New legislation spurs innovation in finance sector

March 30, 2022 Diana Feng 0

Proposed legislation would help diversify the economy by making it easier for finance and fintech companies to develop new products and services in Alberta. If passed, Bill 13, the Financial Innovation Act, will create a regulatory sandbox for financial services and fintech companies. Regulatory sandboxes offer businesses temporary relief from certain […]

Alberta Catalyzer: If you are a founder of an innovation-driven startup, applications are now OPEN.

March 17, 2022 Diana Feng 0

Alberta Catalyzer announces second cohort Alberta Catalyzer, the pre-accelerator run by Innovate Edmonton and Platform Calgary, has named its second cohort, featuring 15 startups run by 23 founders. Among the Edmonton participants are Raj Rajakumar and Omar Yaqub of Islamic Family and Social Services Association (IFSSA), who will be working on Transform, an app created […]

Note from the President – March 2022

March 1, 2022 Diana Feng 0

COVID Learnings on Effective Community-Building  I was in a recent weekly Alberta-wide innovation community session, where the group was asked “What is your most impactful experience from the last 2 years of weekly meetings.” While the group discussed many options – including many outstanding speakers, entrepreneurs, and interesting topics – […]