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Aug. 31: TalkMaze CEO to represent Edmonton innovation community internationally

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: TalkMaze founder Ghalia Aamer is gearing up for a busy couple of months championing her own company and Edmonton's innovation community both locally and abroad; Bitcoin Well CEO Adam O'Brien weighed in about cryptocurrency becoming an Edmonton election issue; bitcoin mining operation that set up shop without approval in Sturgeon County has been forced to shut down; Edmonton's Robolution, Electronic Grid Systems, and others are among the Inventures startup pitch finalists; applications are still open for NPower's free training for youth.

Aug. 24: Startups pitch to celebrate and connect the community

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Another edition of the Great Alberta Pitch Marathon is in the books; the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) has announced 20 scholarships for the nine-week Machine Learning Technician Certification; TECTERRA has announced the shortlisted finalists for the 2021 TECTERRA Awards; Bitcoin Well announced its Q2 2021 financial results; and Technology Alberta has announced the NExT Level careers program.

Aug. 17: Samdesk is helping to make London's transport network safer

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Samdesk has been awarded a contract by Transport for London (TfL) to provide notifications about emerging disruptions to the transportation network; this year's AccelerateAB will be structured as a one-day event in Edmonton on Nov. 9; MNP published an article about Edmonton as a fast-growing technology and innovation hub; Bitcoin Well is acquiring Ghostlab; Showbie now has a team in the United States; and Technology Alberta is offering a micro-credential series called Tech Leadership for the Future.

Aug. 10: Federal government launches new regional economic development agency for Prairies

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Prairies Economic Development Canada, or PrairiesCan, will serve Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, replacing Western Economic Diversification Canada; Alberta Enterprise Corporation has invested $10 million in Yaletown Partners second Innovation Growth Fund; Startup Edmonton interim director Lauren Briske will be moving on in September; Bitcoin Well virtually rang the opening bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange on July 30; NanoCanada, which has formed the first Canadian nanomedicine cluster, has received funding.

July 27: QuoteToMe raises $2.5M to scale to the next level

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: QuoteToMe has raised $2.5 million in a fully-subscribed series seed round; Innovate Edmonton has announced its Innovation Growth Council; DiveThru was recently featured in Seventeen magazine alongside apps like Headspace and Calm; SecurePark Technologies was bought by American firm ROKER Inc.; and Matthew E. Taylor, a fellow-in-residence at Amii, talked about reinforcement learning;

July 20: AltaML announces new collaboration to help students gain experience with AI projects

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: AltaML has announced a new collaboration with Microsoft Canada and the University of Waterloo to provide training and mentorship to students; Startup Edmonton says this year's edition of Edmonton Startup Week will take place Oct. 18-22; the first cohort of the 2021 AI4Good Lab has wrapped up; the Alberta Digital Innovation Office is hiring; and The Great Alberta Pitch Marathon will feature more than 100 startups from across the province on Aug. 19.

July 13: Canadian Filaments Inc. secures prize from Futurpreneur ahead of launch

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: The founder of Canadian Filaments Inc. has been recognized with a youth entrepreneur award from Futurpreneur's RBC Rock My Business Start-Up Awards; Drone Delivery Canada Corp. has entered into an agreement to deploy its patented drone delivery solution at EIA; CBC profiled Kemet Advanced Manufacturing Ltd.; Darrell Petras has joined Innovate Edmonton; Nathan Ip, an Edmonton public school trustee, has joined Startup Edmonton.

July 6: RWI Synthetics named a finalist for sustainable mobility challenge

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: RWI Synthetics has been named a top 10 finalist for the international Why stop at zero? sustainable mobility challenge; Edmonton fell 35 spots in StartupBlink's latest global ecosystem rankings; Alberta Innovates has launched Alberta Digital Traction; Casey Hudson, previously the general manager of BioWare in Edmonton, has started a new game development studio called Humanoid; Wyvern has signed a deal with Ontario-based SkyWatch Space Applications Inc.

June 29: New virtual reality attraction to launch at West Edmonton Mall this summer

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: West Edmonton Mall is getting ready to launch what's being billed as the largest virtual reality attraction in North America - it's called Virtual Land; Spontivly has been accepted into the Tampa Bay Wave's TechDiversity program; Amazon is building a 600,000 square-foot robotics fulfillment centre in Parkland County; the Canadian Urban Institute featured Edmonton's tech and innovation ecosystem; and Start Alberta is hiring an executive director to lead its next chapter.

June 22: Start Alberta's tech database aims to showcase provincial startup ecosystem

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the Start Alberta Deal Flow Platform has launched, making Alberta the "first location in North America to join a vast network of startup ecosystems" powered by Dealroom; Startup TNT raised at least $1 million for seven companies at its investment summit last week; legal services application PainWorth won "best emerging product" at a recent innovation challenge; Pacylex Pharmaceuticals has recently closed its Series A financing round; and Lenica Research Group has partnered with Health Gauge.

