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!  Alberta Catalyzer pre-accelerator announces new name and first cohort Alberta Catalyzer, a new pre-accelerator run by Innovate Edmonton and Platform Calgary, has identified 35 early-stage…

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NEWS RELEASE January 11, 2022 – Alberta Catalyzer, the new provincial pre-accelerator for tech-focused startups, is kicking off the new year with its official name and its inaugural cohort of 35 participating entrepreneurs from across the province. A collaboration between Platform Calgary and Innovate Edmonton, Alberta Catalyzer is providing education, mentorship, programming, and resources to…

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Hitting the accelerator on Alberta’s tech startups On Wednesday, Nov 24, Innovate Edmonton played host to all the partners involved in bringing four world-class business accelerators to Alberta to help promising startups grow. The four accelerators, including 500 Global, Plug and Play, the Alberta Pre-Accelerator and the Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator powered by Alchemist,…

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NEWS RELEASE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 – Alberta’s drive to diversify the economy is getting a boost as four world-class business accelerators will help promising startups grow. Business and technology accelerators provide education, mentorship, a network of large corporations and access to capital to help startups bring their products to market faster. “Business and technology…

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NEWS RELEASE Tech startups from across the province can now apply to participate. November 4, 2021 – Founders of startups in early stages of development can now apply to participate in the inaugural cohort of Alberta’s new pre-accelerator program. A collaboration between Platform Calgary, Innovate Edmonton, and Alberta Innovates, the pre-accelerator will provide education, mentorship,…

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As we prepare to launch Alberta’s pre-accelerator, we are looking to you – our innovation community – for the best name to excite and inspire the world about Alberta’s fast-growing tech industry. Click here to enter your proposed name for the pre-accelerator before December 1, 2021. A shortlist of the best proposals will be given…

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PARTNER NEWS RELEASE | October 29, 2021 Alberta’s government is continuing to attract and promote tech talent in our province by partnering with Platform Calgary to host a hackathon. Over the past two years, Alberta has seen record investment in its tech sector and a doubling of startups over 2019. Technology and innovation play a…

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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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