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Calgary Business Podcast is focused on meeting Calgary business owners, educators, students, influencers, artists, non-profit executives and other business leaders based in Calgary to discuss issues of importance to them. During the Covid-19 pandemic, I managed to reach out and interview several founders, entrepreneurs and investors across Canada and the globe including individuals from Victoria, Kamloops, Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener, Kelowna, Dubai and Moose Jaw..

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Calgary Business Podcast Allen R. Wazny

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Calgary Business Podcast is focused on meeting Calgary business owners, educators, students, influencers, artists, non-profit executives and other business leaders based in Calgary to discuss issues of importance to them. During the Covid-19 pandemic, I managed to reach out and interview several founders, entrepreneurs and investors across Canada and the globe including individuals from Victoria, Kamloops, Edmonton, Toronto, Kitchener, Kelowna, Dubai and Moose Jaw..

Click on my Beacons profile to see all of my social media posts | https://beacons.page/allenwaz

    Craig Adam, CTO of Propra with Software Engineering students from University of Calgary (episode 328) | 24 November 2021

    Craig Adam, CTO of Propra with Software Engineering students from University of Calgary (episode 328) | 24 November 2021

    This is the 20th episode in which students from Calgary post-secondary education institutions and related programs have engaged in a Q&A session with industry experts from the local business community.

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    In this episode, three University of Calgary students: Joel Happ, Luke Hollinda and Niyousha Raeesinejad from the Software Engineering program at the Schulich School of Engineering, were joined by Craig Adam, the CTO at Propra here in Calgary.

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    LinkedIn Profiles of Podcast Guests:

    Craig Adam | https://www.linkedin.com/in/craig-adam-ca/

    Joel Happ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-happ/

    Luke Hollinda | https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-hollinda/

    Niyousha Raeesinejad | https://www.linkedin.com/in/niyoushar/

    Joel Happ | https://www.linkedin.com/in/joel-happ/

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    Propra

    Website | https://www.propra.ca

    LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/propra/

    Twitter | @propra_tech

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    University of Calgary | https://www.ucalgary.ca

    Schulich School of Engineering | https://schulich.ucalgary.ca

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    A few companies mentioned during this episode include:

    Arcurve (Calgary) | https://www.arcurve.com

    Signiant | https://www.signiant.com

    Unity Technologies | https://unity.com

    Pason (Calgary) | https://www.pason.com

    Harvest Builders (Calgary) | https://www.harvest.builders

    Neo Financial (Calgary & Winnipeg) | https://www.neofinancial.com

    Skip the Dishes (Winnipeg) | https://www.skipthedishes.com

    Bold Commerce (Winnipeg) | https://boldcommerce.com

    Jobber (Edmonton) | https://getjobber.com

    Khan Academy | https://www.khanacademy.org

    Free Code Camp | https://www.freecodecamp.org

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    Tech programs highlighted or discussed during this episode included

    TypeScript

    Javascript

    React JS

    VS Code

    .NET

    Git

    Go

    Rust

    AirFlow

    Processing

    Co-Pilot

    C++

    C-Sharp

    Haskell

    Terraform HCL

    GPT-3

    Python

    [NOTE: This may not be a complete list since my guests fired off a ton of languages and programs during the session]:

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    Finally, Craig referenced the David Epstein book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World”

    Click on this link for more details on the book | https://davidepstein.com/the-range/

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    Software engineering | Students | Learning | Education | Podcasting | Calgary University | Canadian Education | Technology | Innovation | Data Science | AI/ML | Machine Learning | Artificial Intelligence | No-code Low-code | Synthetic Biology | Software Developer | Computer Science | Amazon Web Service (AWS) | Data Analytics | Machine Learning | Real Estate | Proptech | Property Management


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    Laura Lirette and Mel Caminade from Open People Network for a chat around “Laura’s Lens on Startups” (episode 327) | 18 November 2021

    Laura Lirette and Mel Caminade from Open People Network for a chat around “Laura’s Lens on Startups” (episode 327) | 18 November 2021

    This is the first episode of “Laura’s Lens on”, a new series dedicated to Laura Lirette, General Manager of Open People Network and HardBoot Inc, sharing her views on a variety of topics around the constantly and rapidly changing tech stack and the startup ecosystem she works in on a daily basis. To learn more, click on one or more of the links below: 

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    Open People Network Website | https://opn.ninja/ 

    LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/openpeoplenetwork/ 

    Instagram | @openpeoplenetwork 

    Twitter | https://twitter.com/Opeoplenetwork 

    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Opeoplenetwork/?_rdc=1&_rdr 

    YouTube | http://bit.ly/2MZzdGj 

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    Hardboot Inc 

    Website | https://www.hardbootinc.com/ 

    LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/hardboot-communications-inc-/mycompany/ 