June 15: Amii provides advanced AI expertise to MDA, Canadian Space Agency

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: The Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute has been working alongside MDA, a Canadian space technology company, to provide artificial intelligence expertise for the launch of Canadarm3; RWI Synthetics was selected as one of the 10 finalists for NATO's Innovation Challenge; Rainforest Alberta wrote about celebrating Edmonton's women entrepreneurs; Western Economic Diversification Canada will provide up to $1 million in repayable federal funding over three years to AltaML; Bitcoin Well announced that it has completed a private placement that raised gross proceeds of $7 million; and EP&T profiled Serious Labs.

June 8: Startup TNT names finalists for Investment Summit III

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Startup TNT has announced the ten finalists for its Investment Summit III on June 17; Startup Edmonton has officially moved over to Innovate Edmonton as of June 1; AltaML has announced Ontario-based executive appointments to bolster continued growth across North America; Russ Greiner has received a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association; and the University of Alberta's alumni innovation award recognized Yardly.

June 1: Innovate Edmonton and Urban Living Futures team up to map the city's innovation ecosystem

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Innovate Edmonton and Urban Living Futures are joining forces to work on a database platform and map of Edmonton's innovation ecosystem; DrugBank is expanding its coverage to Austria, Colombia, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Thailand, and Turkey; the National Research Council of Canada has approved up to $300K in funding to TrustBIX Inc.; RenovationFind has raised more than $1 million; and Environmental Material Science Inc. has been awarded $4.1 million for sustainable environmental remediation.

May 25: Propel Showcase to highlight 11 up-and-coming startups

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Startup Edmonton's latest Propel cohort is wrapping up the 12-week pre-accelerator program and preparing to launch; RUNWITHIT Synthetics was declared the “Most Edmonton Startup of the Year”; G2V Optics has been awarded an NSERC grant; the City of Edmonton is looking to renew its agreement with Google; TrustBIX Inc. has announced the launch of its FLS HUB solution; applications for Technology Alberta's FIRST Jobs Program are now open.

May 18: Local startup awards to highlight success of tech industry

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the inaugural YEG Startup Community Awards take place on Thursday, May 20; Alberta Innovates has announced an additional $3.53 million to support Regional Innovation Networks; applications for funding from the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network are open; We Know Training has announced a new partnership with Credivera; and Amii has welcomed five new board members.

May 11: 2S Water wins cleantech pitch competition

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: 2S Water won the Momentum Technology Pitch Competition on May 7; Energy Safety Canada has approved Serious Labs' Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) virtual reality training simulators; Nanoprecise has announced an investment led by Sensata Technologies; Rich Sutton has been elected as a fellow of the Royal Society; AVAC Group has launched a new $15 million venture capital fund; and the U of A kicks off Canadian Innovation Week.

May 4: G2V Optics raises $2.6M in growth capital

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: G2V Optics raises $2.6M in growth capital; Innovate Edmonton awarded $5M to help attract business accelerators; Stantec has launched Stantec.io; 2S Water and Copperstone Technologies won first and third place at the 2021 Mining Cleantech Challenge; Scope AR and Cleveron AS have partnered; and Launch57, a new mobile software development firm, has landed in Edmonton.

April 27: Building Innovate Edmonton: The first four months

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Innovate Edmonton CEO Catherine Warren reviews the work that's been done and what's to come; Alberta is now home to more than 3,000 technology companies with 30% based in Edmonton; Copysmith, which was founded last fall by two sisters from Edmonton, has secured $10 million in funding; Shopify board member Gail Goodman is joining Jobber's board; the Edmonton Advisory Council on Startups (EACOS) has announced its board for 2021; and Startup TNT has extended the deadline for companies to apply to its next investment summit.

April 20: Spontivly and Rainforest Edmonton partner to build more community-led companies

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Spontivly is aiming to help build more community-led companies through a newly announced partnership with Rainforest Edmonton; Visionstate has created a new corporate entity called NEXT Vision Inc. to develop Internet of Things (IoT) technology for the cannabis sector; the Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB, Canada's first hydrogen hub, was announced on April 14; 2S Water's Anthea Sargeaunt has been selected as one of the Canada Clean50 for 2021; and Aaryn Flynn is the new chair of The A100.

April 13: TEC Edmonton to shut down at end of June

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: TEC Edmonton is winding down over the next couple of months; Startup TNT and Story City are launching an interactive storytelling project; PainWorth has made an acquisition; Canadian Western Bank (CWB) and Toronto's Brim Financial are teaming up; and DiveThru was selected as a finalist for BDO’s VC Pitch Day.

