20 Prairie agtech startups to watch

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Welcome to the Midweek Memo which features a bit of news and a bunch of upcoming events. In this issue, check out the 20 agtech startups pitching for $150,000, plus countless meetups and activities over the next week. See you on Sunday with the weekly Briefing.

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20 Prairie agtech startups pitching for $150K

20 pitches. Angel investors. Startup communities from across Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg. Five in-person Happy Hours and afterparties. Sounds pretty epic, right? We’re in. Are you?

Welcome to the Startup TNT Agtech Summit - Top 20 Pitch Night. Taking place on Thursday, February 9, 2023, the event brings together companies across the full scope of agriculture, from livestock to robotics to bioscience and beyond.

20 companies will be making their first pitch to investors next Thursday, a week before entering into six weeks of intensive due diligence. The winner of the summit will get over $150K of investment, and the rest will get exposure and other opportunities for deal-making.

Here are the 20 competing companies:

Tomorrow: TNT Happy Hour | Feb 2

Every Thursday, 6 pm - late. No registration, no agenda - Just show up! Startup TNT believes that having fun together is the starting point for community building. Whether you are in Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina or Winnipeg, join them at their weekly Thursday Night Tradition for some great conversations and good laughs.

YYC Hacks 2023 | Feb 3-5

The goal of this hackathon is to promote software development as a tool to activate Calgary as a winter destination by creating engaging and innovative approaches to showcasing our winter tourism industry. Participants of all coding abilities will learn, network, and be a part of a community that can change how locals and visitors connect with our beautiful city.

Tech Fest 2023 | Feb 7

Tech Fest connects ambitious student talent with Alberta’s blossoming tech community through engaging networking activities. Throughout the day, students can engage with 40 different companies, post-secondary schools and innovation community members through interactive booths and an optional video game lounge.

Unlocking an Innovative Mindset | Feb 7

Join TC Energy for an exclusive Tech Fest discussion around the innovative mindset. Get a front-row seat to TC Energy’s innovation leaders and learn how a team of 7,000+ energy problem solvers are working to deliver new energy solutions – from natural gas and renewables to carbon capture and hydrogen – while challenging assumptions, showing up curious and encouraging new ideas. You’ll learn how TC Energy approaches innovation and technology, the role of adaptability, and how you can use an innovation mindset to kick-start your career.

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