@kenbautista

 

I love talking startups, entrepreneurship and my city. Interested in working together? Shoot me an email at ken@kenbautista.com.

Ken Bautista started his first venture, an education-based interactive studio, while completing an education degree at the University of Alberta. He sold the business and went on to co-found Rocketfuel Games (game-based learning), Flightpath Ventures (early stage seed fund), and multiple community initiatives (artsScene, TEDxEdmonton). To grow his local startup community, Ken co-founded Startup Edmonton, a hub/campus that has since mobilized 50+ startups and hosts 150+ events annually. In 2014, the nonprofit company was acquired by Edmonton Economic Development, where Ken now leads the city's entrepreneurship portfolio. He is also a national advisor to the Startup Canada Communities initiative.

Over the years, Ken has spoken at international events (Startup Phenomenon in Boulder, Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum in Hong Kong, Banff World Television Festival). He sits on the University of Alberta Alumni Council and TELUS Community Board, and has been recognized in Avenue Magazine's inaugural "Top 40 Under 40" and Alberta Venture Magazine's "50 Most Influential People".