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January 26: Visionstate brings IoT technology to cannabis sector

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Visionstate and Freedom Cannabis have signed an MOU to bring IoT to the cannabis sector; twelve of the University of Alberta’s top experts in artificial intelligence have been named Canada CIFAR AI Chairs; Arbor has secured its seed round and raised $700,000; Interface Fluidics and Equinor have teamed up; TEC Edmonton is inviting Alberta-based founders to apply for Alberta Yield.

January 19: Clio CEO joins dealcloser advisory board

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the co-founder and CEO of Clio, Jack Newton, is joining the advisory board for dealcloser; Paper Leaf has been acquired by ZGM Modern Marketing Partners; Jobber sees an opportunity to transform the tech landscape in the Edmonton region; Alberta Innovates has partnered with the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); and Yaletown Partners has added a new investment analyst to its team.

January 12: New podcast AI4Society Dialogues launches

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: New podcast AI4Society Dialogues explores how will AI shape society and how will society shape AI; Areto Labs is one of 15 Edmonton-based startups selected to Connect SV's inaugural Access to Global Capital program; a new University of Alberta observatory is opening at Miquelon Lake Provincial Park; the Alberta Cleantech Investment Summit will take place on March 11.

January 5: AltaML and the U of A's AI4Society win AI Global awards

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: AltaML and the University of Alberta's AI4Society have each been recognized by the non-profit AI Global for their use of responsible and ethical artificial intelligence; Edmonton's world junior hockey ‘bubble’ is using wearable tech to protect against the spread of COVID-19; an Edmonton father has developed a weight loss app called Luuze; and more than 110,000 people have signed up for two online courses offered by Amii.

December 15: Platform Calgary to take over Startup Calgary in 2021

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Platform Calgary will take over the operation of Startup Calgary in 2021; Serious Labs will bring its virtual reality training solutions to Grande Prairie Regional College; TGS Esports Inc. and NorQuest College have joined forces; Stash has made its app free to try; Jobber is hiring 15+ positions for the new year.

December 8: Tech community welcomes Innovate Edmonton's new CEO

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the community has welcomed new Innovate Edmonton CEO Catherine Warren with dozens of suggestions about what it needs; PanTHERA CryoSolutions Inc. has secured a US$2 million investment; Consentia has launched its first software solution – MinuteBooks by Consentia; the U of A and Amii have reached more than 110,000 enrolments since launching two open online courses; and Bitcoin Solutions, which helps people to buy and sell bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is rebranding to Bitcoin Well.

December 1: Edmonton startups to be celebrated at Propel Showcase

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Nine of Edmonton's up-and-coming tech startups will be featured on Dec. 3 at the Propel Showcase; TEC Edmonton, Bioenterprise, and Platform Calgary are teaming up to accelerate agriculture sector startups in Alberta; Startup Edmonton Director Aatif Baskanderi is leaving the role; G2V Optics, TrustBIX, Future Fields, and TerraVerdae Bioworks are among the companies that will be showcased at the AGRI Tech Venture Forum; city council has approved $847,500 in funding for the operation of Startup Edmonton and TEC Edmonton through the end of 2020.

November 24: Investors commit $150K to True Angle Medical at Startup TNT Summit

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: investors committed $150K to True Angle Medical at the Startup TNT Investment Summit; Jobber recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Canada; AltaML named one of Canada's Companies-to-Watch by Deloitte; Alberta Innovates and NSERC expand their partnership; Rainforest Alberta has launched its scorecard results; RenovationFind.com has launched on crowdfunding platform Frontfundr; and Areto Labs is a Startup Canada SDG Pitch Competition finalist.

November 17: Tech entrepreneurs recognized for impact across Alberta

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: GoodMorning.com was honoured at the virtual Start Alberta Tech Awards ceremony on Nov. 16; a number of local organizations are receiving funding from federal government for business ecosystem support; Punchcard Systems has helped launch the app Birdie Break; the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is accepting applications for Supply Chain AI West; and Rainforest Alberta will present the results of the 2020 Scorecard Assessment at Lunch Without Lunch on Nov. 18.

November 10: Extra Life Edmonton raises $230K for the Stollery

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Extra Life Edmonton held its 24-hour gaming marathon fundraiser online with around 700 people raising money in support of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation; the provincial government and Mitacs have invested $15-million to create 1,275 internships for post-secondary students; three Edmontonians participated as part of the 2020 Canadian G20 YEA delegation; Innotech Alberta is providing a new coating for oil sands equipment; and a recent ruling from the Court of Appeal of Alberta is likely to limit phone and laptop searches at Canadian border crossings.