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    Laura Lirette on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/maximiliankerz/

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    Software engineering | Learning | Education | Podcasting | Canadian Education | Technology | Innovation | Data Science | AI/ML | Python programming | No-code Low-code | | Software Developer | Computer Science | Amazon Web Service (AWS) | Chrome Extensions | Data Analytics | Machine Learning | React Native | UI/UX Designers | Competitive Analysis | Startups | Founders | Venture Capital | Seed Investors | Angel Investors | Canadian Podcast


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    Dr. Maximilian Kerz with Software Engineering students (x2) and a Computer Science student from University of Calgary (episode 326) | 10 November 2021

    Dr. Maximilian Kerz with Software Engineering students (x2) and a Computer Science student from University of Calgary (episode 326) | 10 November 2021

    This is the 19th episode in which students from Calgary post-secondary education institutions and related programs have engaged in a Q&A session with industry experts from the local business community.

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    In this episode, three University of Calgary students: Noel Thomas and Athul Rajagopal from the Software Engineering program with the Schulich School of Engineering and Jorge Avila from the Computer Science department, were joined by Dr. Maximilian Kerz, the CTO and Co-founder of Cherry Health here in Calgary.

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    A few companies mentioned during this episode include:

    Blackline Safety (Calgary) | https://www.blacklinesafety.com

    Harvest Builders (Calgary) | https://www.harvest.builders 

    Vivametrica (Calgary), now operating as Sprout | https://www.sproutatwork.com 

    BioNTech (Germany) | https://biontech.de

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    LinkedIn Profiles:

    Dr. Maximilian Kerz | https://www.linkedin.com/in/maximiliankerz/

    Noel Thomas | https://www.linkedin.com/in/noelfranthomas/

    Athul Rajagopal | https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajagoat/

    Jorge Avila | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jorgeavila94/

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    Cherry Health

    Website | https://www.cherry.health

    LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/cherry-health-inc/

    Instagram | @cherry.health

    Twitter | @cherryhealthinc

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    University of Calgary | https://www.ucalgary.ca

    Schulich School of Engineering | https://schulich.ucalgary.ca

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    Software engineering | Students | Learning | Education | Podcasting | Calgary University | Canadian Education | Technology | Innovation | Life Sciences | Health Sciences | Health Data | Data Science | AI/ML | Python programming | No-code Low-code | Biometrics | Biometry | Biometric Technologies Laboratory | Biomedical Engineering | Software Developer | Computer Science | Amazon Web Service (AWS) | BioScience | Synthetic Biology | Health Science | Data Analytics | Machine Learning | Locum Network | Clinical Data | Science Research | R&D | Healthcare clinics


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    Endeavor Technologies with Software Engineers from Schulich School of Engineering (episode 325) | 3 November 2021

    Endeavor Technologies with Software Engineers from Schulich School of Engineering (episode 325) | 3 November 2021

    This is the 18th episode in which students from Calgary post-secondary education institutions and related programs have engaged in a Q&A session with industry experts from the local business community.

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    In this episode, three University of Calgary students: Divyansh Goyal, Maheen Hossain and Curtis Silva, were joined by two professionals from Endeavor Technologies, Madison Philps and Jeff Graw.  

    As listeners to this podcast will know, Endeavor Technologies CEO and founder, Brad Reiser, was a past guest of episode 311 on 17 June 2021.  Here is a link to that session: https://bit.ly/3gCInDM

    The primary technology that supports the Endeavor platform is Unity Technologies, which makes real-time 3D projects for Games, Animation, Film, Automotive, Transportation, Architecture, Engineering, Manufacturing & Construction. 

    The link to the Unity website can be found here: https://unity.com

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    LinkedIn Profiles of guests of episode 325 can be found here:

    Divyansh Goyal | https://www.linkedin.com/in/divyansh-goyal2001/

    Maheen Hossain | https://www.linkedin.com/in/maheen-hossain-718a16192/

    Curtis Silva | https://www.linkedin.com/in/curtis-silva-15274020a/

    Madison Philps | https://www.linkedin.com/in/madison-philps-413841a4/

    Jeff Graw | https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-graw-944494bb/

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    Endeavor Technologies

    Website | https://endeavor-tech.ca/

    LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/company/endeavor-technologies-corp-/

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    University of Calgary | https://www.ucalgary.ca

    Schulich School of Engineering | https://schulich.ucalgary.ca

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    Software engineering | Students | Learning | Education | Podcasting | Calgary University | Canadian Education | Technology | Innovation | Oil & Gas | Well simulation | 3D technology | Augmented Reality | Virtual Reality | Graphics | Mobile-enable platform | Artificial intelligence | Machine Learning | Deep tech | Business school | Full Stack Developers | Front end developer | Back end developer | UI/UX designers | Social Media | Remote workers | International staff | International clients | work from home | Study from home | Talent Management | Career Advice | Job search








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    Dr. John Hepburn, CEO of Mitacs (episode 324) | 3 November 2021

    Dr. John Hepburn, CEO of Mitacs (episode 324) | 3 November 2021

    Since 1999, Mitacs has a deep history of forming strategic partnerships across Canada with higher education facilities (faculty, researchers, students), governments (federal, provincial, terrorities and municipal) and the local business community in which students join the Mitacs “Work Integrated Learning” problem to help companies solve their business challenges.

