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.
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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