November 3: Tech executives call on federal government to develop comprehensive innovation plan

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Tech CEOs from across the country including AltaML CEO Cory Janssen have written a letter outlining concerns that Canada does not have a comprehensive plan for its innovation economy; Alberta Innovates is offering two new programs with $1.3M in funding; three local innovators have been named Top 40 Under 40 for 2020; Deeleeo is a new Edmonton-based delivery app; Discover Coding is teaching Edmonton students how to code; and Accelerate Fund wrote about running an early-stage venture capital fund in Alberta.

October 27: Startup TNT announces finalists for investment summit

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the top five companies for Startup TNT's investment summit in November have been announced; the next episode of Taproot Edmonton Presents: Igniting Innovation will be released on Oct. 28; AltaML's new data science internship program has received more than 500 applications; the province has pledged $4.5 million from the Major Innovation Fund to the University of Alberta's Autonomous Systems Initiative; and Growing Greener Innovations won this year’s National Product Innovation Award at the CANIE Awards.

October 20: Edmonton Startup Week kicks off online

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the first entirely virtual Edmonton Startup Week has begun; a new podcast from Taproot Edmonton explores how startups and investors are coming together in Edmonton's tech innovation sector; Alberta Enterprise Corporation has invested an additional $5 million in Accelerate Fund III; Vertical City has expanded to Ottawa with its elevator communication technology; and with approval from city council, the Edmonton Research Park will transition back to the City of Edmonton.

October 13: New angel investment group in Western Canada

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Western Canada has a new angel group focused on early-stage tech entrepreneurs, through Calgary's Allied Venture Partners; Cheryll Watson, former VP of Innovate Edmonton, has announced her intention to run for mayor of Edmonton; G2V Optics has partnered with The Harvest Hub; CBRE Edmonton said there is an opportunity for the tech sector to take advantage of sublets in downtown; and Dr. Ela Dudek has joined Future Fields.

October 6: AltaML launches Applied AI Lab, upgrades its office and rebrands

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: a big week for AltaML, announcing its Applied AI Lab, a new office in 103 Street Center, and an updated logo, plus branding alongside it; NAIT featured Agriolabs for raising $42,517 via Kickstarter; Serious Labs has announced a new Operator Certification Training Pilot Program in Alberta; Amii has partnered with the U.K.'s Alchemab; Webcor Construction has chosen PCL Construction's Job Sight Insights; and the Dev Edmonton Society is organizing a virtual sticker swap.

September 29: Startup Edmonton announces companies selected for Launch Party 11

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Startup Edmonton announces companies selected for Launch Party 11; Scope AR is being used by Lockheed Martin to help build the Orion spacecraft; Startup TNT has announced the top 20 companies for Edmonton and Calgary ahead of its November Investment Summit; Jobber has been recognized by The Globe and Mail as the fastest growing software company in Canada; and Sean Feehan has joined We Know Training as vice-president of technology.

September 22: Two Edmonton companies named semifinalists in latest NASA iTech competition

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Pegasus Imagery and Nanoprecise Sci Corp have been named semifinalists in NASA iTech's 2020 Cycle II competition; the Government of Alberta has affirmed funding for Amii; the City of Edmonton has been recognized by the World Council on City Data; PCL Construction has partnered with Giatec Scientific; Showbie has partnered with Explain Everything; and nominations are open for the 2020 Start Alberta Tech Awards.

September 15: Revitalized Stanley A. Milner Library features new spaces for innovation

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: The Edmonton Public Library revealed a new Makerspace and Gamerspace during a virtual open house for the revitalized Stanley A. Milner Library; Sprout Fund has invested in EZOps; the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute has launched a new website with a focus on applied AI; Visionstate has seen increased interest in its Wanda solution during COVID-19; Spontivly will participate in North Forge Founders Program.

September 8: Startup Edmonton's second Propel cohort announced

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Startup Edmonton has announced the nine companies that will participate in the second cohort of Propel; more than 45 companies have applied to pitch at the Startup TNT Investment Summit; WD is contributing $3 million to Alberta's green construction industry; Alberta Innovates looks at the upside of failure; Agriolabs has raised more than $36,000 through its Kickstarter campaign; Edmonton's transit smart fare system delayed again.

September 1: Doug Schweitzer takes over the innovation file in Alberta

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Doug Schweitzer has been appointed Minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation; Startup Edmonton has launched Problem Lab; the Edmonton Public Library now offers eduroam; Shaun Guthrie has won the CIO Association of Canada's annual President's Award; Jobber was named to the 2020 list of Best Workplaces for Giving Back; and RWI Synthetics has made the shortlist for the TECTERRA Awards.

