🚀 The stories you missed last year
Plus, a dozen articles from the past few weeks.
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📝 Five recent CTJ stories you may have missed
The tech scene moves fast, so I invite you to quickly revisit December's most popular reads to make sure you start this year up to speed.
- Combine Venture Builders awarded $1.9M from OCIF to scale up Calgary tech startups
- UCalgary, Innovate Calgary among organizations splitting $90M in IP program funding
- Calgary ecosystem drowning in federal innovation funding
- Federal funding to elevate women entrepreneurs and investors
- Movement51 and Calgary Immigrant Women's Association receive $860K to support women investors and entrepreneurs
📰 News To Know
- Alice Reimer, a pioneer in Calgary's tech scene, is helping open doors for other women. Rita Mingo / Calgary Herald
- SAIT launches unique programming to create more accessible and collaborative pathways into tech. SAIT
- Black tech entrepreneur event series celebrates diverse perspectives and future leaders. Dan McGarvey / CBC News
- The Alberta Esports Expo is approaching on Feb 18 and 19. Learn more.
- Discover Calgary's data science scene with two days of talks and networking at YYC Data Con. Learn more.
📊 By The Numbers
- 50 - The number of students that Innovate Calgary matched with startups to gain new skills and income through the Experience Ventures and Evolve to Innovate programs. Details.
💡 POV: Ideas and Insights
- Jeff Adamson, co-founder of Neo, shares insights and predictions on what the world of work will look like this year
- Calgary-born Rajen Ruparell, a co-founder of Groupon, explains what Groupon could have been and why it failed
- Alice de Koning, a professor at the the Haskayne School of Business, writing in the Globe and Mail: When it comes to innovation and entrepreneurship, we must choose our words more carefully