accelerate your growth as a startup leader & builder

Aimed at empowering aspiring and existing tech and venture leaders across Canada, Flightpath equips members with the essential skills, growth mindset, and a supportive community necessary to build successful, growth-driven companies.







what you'll do

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.

Membership options →

Monthly forums

Monthly forums are private, 90 min calls where you'll work with your assigned core group to deep dive into one aspect of your business. It could be systems, product, technology, customers, financials, people - whatever you decide. You'll build accountability, share best practices and offer peer support.

Builders camps

Builders camps are 2-day
leadership workshops and retreat gatherings, organized for Flightpath members. Builders camps foster active learning, mentorship and fellowship with only 20 attendees per camp. Camps include Product Camp, Growth Camp, Ops Camp and Venture Camp.

Weekly sessions

Members have continuous access to live and recorded sessions and programming. Sessions include group chats featuring speakers and panels, operational deep dives, office hours with peers and experts, and orientation sessions to meet other members. Sessions are offered on a sign-up basis to all members.

Growth standups

Growth meetings are daily or weekly standup calls organized for members to provide regular opportunities to share experiments, shape goals, track metrics and build accountability with other members. Growth standups are run by product stage. Core groups may also run their own weekly or bi-weekly standups.

Member experiences

We organize in-person experiences for members across communities, including leadership lunches, braintrust dinners, member meetups, social events and our annual Summit. Hosted by members, sponsors and partners, experiences provide opportunities for learning and fellowship between members.

Digital platforms

Our primary membership and community platform features private and open spaces, live streams, group chats, online courses, group coaching, resource libraries, organized discussions, subscriptions, and member profiles. Members also engage in community spaces hosted through Slack and Discord.

join our community

Join Flightpath as a community member, and enjoy the many benefits of membership

Community membership
Pause or cancel anytime
For all individuals building start-up and growth stage companies:
Access to our member community
1:1 roadmap sessions to plan goals and objectives
Assigned to Core group (monthly forum, private space, accountability)
Weekly group chats, speaker series, office hours, growth standups
Invites/discounts to Builders Camps, member experiences, annual summit
Sign up for early access
All-access membership
Pay monthly, annual commitment
All-access includes all the benefits of Community membership, plus:
Passes to all Builders Camps (for you or a member of your team)
Passes to Member Experiences
Passes to Community Summits
Access to Fellowship Programs
Invites to exclusive Builders experiences, dinners and programs
Additional perks and discounts
Sign up for early access

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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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