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The audio version of Taproot Edmonton's Tech Roundup brings you the latest headlines and happenings from the local tech scene each week.

The audio version of Taproot Edmonton's Tech Roundup brings you the latest headlines and happenings from the local tech scene each week.
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The audio version of Taproot Edmonton's Tech Roundup brings you the latest headlines and happenings from the local tech scene each week.

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January 21: Yardstick Assessments and ProctorU merge to form Meazure Learning

1/21/2020
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Yardstick Assessment Strategies is merging with ProctorU to form Meazure Learning; TIQ Software CEO Jason Suriano caused a stir with a thread about Alberta's absence from CES; the City has won a Smart 50 Award; ERIN has shared its funding proposal; G2V Optics has been selected to showcase at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit; and deacloser has been accepted into Microsoft for Startups.

Duration:00:06:29

January 14: Sprout Fund makes seed investment in SmartAccess

1/14/2020
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: SmartAccess has received a seed investment from Sprout Fund; ten members of the University of Alberta community and three members of their families were among the 176 people killed when Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 crashed last week; GreenSky Capital has led a $1.25 million seed financing round in Direct-C Ltd.; EACOS has announced its new members for 2020; the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network held...

Duration:00:05:54

January 7: Provincial working group is exploring how to attract new investment in tech

1/7/2020
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: a provincial working group is exploring how to attract new investment in tech, Rewardful has acquired SalesCamp, Innovate Edmonton reflects on 2019, Growing Greener Innovations earns recognition as aconscious business, Nanolog Audio is at CES in Las Vegas, and TOKU Systems is hoping to increase sales in Asia.

Duration:00:05:57

December 17: Scope AR acquires WakingApp

12/17/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Scope AR has acquired Tel Aviv, Israel-based WakingApp, City Council votes to create new innovation-focused entity, the University of Alberta's new Associate VP (Innovation) talks about the challenges ahead, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute launches two new programs, RUNWITHIT Synthetics is profiled, and dealcloser announces a new partnership.

Duration:00:06:48

December 10: Edmonton named most open city in Canada for fourth time

12/10/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Edmonton has been named the most open city in Canada for the fourth straight time, Amii welcomes five new Canada CIFAR AI Chairs, the Alberta Innovation Corridor aims to create jobs, EACOS has shared its 2019 year-in-review, E-RIN is looking for input on programs and services, and ALIGN VR and ClickDishes have been selected to join the Canadian Digital Media Network's Soft Landing program.

Duration:00:06:09

December 3: Edmonton sees 26% increase in tech jobs over the past five years

12/3/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Edmonton surgest by more than 10 points to crack the top ten in CBRE's latest Scoring Canadian Tech Talent report, Rainforest Summit attendees were challenged to take action to help improve the ecosystem, Emissions Reduction Alberta is funding a feasibility study on carbon capture and storage, and Cybera is accepting applications for the Data Science for Albertans program.

Duration:00:04:45

November 26: Scotiabank donates $1.25M to support AI research at the U of A

11/26/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Scotiabank is donating $1.25 million across five years to fund the Scotiabank Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative in the University of Alberta’s Department of Computing Science, G2V Optics has raised a $1.875M seed round, Alberta Innovates is cutting 125 jobs, DrugBank has been accepted into CDL-West, Dr. Ray Muzyka has won the VCAA Rod Charko Service Award, and nine individuals have been selected to serve on...

Duration:00:06:21

November 19: Kindred AI donates robotic arm to help U of A students study reinforcement learning

11/19/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Kindred AI has donated a robotic arm to the University of Alberta's department of computing science to help students get a sense of reinforcement learning, Martha White is featured in a new video on reinforcement learning, Pegasus Imagery has announced the Hyperion drone, PainWorth is a new injury claims support platform, ATB Financial has acquired the technology assets of Grow Technologies Inc., and Bits In Glass has...

Duration:00:04:03

November 12: Accelerate Fund II invests in G2V Optics

11/12/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Accelerate Fund II has announced an investment in G2V Optics, CEO Tiffany Linke-Boyko is leaving Startup Edmonton after nine years, Jobber has been named to the Technology Fast 500, MEDO.ai has won an award at Falling Walls Venture, the 2019 Ember Award winners have been announced, and Scope AR has announced support for Microsoft HoloLens 2.

Duration:00:05:54

November 5: Provincial budget causes concern for tech community

11/5/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: the provincial budget has caused concern for the tech community, the results of the EEDC audit will go to Council on Friday, artificial intelligence could be Alberta's oilsands 2.0, AERIUM Analytics has partnered to advance the drone industry in Canada, a new steering committee for the Edmonton Regional Innovation Network is starting, a number of local innovators have been recognized as Top 40 Under 40 for 2019, and...

