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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 […]

Get 25% off introductory offer Calgary OnAPage Web and Social Skills Workshop(s)

OnAPage is focused on un-complicating and demystifying technology with go-to-market education that can fit “on a page.”  I couldn’t be happier to announce OnAPage in Calgary with my pals Cale White and Paula Blackmore-White, my co-founders of our educational workshop company. Different from traditional seminars where the lecture is long forgotten […]

B2B Magazine Advertising in the Age of the Internet [Case Study]

“Old school” marketing tactics like magazine advertising can be the forgotten bastard once-loved cousins of the more favoured and newer internet outbound & inbound marketing techniques, but it doesn’t have to always be that way, especially in B2B verticals. It’s good to always rethink, and sometimes, especially in B2B professional vertical industries […]

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 […]