15th VenturePrize celebrates past, present & future of entrepreneurship

The 15th VenturePrize Awards celebration on May 4th at The Westin Edmonton did not disappoint. The event showcased innovative, Alberta-based technology companies as the Alberta Student, DynaLIFE, TELUS ICT and Fast Growth Awards were given out.

As it marked the final VenturePrize event, the evening celebrated the past, present, and future of entrepreneurship by recognizing each […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Innovation Community, Venture Prize|0 Comments

VenturePrize: 15 Years Later

Where were you in 2002? You might have been making calls on the Nokia 6610, the top-selling mobile phone of the year. Maybe you were carrying around a 6-pound Apple iBook (boasting a 20 GB hard drive) while listening to music on your second-generation iPod.

Clearly, a lot can happen in 15 years, including the lifetime […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Venture Prize|0 Comments

Why Alberta’s ICT companies should register for VenturePrize

The deadline for VenturePrize registrations is fast approaching (February 24 for all streams), and there’s never been a better year for your company to participate. This year is the 15th anniversary of VenturePrize, and we want you and your company to help us celebrate!

In the weeks leading up to the big event, competing companies practice […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Venture Prize|0 Comments

Five reasons Alberta health companies should register for VenturePrize

2016 VenturePrize DynaLife Dx Health Stream finalists.
As of now, there are only two weeks left to register for VenturePrize – and in addition to this year being the 15th anniversary of the business plan competition, it will be only the second year of the newest competition stream, DynaLife Dx Health.

The health stream offers an amazing […]

By |February 9th, 2017|Venture Prize|0 Comments

Where are they now? Alberta Craft Malting

We’re checking in with past VenturePrize winners to see how their companies have changed since winning top spots in the Student, Fast Growth, DynaLIFE DX Health and TELUS ICT streams. This week, we spoke to Peter Schill of Alberta Craft Malting, Grand Prize winner of the 2015 Alberta Innovates Student stream.

Alberta Craft Malting was the […]

By |January 11th, 2017|Venture Prize|0 Comments

Where are they now? Zacxon Inc.

We’re checking in with past VenturePrize winners to see how their companies have changed since winning top spots in the Student, Fast Growth, Health and TELUS ICT streams. This week, we spoke to Zack Harb of Zacxon Inc., finalist in the 2016 Alberta Innovates Student stream.

Anyone who has lived through an Alberta winter knows that […]

By |January 4th, 2017|Venture Prize|0 Comments

Give your business the gift of growth

VenturePrize isn’t just a business plan competition. Well before the winners are announced, or competing companies stand up in front of the judges to pitch their business plans, companies first attend a weekly seminar series that covers every aspect of starting and running a business for entrepreneurs.

Think of it as a business bootcamp – all […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Uncategorized, Venture Prize|0 Comments

Where are they now: Dakota Supplies

We’re checking in with past VenturePrize winners to see how their companies have changed since winning the grand prize in the Student, Fast Growth, Health and TELUS ICT streams. This week, we spoke to Vaughan Payne, President & Partner​ of Dakota Supplies, winner of the 2016 Fast Growth stream.

The Dakota Supplies team didn’t necessarily expect […]

By |December 8th, 2016|Venture Prize|0 Comments

Alberta Entrepreneurs Take Home Top Prizes at the 2016 VenturePrize Awards

On Thursday, April 21, 2016, there was tremendous energy at the 14th annual TEC VenturePrize Awards.

Hosted by TEC Edmonton, the awards evening celebrates, recognizes and encourages innovative, made-in-Alberta early-stage companies.

This year’s TEC VenturePrize Awards represents Alberta’s ever-maturing  innovation “ecosystem” to which all the players –  entrepreneurs, investors, inventors, volunteers, funders, governments, private companies, public companies, […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Venture Prize|0 Comments

Alberta Entrepreneurs Take Home Top Prizes at the 2016 TEC VenturePrize Awards

EDMONTON, AB–(Marketwired – April 22, 2016) – Close to 400 members of Alberta’s business innovation ecosystem came together on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the TEC VenturePrize Awards. Now in its 14th year, the celebration honors and rewards Alberta’s most promising early-stage high-tech companies.

Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous, present at the awards, stressed […]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Venture Prize|0 Comments