Solving accessibility challenges with Calgary tech

Plus, eight other stories you've probably missed.

Welcome to this week's Sunday Briefing. In this issue, find out how Included by Design is solving accessibility challenges across the province, plus eight other stories you've probably missed. Have a great day. We'll see you again Wednesday.

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Included By Design CEO Sean Crump

Platform launched connecting accessible venues for people with disabilities

A Calgary-based company that aims to improve accessibility to city venues has plans to expand to other parts of the province as it gears up for launch.

Included by Design uses digital solutions to solve accessibility and inclusion problems that restrict equal opportunities for a large portion of the population.

In late 2021, it announced the beta launch of its product, a community map and marketplace that connects accessible restaurants and venues with the people who need them.

“We created a digital marketplace which allows people to identify accessible venues based on four levels of accessibility certification,” said Included By Design CEO Sean Crump. “What we’re trying to accomplish there is to create ease of community and community interaction and engagement so that people living with disabilities can go out and participate in social events or employment or anything like that like anyone else.”

🤝 Funding, Deals + Partnerships

  • Calgary-based private equity firm Carbon Infrastructure Partners closed $90 million in funding for its CIP Energy Fund 2. Details

📰 Need To Know

  • Alberta-based Bitcoin Well is planning a US expansion as states begin planning gold-backed cryptocurrencies. Details

  • SAIT is launching Canada’s first remotely-piloted aviation training centre in response to international demand for talent. Continue

  • Calgary startups can now apply for the second Digital Commerce Calgary Fintech Award, hosted by Digital Commerce Bank and Platform Calgary. More

  • The Calgary Police Service and Chainalysis are launching a Western Canadian centre to address crimes that use blockchain technology. Details

  • Christine Gillies, chief product and marketing officer at Blackline Safety, has been recognized on the Globe and Mail's 2023 Best Executive Awards List. More

  • Dominik Elsaesser has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Swirltex. Continue

💡 POV: Ideas and Insights

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