people wanting to make a difference — just like you. Collaborate together to share insights, provide support to one another, enhance your skills and refine project strategies.

Leadership development

Develop your growth as a startup or team leader, you're the founder, head of product, director of sales, or a CTO. Enroll in our tech leadership programming and peer groups, included with your membership.

Accountability groups

Join core groups to monitor progress, reflect on activities and outcomes, and identify wins and lessons learned. Group coaching sessions aim to establish accountability towards company and personal gains.

Exclusive gatherings

We host online and in-person events and meetups for our members. From online group chats with guest speakers, to in-person, curated dinners and community summits, we'll inspire and connect you through community.

Digital tools & community

Flightpath is powered by our online community. You'll create a profile, find program materials, helpful resources and most importantly, engage with other members and expertise to help you grow and thrive.

Member perks & discounts

When you join Flightpath, you'll receive an exclusive member welcome kit, ongoing perks and member discounts offered through our community partners, including software tools and access and work spaces.

by founders, for founders

We believe in founder-led startup communities. They’re powered by ever-evolving, micro-communities that form and grow, some incorporated, and many more of the “grassroots, organized-by-friends” kind (our favorite).

As the original founders and builders of Startup Edmonton, we kickstarted DemoCamp, Startup Drinks, Startup Weekend, Launch Party, Hackathons, GameCamp, Founders & Funders, Preflight, Startup Week, Startup Crawl, Students to Startups, and Student DevCon. We’ve had thousands participate in community events and programs we’ve organized.

Building startups are hard. One day it’s incredibly exciting, the next day it's terrifying. And for many founders and leaders, it can be a really lonely journey.

That's why we built Flightpath, powered by a membership-based community of founders, hackers and builders.

We create private spaces to share struggles and wins, whether you’re the founder of a company or leader of a growing team. We curate peer and core groups to build accountability, host small gatherings and dinners, and organize community-building adventures with our members.

Our member community encourages you to build alongside peers you can trust, allies you can learn from, and friends you can celebrate with.

We believe that who you build with is just as important as what you’re building. Welcome to Flightpath.

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Join Flightpath as an individual, with your team, or as a company, and enjoy the many benefits of membership

Community membership
Pause or cancel anytime
Community membership is for all individuals building start-up and growth stage companies:
Access to our community site
Build a profile, connect with other members
Collectives and peer groups curated by industry and functional roles
Group chats, speaker series, office hours, workshops
In-person community meetups and summits
Resource library and guides
Welcome kit, perks, discounts and other benefits
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Builders membership
Pay monthly, annual commitment
Builders includes all the benefits of Community membership, plus:
Full access to mentorship and leadership programs for growth stage companies
Build accountability with fellow founders, leaders and builders at growth stages
Work monthly in small, curated core groups by stage or role (e.g. Product, DevOps)
Exclusive Builders workshops, gatherings and summits
Builders membership is exclusive for leaders in early-stage growth companies (10-50+ people, $1-10M ARR) and later-stage growth (50+ people, $10-50M+ ARR) companies
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Here's a few frequently asked questions about Flightpath and our member community. See more FAQs →

What is Flightpath?

Flightpath is a member community for tech leaders, product developers and venture builders. Built around high-performance leadership, mentorship and apprenticeship programming, our community offers members space to share struggles and wins, whether you’re a start-up founder or leader in a fast-growing team. We curate core and peer groups that build trust and accountability, host small gatherings and events, and organize community-building adventures with our members. It’s about building alongside peers you can trust, allies you can learn from, and friends you can celebrate with.

Who is Flightpath for?

Our members fall into three main types:

a) startup leaders in emerging and growth stage, tech-enabled or tech-first companies;

b) product developers building products and growing technical teams; and

c) venture builders who are emerging and seasoned venture capitalists, fund managers, investment analysts, and ecosystem builders.

Members come from start-up, early-stage growth and later-stage growth companies, willing to learn, share and build within our community. While many members are based regionally in our homebase of Edmonton, our community is made up of members from across Canada, US and beyond.

Who's behind Flightpath?

Flightpath 2.0 is led by Ken Bautista, alongside a new team and braintrust.

Flightpath was originally founded in 2012 by Ken Bautista and Cam Linke, initially to invest in early stage founders coming out of Startup Edmonton — a company that was also co-founded by Ken and Cam. Over the years, the team kickstarted DemoCamp, Startup Drinks, Startup Weekend, Launch Party, Hackathons, GameCamp, Founders & Funders, Preflight, Startup Week, Startup Crawl, Students to Startups, Student DevCon, Ignite Edmonton, and TEDxEdmonton.

How do I apply?

We recruit members on an intake basis three times each year (Fall/Winter, Spring and Summer), aligned to ongoing and seasonal programming. Click the “Apply as a member” button, complete the application and we’ll do an initial review to ensure you meet the criteria as a prospective member (e.g. tech-first company, seeking high-growth). We’ll then contact you for an interview and conversation to learn more about you, talk about challenges, goals and outcomes you seek as a member, and what value you’ll bring to the Flightpath community. We’ll take 7-10 business days to complete our review as a team, discuss with select braintrust members, and hopefully have good news about your application status, along with next steps.

Why do you charge fees?

Like any for-profit startup, we believe in providing value for our customers. Our revenue streams are driven through member fees, project sponsorships and profits generated through our investment portfolio. To maintain a high degree of quality within our member community, we also offer a limited number of memberships annually, curated based on value over quantity.

What's the time commitment?

We know you’ve got a lot on your plate. When it comes to community, our philosophy is not about the amount of time you spend in it, but the quality of the interactions you have with other members. We want you to get the most out of your membership, so we’ll look to you to determine what that means to you. For some members, connecting frequently is part of the value. For others, checking in is more of the experience they’re seeking. Either way, we promise to bring you quality connections, conversation and community, as long as you can offer us your most authentic self.

What does early access membership get me?

As we roll out our new Flightpath member platform in early access, we know it's still a work in progress. We're working with early access members to mobilize core and peer groups, develop useful resources and organize exclusive gatherings. More importantly, you’ll be an essential part of the founding Flightpath member community, providing feedback and direction on how we can best serve tech founders, hackers and builders around Canada. Early Access members will receive a special welcome package, filled with Flightpath branded collateral.

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