Alberta-based tech startup Circuit Stream on aggressive expansion path

Helping professionals and businesses develop virtual reality and augmented reality applications

Alberta-based tech startup Circuit Stream on aggressive expansion pathTechnology startup Circuit Stream, which offers virtual and augmented reality education and training services, has experienced tremendous growth since its inception and is on a hiring spree for its next phase of expansion. The company, based in Calgary and which began in 2016, has trained more than 20,000 students globally through workshops, one-on-one mentorship and small…

Alberta tech sector in early stages of development but maturing

Almost a third of tech companies in the province are led by a female founder or co-founder: survey

Alberta tech sector in early stages of development but maturingThe 2018 Alberta Tech Deal Flow Study released by Alberta Enterprise Corp. indicates nearly one in four companies are earning more than $1 million annually. Findings revealed Alberta offers significant early stage opportunity for tech investors, with 54 per cent of companies surveyed at the Pre-Series A stage and 70 per cent of Alberta tech…

Why the Alberta technology sector can’t seem to pull ahead

Dispatches from the Alberta technology trenches

Why the Alberta technology sector can’t seem to pull aheadNow that the energy industry is no longer the engine of growth it once was, Albertans are finally waking up to a cruel reality; we’ve put all our economic eggs in one (carbon-emitting) basket. Albertans' new urgency to diversify their economy will require changing the way we do things. At a minimum, we will need…

Alberta investing $100 million to attract AI high-tech companies

Program intended to create more than 140 new companies, give Albertans new skills

Alberta investing $100 million to attract AI high-tech companiesThe Alberta government says it is investing $100 million to attract more artificial intelligence-based high-tech companies to invest in the province. “Innovation is a critical tool for competitiveness in nearly every sector of the economy, including energy. By investing in technology and the talent that powers it, we are ensuring Alberta continues to be a…

Innovative Alberta startups a bright spot in economy: BMO

The Canadian economy has begun to moderate, but business owners remain positive, report says

Innovative Alberta startups a bright spot in economy: BMOAlberta's economy is softening in large part due to the weaker oil sector backdrop, with gross domestic product growth expected to come in at 1.5 per cent this year, according to the BMO Blue Book released on Tuesday. “While business sentiment, overall, remains cautious, innovation in technologies geared towards oil exploration and pipeline management remains…

Alberta company on leading edge of concussion research and prevention

Athletes need an entirely new method of conditioning to be resistant to the demands of their sport, says innovative firm

Alberta company on leading edge of concussion research and preventionCalgary-based CAP Corp., a social enterprise company, was founded on the principle that preventing concussions is about changing the athlete, not the sport. The company says its patented technology simulates a sports impact to test neck function and prevent concussions before they occur. Kim Adolphe, president and CEO of CAP (Concussion Active Prevention), said the…

Calgary-based technology company helping businesses save on costs

Businesses get instant insight into their entire telecommunications and IT landscape with only a few clicks of a mouse

Calgary-based technology company helping businesses save on costsCalgary-based SpikeFli Analytics, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, is helping businesses large and small seamlessly manage their telecom and information technology infrastructure to make better decisions in more cost-effective ways. It’s doing that by providing the business community, and telecom and IT management professionals, with instant big-data analytics and management reports through a centralized platform to better explain, manage and…

Alberta Innovates seeking innovators for international competition

The global innovation conference takes place June 5-7 in Calgary and is the single largest source of venture capital in Canada

Alberta Innovates seeking innovators for international competitionAlberta Innovates is looking for innovators to participate in an international pitch competition as part of Inventures 2019. The global innovation conference takes place June 5-7 in Calgary and is the single largest source of venture capital in Canada, bringing together the brightest ideas in emerging technologies that are transforming economies, industries and communities across…

Unique parkade and innovation centre launched in Calgary

East Village project will feature a fully-integrated 50,000-square-foot innovation centre

Unique parkade and innovation centre launched in CalgaryA unique parkade and office space in Calgary’s East Village has broken ground for what will be an innovation centre just outside the downtown core. The $80-million project, which includes the Calgary Parking Authority and Platform (Zinc Ventures), will be located at 9th Avenue and 3rd Street S.E. It will include seven levels with a…

Alberta robotics company receiving $4.5 million

ATTAbotics manufacturing facilities to get help from Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund

Alberta robotics company receiving $4.5 millionA Calgary-based robotics intralogistics sector company is the latest to receive from from the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund. It will receive up to $4.5 million to expand its operations in the city. In a news release, it was announced that the funding will support the scaling up of ATTAbotics manufacturing facilities in Calgary that will support…