Meet Calgary's top 10 startups

Plus, Calgary's leader of the year

Welcome to this week's Sunday Briefing. In this issue, read about Calgary’s top 10 startups, plus 7 other stories you've probably missed. Have a great day. We'll see you again on Wednesday.

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10 Calgary startups to watch at Launch Party

Innovation Week is almost upon us. Presented by Platform Calgary, the event, running November 15-23, celebrates the city’s innovation and technology – and the people behind it all.

Over the week, Calgary’s tech community will come together for panels, workshops, pitch competitions, peer-to-peer meetups and finally, for Launch Party on November 23.

Launch Party celebrates Calgary’s startup talent, including a chosen top 10 to be showcased. The Launch Party Top 10 are chosen by a selection committee of alumni and investors and are notable for their rapid growth and potential for global impact.

This year’s Top 10 features:

  • Digital Carbon Bank: A secure platform for standalone companies and joint ventures to efficiently manage digital emissions and carbon assets

  • Huumans: An AI-powered financial services and accounting ecosystem changing perspectives on small business accounting and bookkeeping

  • Monark: An interactive, data-driven development and performance optimization platform transforming new and middle managers into tomorrow’s super leaders.

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🤝 Funding, Deals + Partnerships

  • Eavor raises $182M in financing for its geothermal energy system. The federal government committed $90 million of the funds. Calgary Tech Journal

  • Alberta: Where Venture Capital Meets Innovation. The province’s diverse and dynamic start-up ecosystem is making Alberta an attractive destination for venture capital investment. Invest Alberta

  • Minister Boissonnault announces federal investment for Francophone community economic development on the Prairies. $1.8 million through PrairiesCan will empower Francophone communities across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba grow and diversify their economies. Prairies Economic Development Canada

  • Calgary-based Mphasis acquires Salesforce service partner Silverline for over $132 mn. Mphasis says the deal is part of its plan to prepare for future applied technology and predict trends. Business Standard

📰 Need To Know

  • Dr. Kristina Rinker receives 2023 Leader of the Year. Dr. Kristina Rinker serves as the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder of Syantra while also holding the position of a Biomedical Engineering professor at the University of Calgary. Start Alberta

  • Edmonton tech company helps people with autism find jobs, excel. Technology North Digital Services (TNDS) digitizes documents for law firms, governments and other organizations. It is not only a local and national success story, it’s also an inclusive employer. Edmonton Journal

  • Darkhorse Analytics visualizes U.S. climate vulnerability. An Edmonton-based data visualization company has launched a new interactive map on climate vulnerability around the U.S. that aims to equip policymakers and communities with actionable insights. Taproot Edmonton

  • Startup Canada announces startup global pitch competition 2023 winners.

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