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  • Ace Entrepreneur – Skin-care company wins Venture Challenge amid strong field June 23, 2016

    On Wednesday, her company, Huna Natural Apothecary, won Innovate Manitoba’s 2016 Venture Challenge against a field of five other presenters that were arguably some of the most polished presenters in the program’s history.

    By landing first place, Urquhart wins $10,000 in cash and $100,000 worth of business-support services as well as an expenses-paid trip to attend the Banff Venture Forum or the Canadian Financing Forum and the opportunity to attend and possibly present at the National Angel Capital Organization Summit in Vancouver, B.C.

    Previous Innovate Manitoba’s Venture Challenge participants and winners — Permission Click, Portray Media, Kindoma and Pricerazzi.com — have won both the National Angel Capital Organization and the Canadian Financing Forum pitch competitions against participants from across the country the previous two years. Read more

  • The Ups and Downs of Investing in Today’s Energy Tech Startups June 21, 2016

    At the risk of stating the obvious, the effects of the commodity price crash are severe.

    Within Alberta, the epicentre of the nation’s faltering oil economy, jobs continue to be shed at alarming rates and the pain is no longer localized. The effects of overstocked, undervalued oil reserves are increasingly being felt across numerous regions and sectors. Read more

  • Justin Trudeau touts Canadian tech industry at new Microsoft centre in Vancouver June 21, 2016

    Vancouver’s new Microsoft Canada office launched Friday in a ceremony attended by the prime minister, premier and mayor, all of whom welcomed the U.S. multinational that will provide work for 750 employees when the office is fully staffed. Read more

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VA-Angels-Logo The VA Angels - “We are the stewards of risk capital for our members” Randy Thompson Meet Randy Thompson, the founder of VA Angels (formerly Venture Alberta Forum.) Randy is a serial entrepreneur, constantly on the move between Calgary and Edmonton and beyond. In fact, we caught up with him in Santiago, Chile for this interview.  Since becoming involved […]
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