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Bloom: The podcast about innovation in Edmonton

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Bloom is a podcast about innovation in Edmonton. Learn about the opportunities available in the Edmonton region and hear from local innovators tackling some of the world's biggest challenges. Hosted by Faaiza Ramji and Karen Unland. New episodes are published every Thursday.

Bloom is a podcast about innovation in Edmonton. Learn about the opportunities available in the Edmonton region and hear from local innovators tackling some of the world's biggest challenges. Hosted by Faaiza Ramji and Karen Unland. New episodes are published every Thursday.

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United States

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Bloom is a podcast about innovation in Edmonton. Learn about the opportunities available in the Edmonton region and hear from local innovators tackling some of the world's biggest challenges. Hosted by Faaiza Ramji and Karen Unland. New episodes are published every Thursday.

Language:

English


Episodes

How to grow a climate change solution

6/30/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Wild + PineChris Kallalvisited Wild + Pine's greenhouse in April 2022StoneWoods Forest Carbon ProjectAmazon Climate PledgeB Corp CertificationB Corp certification and scoreAfforestation2 Billion Trees Commitmenttwo million tree goalBioprism Advanced Vertical GreenhouseG2V Opticswrote aboutMore climate news Covering Climate Now#CCNowTaproot's CCNow coveragestory on food wasteAnew food upcyclingAgri-Food and Bioindustrial Innovation ProgramMany...

Duration:00:36:53

Flying Fish throws a line into Edmonton's waters

6/23/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Tiffany Linke-BoykoFlying Fish PartnersFlying Fish Partners appoints Tiffany Linke-Boyko as principal for Canada, secures $7.5 Million from AECInventures 2022Episode 17Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute (Amii)Startup EdmontonWe Know TrainingThe51launched an Edmonton chapterStartup TNT's Investment Summit VLinkedInLaunch Party 7More investment news first three investments from its Fund IIAreto Labsround led by Accelerate Fund IIIinteresting...

Duration:00:31:45

Sending robots where humans fear to tread

6/16/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Copperstone TechnologiesHELIX robotsNicolas OlmedoStephen DwyerJamie Yuenreceived a Mitacs Award for Entrepreneur of the YearMitacsMike LipsettCraig MilneWomenHack - Edmonton Employer EventInvestment Summit V finalesix Edmonton companiesZero Point CryogenicsElement 4Correct-AIQuantum City announcementMany thanks to our title sponsor, Innovate Edmonton, as well as to Alberta Blue Cross for support of this episode. Bloom is produced by Taproot...

Duration:00:33:51

In-real-life adventures at Inventures

6/9/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: What she does at TaprootThat's a Thing?!Seen and Heard in Edmontonsessions at Inventures 2022Nanosticsgame-changing health pitch competitionEntos PharmaceuticalsFly and Fetchwinners at HerStoryThe51Founder Panel: Building a Global StartupStartup TNTInvestment Summit V finaleAlberta Innovates announcementPrairiesCan announcementC-Tribe FestivalAnnouncement of C-Tribe x Tech speakersTech RoundupHealth Innovation RoundupMany thanks to our title...

Duration:00:24:50

Fuelling with endurance chocolate

5/18/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Seven Summits SnacksKristyn Carriere2022 Startup Global Pitch CompetitionINDIGital programIndigenous Friends AssociationImmersive program combines coding, ceremony, and Indigenous knowledgeAlberta announces $6 million in funding to help women entrepreneursAlberta Women EntrepreneursCommunity Futures Network of AlbertaClick & Push Accessibility Inc.University of Alberta's Rehabilitation Robotics LabEdmonton startup develops app to help with...

Duration:00:27:43

Applying AI to craft beer

5/12/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Kirk ZembalBlindman BrewingDavid ChanAlberta Machine Intelligence InstituteBlindman Brewing: Sustainable AI-powered Craft BeerAmii and Blindman Brewing collaborate to bring AI to beerAI WeekStartup TNT Investment Summit VTop 20 Pitch NightCorrect-AIFairly StaffingJess BlackJustCookRocketFire LabsWhat's the Deal?Zero Point CryogenicsYEG Startup Community AwardsEZ OpsPAYLOAD TechnologiesDrift Technological SolutionsAccelerate EdmontonAlberta...

