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

6 Things You Need To Know About Alberta’s New Investor Tax Credit

Thank you to Bruno Steppuhn at Diversify Alberta for more details on Alberta’s new investor tax credit. Based on information to date it appears that although the Alberta government has announced up to $45 million a year over the next two years for investors, timing details and ability to apply and use the credit are not … More 6 Things You Need To Know About Alberta’s New Investor Tax Credit

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