Posts Tagged: alberta

Breakfast with Indira

If you’re a student at the University of Alberta and you’ve been itching to share something with the woman in charge, you may be in luck! University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera is inviting all students to a special breakfast event: I’m writing you today with an invitation. I am planning a Breakfast Roundtable meeting… Reads more »

Raising Money for Tech in Alberta

An incredible number of tech startups have been created in the last year or so, as evidenced by the existence of blogs like TechCrunch and The List to track them all. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, some people are starting to get turned off. Caterina Fake, co-founder of Flickr, recently suggested that it’s… Reads more »

Paramagnus Press Coverage

We’ve received a lot of great press for our business plan competitions lately. Of course, we were in the Ottawa Citizen the day after the Wes Nicol competition, and today we were featured in the Edmonton Journal: Mack Male and Dickson Wong’s disappointment at not winning this year’s TEC Edmonton VenturePrize melted away 24 hours… Reads more »

President Samarasekera’s Message

On Monday an email from University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera made its way into my inbox. The email contained her Spring Break message to students. I have mirrored the PDF here. A few things stuck out for me from the message: She definitely likes her quotes, using three in the message – one at… Reads more »

Edmonton’s Next Generation

We hear lots here in Edmonton about how our city needs to improve, but less about what is being done. I got an email recently about a survey from the Next Generation Task Force. If you’re in Edmonton, you might be interested in this: The Next Generation Task Force is a temporary committee of Edmonton’s… Reads more »

Paramagnus selected as VenturePrize semi-finalist!

I am really pleased to announce that Paramagnus Developments Inc. has been selected as one of six semi-finalists in this year’s VenturePrize Fast-Growth Enterprise Award category. As some of you may know, Dickson and I have been working on a business plan for Paramagnus for the last four or five months, and we submitted it… Reads more »

Please Canada, develop the oil sands of Alberta!

I have long thought that we as a country should be investing more money in energy, including properly developing Alberta’s vast oil sands. Canada could become the most important region in the world for oil if we were able to extract it efficiently enough – and while it may not the best for the environment,… Reads more »

Coming Soon: Taco Del Mar

Chances are you’ll see a Taco Del Mar here in Edmonton before the year is out. Never heard of them? That’s okay, I hadn’t either. I don’t remember seeing them in Seattle where they started either: Taco Del Mar opened on June 8, 1992 on Pier 57 in Seattle’s historic waterfront district. The founders, brothers… Reads more »