“Just do it! Enter VenturePrize! If you stumble and fall, get up, and enter again!” VenturePrize winner Meghan Dear of Localize Your Food

The deadline to enter the all-Alberta 2015 VenturePrize Business Plan Competition is just days away! Entries must be submitted by midnight, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, including a business plan for your company.

Up for grabs is over $200,000 in prizes, for any innovation-based start-up or early stage Alberta company – even for companies that are not […]

By |February 18th, 2015|Innovation Community, TEC Clients, TEC Programs, Venture Prize|0 Comments

Former TEC VenturePrize winner DataGardens featured in Calgary Herald

An Interesting story in the Calgary Herald, entitled “DataGardens grows corporate IT security in cloud” by technology startup business columnist Lloyed Lobo (published in the Dec. 5, 2014  online newspaper edition) about former TEC Edmonton client and 2008 TEC VenturePrize Fast Growth Competiton winner DataGardens.

Edmonton-based DataGardens has grown to the point where it provides IT cloud […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Innovation Community, TEC Clients|0 Comments

Save The Date: VenturePrize 2015, April 29 at the Shaw Conference Centre

Save the date on your calendar: The 2015 TEC VenturePrize business plan competition and awards dinner will take place Wednesday, April 29, at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton.

Details about the 13th annual competition will be announced at the 2015 VenturePrize Launch and Celebration in Enterprise Square on Thursday, January 8 at 3 p.m. RSVP […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Venture Prize|0 Comments

Persistence pays off for Alvin Xu and AltaCarbon

Alvin (Shaochen) Xu is the stuff entrepreneurs are made of.

Still in his ’20s, facing a multitude of challenges, he continues to grow his promising new technology-based company AltaCarbon Inc. step by step.

The young man, a University of Alberta graduate in 2012, is working several jobs, looking for investors, looking for lab space, doing whatever it […]

TEC VenturePrize – Far More Than A Competition

By |February 1st, 2015|Venture Prize|0 Comments