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 learned. Plus, a new cohort of social innovators, a couple of award-winners, and a scam-detecting maverick.
Here are the relevant links for this episode:
- Sheldon Zhang
- Exit leaves Yardly co-founder eager to start again
- My first blog: leaving Yardly, my next startup, and a new side project!
- Sheldon Zhang and Terry Song won the Alumni Innovation Award from the University of Alberta
- Collision Conference
- Threshold Impact Venture Mentoring Service
- Taking Back "Lifestyle Business" by Ashley Janssen
More innovation news:
- Cohort 2 of the TELUS Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator includes Islamic Family and Social Services Association, Technology North, and VR Pathways
- Islamic Family and Social Services Association looks to tech for social progress
- Growing Greener Innovations won the Alternative Energy System Innovation Challenge in Saskatchewan
- Copperstone Technologies was a runner-up for KPMG's Canadian Tech Innovator competition
- We spoke to Nicolas Olmedo in Episode 18
- LA Times piece quoting Sorin Mihailovici of Scam Detector
- Travel by Dart gets picked up
- Sign up for the Tech Roundup
Many thanks to our title sponsor, Innovate Edmonton, as well as to Alberta Blue Cross for support of this episode.
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