The audio version of Taproot Edmonton's Tech Roundup brings you the latest headlines and happenings from the local tech scene each week.
November 24: Investors commit $150K to True Angle Medical at Startup TNT Summit
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: investors committed $150K to True Angle Medical at the Startup TNT Investment Summit; Jobber recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Canada; AltaML named one of Canada's Companies-to-Watch by Deloitte; Alberta Innovates and NSERC expand their partnership; Rainforest Alberta has launched its scorecard results; RenovationFind.com has launched on crowdfunding platform Frontfundr; and Areto Labs is a Startup Canada SDG Pitch Competition finalist.
November 17: Tech entrepreneurs recognized for impact across Alberta
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: GoodMorning.com was honoured at the virtual Start Alberta Tech Awards ceremony on Nov. 16; a number of local organizations are receiving funding from federal government for business ecosystem support; Punchcard Systems has helped launch the app Birdie Break; the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii) is accepting applications for Supply Chain AI West; and Rainforest Alberta will present the results of the 2020 Scorecard Assessment at Lunch Without Lunch on Nov. 18.
November 10: Extra Life Edmonton raises $230K for the Stollery
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Extra Life Edmonton held its 24-hour gaming marathon fundraiser online with around 700 people raising money in support of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation; the provincial government and Mitacs have invested $15-million to create 1,275 internships for post-secondary students; three Edmontonians participated as part of the 2020 Canadian G20 YEA delegation; Innotech Alberta is providing a new coating for oil sands equipment; and a recent ruling from the Court of Appeal of Alberta is likely to limit phone and laptop searches at Canadian border crossings.
November 3: Tech executives call on federal government to develop comprehensive innovation plan
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Tech CEOs from across the country including AltaML CEO Cory Janssen have written a letter outlining concerns that Canada does not have a comprehensive plan for its innovation economy; Alberta Innovates is offering two new programs with $1.3M in funding; three local innovators have been named Top 40 Under 40 for 2020; Deeleeo is a new Edmonton-based delivery app; Discover Coding is teaching Edmonton students how to code; and Accelerate Fund wrote about running an early-stage venture capital fund in Alberta.
October 27: Startup TNT announces finalists for investment summit
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the top five companies for Startup TNT's investment summit in November have been announced; the next episode of Taproot Edmonton Presents: Igniting Innovation will be released on Oct. 28; AltaML's new data science internship program has received more than 500 applications; the province has pledged $4.5 million from the Major Innovation Fund to the University of Alberta's Autonomous Systems Initiative; and Growing Greener Innovations won this year’s National Product Innovation Award at the CANIE Awards.
October 20: Edmonton Startup Week kicks off online
The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the first entirely virtual Edmonton Startup Week has begun; a new podcast from Taproot Edmonton explores how startups and investors are coming together in Edmonton's tech innovation sector; Alberta Enterprise Corporation has invested an additional $5 million in Accelerate Fund III; Vertical City has expanded to Ottawa with its elevator communication technology; and with approval from city council, the Edmonton Research Park will transition back to the City of Edmonton.
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