What Albertans Don’t Realize About Our Future.

I have written here about wealth creation in the 21st century before. Here’s the important part: This thought and article were penned in 2011, by this guy . . . and with each passing year he’s been proven more correct. And he puts his money where his mouth is. And why Software Developers are considered the New … More What Albertans Don’t Realize About Our Future.

A Shining (small market) Example for Alberta – Estonia is punching almost 10X above Europe’s average Venture Capital investments of 0.08% of GDP

On startups in Europe: Remarks to European Parliaments. A speech delivered to Chairpersons of EU affairs committees of European Union parliaments, at their COSAC meeting in Tallinn, Estonia on July 10, 2017.   Twitter / @Riigikogu Esteemed Chairpersons, Delegates, dear fellow Europeans, I stand before you here today because I build companies in Europe. I founded my first one … More A Shining (small market) Example for Alberta – Estonia is punching almost 10X above Europe’s average Venture Capital investments of 0.08% of GDP

Let’s quit claiming Alberta has an innovation ecosystem. Because it doesn’t.

An articulate, insightful article on challenges and opportunities in Alberta Technology published in it’s entirety from the LinkedIn post from Bill Whitelaw – (links to original article at Bill’s picture and name below.) Published on February 16, 2017 Bill Whitelaw  President & CEO at JuneWarren-Nickle’s Energy Group     Here’s the thing about ecosystems: they … More Let’s quit claiming Alberta has an innovation ecosystem. Because it doesn’t.

Progress, but does Alberta have this right yet?

Minister Deron Bilous provided an update to the forthcoming “Alberta Investor Tax Credit” yesterday (September 29, 2016) in a Press conference and press release; link to source in image below: It may just be political expediency but the continued language about “small business” is concerning on a number of levels.   The largest, fastest wealth … More Progress, but does Alberta have this right yet?

LA VC Mark Suster provides a perfect follow-on to previous post on innovation, risk and culture on Both Sides of the Table

If you haven’t been introduced to Mark Suster and his work at “Both Sides of the Table” then we have a pleasant surprise for you. Mark recently explored Why Acceptance of Failure is Critical to Startup Success? a perfect follow on to our most recent post on innovation, risk, and national culture. An excerpt from Mark’s post below, follow the … More LA VC Mark Suster provides a perfect follow-on to previous post on innovation, risk and culture on Both Sides of the Table

innovation, risk and national culture

“Canadians are more risk averse than Americans”  I explained. “Everyone is more risk averse than the Americans” my friend replied. “if you think Canadians are afraid of failure, you should see the Germans!” he explained. “They even have a word for the enjoyment of seeing others fail – schadenfreude.” I laughed. He was right. We … More innovation, risk and national culture

Global Recognition for Calgary Tech Incubator

November 25, 2015; Stockholm, Sweden: UBI Global, a thought leader in performance analysis of business incubation around the world, recognized Calgary University Tech incubator “Innovate Calgary” ranking it sixth among global peers. UBI Global benchmarks over 400 incubation programs in 70 countries.   Innovate Calgary is the technology transfer and business incubation centre for the University … More Global Recognition for Calgary Tech Incubator

Premier Notley, we’ve seen this movie before. It’s dull and doesn’t end well.

Geoffrey Morgan in the National Post on October 15, 2015 . . . “”Like previous premiers in Alberta, Rachel Notley introduces panel on economic diversification” and goes on to explain . . . ” Executives from two of Alberta’s largest and most entrenched industries – oil production and power generation – will sit on a new … More Premier Notley, we’ve seen this movie before. It’s dull and doesn’t end well.