NEWS RELEASE EDMONTON, ALBERTA | October 15, 2021 – The twelfth annual Launch Party, produced by Innovate Edmonton and its program division Startup Edmonton, is the flagship event during Edmonton Startup Week, celebrating and showcasing Edmonton’s hottest startups. Since 2010, more than 100 companies have launched products and solutions at the event, including rapidly-growing companies like Jobber and Showbie. This year’s event is no exception. With 10 companies chosen to participate after a competitive…

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Edmonton Startup Week 2021 will take place from October 18-22 with over 50 virtual events from members of the amazing local innovation community, including the Innovate Edmonton and Startup Edmonton teams. The twelfth annual Launch Party, produced by Innovate Edmonton and its program division Startup Edmonton will be showcasing 10 of Edmonton’s hottest new companies…

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Thursday, September 30th, marks Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and Innovate Edmonton acknowledges the Survivors, their families, Indigenous communities, and others affected by the unjust and harmful residential school system. We recognize that active Reconciliation starts with committing to meaningful action in the spirit of healing and strengthening Edmonton’s innovation community. Change…

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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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ANNOUNCEMENT, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 – Edmonton’s early and mid-stage innovators can expect elevated support from Innovate Edmonton with the launch of two new divisions, Scaleup Edmonton and Accelerate Edmonton, expanding on our well-established Startup Edmonton group. Head of Scaleup Edmonton Chloe Chalmers, Head of Accelerate Edmonton Dawn Newton, and Head of Startup Edmonton Christian Tokarski have joined Innovate Edmonton as program division leads. Together, they will steward current programs and develop future strategies to support innovation-intensive entrepreneurship at every stage of growth.  “Innovate…

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ANNOUNCEMENT, JULY 21, 2021 – Innovate Edmonton is proud to announce our new Innovation Growth Council – a group of diverse advisors and evangelists from across Edmonton’s innovation spaces. These 14 Council members were selected through an in-depth process conducted over several months and will serve as ambassadors and champions for innovation, representing a broad swath of our community.   “Innovation is a big tent and Edmonton will…

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ANNOUNCEMENT, JULY 12, 2021 – As announced in April, the TEC Edmonton joint venture between the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton is winding down organizational operations as of June 30th. Following collaborative discussions with the joint venture partners and TEC, Innovate Edmonton will take on the leadership of two flagship programs.   Effective…

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Visit the platform LAUNCH THE PLATFORM ANNOUNCEMENT, JUNE 15, 2021 – Start Alberta Network Platform is a world-class tech database that joins more than 40 other tech startup ecosystem solutions, including ones from the UK, France, Berlin and Amsterdam. As the most comprehensive database on startups and funding in the province, Start Alberta provides insights on…

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ANNOUNCEMENT, MAY 31, 2021 – Innovate Edmonton is the new home of Startup Edmonton, effective June 1, 2021. Startup Edmonton will continue to operate from the Mercer Warehouse helping to grow the businesses of more than 500 members across Edmonton. The Startup Edmonton team will continue to deliver high-value programs for our entrepreneurial community, while…

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Innovate Edmonton & Urban Living Futures collaborate to map the Edmonton Innovation Ecosystem New “EDGI” Platform aims to locate & showcase Edmonton innovators to accelerate market access ANNOUNCEMENT, MAY 27, 2021 – Innovate Edmonton and Toronto’s Urban Living Futures (ULF) have launched an urban innovation ecosystem map and database platform designed to help companies connect with…

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