Lighthouse Labs receiving funding to expand tech training in Calgary

Up to $300,000 over three years to help Calgarians looking to pivot their careers

Lighthouse Labs receiving funding to expand tech training in CalgaryThe Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund is giving Lighthouse Labs up to $300,000 over three years to expand tech training for Calgarians looking to pivot their careers. It’s a coding-education company that offers 12-week bootcamp courses in web development. The company wants to accelerate expansion of its Web Development Bootcamp programming in Calgary to achieve a…

Calgary health tech accelerator gets $1 million

HATCH-YYC forecasts it will incubate at least 55 health-tech companies over five years and be a catalyst to expand Calgary’s health-tech cluster

Calgary health tech accelerator gets $1 millionA health technology accelerator is receiving up to $1 million over three years from the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund. HATCH-YYC is intended to provide companies a platform to accelerate market access and improve patient care. It’s the first health technology accelerator in Alberta. It will provide companies access to a privacy-compliant communication platform as well…

Making IT easy and approachable for users

Shawn Freeman talks about how slowing economies are a catalyst for innovation and how TWT Group can help

Making IT easy and approachable for usersShawn Freeman is founder and CEO of TWT Group Inc.  What is TWT and what do you do? Freeman: TWT Group is one of the fastest growing managed IT service companies in Calgary. We work with small to medium-sized businesses of all types, focusing our efforts on strategic planning of their business technology needs. We…

B.C.-based tech company creating 200 jobs in Calgary

B.C.-based tech company creating 200 jobs in CalgaryCalgary has attracted another technology company to the city with the announcement Wednesday that B.C.-based Finger Food Advanced Technology Group will open an advanced technology centre in the city. The company is receiving up to $3.5 million from the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund to accelerate the incubation of new digital technologies and development of local…

Alberta cities lack tech talent of other major North American markets

Toronto ranked third, Vancouver 12th, Montreal 13th and Ottawa 19th in top-50 list: CBRE report

Alberta cities lack tech talent of other major North American marketsAs Calgary and Edmonton try to establish a significant tech industry in Alberta, a report released on Thursday by commercial real estate firm CBRE indicates just how far behind Alberta is when it comes to tech talent. Neither Alberta city made it to the top 50 list in North America for tech talent. But both…

Displaced Calgary energy workers get help finding tech jobs

An investment of $1.5 million from The Future Skills Centre has been given for EDGE UP, a project led by Calgary Economic Development and a consortium of partners

Displaced Calgary energy workers get help finding tech jobsA new initiative has been launched in Calgary to help high-skilled energy sector workers who have been displaced by the economic downturn get tech training. An investment of $1.5 million from The Future Skills Centre has been given for EDGE UP, a project led by Calgary Economic Development and a consortium of partners. EDGE UP…

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…

Large Calgary delegation heads to major tech event

‘It’s an opportunity to generate awareness about Calgary, attract investment and recruit top talent’

Large Calgary delegation heads to major tech eventMore than 100 companies are joining Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Calgary Economic Development this week at the Collision Conference in Toronto – North America’s fastest-growing tech event. The local contingent will include companies in tech, agribusiness, creative industries, energy, health and life sciences, transportation and logistics, and other sectors. Diversification of Calgary's economy has become…

TECTERRA support reaches 269 Alberta tech startups

Companies have collectively generated more than $120 million in revenues from supported projects, says non-profit

TECTERRA support reaches 269 Alberta tech startupsTECTERRA, a non-profit organization geospatial technology innovation support centre, has directly supported 269 startups and small and medium businesses since its inception in 2009. And those companies have collectively generated more than $120 million in revenues from supported projects. “We’re proud to have supported startups and small companies to develop and market new technology right…

Staying abreast of customers’ digital imaging needs

George Brookman of West Canadian Digital Imaging talks about how to remain successful in a changing technological landscape

Staying abreast of customers’ digital imaging needsGeorge Brookman is CEO of West Canadian Digital Imaging. Tell me about West Canadian Digital Imaging. What is it and what does it do? Brookman: It started back in 1952 as a micro filming company. So it’s been around a long time. I bought it from the previous owners in 1984. In fact, this June…
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