Calgary's nine most investible cleantech ventures

Plus, Calgary startups dominate Deloitte’s 2023 Companies-To-Watch list

Welcome to this week's Sunday Briefing. In this issue, read about Calgary’s most investible cleantech ventures, plus seven other stories you've probably missed. Have a great day. We'll see you again on Wednesday.

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Nine Calgary innovators make Foresight’s top 50

It’s been a good week for Alberta businesses. Seven of the province’s firms were named to Deloitte’s 2023 Companies-To-Watch list. The same day, Foresight released it’s list of Canada's 50 Most Investible Cleantech Ventures, featuring nine Calgary companies.

The Foresight 50 features inspiring cleantech ventures across a range of industries and sectors that provide solutions to some of society's most pressing issues, including green housing, emissions reduction, and food security.

“Foresight 50 bridges the gap between innovators and investors by shining a light on some of the most promising investible cleantech ventures that Canada has to offer. By directly connecting innovators with climate-focused investors, customers, and partners, we’re allowing made-in-Canada solutions to reach new heights,” said Foresight Canada CEO Jeanette Jackson.

Calgary companies featured on the list run the full gamut of cleantech innovation – from hydrogen storage to solar energy to decarbonization.

Meet Calgary’s top cleantech innovators:

🗳️ Question of the Week

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🤝 Funding, Deals + Partnerships

  • 10 Alberta startups and scaleups that raised capital in October. Meet the made-in-Alberta companies making waves this fall. Start Alberta

📰 Need To Know

  • Calgary startups dominate Deloitte’s 2023 Companies-To-Watch list. Six Calgary firms and one Edmonton startup made this year’s list. Calgary Tech Journal

  • Student with two startups among winners at ASTech Awards. A University of Alberta student who has co-founded two startups — one that decentralizes plastics recycling and another that uses AI to better understand the shape of wounds — was among the recipients of this year’s ASTech Awards. Taproot Edmonton

  • Alberta government plans to cut down regulation of 'software engineer' title. Title currently requires licence from provincial regulator for professional engineers. CBC News

  • How talent company Toast eliminates gender bias in tech hiring. Despite a recent tech boom in Canada, women still face a gender pay gap of $20,000 per year in the industry. Forbes

  • Protecting Albertans’ pensions. Proposed legislation would protect the pensions and benefits of Albertans and guarantee that the decision to pursue a provincial pension plan is theirs. Government of Alberta

  • Task forces launched to support regional economic development. Those involved in the economic development of the Edmonton region are shifting their focus from celebration to action with the launch of four task forces. Taproot Edmonton

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