Innovation in YEG

You may have seen us showing our member pride on social media. That’s because two of our members were selected to represent the  Advisory Council on Startups, as part of Edmonton’s Innovation Ecosystem Community (EIEC).  

More than 80 people applied to be inaugural members of this 13-seat council. Richard Clark (CEO of Student Hire, left) and Ismail Khalil (Founder and CEO of StudentsEAT) were among the group selected! Richard and Ismail—both MacEwan students—are absolutely thrilled!


In addition to founding the Advisory Council, EIEC regularly meets as a group to discuss Edmonton’s innovation corridor. They also hosted a variety of outreach sessions for entrepreneurs in December. According to the EIEC website:

The innovation ecosystem is a collective of people, organizations and places that are deeply connected and networked in the pursuit of ideas that create economic opportunities. The Edmonton Innovation Ecosystem Community (EIEC) is committed to actively working together to create the best possible environment for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Roundhouse has been a proud member of the community since 2018. The EIEC is looking to continue building their community, hear from more contributors and foster innovation in Edmonton. So, if you’re interested in learning more, or getting involved, check out their website and keep an eye on our newsletter for even more opportunities!