Edmonton Technology Startups

Post ImageWhen it comes to technology startups, it seems as though Edmonton can’t hold a candle to Toronto, Vancouver, or even Ottawa. Very rarely in my travels, physical or virtual, do I hear about really interesting tech things happening in Alberta’s capital city. Yet I know there must be. I mean, surely we aren’t the only ones, right? Nah, there’s others…we just need to help each other become more visible.

So the first step is to identify all the interesting tech startups (or established but relatively small companies) based in Edmonton. I’ve started tagging some, such as Zigtag, Nexopia, and ProExams, at del.icio.us using the tag edmontontech. I encourage you to do the same! Or, if you’re not into the social bookmarking/tagging thing, leave me a comment or email me with your Edmonton-based tech companies.

I suppose step two would be getting together with some of the companies to see what kind of interest there is in making our neck of the woods more visible to the rest of the world. I’d like to start changing Edmonton’s image with respect to tech startups. We have a great economy, relatively low living expenses, and lots of smart people. We’re just not regarded as all that great a place to start a tech company.

But first, step one. What Edmonton-based tech startups do you know about?

9 thoughts on “Edmonton Technology Startups

  1. Being a designer, I’d love to see more startups in this city. There’s nothing I’d rather do than help a new startup improve upon already great ideas and make them even more friendly to the end user.

  2. Hey,

    Thanks for the plug. We’ll be launching real soon now… come to http://www.zigtag.com mention this blog in the comments and I’ll move you up the beta testers list.

    I’d love to be a part of organizing an Edmonton Bar Camp.

    Calgary is getting one off the ground:

    http://barcamp.org/BarCampCalgary

    Time for us to step up I figure.

    Perhaps starting with a demo camp would be a good step.

    Who’s ready to demo?

    Reg
    http://www.zigtag.com/
    http://web2.0central.com/

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