April 6: Alberta Innovates requests proposals to develop business and tech accelerators

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Alberta Innovates has put out a call for proposals with the aim to develop new business and technology accelerators; NACO has named True Angle Medical as Edmonton’s startup of the year for 2021; the Government of Canada has announced $2.89 million for the University of Alberta's Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon (LTH) technology project; the winners of NAIT's Innovation Challenge are proposing a ticket split for sporting events; and the University of Alberta's Michael Bowling has been named a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence.

March 30: U of A and Telus partner to build 5G 'Living Lab'

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: The University of Alberta and Telus are teaming up over the next five years to create a 5G “Living Lab”; Alberta's tech firms attracted $455M in venture capital last year; Jobber has launched a $100,000 grant program to help grow businesses in the home services sector; Space startup Wyvern has received an initial $155,000 to create a feasibility study for Canadian defence; Startup Edmonton's flagship program, Preflight, is now available for free online.

March 23: Alberta Enterprise invests US$15M into Inovia Capital to help tech startups scale

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Alberta Enterprise has announced a US$15 million investment into Inovia Capital Growth Fund II to help technology companies in Alberta scale; City of Edmonton named Canada's most open city for the fifth year in a row; ;ast week NACO Canada hosted the Edmonton Angel Summit; TEC Edmonton has released its 2020 Report to the Community; Amii has launched the Kickstart program to welcome women into careers in AI.

March 16: EZ Ops secures funds at first Alberta Cleantech Investment Summit

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Four cleantech companies secured a total of $395,000 at the inaugural Alberta Cleantech Investment Summit on March 11 including Edmonton's EZ Ops Inc.; the National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) has launched the Pathways to Capital initiative in Alberta; U of A graduate student Delaney Lothian has created a game and app to help people learn the Cree language; G2V Optics has been named as a presenting company at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Industry Growth Forum; and vrCAVE is one of the recipients of the Edmonton Screen Industries Office grant funding.

March 9: Cleantech ventures to pitch for $140K at upcoming investment summit

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: five companies will pitch to investors on March 11 for a shot at $140,000 at the Alberta Cleantech Investment Summit; University of Alberta computing scientist Martha White was named one of the world’s top 10 artificial intelligence researchers to watch; the federal government has committed $2 million to bolster the U of A’s nano-fabrication facility; RenovationFind has launched a second crowdfunding campaign; Shell has added a team of robodogs to its Scotford operations; and We Know Training has merged its Danatec brand with Spark Safety to create one of Canada's largest safety solutions.

March 2: Connie Stacey of Growing Greener Innovations wins Pitch for the Purse

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Growing Greener Innovations founder Connie Stacey has won The Forum’s Pitch for the Purse prize of $50,000 this year; Alberta's 2021 budget is "placing an increased spotlight on the technology and innovation sector"; on Feb. 25, Future Fields announced it had raised US$2.2 million in seed money; Alberta Innovates will introduce Alberta’s LeanStack class of 2021 on March 3; and Adam Danyleyko is leaving Startup Edmonton to join Amii.

February 23: Future Fields selected as finalist for SXSW Pitch event

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Future Fields has been named one of 40 finalists for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) pitch event; Bitcoin Well is moving its offices from Whyte Avenue to downtown Edmonton; WeFaces Technology Inc. will manufacture solar LEDs at the Edmonton International Airport; GoFor Industries has partnered with QuoteToMe; and DeepMind is funding a new scholarship program at the University of Alberta (U of A).

February 16: Startup Edmonton ushers in third Propel cohort

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Startup Edmonton has announced the third cohort of its Propel program; RenovationFind.com is offering private investment and ownership opportunities through FrontFundr; TrustBIX Inc. has raised $2.1 million; Serious Labs is on a list of the top virtual reality companies in Canada for 2021; and CommerceOwl has launched recipestack.

February 9: Showbie raises additional $7.5M, sees Edmonton as hub for future growth

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Showbie Inc. has successfully raised an additional $7.5 million in Series A financing, which brings the total for this round to $12.5 million; ATB Ventures is making a strategic investment in Radical Ventures; Chicago-based Uptake has acquired Edmonton company ShookIOT; RWI Synthetics was chosen as a finalist for the City Architecture of Tomorrow Challenge (CATCH); and the Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) is recruiting a CEO.

February 2: Brass Dome Ventures and the U of A launch new industry-led accelerator program

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Brass Dome Ventures Ltd. and the University of Alberta have teamed up to launch Innovation Masterminds Edmonton (imYEG), an industry-led accelerator program; Showbie is featured in BetaKit's Seven Prairie Startups to watch in 2021 and 11 Canadian tech companies to watch in 2021; Alberta Innovates is turning 100; Edmonton Global says Edmonton region tech companies have raised more than $246 million since January 2020; QuoteToMe is expanding its service offering; and Startup TNT is expanding east.

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