Business Roundup

The Business Roundup provides you with the latest headlines and happenings related to business and the economy in the Edmonton region.

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Paul Cashman

Paul Cashman

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Friday, January 21, 2022

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. 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. Fund II, the only one of its kind headquartered in Edmonton, is aiming for a minimum first close target of $10 million before moving into the investment phase. Its deal flow will consist of software-as-a-service companies in Western Canada in the business-to-business space, said Kristina Milke, one of the four managing partners of Sprout Fund.

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Friday, January 14, 2022

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. Alberta's new pre-accelerator for tech-focused startups has announced its first cohort and its official name. Alberta Catalyzer, a collaboration between Innovate Edmonton and Platform Calgary, has identified 35 early-stage companies to take part, spanning across a variety of industries: food and beverage, solar energy, fintech, and artificial intelligence. The participating entrepreneurs will be offered education, mentorship, programming, and resources to build their businesses and prepare for future growth.

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Friday, January 7, 2022

The latest headlines & happenings in local business. Last year was a whirlwind for local business RUNWITHIT Synthetics. The company — which uses AI to help create visualizations of complex concepts such as economics, mobility, and the energy transition — was declared the winner of rent-free office space in the city's core after delivering a winning Zoom presentation at the Goodwill Project.

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Recent articles

University of Alberta Land Trust map shows proposed development sites

Surplus U of A land tapped for future development profits

After years of waiting for the green light to develop surplus land, the University of Alberta Properties Trust will seek city council's approval in 2022 for its first residential redevelopment plan and begin consultations on turning farmland into a new south Edmonton neighbourhood.

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A business in Edmonton's Strathcona area

Edmonton business districts set sights on post-pandemic recovery

With brick-and-mortar businesses continuing to struggle, Edmonton's 13 business improvement areas are determined to make 2022 the turnaround year.

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Customers at 1st Round in downtown Edmonton

Downtown leaders call on Sohi for budget boost to spur recovery efforts

Downtown business and community leaders want Mayor Amarjeet Sohi to follow through on campaign promises to champion the area's recovery, urging him to boost funding for vibrancy initiatives and offer financial incentives for residential and Warehouse District projects.

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