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    Companies mentioned during this podcast include:

    SeeO2 Energy | PhD students from the University of Calgary, Paul Addo and Beatriz Sanchez, were past participants of the Mitacs program.  Paul and Beatriz also shared the SeeO2 Energy story on Episode 188 of this podcast on 14 October 2020 | https://www.seeo2energy.com/

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    ParkChamp | this Calgary-based startup has benefited from the Mitacs program | https://parkchamp.ca/apps/ 

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    Guild Education | Denver-based edtech company is focused on  re-skilling, re-tooling and/or upskilling employees at their place of work | https://www.guildeducation.com

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    To learn about the work of the Mitacs team across Alberta and Canada, click on one or more of the links below:

    Dr. Jphn Hepburn on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-hepburn-065b0019/

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    Mitacs

    LinkedIn Profile | https://www.linkedin.com/company/mitacs/

    Website | https://www.mitacs.ca/en

    Instagram | @Mitacs

    Twitter | @MitacsCanada

    Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Mitacs/

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    Education | Canadian Education | Canadian Leadership | Research | Post-Secondary Institutions | Canadian Business | Calgary Business | Alberta Business | Industry in Canada | Innovation | Inspiration | Creativity | Entrepreneurship | Training | Student Work Program | Student Internships | Mitacs Accelerate | Career Development | Canadian Careers | Career Choice | International Students | Job Opportunities | Student Employment | Post-Doctoral work program | EduCanada | Canadian Innovation | Canadian Employment


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    Mandy Balak, founder of The ACE Collective (episode 323) | 2 November 2021

    Mandy Balak, founder of The ACE Collective (episode 323) | 2 November 2021

    This episode pulled on a few threads that really define Mandy and her entrepreneurial spirit.  From her relocation from Vancouver to Calgary to a class project in her studies at the Haskayne School of Business that was inspired by a social encounter at her part-time job, Mandy has embarked on a series of fortunate events (and viable businesses) that benefit many in Calgary and across Canada.

    From Date Nights to brunch meetings to The ACE Collective, Mandy ensures that women she encounters on a personal and business level are “confident” and “accountable” to give them the “energy” they need to succeed -- not only in business but in life.

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    Two Gary Vaynerchuk references were made during this podcast that are relevant to the work of Mandy and the "brunch" meetings she started prior to formalizing The Ace Collective. These are references:

    Mimi Goodwin was featured on the "Crushing It" book; she is the founder of "Mimi n Style" and Sew Sew Def magazine | https://mimigstyle.com/

    High School Party Concept was featured on an Inside 4D's episode in September 2019.  The YouTube and podcast links are below:

    Apple Podcast | https://apple.co/2XVGfMD

    Sound Cloud Podcast | http://bit.ly/2kO6MgO

    YouTube link |  http://bit.ly/2kNlaG4

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    To learn learn more and to hear about the important contribution Mandy and her team are making in the Calgary community, click on one or more of the links below:

    Mandy Balak on LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/mandybalak/

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    The ACE Collective

    LinkedIn Profile | https://www.linkedin.com/company/theacecollective/

    Website | https://theacecollective.com

    Instagram | @theacecollective_

    Twitter | @theaceclass_

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    Date Night

    Website | https://www.itsdatenight.com

    Instagram (Calgary) |  @datenighyyc

    Instagram (Toronto) | @datenightyyz

    Instagram (Halifax) | @datenighthalifax

    Instagram (British Columbia) | @datenightbc

    Instagram (Ottawa) | @datenightcapital

    Instagram (Edmonton) | @datenightyeg

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    Women in Business | Calgary Business | YYC Business | Calgary Founders | Calgary Women | Women Founders | Leadership | Community | Branding | Awareness | Leadership I Calgary Leaders | Canadian Business Women | Calgary Community | Local Community | Empowerment | Career Coach | Leadership Coach | Life Coach | Career Transition | Career Pivot | Upskilling | Retooling | Re-Skilling | Career Wisdom | Entrepreneurs | Women Entrepreneurs


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    • 59 min

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