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.
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
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?
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.”
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
Not much . . . “The Alberta Investor Tax Credit is said to be worth $90 million over two years, but the government has yet to announce specific details about how it will work. That information will come “later this year,” according to the budget documents.”
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
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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
the high-technology sector in B.C. now employs 84,000 people, more than the forestry, mining and oil and gas industries combined. … More Vancouver’s high-tech Makeover