Hi there, I'm Ken.

I'm a founding partner at Makespace, activating innovation communities and spaces. I'm leading the development of innovation communities like Flightpath Ventures, investing in early stage tech startups; and The Public, uniting food lovers and makers through markets and retail. Previously, I co-founded Startup Edmonton, a community hub for entrepreneurs. I've also led the development of multiple innovation hubs and campuses from initial concept to building operation, including Platform Calgary, Mercer Warehouse, and Elko Engineering Garage at the University of Alberta. As an innovation policy shaper, I led as Director of Entrepreneurship at Edmonton Economic Development, and was a founding advisor of the Startup Canada Communities initiative.



I speak, write and consult on the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship and community building. I often work with startup community leaders, real estate developers, economic development agencies, and university incubators.

To work on something together, book a workshop or talk, or if you have something else in mind, feel free to contact me at ken@kenbautista.com.