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Emily Rendell-Watson

Managing Editor

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Recent work by Emily

A portrait of Kristina Milke
News

Sprout Fund II nears $10M target to put into seed-stage tech companies

Sprout Fund is quickly approaching the goal for its second fund, which will eventually provide momentum to a new group of seed-stage tech companies in Western Canada.

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A portrait of AltaML co-founder Cory Janssen
News

AltaML partners with venture capital firm to combine AI and life sciences expertise

AltaML has formed a strategic alliance with Amplitude Venture Capital, a top Canadian firm focused on life sciences and building precision medicine companies. The partnership will look to leverage the possibility of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the biotechnology sector.

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Hyperspectral imaging
News

Wyvern raises US$4.5M, enters Y Combinator

Edmonton-based space company Wyvern has been accepted into the Y Combinator technology accelerator, and has closed an oversubscribed seed round for US$2.25 million, led by MaC Venture Capital, in addition to US$2.25 million in pre-seed funding and support from the federal government.

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A bus in downtown Edmonton
Brief

Coming up at council: Jan. 17-21, 2022

City council is back this week after its break. Before the holidays, it finalized the city's 2022 budget. Here are some of the items that are scheduled to be considered this week:

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Heather Ratsoy speaks at a news conference
Feature

Downtown daycares in danger of succumbing to pandemic

As Edmontonians weather a fifth wave of the pandemic, the prolonged closure of many downtown offices has left daycares in the heart of the city struggling to stay open.

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Innovate Edmonton CEO Catherine Warren shares highlights of 2021, including "Alberta is home to a new province-led accelerator fund that's attracted four global accelerators to our city."
News

New Alberta pre-accelerator announces first cohort

Alberta's new pre-accelerator for tech-focused startups has announced its first cohort and its official name: Alberta Catalyzer.

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A bar chart comparing public washroom visits in 2020 and 2021
News

More than 90K visits to Edmonton public washrooms recorded in 2021

Public washroom visits were up by 140% in 2021 compared to the previous year, according to an update from the City of Edmonton that will be going to committee next week.

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Protein chemist Hector Vega and CSO Arun Raturi in the Entos laboratory
News

Entos and Lilly sign agreement to research and develop new brain-disease therapies

Edmonton-based Entos Pharmaceuticals has signed an agreement with Eli Lilly, giving the American pharmaceutical company exclusive rights to Entos's Fusogenix PLV technology for $50 million now and up to $400 million in the future.

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Barto Residence, a bright blue, two-storey building
News

Vintage Fork survives pivot, prepares for new home

Restaurant turned online tea shop Vintage Fork is preparing to move into a new brick and mortar location this summer at the Barto Residence.

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