LWOL Recap - Mack Male on May 1, 2019

May 06, 2019 14:15 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Mack Male is a local journalist and co-founder of Taproot Edmonton.  Taproot is a source of curiosity-driven stories about our city, cultivated by the community. They are building a new way to do local journalism and a new way to fund it, because the business model that used to support loc...

LWOL Recap: Colin Bramm on April 24, 2019

May 02, 2019 15:24 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Colin Bramm, CEO of Showbie Inc Joined Rainforest on April 24th to share his journey behind building a software company Showbie.

Prior to launching Showbie Inc, Colin worked at an educational technology consulting company for several years. Noticing that the classroom transitioning to using the iPad,...

LWOL Recap: Amir Reshef on April 17th

April 17, 2019 15:25 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Amir joined the Rainforest today to share his story coming up with the idea behind dealcloser, founding the company, seeking investment and disrupting the legal market with innovative technology. 

The idea for his startup came during his time working as a corporate lawyer for Dentons. dealcloser...

LWOL Recap - Sam Prochazka on March 27th

March 28, 2019 11:19 By Aaron - Comment(s)
Samuel is CEO of Novosbed, one of Edmonton's largest eCommerce companies and Co-founder, Director of Article.com, one of Vancouver's largest eCommerce companies. Samuel has a background in Computer Engineering, started his first business at 22, and successfully sold his first business at 34. He has ...

LWOL Recap: Colin Christensen on March 6th

March 06, 2019 13:45 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Today the Rainforest gathered to hear from experienced entrepreneur Colin Christensen. According to Colin, entrepreneurship is not intuitive; success comes from tons of conversations with clients, good mentoring, seeking external input and having reliable friends around. 

Colin has been in and a...

Hussein Hallak on March 4th

March 05, 2019 11:51 By Aaron - Comment(s)
On March 4th, Alberta Innovates hosted Hussein Hallak, part of the ongoing Alberta Innovation Network meetups this week. Hussein talked about How to Build an Entrepreneur Ecosystem. As a serial entrepreneur and Evangelist at Vancouver's Launch Academy (one of North America's leading tech incubators)...

LWOL Recap: Feb 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 13:47 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Today, RaInforest went back in time and used the old LWOL format: structured small group conversations. The concept is to facilitate a discussion with people that our attendees have not met before in order to learn:

  • Who you are?
  • Why you are interested in the Rainforest concept?
  • What do you need help wi...

LWOL Recap: Jim Ward on Feb 20, 2019

February 27, 2019 13:46 By Aaron - Comment(s)

"Please get out there and start screwing up!" These were the final words form Jim as he shared his personal entrepreneurial journey. Jim's personal journey certainly includes a number of 'screw ups', but each was a learning opportunity for Jim, his family, and his company. 

Jim conside...

LWOL Recap: Sean Collins on Feb 13, 2019

February 18, 2019 15:33 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Sean is the founder of Student Energy, and President of Terrapin Geothermics. Sean is one of very few local entrepreneurs to raise only Edmonton-based capital. 

Sean works in Alberta's low-carbon economy, an underrepresented area of our economy. Sean grew up in Fort McMurray and paid for his uni...

LWOL Recap: Ashif Mawji on Feb 6, 2019

February 06, 2019 23:03 By Aaron - Comment(s)
The first week of #FriendlyFebruary started with a presentation from Ashif Mawji. Ashif is a serial social entrepreneur and investor who has built & sold several enterprises and is heavily engaged in the community. He presently serves as a Venture Partner at Rising Tide (a San Francisco Bay...