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

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?

“What’s does Canada need? A bit more frankness, and a lot more failure.”

This is such a terrific article I’m reposting the entire article here for AlbertaTechnology readers – click on the John Stackhouse image below to visit the source article in LinkedIn For diversity and inclusion, no country is hotter than Canada. So why are we so worried about innovation, which is supposed to thrive on those … More “What’s does Canada need? A bit more frankness, and a lot more failure.”

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

Art of the Pitch

Seedups Canada and ATB Financial have teamed up to host  Art of the Pitch a virtual event on Shindig Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 4:00 PM MDT. The event features Alex Raczenko, who may hold a record for “number of pitches reviewed” after many years at Innovate Calgary as Entrepreneur in Residence helping entrepreneurs craft winning … More Art of the Pitch

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