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Mental wellness company DiveThru to open a studio

In a space just south of Whyte Avenue, a storefront with a sign saying "you can cry here" may not look like much right now. But in February, the space will become home to DiveThru Studio, the brick-and-mortar location of Edmonton-based mental wellness company DiveThru.

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Proposed Edge Fund would benefit from sharper focus, says investment manager

The city's proposed $5 million Edge Fund will need a tighter focus and clearer objectives to make a real difference for innovation in Edmonton, suggests an investment manager who has dealings with Calgary's much bigger investment fund.

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Birdog on the hunt for repeat customers downtown

Century Hospitality Group has opened Birdog, its sixth restaurant and its third in Edmonton's core, intending to complement the downtown food scene.

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Trustworthiness key to persuading businesses to adopt AI, says AltaML leader

Artificial intelligence has applications in practically every area of business, but many people are reluctant to try it because they don't trust it, says AltaML's Nicole Janssen.

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Business case for ethical AI starts with talent, says industry leader

Episode 39 of Taproot's podcast about innovation takes a look at ethical AI: why it makes business sense, what it's going to take to make it happen, and what stands in the way of proceeding responsibly in this emerging industry.

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Startup TNT winner seeks to unlock millions by ramping up protein discovery

Biotech company 48Hour Discovery, which won the Edmonton side of Startup TNT's Investment Summit VI, is looking to raise a $2.5-million seed round to help it "pre-discover" 250 protein targets.

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Resurrected DemoCamp aims to help connect Edmonton's tech community

One of Edmonton's most well-known tech events is back after a two-year hiatus, this time as a community-led initiative. DemoCamp Edmonton 51 will feature a number of demos on Nov. 23 at the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)'s event space downtown.

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Coming up at council: Nov. 21-25, 2022

This is the final week of committee meetings for 2022, after which council will focus solely on the 2023-2026 budget. Key agenda items include the Edmonton Edge Fund, climate adaptation, excessive vehicle noise, and pop-up dog parks.

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Communication errors blamed for uproar over Churchill Square tree

The Edmonton Downtown Business Association anticipated in May that some Edmontonians would "probably not be super-happy" with its decision to forego putting up a giant Christmas tree in Churchill Square this year, says executive director Puneeta McBryan.

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