Note from the President

October is proving to be one of the busiest months of the year:

  • Nominations are open for the StartAlberta Awards (Nominations Deadline Oct 11; Event Nov 16)
  • Edmonton Regional Innovation Network is accepting submissions for Community Initiatives
  • Startup Week Events: Edmonton Oct 19-23; Calgary Nov 17 Launch Party
  • And it is always great to see our tech sector continue to grow – evidenced by our monthly feature of over 20 Alberta tech companies (ABTEC2000) that are actively hiring  – together creating over 2000 new jobs in the advanced technology space this year in Alberta.

There is also a lot of news from the Government of Alberta – and the stronger focus on growing the tech sector. Do you have any ideas on tech programs and policies that would help grow the economy? Send them along to TechnologyAlberta or your GoA representative.. Now is the time, new ideas are of great interest – we are all in this together.

Enjoy the beautiful autumn we are having in Alberta everyone – and look forward to seeing you soon, 

Gail J. Powley, P.Eng
President, Technology Alberta