Who will lead Alberta to a new energy future?

How well prepared is Alberta for the disruptive change coming to the province’s energy sector?

Who will lead Alberta to a new energy future?This past week has seen further waves buffeting the oil industry. Millions of people around the world marched on Friday demanding climate action, and British Columbia won a court ruling that temporarily blocks Alberta’s turn-off-the-taps legislation. Against this backdrop, the recent Energy Disruptors conference in Calgary was timely indeed. The event brought about 1,500 energy…

Virtual assistant is there only when you need it

Lana Midgley of Mountain Chickadee, Virtual Assistant Solutions, talks about finding a work niche that suits her and fulfils a need for customers

Virtual assistant is there only when you need itLana Midgley is owner of Mountain Chickadee, Virtual Assistant Solutions. What is Mountain Chickadee and what does it do? Midgley: Mountain Chickadee is a virtual assistant company that provides remote administrative solutions to a wide variety of organizations that require support but not on a full-time basis; and organizations that need additional support for special…

How fleet management software enriched Enrich

CEO Eric Richer talks about how the company has disrupted the fleet management industry with a special focus on truck rental/leasing

How fleet management software enriched EnrichEric Richer is CEO of Enrich Software Corp. What is Enrich?  Richer: Enrich Software Corp. is a North American leader in providing software solutions in the fleet management industry. This small but mighty tech company is disrupting a traditional industry and providing innovative solutions for the next generation. What does it do? Richer: Enrich has…

Using aerodynamics technology to reduce fuel consumption

Kelly Zwarych of AeroLab Tech talks about being recognized by NASA as a top-25 startup disruptive company and what the future holds

Using aerodynamics technology to reduce fuel consumptionKelly Zwarych is CEO and co-founder of AeroLab Tech. What is AeroLab Technology and what do you do? Zwarych: As a one liner, AeroLab makes market-defining technology in advanced aerodynamics. Drilling down further, our technology measures aerodynamic drag in real time in real world applications. This is really amazing because aerodynamic drag measuring has always…

Swirltex’s quest to recycle the toughest waste waters

CEO Melanie McClare talks about its revolutionary technology and the role the Creative Destruction Lab played in growing the company

Swirltex’s quest to recycle the toughest waste watersMelanie McClare is CEO of Swirltex. What is Swirltex and what does it do? McClare: Swirltex is a Canadian water tech startup based in Calgary. Our vision is to unlock opportunities to reuse and recycle the toughest waste waters and decrease the global industrial water footprint. We have developed a revolutionary membrane technology that can…

What sports, e-sports and entertainment fans are looking for

Trevor Doerksen of ePlay Digital is opening doors around the world for interactive gaming

What sports, e-sports and entertainment fans are looking forTrevor Doerksen is CEO of ePlay Digital. What is ePlay Digital and what does it do? Doerksen: ePlay is one of Calgary’s growing number of game publishers. We have created a celebrity-filled, Pokemon Go style game platform for sports, e-sports, and entertainment. We will soon launch the first location-based title from the augmented reality mobile…

Monument at Spruce Meadows honours Alberta leaders

Alberta Champions Society honours six outstanding individuals who made a lasting impact on the province

Monument at Spruce Meadows honours Alberta leadersThe Alberta Champions Society commemorated on Tuesday six outstanding individuals who have made a lasting impact on Alberta. The society unveiled it newest monument at Spruce Meadows to honour David E. Black, Martha Cohen, Haider Dhanani, Ruth Gorman, John Robert (Bud) McCaig and Ron Southern. The Alberta Champions Society was created in 2003 by Gordon…

World Angel Investment Summit being held in Calgary

‘There’s a moral and economic imperative to ensuring that the benefits of innovation are shared’

World Angel Investment Summit being held in CalgaryNACO, Canada’s only national angel capital organization, is hosting its World Angel Investment Summit in Calgary this week in partnership with Alberta Innovations and Inventure$. “NACO continues to focus on the catalysts that led to the emergence of Silicon Valley – angel investors, growth mentors and world-class founders,” said Claudio Rojas, CEO at NACO, in…

Never let your foot off the pedal

Jeff Bradshaw of V Strategies talks about how an entrepreneur must constantly find ways to be innovative and stay relevant

Never let your foot off the pedalJeff Bradshaw is president and CEO of V Strategies. Tell me about V Strategies. What is it and what does it do? Bradshaw: We’re a video production company. We’ve been in business coming up to 22 years and our primary focus is we do a lot of corporate marketing, learning video content. We also do…

Helping people find ways to be active

Hafiz Mitha of PlayCity is on a mission to connect people and increase society’s non-screen time – with the help of a new app

Helping people find ways to be activeHafiz Mitha is CEO of PlayCity. What is the PlayCity app? Mitha: PlayCity is a platform that combines a free user app that helps people find ways to be more active. Players can easily find opportunities to engage in the activities they want, from finding a perfect match to trying a new sport. We partner…