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.”

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

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

An agregation of big thinkers & revolutionaries – get this in your calendar for next year

Spent most of this week at eComm in San Francisco; self-described as “eComm represents a visionary community committed to innovation and directing the future of technology-mediated-communications at this critical juncture.” Congratulations and thanks to Lee Dryburgh of Edinburgh, Scotland, the producer of eComm for creating and hosting such a unique valuable event. Take a look … More An agregation of big thinkers & revolutionaries – get this in your calendar for next year