Duration:00:28:22

Redefining innovation through everyday essentials

5/5/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Nicole SanchezGillian ThomsonRuthSkipperThresholdImpact Venture Mentoring ServiceAccelerate EdmontonAlberta CatalyzerThe51Platform for financial feminists expands to EdmontonAltaMLYogapediaSprout FundSprout Fund II's first closeRoyal BisonBloom is brought to you by Innovate Edmonton. It is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the...

Duration:00:38:22

Bringing products to life, investing in social issues, and Uniting the Prairies

4/28/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Ventrify rides high on client's crowdfunding successEZ Treat KickstarterScaleGood FundTELUS Community Safety and Wellness AcceleratorNew CAD$10 million Edmonton-based ScaleGood Fund powered by TELUS announced with first investment in Areto LabsAreto LabsParityYEGUniting the PrairiesBirdie BreakEnvironmental Material ScienceRuthWyvernEZ OpsThe Public Food Hub Co.BeamdogAspyr MediaStartup TNT Investment SummitAlberta Machine Intelligence Institute...

Duration:00:22:57

Helping food entrepreneurs find the recipe for success

4/21/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: The Public Food HubKen BautistaKirsta FrankeTim HengelStartup EdmontonUproot Food CollectiveFoxtrotCity aims for Edmontonians to 'live more locally' with 15-minute districtsPropel500 Global's Alberta Accelerator'Focus on growth': Local startups boosted by 500 Global acceleratorField NotesBloom is brought to you by Innovate Edmonton. It is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various...

Duration:00:30:38

How Environmental Material Science is 'making soil happy again'

4/14/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Soil remediation Environmental Material ScienceSteve SicilianoStartup TNTCleantech Investment Summit replayMore cleantech success Nanode Battery TechologiesPicketa SystemsLightLeaf SolarDrugbank's successful raise DrugBankNews releaseBloom is brought to you by Innovate Edmonton. It is produced by Taproot Edmonton, a source of curiosity-driven original stories, curated newsletters on various topics, and locally focused podcasts, all in the...

Duration:00:32:25

A pizza pivot, raising funds, and wrapping up Y Combinator

4/7/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Wrapping up Y Combinator WyvernCallie LissinnaY CombinatorFuture FieldsTaproot's story on Wyvern's experienceRaising $2.6M in seed funding PulseMedicaNir KatchinskiyNikhil BediWinning Startup TNT's Investment SummitTaproot's story on the raiseHigh Dough opens new location High DoughThree BoarsSecond location announcementTaproot's story on the second locationNew esports program Vimy Ridge AcademyCBC's story on the programLaunching The...

Duration:00:32:28

From the footpath to a freeze-dried food company

3/31/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: An innovative food company Flat Out FeastsOcean Odyssey InlandElement CalgaryTaproot's storyInvesting in cleantech Cleantech Investment SummitStartup TNTEnvironmental Material ScienceNanode Battery TechnologiesQuantum SiliconLifeLeaf SolarPrairie RoboticsInvestment Summit VAlberta Accelerator by 500 Air TrailCash 2 CryptoThe Public Food Hub Co.UmayThe programDemo dayTaproot's storyPlug and Play's spring programs Plug and Play AlbertaTrue...

Duration:00:24:35

Philanthropic innovation and a community look-ahead

3/17/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Philanthropic innovation Edmonton Community FoundationPress release on Martin Garber-Conrad's retirementSocial Enterprise FundEdmonton and Area Land TrustEdmonton Community Development CompanyEmergency Community Support FundCOVID-19 Rapid Response FundThe Well Endowed PodcastCommunity look-ahead Startup TNTLife Sciences Investment SummitMACH32Rainforest SummitCleantech Investment SummitAlberta Technology SymposiumAlberta Machine Intelligence...

