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9+hrs | 200+ Startups | 30+ Hosts | 5 Afterparties

August 18, 2022 | 8am - 5pm MDT | 9am - 6pm CDT

Watch It Again!

Companies and Partners

2022 Stats.


2022 Sectors

AI, ML, SaaS & Software


Education, HR & Workforce


Energy & Cleantech

Ag & Bioscience

Life Sciences

Media & Arts

Manufacturing, Robotics & Aviation

Food & Beverage


Leisure & Travel

Financial Support Provided By

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ULTRA Marathon Sponsor

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Full Marathon Sponsor

Half Marathon Sponsor

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A Prairies-wide 'show and tell' to showcase startups across all stages and sectors to a friendly audience with in-person afterparties in YEG, YYC, YQR, YXE, and YWG.

An all-day community event for Prairie startups!

Pitch at the next marathon!

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Event Details


Date: August 18, 2022

Time: 8am - 5pm MDT & 9am - 6pm CDT

Format: Online event, 5 afterparties

On Aug 18, 200+ Prairie startups participated in our annual summer celebration of the Prairie Startup community.  35 co-hosts from across the provinces welcomed startups across 18 themed blocks to pitch to the community. The event was be hosted on Zoom (streamed via YouTube too) and presenters had 3 minutes to pitch their company. An audience of nearly 800 made suggestions, recommendations, and referrals in the chat and through the feedback form.


After the pitch marathon, there was massive afterparties in 5 Prairie cities.

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Shelvie, Fly and Fetch

Great Alberta Marathon is a great way to shout to the world what your startup is. There will be customers, investors, friends, and various audiences that are watching. It’s also a great event to showcase the Alberta startup scene which we’re very happy to be part of

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Anka, Ruth

It was a great opportunity for us to practice our pitching skills among so many awesome Albertan companies! Such an encouraging ecosystem to be part of.

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Brett, Goodlawyer

The Great Pitch Marathon was an incredible opportunity for new startups to gain exposure for the first time and for early-stage founders to start finding their tribe

2022 Afterparty Locations

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YEG Afterparty

Say Uncle

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YQR Afterparty

Cathedral Social Hall

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YYC Afterparty

Briggs Kitchen and Bar

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YWG Afterparty

Kings Head Pub

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YXE Afterparty

Boffins in Innovation Place

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