A100 Community expands throughout Western Canada

In the 13 years since the A100’s inception, Alberta’s tech ecosystem has evolved dramatically. The technology industry in Alberta has now gained solid footing, and as we look forward to the inevitable maturing of this ecosystem, we recognize the exciting opportunity to expand the A100 throughout Western Canada as we reaffirm our commitment to championing […]

The A100 and community partners launch anonymous reporting tool for safer, inclusive tech community

Online incident reporting enables anonymous reporting of bullying, abuse, harassment or discrimination in Alberta’s tech ecosystem. CALGARY, June 23, 2023 – The A100, in partnership with other ecosystem stakeholders, has launched an online incident reporting program to help make Alberta’s tech community a safer, inclusive place. Founders, mentors, investors, service providers and community supporters can […]

How can a startup help 90 million people in six years? Tiffany Kaminsky shows it’s about clarity of purpose

Tiffany Kaminsky co-founded Symend in 2016. Headquartered in Calgary, the company now has operations across Canada, the US and Latin America and has helped nearly 90 million people to date—and growing—with its Behavioral Engagement Technology™ that makes difficult conversations a more positive experience. The founders have successfully raised $187 million in capital and lead a […]

OnRamp bringing the next wave of marketing talent to Alberta’s booming tech industry

OnRamp is closing Alberta’s tech talent gap and driving industry growth with the support of PrairiesCan, The A100 and 321 Growth Academy Calgary, AB (Nov 30, 2022) – Alberta’s tech industry has experienced significant growth in recent years and has quickly become a key part of the province’s economy. But despite the momentum, early-stage tech […]

Closing Alberta’s tech talent gap with a fresh approach to digital marketing training

A100 is thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with some of the biggest players in Alberta’s tech sector to launch the OnRamp Growth Marketing Bootcamp, an 18-week course designed to give early career marketers the skills they need to succeed in tech marketing. Together with 321 Growth Academy (and with funding from SAIT’s School for […]

Syantra receives 2021 A100 One to Watch Award

On November 16, Syantra received the A100 One to Watch Award as part of the Start Alberta Tech Awards being announced through to November 22. Presented by the A100, the One to Watch Award recognizes an Alberta tech business who A100 members regard as the most likely to succeed. Syantra DX is an innovative healthcare company that has isolated and […]

Venture Capital Investment into Alberta Technology Companies Doubles in 2020

CVCA 2020 Year in Review shows VC investment in Alberta rose 100% last year EDMONTON, March 24, 2021 – Alberta Enterprise today highlighted findings of the 2020 Year in Review released by the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) which showcased another year of record growth in Alberta’s technology sector despite current economic volatility. In 2020, Alberta […]

Provision Analytics is A100 One to Watch at Start Alberta Tech Awards

Provision Analytics

On November 16, Calgary-based Provision Analytics received the A100 One to Watch Award at this year’s virtual Start Alberta Tech Awards. Selected from a group of 17 nominated startups, the A100 One to Watch Award is presented to an Alberta up-and-coming tech company that is considered most likely to succeed as voted by A100 members. […]

Patience and the people factor: tips from A100 member John Pinsent

John Pinsent

Having seen a wide range of Alberta tech success, angel investor and A100 member, John Pinsent, shares what he looks for in tech companies and his biggest lessons learned We’ll start in the beginning. What can you tell me about your entrepreneurial journey? Mine is probably a bit of a different story than most of […]

Pain relief or vitamins? A100 member Terry Sydoryk on the question founders need to ask

Terry Sydoryk

Self-described ‘company creator’, Terry Sydoryk, digs into executing on product-market fit, the magic of good timing, and the secret to good leadership. So, tell me how it all began. I graduated from the University of Alberta with a mechanical engineering degree and spent about 18 months in the energy services business. I quickly realized the […]

Who needs unicorns when you have gazelles? Interview with A100 member Stephen King

A100 founding member, Stephen King, shares thoughts on the importance of gazelles, tech dynasties, and why startup CEOs should stay off the stage.  I know a little bit about the beginnings of your entrepreneurial journey, but feel free to refresh my memory. I’m a product of Canada. I was born in the Maritimes, in Yarmouth, […]