Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Areto Labs closes first round of venture financing Areto Labs, the cyberbully-busting machine-learning startup, has secured $1 million in investment, with hopes for another $500,000. The pre-seed round is led by Accelerate Fund III, with participation from ScaleGood Fund, The51, and UCeed Social Impact Fund, as well…

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Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Edmonton’s innovation ecosystem value grows 236% since 2020 Edmonton’s innovation ecosystem value increased by 236% since 2020 to $641 million, which is up from $191 million in 2020 and $435 million in 2021, according to the 2022 Global Startup Ecosystem Report (GSER)…

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Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Edmonton orgs and entrepreneurs get investment and accolades at Inventures The Inventures conference in Calgary earlier this month yielded some good news for Edmonton organizations and entrepreneurs. Alberta Innovates announced an investment of $9.1 million into 15 projects through its Ecosystem Development Pilot Program. Among the funding that…

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Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Alberta and UHF put $98M into neuro ICU at Brain Centre The provincial government has fleshed out its previously announced plans to expand the neurosciences intensive care unit at the University of Alberta Hospital’s Brain Centre. Premier Jason Kenney announced a total government investment…

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Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Let’s begin! YEG Startup Community Awards honour champions of all kinds The second annual YEG Startup Community Awards recognized a dozen individuals and organizations for outstanding contributions to the startup ecosystem. The May 19 event at Poppy Barley reached its crescendo with the announcement…

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Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Feel free to share it and let us know how we can improve the Blast. Let’s begin! NeurAlbertaTech hackathon aims to inspire beginners this summer Registration is now open for natHACKS, Alberta’s annual brain-computer interface hackathon put on by NeurAlbertaTech to inspire…

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Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Feel free to share it and let us know how we can improve the Blast. Let’s begin! Edmonton Regional Innovation Network secures $4.9M in funding The Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (ERIN) has secured $4.9 million over three years from Alberta Innovates to help ensure that Edmonton-based founders have…

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Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Feel free to share it and let us know how we can improve the Blast. Let’s begin! Innovate Edmonton Secures Federal Funding for ‘Innovation Gallery’ & ‘Capital City Pilots’ On April 29th, Innovate Edmonton participated in two federal funding annoucements. Prairies Economic Development Canada…

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Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Feel free to share it and let us know how we can improve the Blast. Let’s begin! Edmonton International Airport goes all-in on hydrogen The Edmonton International Airport (EIA) has announced several agreements and initiatives that position it as “a significant driver of demand for hydrogen…

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Here’s the latest on a wide range of innovation in the Edmonton region. Feel free to share it and let us know how we can improve the Blast. Let’s begin! Several Edmonton startups accepted into Uniting the Prairies Uniting the Prairies, a conference in Saskatoon connecting startups with investors and tech leaders, will see a…

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