Everything communicates: Shift talks with Andrew Goldner from GrowthX
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by Andrew Goldner from GrowthX
3M ago
Welcome to the third and final installment of our Edmonton Startup Week podcast series. On today's episode I sat down with the mind-expanding Andrew Goldner from GrowthX to learn about the work he and his partners are doing to help build innovation and venture capital opportunities in Alberta and beyond. (You'll learn more about the Alberta Innovates Revenue Accelerator in our interview.) GrowthX is an early-stage venture capital fund, but they do things differently. They've sequenced the path to product-market fit to help founders reduce the time it takes to get investment-ready.  By ..read more
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Conquering uncertainty or at least getting comfortable with it: Shift talks with James Keirstead
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by James Keirstead
3M ago
Welcome to part two of our Edmonton Startup Week podcast series. On today's episode I had the great pleasure of sitting down with James Keirstead from Levven Electronics to talk about a host of topics that should resonate with every entrepreneur as well as inspire those who may be considering entrepreneurialism. James is a tireless advocate for entrepreneurs in Edmonton and Alberta, and this candid interview really sheds light on his approach to business and life. Bio James is responsible for managing the vision and growth of Levven Electronics, developing and executing long-term corporate ..read more
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Edmonton Unlimited spearheads Edmonton Startup Week
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by Catherine Warren
3M ago
Alberta has a lot to boast about when it comes to female tech leaders, and our next guest is no exception. Catherine Warren leads the newly-rebranded Edmonton Unlimited as a vital cog in Alberta's tech entrepreneurial ecosystem. Dive in and join us as we do a deep dive to learn more about Edmonton Unlimited, their leader and Edmonton Startup Week that they're spearheading the week of October 17 to 22. Bio Catherine Warren, CEO Edmonton Unlimited Living and working in Canada, the US, UK and Europe, Warren has served as a C-suite executive for publicly-traded companies, academic institutions ..read more
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A Thursday Night Tradition that's making an impact across the prairies
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by Tim Lynn and Zack Storms
5M ago
Zack Storms and Tim Lynn are the co-founders of Startup TNT, which is a community of entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, innovators and startup supporters that gathers every week to have fun, share stories, and build great companies. Since its launch in 2019, Startup TNT has raised over $7M+ for 50 local companies across the Prairies, and aims to raise another $1M+ this fall, with Summit VI. Are you located in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina or Winnipeg? If so, and I highly encourage you to, check out their Thursday Night Tradition in your town! Interested in learn more about their ..read more
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Digital health isn't only for humans - Sylvester AI helps diagnose an ailing animal
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by Susan Groeneveld, founder of sylvester.ai and Co-founder of Cat Healthy
6M ago
Cats are 10, 000 years less domesticated than dogs, so they don't always tell us the truth with their body language and sweet little purrs. Enter Sylvester ai, a Calgary-based company that unveiled Tably, a digital health platform designed to assess a cat's visual cues based on pictures you take of your cat. Tably's AI compares those photos with  a database of veterinarian photos it's been trained to analyze and compare to then make an assessment of whether your cat is having a good day or a bad day. An understanding of bad days over time can then help cat owners to more proactively see ..read more
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Legal Solutions for Startups with Goodlawyer's Joshua Weinberger
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by Joshua Weinberger from Goodlawyer
6M ago
Goodlawyer is an Aberta-based interactive, online service that provides legal solutions for startups.  When company CEO and founder Brett Colvin was working at one of Canada's largest law firms as a corporate lawyer, he saw first hand every day that most people can't afford the legal help they need. The typical firm rates are simply out of reach, so he teamed up with a developer and a designer, left the firm, and started Goodlawyer. On this episode, Joshua Weinberger, COO, walks our cohost Katie Dean through how Goodlawyer, an interactive online service, delivers on its promise to make ..read more
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From fats to fuels with Dr. David Bressler
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by Dr. David Bressler
6M ago
We met with Dr. David Bressler while at Inventures on June 2, 2022. We spoke to him about his work converting lipids into hydrocarbons (biofuel), his role with Forge Hydrocarbons and about what an event like Inventures means for Alberta researchers and innovators. Learn more about Dr. Bressler's work. Bio Dr. David Bressler, Professor, Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Alberta Dr. Bressler is appointed with the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences where he is a Full Professor and the Associate Dean (Research).  He earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology and ..read more
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The Future of Agriculture with Robert Saik
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by Shift
6M ago
Agriculture is in Robert Saik's blood.  It began with his career on a mixed farm in Alberta, and he's since gone onto found and invest in many companies in the agricultural sector ranging from farming in Uganda, cattle, ag retail, fertilizer manufacturing, distribution, marketing, consulting, data, ag tech, robotics and now serves as CEO of AGvisorPRO,  a connectivity and resource platform for agriculture. Robert is an author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and thought leader. He was recognized as the 2006 Agrologist of the Year and the 2014 Canadian Agri-Marketer of the Year. Our ..read more
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Talking the legal side of things for startups with Goodlawyer's Joshua Weinberger
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by Joshua Weinberger from Goodlawyer
7M ago
Goodlawyer is an Aberta-based interactive, online service that provides legal solutions for startups.  When company CEO and founder Brett Colvin was working at one of Canada's largest law firms as a corporate lawyer, he saw first hand every day that most people can't afford the legal help they need. The typical firm rates are simply out of reach, so he teamed up with a developer and a designer, left the firm, and started Goodlawyer. On this episode, Joshua Weinberger, COO, walks our cohost Katie Dean through how Goodlawyer, an interactive online service, delivers on its promise to make ..read more
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From fats to fuels - our conversation with the University of Alberta professor, Dr. David Bressler
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by Dr. David Bressler
7M ago
We met with Dr. David Bressler while at Inventures on June 2, 2022. We spoke to him about his work converting lipids into hydrocarbons (biofuel), his role with Forge Hydrocarbons and about what an event like Inventures means for Alberta researchers and innovators. Learn more about Dr. Bressler's work. Bio Dr. David Bressler, Professor, Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Alberta Dr. Bressler is appointed with the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences where he is a Full Professor and the Associate Dean (Research).  He earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology ..read more
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