Hi, I'm Ken.

I'm a founding partner at Makespace and Flightpath Ventures, building startup communities and innovation spaces.

As an educator-turned-entrepreneur, I offer a unique perspective in developing founders, builders and leaders in communities. From starting my first venture as a fourth year university student, to mobilizing founder-led communities like Startup Edmonton, to building physical innovation hubs like Platform Calgary and Elko Engineering Garage, to shaping national initiatives like Startup Canada Communities, and investing capital into cities through venture and real estate funds - I provide over 20 years of insights exploring the intersection of technology startups, talent communities and city building.

Minimum Viable Development
Urban Experience Alliance

Design Founders and the Start-up Revolution
Situating Design in Alberta, University of Alberta Press

Canada Should Focus on Startup Communities
Financial Post

Return on Community

Creative Space
Alberta Views Magazine

Creative Collisions
Legacy in Action Magazine

Ken Bautista Builds Something
Business in Edmonton

Startup Project Puts Big Bet on Edmonton
The Globe & Mail

Startups: It's Not a Marathon, It's Parkour
Spectator Tribune

Making Museums Fun For All
The New York Times

Also featured in Alberta Venture Magazine’s "50 Most Influential People", Avenue Magazine’s inaugural "Top 40 Under 40", and awarded the Alumni Horizon Award at the University of Alberta recognizing the outstanding professional achievements of Alumni early on in their career.

Work with me

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.

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