August 25: Showbie raises $5 million to scale hybrid learning

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Showbie has raised $5 million in a Series A round led by Vancouver-based Rhino Ventures; City Council has endorsed the seven inaugural board members for Edmonton's new innovation entity; the Alberta LEANSTACK Accelerator Program is now accepting applications; TEC Edmonton and Foresight have announced a cleantech accelerator; and Future Fields is one of 11 Canadian startups participating in Y Combinator's Summer 2020 Demo Day.

August 18: Agriolabs reaches funding goal for modular countertop garden in just 20 hours

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Agriolabs successfully met its $10,000 fundraising goal for Micro, a modular, stackable, automated device "that grows microgreens on autopilot," in just 20 hours; Jobber was featured by The Globe and Mail; a job posting for the inaugural CEO of Edmonton's new innovation entity is available; Nanolog Audio is participating in the KSGC accelerator in Korea; RWI Synthetics has been named a semi-finalist for the City Architecture for Tomorrow Challenge; and Kristina Milke is no longer in the operations of Valhalla Angels.

August 11: Amii awarded $5 million to help Alberta businesses reduce emissions

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Amii awarded $5 million to help Alberta businesses reduce emissions; Jobber partners with Stripe to offer financing and instant payouts; DevFacto and Baune will participate in CTA Digital program; ERIN looking to address access to capital; Cybera and Alberta Innovates have resumed Data Science fellowship program.

August 4: Invest Alberta to pursue investment opportunities in tech

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Invest Alberta came into effect on July 31 with a mandate to attract investment including in high-growth industries like technology; Future Fields was featured by TechCrunch; more than 100 companies pitched at the Great Alberta Pitch Marathon; the next Startup TNT investment summit will take place in the fall; Punchcard Systems has introduced the Canadian Wage Subsidy Calculator and You're on Mute; Women Leading Innovation will take place on Sept. 15.

July 28: AltaML receives $3.25M to accelerate artificial intelligence skill development

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: AltaML will receive $3.25 million over three years from the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund (OCIF) to create applied data science internships in Calgary; the Government of Alberta has announced the Innovation Employment Grant; Onlea is going private and for-profit to meet the need for online learning; Alberta Innovates has announced 20 successful projects for the Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge; physicists from Quanta at the U of A have developed a technique to translate data from microwaves to optical light.

July 21: IIS/Drivewyze close US$60M investment to scale connected truck platform

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Intelligent Imaging Systems (IIS) and its wholly-owned subsidiary Drivewyze have closed a US$60 million investment from Sageview Capital; Edmonton ranked 9th on CBRE's ‘Next 25’ list; We Know Training has acquired Business Career College (BCC); Alberta Innovates has announced over $3 million in funding across 17 projects in its Digital Innovation in Clean Energy (DICE) program; Startup Edmonton has announced Foundations for Black Founders; and RWI Synthetics says it has been awarded a grant from NSERC.

July 14: Naseem Bashir endorsed as board chair for new innovation entity

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: City Council has endorsed Naseem Bashir as board chair candidate for the new innovation entity; the Great Alberta Pitch Marathon will feature 100 startups on July 30; Airport City Solar is a solar farm that will be developed at the Edmonton International Airport; AltaML has partnered with Spartan Controls; and Sprout Fund has invested in Vancouver-based Ideon Technologies Inc.

July 7: QuoteToMe has raised $1 million to reimagine construction procurement

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: QuoteToMe has successfully closed a $1 million seed financing round; Startup Edmonton has shared recommendations from two roundtables on entrepreneurship with Black leaders; Nidhi Hegde is now at the University of Alberta, researching how AI/ML can breach privacy; Next Digital has been acquired by MNP; ACAMP is now selling its A95 respirator to customers in the US.

June 30: Alberta's Recovery Plan includes support for the tech sector

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Alberta's Recovery Plan aims to accelerate economic diversification with various support for the tech sector; Alberta Innovates look at what's next for AI in the province; the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute has announced a 16-week certificate course; Startup TNT has published a report to the community; Silent-Aire is expanding in the region.

June 23: Startup Edmonton profiles Propel alumni with the second cohort coming up

The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the first nine companies to successfully complete the 12-week pre-accelerator Propel were showcased; Alberta Innovates and Cybera are accepting applications for Data Science Fellowships; MEDO.ai has received FDA approval for its AI-powered tool to detect hip dysplasia; Bits in Glass and Silvacom were named to Canada's top SME employers list for 2020.

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