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Accelerators put the pedal to the metal

After catching up on Plug and Play Alberta and the rest of the accelerators, Faaiza Ramji and Karen Unland spitball a new accelerator for consumer packaged goods befor...

Clavis Studio helps interior designers show their creativity

Abby Aiyeleye of Clavis Studio discusses the evolution of the all-in-one platform for interior designers and its collaboration showcasing Canadian art. Then Karen Unla...

AltaML leader says ethical AI is good business

Nicole Janssen, co-founder and co-CEO of AltaML, tells Karen Unland about the business case for responsible AI and how non-technical team members can contribute. Guest...

Autism CanTech! helps companies tap talents of neurodivergent youth

We learn about Autism CanTech!, an award-winning program that helps young people with autism find meaningful employment. Plus we look at Technology Alberta, an organiz...

Celebrating innovation and funding the next big thing

Karen Unland and Faaiza Ramji look back at the ASTech Awards put on by Technology Alberta and look ahead to the Edmonton companies that will be pitching at Startup TNT...

Kidney-Chek aims to help pets live longer and healthier

We talk to Hillary Sweet of Kidney-Chek about developing and marketing a product to help pet owners look after their beloved dogs and cats. Plus we catch up on some ne...

Voran Group aims to strengthen Canada's chemical supply chain

We talk to Chelsey Reschke of Voran Group about bringing innovative chemical products to market and representing Canada on the world stage. Plus we take a look at a hy...

Changing the way you think with VR Pathways

We talk to Leanne Brownoff about VR Pathways, which combines cognitive behavioural therapy with virtual reality to improve mental wellness. And we round up what's goin...

Looking ahead to Launch Party and TechAid

We preview Launch Party, the flagship event of Edmonton Startup Week, then we catch up with Cam Linke of Amii to hear more about TechAid, the future of AI Week, and wh...

Onlea's digital education pioneer never stops learning

Jennifer Schaeffer of Onlea describes what it's like to be an established player in online learning who finds herself an emerging entrepreneur again. Plus we check in ...

Zero Point Cryogenics drops the temperature to raise computing power

John P. Davis and Christopher Cassin of Zero Point Cryogenics discuss the business they're building around dilution refrigerators, a key component in the development o...

Umay attracts a Dragon's attention

Sharmin and Ali Habib, the sister-and-brother team behind Umay, reveal what it was like to seek investment in their eye-health and relaxation company on Dragons' Den. ...

Life after Yardly: A post-exit interview

Sheldon Zhang reflects on what it was like to sell Yardly and how he hopes his new project, Zalis Ventures, will help early-stage founders benefit from what he has lea...

Hard-won lessons, new ideas, and a busy fall

Faaiza Ramji and Karen Unland catch up on some innovation-related news as we leave summer behind and launch into the unofficial new year that September brings. And the...

Ordr brings the concession stand to your seat

Jade Chiles of Ordr, an app that allows fans to avoid lineups by ordering food and merch from where they are, discusses emerging from stealth mode to score with sports...

TIQ Software CEO learns to succeed in SaaS

After years of success in the training space, TIQ Software founder Jason Suriano finds himself learning some new tricks himself through The Alberta Innovates Revenue A...

Fruit flies help Future Fields fuel sustainable growth

Future Fields co-founder and COO Jalene Anderson-Baron talks about building a company that uses fruit flies to more sustainably generate a key ingredient for life scie...

Drivewyze connects trucks to save lives

Drivewyze CEO Brian Heath discusses how his company's technology makes trucking safer, what he sees for the future of the industry, and why Edmonton remains home even ...

Truffle satisfies hunger for restaurant software

Mack Male joins the show to dive deeper into Taproot's story about Truffle, a food-tech company that is solving a lot of problems for restaurants and just secured $2.3...

AlignVR helps employers get real by going virtual

Alex Rossol talks to Faaiza Ramji about how his virtual-reality escape room gave birth to a business that equips companies to make better hiring decisions. Plus Karen ...

G2V Optics goes where the light takes it

Ryan Tucker, CEO of G2V Optics, talks about his company's unexpected opportunities in aerospace, and how researchers and satellite-builders have turned out to be a bet...

How to grow a climate change solution

Chris Kallal, founder and CEO of Wild + Pine, speaks to Faaiza Ramji about how his company has evolved and what it's going to take to plant the trees we need to remove...

Flying Fish throws a line into Edmonton's waters

Tiffany Linke-Boyko, the recently hired principal in charge of the Canadian operations for Flying Fish Partners, explains what kind of investment opportunities she's l...

Sending robots where humans fear to tread

Karen Unland and Faaiza Ramji take a look at industrial innovation, starting with an interview with award-winning entrepreneur Nicolas Olmedo of Copperstone Technologi...

In-real-life adventures at Inventures

Faaiza Ramji tells new co-host Karen Unland about her experience at Inventures in Calgary, and they discuss some wins for Edmonton companies at the conference. Then ge...

Fuelling with endurance chocolate

We're joined by Kristyn Carriere, co-founder of Seven Summits Snacks. The company's endurance and superfood chocolate has helped it land a spot in the semi-finals of t...

Applying AI to craft beer

We're joined by Kirk Zembal, co-founder of Blindman Brewing, and David Chan, product lead for industry at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, to discuss how Bl...

Redefining innovation through everyday essentials

We're joined by two women founders to talk about reinventing everyday essentials, and how they've navigated building their companies in an innovation ecosystem that's ...

Bringing products to life, investing in social issues, and Uniting the Prairies

We talk about a product design company that's taking off after a tough few years, and a new venture capital fund made its first investment in Areto Labs. Plus, a flurr...

Helping food entrepreneurs find the recipe for success

A co-founder of The Public Food Hub stops by to discuss what it takes to connect food makers to food lovers, wherever they live, and how this made-in-Edmonton platform...

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