Posts Tagged: events

Paul Singh brings tough love to Edmonton’s startup community

Paul Singh is a well-known entrepreneur, investor, and speaker based in Washington, DC. For the last few years, Singh and his partner Dana Duncan have travelled around North America visiting startup communities “that other investors weren’t visiting.” Along the way they’ve interacted with thousands of founders, investors, community leaders, and elected officials, and have seen… Reads more »

Recap: DemoCamp Edmonton 44

Edmonton’s 44th DemoCamp took place on Tuesday night at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (CCIS) on the University of Alberta campus. It was the first DemoCamp of 2019. You can see my recap of DemoCamp Edmonton 43 here. If you’re new to DemoCamp, here’s what it’s all about: “DemoCamp brings together developers, creatives, entrepreneurs… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 27, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines According to the latest employee engagement survey, 24% of City of Edmonton employees report being harassed at work and about 26% say they’ve witnessed harassment or descrimination taking place. That’s an increase from 2016. “I’m not happy with the results,” said city manager Linda Cochrane. This is How… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 20, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines An investment of $2.5 million from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund will support the rebuilding of the Roxy Theatre. “This funding will support the construction of a new 14,639-square-foot Roxy Theatre, which will be rebuilt in its original location on 124th Street. The new facility will include a… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 13, 2019

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Council voted on Friday to expropriate a parcel of downtown land to make way for the planned Warehouse Campus Neighbourhood Park. “The parcel is one of four that the city is buying with $28 million from the downtown community funding levy.” Only Councillor Caterina voted against expropriation. According… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for January 6, 2019

Happy New Year! It was nice to have a break, but now I’m ready to get back down to business. Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines Former Edmonton-Mill Creek MLA and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Gene Zwozdesky has died of cancer at the age of 70. The City has mailed 2019 property assessment… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for December 16, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines City Council finalized the 2019-2022 Capital, Operating, and Utilities budgets on Friday. The expected property tax increase is 2.6% per year (or about $65 for the average household). The latest Council Roundup has all the details and remarks from Councillors. Edmonton Transit is adjusting bus schedules over the… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for December 9, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines According to the City’s chief economist John Rose, Edmonton’s GDP per capita peaked in 2014 and won’t reach similar levels again until the 2030s. “It’s going to be a long hard grind, and for a lot of people it’s going to be a real adjustment to get used… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for December 2, 2018

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes: Headlines On Thursday, the Government of Alberta introduced the City Charters Fiscal Framework Act which if passed would “provide Edmonton and Calgary with infrastructure funding tied to provincial revenues, meaning they would share in Alberta’s future revenue growth.” The proposed $500 million would be split between Edmonton & Calgary… Reads more »