Duration:00:08:00

October 29: Tech and innovation celebrated during Edmonton Startup Week

10/29/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: local startups, entrepreneurs, and innovative projects were celebrated last week during Edmonton Startup Week, the UCP government has eliminated five tax credit programs that supported tech, AirMarket Inc. is working with Telus to deploy drones, Snap Projections has been acquired by WealthBar, EACOS is recruiting, Honestdoor has expanded to Calgary, and applications are being accepted for the 2020 Edmonton Science...

Duration:00:05:52

October 22: Mover acquired by Microsoft

10/22/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Mover has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount, Startup Edmonton announces a collaboration with Microsoft for Startups, Metabolomic Technologies Inc. has raised $4.2 million in Series A funding, Amii has partnered with Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation, and Visio Media has rebranded to Vertical City.

Duration:00:05:05

October 15: Launch Party 10 features ten innovation startups

10/15/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Launch Party 10 features ten local innovation startups on Oct. 24, NorQuest College has partnered with TIQ, Bernie Kollman has been recognized for her work to increase awareness of women in technology, the Start-Up TNT Investment Summit is coming in Feb. 2020, and Edmonton hosted Canada's first Smart Cities Readiness Workshop.

Duration:00:05:04

October 8: Dot expands to Edmonton to add machine learning for autonomous farming

10/8/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Saskatchewan-based Dot is establishing an Edmonton subsidiary to develop machine learning enhancements for its autonomous farming products, Innovate Edmonton commits to action on the YEG Innovation Compass recommendations, Alberta Innovates wants to kickstart discussions on re-establishing a regional innovation network in Edmonton, Nanoprecise wins two awards for its IoT-based system, and Matthew Guzdial has joined...

Duration:00:04:53

October 1: Amii and Imperial collaborate on machine learning for oil and gas

10/1/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Amii and Imperial announce agreement to collaborate on machine learning for oil and gas, a new feature argues that the next global AI hub will be built in the Canadian prairies, Lili Mou has been named the inaugural recipient of the AltaML Professorship in Natural Language Processing, ParityBot has launched in time for the federal election, Drivewyze is profiled.

Duration:00:05:22

September 24: Yardly raises $1 million to expand across Canada

9/24/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Yardly raises $1 million to expand across Canada, Lauren Smart calls on entrepreneurs to get involved in the innovation ecosystem, BioWare moves into new downtown offices, Ntwist and Nanostics are among the local companies presenting next week at the Banff Venture Forum, dealcloser says law firms are actively looking for tech, and Paul Bellows has been named to the Council of Canadian Innovators.

Duration:00:04:08

September 17: Jobber named 2nd fastest growing software company in Canada

9/17/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Jobber is named the 2nd fastest growing software company in Canada and also makes the 2019 Best Workplaces list, Amii launches a new program to guide AI adoption in businesses, U of A professor Martin Muller has been named the DeepMind Chair in AI, Valhalla and Health City have partnered on investor mentorship for the life sciences sector, and dealcloser makes a big pitch.

Duration:00:06:51

September 10: Western Economic Diversification Canada investing $27 million in local innovation projects

9/10/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: Western Economic Diversification Canada has announced $27 million for 23 innovation projects across the Edmonton region, EEDC says funding TEC Edmonton is a priority and it will find the money, Alberta Enterprise Corporation invests in a new industrial IoT venture capital fund, columnist Graham Hicks calls for government assistance that gives money directly to entrepreneurs rather than to service providers.

Duration:00:06:13

September 3: Downtown Business Association says Edmonton tech community at risk of being leapfrogged

9/3/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: a new report from the Downtown Business Association says Edmonton has an opportunity to be at the forefront of the tech race but is at risk of being leapfrogged, MLA David Shepherd calls on the UCP government to unfreeze tax credit programs, Jobber has introduced its largest-ever product update, BioWare has moved into new offices downtown, and Startup Edmonton has grown significantly in the last year.

Duration:00:04:49

August 27: New startup incubator opens at the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre

8/27/2019
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The latest headlines & happenings in Edmonton's tech community. This week: a new incubator is open at the Alberta Aerospace and Technology Centre thanks to a partnership between ACAMP and EIA, Spontivly has launched its app in closed beta, the A100 has appointed a new executive director, AltaML celebrates company growth, and the origins of the name Scope AR.

Duration:00:04:35