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Ali Habib holds his hand over his heart while Sharmin Habib smiles
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Umay sets sights on future after Dragons' Den offer

Umay's first date with a Dragon went well. Now Sharmin and Ali Habib are working on determining whether this is going to be a long-term relationship.

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A smiling Terry Song and Sheldon Zhang stand smiling with their arms crossed
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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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A screenshot of Zack Storms, wearing a Startup TNT T-shirt, at the Great Alberta Pitch Competition in 2021
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Startup pitch marathon expands across the Prairies

Since 2020, Alberta's premier pitch marathon has brought startups and entrepreneurs together to market their ideas and meet peers and investors. Now rebranded as the Great Prairies Pitch Marathon, organizers aim to showcase 200 startups from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

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A cylindrical spacecraft in a room surrounded by equipment, with an American flag draped on the wall
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G2V Optics soars on aerospace opportunities

G2V Optics has sent solar simulators to NASA to help test a spacecraft that aims to solve Earth's growing space-junk problem. The company's "Engineered Sunlight" technology helps aerospace organizations know what to expect from the sun once they get their devices into orbit.

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Justin Larocque-Villiers holding a microphone in front of a dark background
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Scription named the Edmonton winner at Startup TNT's Investment Summit V

Scription, which offers a software-as-a-service platform for equipment maintenance companies, took away the top prize at the fifth annual Startup TNT Investment Summit on June 23.

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Nanostics chief commercialization officer Colin Coros holds a giant cheque at Inventures
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Nanostics wins Inventures pitch competition for 'game-changing health'

Nanostics, the precision-health company that develops and commercializes non-invasive diagnostic tests, won the pitch competition in the "Game-changing Health" stream at Inventures in Calgary on June 3, bringing home a cheque for $10,000.

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Founders of companies participating in the Alberta Accelerator by 500 sit at desks and face a projector screen as they take part in training
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'Focus on growth': Local startups boosted by 500 Global accelerator

Air Trail, Cash 2 Crypto, The Public Food Hub Co., and Umay are wrapping up their final days with the Alberta Accelerator by 500, as they prepare for the program's demo day on March 31.

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Zack Storms speaks at Startup TNT Investment Summit IV
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Startup TNT founders to launch venture capital fund

After a successful 2021 that saw Startup TNT raise more than $3.6 million for 26 companies, co-founders Zack Storms and Tim Lynn are planning on launching their own venture capital fund.

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Ashif Mawji, Rachel Chalmers, and Doug Holt
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Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator names first cohort

Areto Labs and PALcares from Edmonton are among an international group of tech startups in the first cohort of the Community Safety and Wellness Accelerator.

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