NEWS RELEASE EDMONTON, ALBERTA, September 23, 2021 – Platform Calgary and Innovate Edmonton are joining forces to boost promising tech startups in the early stages – as part of a broader vision to build on a pan-provincial innovation system and propel the province forward as a global tech powerhouse and proving ground for founders.     After…

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NEWS RELEASE EDMONTON, ALBERTA, September 23, 2021 – Edmonton is soon to be home to global accelerators for startup and scaleup businesses. As part of a funding partnership with the three levels of government, Innovate Edmonton is funding three world-class accelerators, Alberta Accelerator by 500, Plug and Play Alberta, and Community Safety & Wellness (CSW) Accelerator powered by Alchemist. Concurrently, Innovate Edmonton is also funding and launching Alberta’s pre-accelerator in partnership with Platform Calgary, with a new…

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NEWS RELEASE EDMONTON, ALBERTA – September 23, 2021 – Alberta tech entrepreneurs and startups will soon have access to an accelerator with worldwide reach that will help them grow their businesses. Alberta Innovates chose Plug and Play Alberta as one of four proposals to receive funding under an unprecedented entrepreneurial initiative for Alberta – the…

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NEWS RELEASE EDMONTON, ALBERTA – September 23, 2021 – A first-of-its kind global business accelerator will be based in Edmonton to help grow tech companies and provide artificial intelligence solutions that address community and social challenges.     Alberta Innovates chose the Community Safety & Wellness (CSW) Accelerator powered by Alchemist as one of four proposals…

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NEWS RELEASE EDMONTON, ALBERTA – September 23, 2021 – Business accelerators with global reach are setting up shop in Alberta to power new growth and opportunities in the province’s burgeoning tech startup sector. The accelerators are experienced in vaulting promising startups through scaleup and growth by providing intensive mentoring, networking, access to capital and other…

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ANNOUNCEMENT, SEPTEMBER 15, 2021 – Innovate Edmonton has set a bold vision – to position Edmonton as a global innovation capital by fostering a culture of innovation at every level in Edmonton. To lead these efforts, Innovate Edmonton welcomes Director, Strategic & Operational Growth Barbara McKenzie. Reporting to the CEO, McKenzie oversees government and agency relations, fund development and facilities and is responsible for uniting Edmontonians around innovation and making local innovation successes visible to the wider community.   “Innovate Edmonton…

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Propel is Startup Edmonton’s 12-week pre-accelerator program, powered by a grant from Alberta Innovates, designed to support tech entrepreneurs as they solidify their business foundations and prepare to apply for accelerators, secure investment, and increase revenue. The Startup team is happy to announce that the fourth cohort for Propel is TalkMaze [Re]Waste Arbington Public Food Hub…

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On August 5, the federal government announced Prairies Economic Development Canada, one of two new regional development agencies for the Prairie provinces that replaced the Western Economic Diversification Canada agency. Innovate Edmonton CEO Catherine Warren told Taproot Edmonton she welcomed the news, saying that PrairiesCan will help bolster the city’s tech ecosystem. “It will also support…

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