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?

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

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.

Kudos to WILDROSE for including tax policy that promotes diversification and clean, high paying jobs for Albertans

From the 2015 WILDROSE election platform “ Implement broad-based tax incentives to stimulate research, investment, and economic activity across all sectors without government interference Alberta Technology supports any party promoting intelligent policy that benefits Albertans.

21st Century Wealth and Value Creation about Innovation – not Extraction

Two-thirds of Canadian C-level executives say the country is too dependent on resource industries and needs to become more diversified to inject better balance into the economy – and that was March 2014 when oil was over $100 a barrel. … More 21st Century Wealth and Value Creation about Innovation – not Extraction