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Rivercity Innovations Wins 2021 SABEX Entrepreneurship Award

Rivercity Innovations Wins 2021 SABEX Entrepreneurship Award

Rivercity Innovations is doing incredible work in the Saskatchewan tech sector and beyond!

October 22, 2021

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2021 STIC Awards Applications Are Now Open!

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 2021 STIC Awards Applications Are Now Open!

The STIC awards celebrate the people, projects and products leading science and tech in Saskatoon and that means you! Apply by October 22.

September 22, 2021

Advance Your Company Or Portfolio With The TNT Investment Summit

Advance Your Company Or Portfolio With The TNT Investment Summit

At least one Saskatchewan company will receive a $150,000 investment on top of excellent opportunities for additional side deals, valuable education and networking.

September 14, 2021

Find The Right Funding Opportunity For Your Company

Find The Right Funding Opportunity For Your Company

There are lots of great opportunities to secure additional money to help fund your next great idea or deepen your development on a current project.

September 9, 2021

Meet the Tenants: Insight Plant Health

Meet the Tenants: Insight Plant Health

Insight Plant Health Founder and President Dave Greenshields tells us about the newly formed company and its goal to provide plant health solutions.

September 7, 2021

New Partnership Programs For Innovation Place Tenants!

New Partnership Programs For Innovation Place Tenants!

We are excited to announce Twilio, Wagepoint and ChartMogul are added to our partnership programs for Innovation Place tenants.

August 26, 2021

PrairiesCan Invests Big In Innovation In The Prairies

PrairiesCan Invests Big In Innovation In The Prairies

The new regional development agency represents a targeted approach to economic growth with $149 million in core funding and an increased network across the Prairies.

August 6, 2021

Meet the Tenants: Axon Software

Meet the Tenants: Axon Software

Axon Software has 38+ years of experience in the trucking software industry and is the only trucking company software that is fully integrated in realtime.

August 6, 2021

Apply To The Great Saskatchewan Pitch Marathon: DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Apply To The Great Saskatchewan Pitch Marathon: DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The Great Saskatchewan Pitch Marathon is an all-day community event for Saskatchewan’s startup companies happening August 19 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

July 22, 2021

Meet the Tenants: Health Quality Council

Meet the Tenants: Health Quality Council

Meet HQC! HQC is an independent organization that has been accelerating improvement in health care across the province since 2002.

July 22, 2021

NSBA Business Builder Awards: Applications Now Open!

NSBA Business Builder Awards: Applications Now Open!

The NSBA Business Builder Awards celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of those in the business community.

July 14, 2021

Nominate An Outstanding Business Or Organization For A SABEX Award: DEADLINE EXTENDED

Nominate An Outstanding Business Or Organization For A SABEX Award: DEADLINE EXTENDED

The SABEX Awards is Saskatoon’s premier business awards program honouring Saskatoon businesses and non-profit organizations.

June 3, 2021

SOCO Helps Grow Saskatchewan’s Tech Sector During Milestone Anniversary Year

SOCO Helps Grow Saskatchewan’s Tech Sector During Milestone Anniversary Year

Saskatchewan Opportunities Corporation (SOCO) released its 2020/21 Annual Report, highlighting the technology parks’ role in helping grow Saskatchewan’s technology sector in an unprecedented fiscal year.

July 5, 2021

Meet the Tenants: Calian, Advanced Technologies

Meet the Tenants: Calian, Advanced Technologies

Meet Calian, Advanced Technologies! Calian, Advanced Technologies is a global supplier of communication systems, products and services.

June 9, 2021

Ethical Digital Wants To Save The Internet

Ethical Digital Wants To Save The Internet

How can we build a better future for the Internet? Ethical Digital has a few ideas.

June 8, 2021

Prairie Tech Sector Receives Millions In Federal Funding

Prairie Tech Sector Receives Millions In Federal Funding

A new Prairie-focused RDA received $146M in funding and the new BSP program provided over $11M to 11 Saskatchewan businesses.

June 4, 2021

Nominate An Outstanding Business Or Organization For A SABEX Award

Nominate An Outstanding Business Or Organization For A SABEX Award

The SABEX Awards is Saskatoon’s premier business awards program honouring Saskatoon businesses and non-profit organizations.

