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The 2015 Global Petroleum Show Ushers in New Era of Oil and Gas Pie

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We are all aware of what is going on in the oil and gas industry and how it is has the ability to affect almost every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Through every struggle we find opportunity. As the Calgary Herald reported last week: The theme of next week’s Global Petroleum Show […]

Eleven Essentials to Fiscal Excellence for Entrepreneurs

When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re passionate about many things. Your products. Your clients. Your website. And, of course, you like to make money. However, it’s unlikely that you’re passionate about your financial management. It IS important, of course, and the sooner you get your head wrapped around fiscal excellence, the […]

Eleven Essentials For Communicators

A communicator is a person who communicates, esp. one skilled at conveying information, ideas, or policy to the public. In most organizations, this falls into the realm of marketers, who are responsible for colours, logos, images and copy. But, I would argue that everyone can be and should be an effective communicator. A […]

A100 Annual Report Points to Vibrant Alberta Tech Ecosystem

At the A100 AGM last week, we had a chance to take stock in the progress made in the local Alberta tech community. The A100 (www.theA100.org) is “a collective of Alberta’s successful tech executives and entrepreneurs.” Everyone in the association has been involved in some type of business exit and […]

Back to back weekend hackathons shows off Calgary’s brightest aspiring entrepreneurs

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Over the last two weekends, while most were at home enjoying the Superbowl and the Grammys, the tech community in Calgary came together for what is known as a “hackathon” in pursuit of having some digital fun, doing some serious networking and kickstarting the next big thing. A hackathon is […]

Calgary’s Simmering High-Tech Community Set to Explode

I recently attended a Material Insight event, hosted by VC and author Guy Kawasaki with a panel from noted success stories in Calgary. It’s premise: Calgary-based tech companies including VoodooPC, iStockphoto, StumbleUpon, Veer and NovAtel have all been acquired by international technology mega-players. We ask Calgary’s tech elite if our city is becoming a hotbed of sought-after technology? I experienced […]