Duration:00:36:13

Monitoring Ukraine, a new community kitchen, and innovative COVID tests

3/10/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Monitoring Ukraine samdeskLinkedIn post from CEO James NeufeldTaproot's storyLife Sciences Investment Summit Startup TNTLife Sciences Investment SummitTop five finalistsMACH32ll Skin Inc.Difinity SolutionsNanoTessThe Natural NippleA new community kitchen The KitchenTaproot's storyStanley A. Milner LibraryInnovative COVID-19 tests Bio-Stream DiagnosticsAmii's storyResearch at the U of A Assessing the effectiveness of carbon captureFunding...

Duration:00:25:09

Airport strawberries and celebrating female entrepreneurs

3/3/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Female entrepreneurship Alberta Women EntrepreneursMarcela MandevilleTaproot's storyHighlighting women in the supply chain Field NotesChickadee Farm HerbsElizabeth BoschmaBeaver Creek ApiariesMonique ZaunerThe Fort DistilleryGrowing strawberries at EIA groHEREEdmonton International AirportAg-celeratorFresh Plaza storyWomen in AI Canada Women in AI CanadaLinkedIn post about the switch in Edmonton leadershipAsma Syeda​​Bernie KollmanChristian...

Duration:00:38:13

Investing in the region, the workforce, and the startup ecosystem

2/24/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Building Startup TNT Startup TNT2021 annual reportZack StormsTaproot's storyEdmonton Regional Innovation NetworkPrairies Economic Development CanadaMachine learning analyst program at NorQuest College Press release The new Propel cohort Startup EdmontonPropeladewunmi skincareComplete SolutionsConsulting International Inc.Deeleeo Inc.Fairly StaffingFLITRe(source)SN BiomedicalTeam CarePalValueLaw.caYouTechSolutionInvesting in regional...

Duration:00:30:53

AI talent, cleantech aspirations, and innovating at the EIA

2/17/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Innovating at the Edmonton airport Taproot's storyEdmonton International AirportTara MulrooneyDrone wildlife managementAutonomous-vehicle airport securityNatural gas cogeneration facilityAirport CityCleantech Investment Summit Top 20 Cleantech Investment SummitStartup TNTTop 20 Pitch NightDiesel Tech IndustriesElement 4 TechnologiesGrainFracHydrodine CatalyticsNanode Battery TechnologiesQuantum Silicon Inc.Roshan Water SolutionsRuthAttracting...

Duration:00:39:12

Going to space to get to net-zero

2/10/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Wyvern secures $4M to develop its hyperspectral imaging technology WyvernCallie LissinnaKurtis BrodaSustainable Development Technology CanadaTaproot's storyPress releaseA non-profit tackles social services with tech Islamic Family and Social Services AssociationProduct manager jobOmar YaqubRaj RajakumarSpontivlyTaproot's storyPaying MMA fighters with bitcoin Bitcoin WellPress releaseA machine learning bootcamp for women Alberta Machine...

Duration:00:37:53

AI dreams, airport innovations, and a departing founder

2/3/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Future Fields co-founder joins CULT Food Science Lejjy GafourFuture FieldsCULT Food ScienceTaproot's storyPress releaseAltaML and Compass Law launch Jurisage AI Jurisage AIAltaMLCompass LawTaproot's storyPress releaseInvesting in AI Cam LinkeAlberta Machine Intelligence InstituteThe Edmonton Journal's articleInnovation at EIA Edmonton International AirportAiraPress releasePredatory bird drones University of AlbertaAerium AnalyticsFolio...

Duration:00:31:49

Introducing Bloom

1/27/2022
Here are the relevant links for this episode: Meet the co-hosts Emily Rendell-Watson@erendellwatsonFaaiza Ramji@FaaizaRamjiInnovate Edmonton's new home Innovate EdmontonInnovate Edmonton to move into new home on Jasper Avenue this fallInnovate Edmonton Introduces Edmonton's Newest Innovation DestinationSprout Fund II nears its target Sprout.vcSprout Fund II nears $10M target to put into seed-stage tech companiesLocal space data company closes oversubscribed seed round Wyvern Inc.Wyvern...

Duration:00:36:20