June 3, 2021

Celebrating Possibilities This Canadian Innovation Week

Celebrating Possibilities This Canadian Innovation Week

Expert advice on how to help your company turn its vision into a reality.

May 17, 2021

Co.Labs Is Ready To Support The Future of Saskatchewan Tech

Interview with Co.Labs Executive Director Matt Stefan

Co.Labs Is Ready To Support The Future of Saskatchewan Tech

We spoke with Executive Director Matt Stefan about generating investment opportunities for startups, expanding Saskatchewan's sphere of influence and more.

May 14, 2021

SalonScale’s Alicia Soulier Nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction Award

SalonScale’s Alicia Soulier Nominated for YWCA Women of Distinction Award

Congratulations to Alicia Soulier for her nomination in the Entrepreneurship category.

May 7, 2021

Innovation Saskatchewan

Meet the Tenants

Innovation Saskatchewan

Meet Innovation Saskatchewan! Innovation Saskatchewan works with the technology sector to provide advice on opportunities for research, development, science and technology.

April 30, 2021

Innovation Place Tenants Nominated For WESK Entrepreneur Awards

Innovation Place Tenants Nominated For WESK Entrepreneur Awards

Congratulations to Valerie Sluth at Praxis Consulting, Serese Selanders at SolusGuard and ORA and Monique Simair at Maven!

April 23, 2021

Innovation Place Tenants Celebrate Earth Day

Technology Roundtable

Innovation Place Tenants Celebrate Earth Day

How can you take care of the earth? Our tenants give us some ideas and tell us how they're celebrating Earth Day.

April 22, 2021

AGF and SAIF Applications due April 30

AGF and SAIF Applications due April 30

If you have game-changing innovations, apply for funding from the Agtech Growth Fund or Saskatchewan Advantage Innovation Fund.

April 16, 2021

Three Ways To Incorporate A Customer Focus Into Your Startup To Gain Success

Tech Tips

Three Ways To Incorporate A Customer Focus Into Your Startup To Gain Success

A customer-centric company always wins! Increase your chance of success with these three tips.

April 16, 2021

Genome Prairie Partners with Sask Polytech to Bring Genome360 Initiative to Saskatchewan

Genome Prairie Partners with Sask Polytech to Bring Genome360 Initiative to Saskatchewan

The partnership aims to support increased hands-on genomics training capabilities and help bring the Genome360 initiative to Saskatchewan.

April 8, 2021

Prairie Tech Ready to Grow After Successful Seed Rounds

Prairie Tech Ready to Grow After Successful Seed Rounds

Three startups raised a combined $2.45M in separate seed rounds, including Saskatchewan-based Rivercity Innovations and BrewNinja.

April 8, 2021

Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

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Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

Meet SHRF! SHRF is the provincial funding agency that funds, supports and promotes the impact of health research that matters to Saskatchewan.

April 5, 2021

Scale Your Company Faster With Communitech Outposts

Scale Your Company Faster With Communitech Outposts

We spoke with the Head of Communitech Outposts, Azhar Janjua, about how the program helps companies in Canada hire internationally and scale faster.

March 26, 2021

Ag-West Bio

Meet the Tenants

Ag-West Bio

Meet Ag-West Bio! It aims to grow biobusiness in Saskatchewan and is one of Innovation Place's first tenants.

March 26, 2021

SHRF Solutions Program Invests Over $1M in Health Research

SHRF Solutions Program Invests Over $1M in Health Research

SHRF’s new Solutions Program aims to mobilize the research community to address timely Saskatchewan health challenges.

March 18, 2021

3 Questions to Assess Candidate Fit with Company Culture

Tech Tips

3 Questions to Assess Candidate Fit with Company Culture

Here are three questions HR Consultant Dawn Hilrud asks employers to determine the types of individuals that thrive within their company culture.

March 18, 2021

Ag-West Bio Supports Future Agri-Food Leaders

Interview with Ag-West Bio CEO Karen Churchill

Ag-West Bio Supports Future Agri-Food Leaders

We spoke with Ag-West Bio CEO Karen Churchill about new programs that will help the agri-food sector translate its success to the global stage.

March 15, 2021

NRGene and GIFS Help Map Broad Genetic Diversity of Canola Crop

NRGene and GIFS Help Map Broad Genetic Diversity of Canola Crop

The International Canola Pan-genome Consortium announced the successful mapping of the canola pan-genome.

