Entrepreneurship

Recent work tagged entrepreneurship


A portrait of Chelsey Reschke
News

Summit-bound CEO sees promising future for Edmonton region

A Sherwood Park-based business leader is headed to Germany this week with a delegation of young entrepreneurs eager to put energy transition and supply-chain security on the agenda of global leaders.

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Portraits of Jennifer Schaeffer and Vanessa Marshall
Brief

Onlea Enterprises and Jack59 honoured at AWE Awards

Two Edmonton entrepreneurs were among those honoured at the 2022 AWE Awards, presented by Alberta Women Entrepreneurs.

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A smiling Terry Song and Sheldon Zhang stand smiling with their arms crossed
News

Exit leaves Yardly co-founder eager to start again

As Sheldon Zhang reflects on selling Yardly after seven years of grinding, bittersweet is the word that comes to mind. After pivoting and restructuring a few times, they stopped trying to build a world-changing startup and focused on making a successful business. That allowed them to sell the company, which they left in July.

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Michael Wilson in front of a brick wall
News

DrugBank's culture is helping it build critical infrastructure for healthcare

DrugBank has been named one of Canada's best workplaces by the Great Place to Work Institute. The Edmonton-based company's debut at 19th in the under 50 employees category closely follows its success in raising $9 million of seed funding earlier this month.

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Brief

Bloom: Airport strawberries and celebrating female entrepreneurs

Episode 6 of Bloom covers a commercial strawberry facility at the Edmonton International Airport and talks to Marcela Mandeville of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs about rebuilding the post-pandemic economy, among other innovation-related stories.

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A portrait of Marcela Mandeville
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Pandemic reveals need for systemic change, says advocate for women's entrepreneurship

After two years of a global pandemic that has set female entrepreneurship back, the presence of women entrepreneurs is even more important now to bolster the economy, says the CEO of Alberta Women Entrepreneurs.

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AltaML co-CEO Nicole Janssen
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AltaML's Nicole Janssen honoured as a top female entrepreneur

Nicole Janssen is being recognized as a leading female entrepreneur provincially, and across the country, for her work as co-CEO of AltaML.

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A pile of masks from Unbelts. (Unbelts)
Feature

Public purchasing power leaves small businesses on the outside looking in

When COVID-19 arrived in North America and businesses everywhere braced for an unknown future, Claire Theaker-Brown’s thoughts turned to China and the relationships she had spent the last decade nurturing there.

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Startup Edmonton ushers in third Propel cohort
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Startup Edmonton ushers in third Propel cohort

Startup Edmonton has announced the third cohort of its Propel program, a 12-week accelerator that aims to support tech entrepreneurs solidify their businesses.

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