The audio version of Taproot Edmonton's Tech Roundup brings you the latest headlines and happenings from the local tech scene each week.
Aug. 31: TalkMaze CEO to represent Edmonton innovation community internationally
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: TalkMaze founder Ghalia Aamer is gearing up for a busy couple of months championing her own company and Edmonton's innovation community both locally and abroad; Bitcoin Well CEO Adam O'Brien weighed in about cryptocurrency becoming an Edmonton election issue; bitcoin mining operation that set up shop without approval in Sturgeon County has been forced to shut down; Edmonton's Robolution, Electronic Grid Systems, and others are among the Inventures startup pitch finalists; applications are still open for NPower's free training for youth.
Aug. 24: Startups pitch to celebrate and connect the community
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Another edition of the Great Alberta Pitch Marathon is in the books; the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) has announced 20 scholarships for the nine-week Machine Learning Technician Certification; TECTERRA has announced the shortlisted finalists for the 2021 TECTERRA Awards; Bitcoin Well announced its Q2 2021 financial results; and Technology Alberta has announced the NExT Level careers program.
Aug. 17: Samdesk is helping to make London's transport network safer
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Samdesk has been awarded a contract by Transport for London (TfL) to provide notifications about emerging disruptions to the transportation network; this year's AccelerateAB will be structured as a one-day event in Edmonton on Nov. 9; MNP published an article about Edmonton as a fast-growing technology and innovation hub; Bitcoin Well is acquiring Ghostlab; Showbie now has a team in the United States; and Technology Alberta is offering a micro-credential series called Tech Leadership for the Future.
Aug. 10: Federal government launches new regional economic development agency for Prairies
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Prairies Economic Development Canada, or PrairiesCan, will serve Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, replacing Western Economic Diversification Canada; Alberta Enterprise Corporation has invested $10 million in Yaletown Partners second Innovation Growth Fund; Startup Edmonton interim director Lauren Briske will be moving on in September; Bitcoin Well virtually rang the opening bell at the Toronto Stock Exchange on July 30; NanoCanada, which has formed the first Canadian nanomedicine cluster, has received funding.
July 27: QuoteToMe raises $2.5M to scale to the next level
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: QuoteToMe has raised $2.5 million in a fully-subscribed series seed round; Innovate Edmonton has announced its Innovation Growth Council; DiveThru was recently featured in Seventeen magazine alongside apps like Headspace and Calm; SecurePark Technologies was bought by American firm ROKER Inc.; and Matthew E. Taylor, a fellow-in-residence at Amii, talked about reinforcement learning;
July 20: AltaML announces new collaboration to help students gain experience with AI projects
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: AltaML has announced a new collaboration with Microsoft Canada and the University of Waterloo to provide training and mentorship to students; Startup Edmonton says this year's edition of Edmonton Startup Week will take place Oct. 18-22; the first cohort of the 2021 AI4Good Lab has wrapped up; the Alberta Digital Innovation Office is hiring; and The Great Alberta Pitch Marathon will feature more than 100 startups from across the province on Aug. 19.
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