March 11, 2021

NorQuin Fuels Agricultural Innovation for Researchers and Consumers

Interview with NorQuin Farm Service Agronomist Liam O'Halloran

NorQuin Fuels Agricultural Innovation for Researchers and Consumers

We spoke with Liam O'Halloran, Farm Service Agronomist at NorQuin, about interbreeding new varieties of quinoa and why this research is important.

March 5, 2021

Three Social Media Self Care Tips

Tech Tips

Three Social Media Self Care Tips

Things are pretty intense online lately. Digital Marketing Strategist Katrina German shares her tricks to help keep you sane online.

March 5, 2021

NRGene is on the Cutting Edge of Agricultural Innovation

Interview with NRGene Head of Genomics Masood Rizvi

NRGene is on the Cutting Edge of Agricultural Innovation

We spoke with Masood Rizvi, Head of Genomics at NRGene Canada, about why Saskatchewan is a powerhouse for Ag Tech and the positive impacts of genomic plant breeding.

March 1, 2021

Praxis Consulting

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Praxis Consulting

Meet Praxis Consulting! Praxis is a full-service management consulting firm that has been in the business for 21 years.

February 25, 2021

How to Fix Your Biggest Marketing Mistakes

Tech Tips

How to Fix Your Biggest Marketing Mistakes

Are you making these common marketing mistakes? Don't worry! We can help you fix them.

February 18, 2021

VeriGrain: Closing the Gap in Ag Tech

VeriGrain: Closing the Gap in Ag Tech

VeriGrain identified a big gap in Ag Tech: inaccurate grain sampling. Luckily, their automated grain sampling and data management system has the solution.

February 11, 2021

Nominations Now Open for the 2021 CANIE Awards

Nominations Now Open for the 2021 CANIE Awards

The CANIE Awards aim to celebrate the excellence and outstanding impact of innovators, entrepreneurs and enterprise support organizations across Canada.

February 11, 2021

KatrinaGerman.com

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KatrinaGerman.com

We caught up with Katrina German back in July! Learn more about how KatrinaGerman.com makes good ideas louder through digital marketing strategy.

February 5, 2021

Five Ways for Startups and Founders to Move Fast

Tech Tips

Five Ways for Startups and Founders to Move Fast

Are you a new founder or startup looking to move fast (and keep it legal)? Startup and tech lawyer Joe Gill shares his Top 5 Ways to Move Fast and we’re counting them down!

February 3, 2021

StrikeUP 2021 Digital Conference for Women Entrepreneurs on March 4

StrikeUP 2021 Digital Conference for Women Entrepreneurs on March 4

We are proud to partner with and support #StrikeUP2021. Registration is free and the conference is open to all to attend!

January 28, 2021

Three Steps for Building a Stronger Company Culture

Tech Tips

Three Steps for Building a Stronger Company Culture

A strong company culture starts with strong leadership. Here's three steps to help you start the journey.

January 22, 2021

Arctic Shelf Revolutionizes the Workplace Refrigerator

Arctic Shelf Revolutionizes the Workplace Refrigerator

Dawson Norrish set out to redesign the refrigerator for campuses. After launching in February 2020, he pivoted to redesign for the workplace and a pandemic.

January 25, 2021

WESK Technology Symposium on February 4

WESK Technology Symposium on February 4

A great panel of speakers, including Katherine Regnier of Coconut and Melanie Morrison of BetterCart, for everyone interested in tech entrepreneurship.

January 27, 2021

Applications Open for Valhalla Investment Summit

Applications Open for Valhalla Investment Summit

The Valhalla Investment Summit gives startups a chance to receive $100,000+ in seed funding.

January 15, 2021

Co.Labs Accepting Applications for 2021 Spring Co.Launch

Co.Labs Accepting Applications for 2021 Spring Co.Launch

Have an idea for the next big thing in tech? Apply for the 2021 Spring Co.Launch program by January 17.

January 8, 2021

Innovation Saskatchewan and Foresight Launch Cleantech Accelerator Program

Innovation Saskatchewan and Foresight Launch Cleantech Accelerator Program

The six-week long programs focus on early-stage and established cleantech companies. Applications due January 15.

January 7, 2021

Introducing Our New Video Series: Brain Bites

Introducing Our New Video Series: Brain Bites

Being successful in the tech sector is about more than just tech.

January 7, 2021

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