Hi there, I'm Ken.

I'm a co-founder of The Public, a marketplace uniting food lovers and makers through online and physical retail; and managing partner at Makespace Group, powering a portfolio of startups and spaces for modern creators and consumers.

Previously, I co-founded Startup Edmonton, a community hub for entrepreneurs, and Flightpath Ventures, advising and investing in early stage tech startups. I've also led the development of multiple innovation campuses and spaces 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.