Bloom considers hard-won lessons and a busy fall

Bloom considers hard-won lessons and a busy fall

· The Pulse

In Episode 28 of Bloom, Taproot's podcast about innovation in Edmonton, co-hosts Faaiza Ramji and Karen Unland catch up on some innovation-related news from the summer and look ahead to events to watch for in the fall.

"The beginning of the school year feels like a new year for everyone, even if you don't have kids or you're not in school anymore," said Ramji. "I'm hoping that this is the year that things start to settle back into some sort of close-to-normal routine."

They discuss some hard-won lessons shared by Sam Pillar of Jobber and by Sheldon Zhang, formerly of Yardly.

They also take a look at four startups that got some attention as ways to revitalize downtown: Zipstall, Story City, What's the Deal?, and Workspace. And they consider the University of Alberta's latest effort to engage in innovation.

The episode then looks ahead to a busy fall calendar, including the AWE Awards Celebration on Sept. 13, The Public's Roadshow on Oct. 18, Launch Party 13 on Oct. 20, and Startup TNT's Investment Summit VI on Nov. 17.

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