Have Your Say in Shaping the Tech Ecosystem

December 07, 2019 12:03 By Aaron - Comment(s)

The newly formed Edmonton Regional Innovation Network (e-RIN) is seeking feedback on some emerging program ideas. They plan to vet this feedback and assemble programs into an application to Alberta Innovates in late January. If accepted by Alberta Innovates, these program would beging to recieve fun...

Nov 2019 Summit Recap

November 29, 2019 12:29 By Aaron - Comment(s)
Notes from the Nov 26 Summit. The event was sold out, with an engaged A sell-out crowd of 90 attendees gathered to assess the state of the Edmonton Innovation Ecosystem, and look for positive ways to address needs, as well as building upon and supporting the various initiatives that are underway.

Nov 2019 Scorecard Comments

November 25, 2019 14:43 By Aaron - Comment(s)

The November 2019 Scorecard Assessment closed last night. We received more submissions than ever before, thank you to everyone that participated. If you missed the chance to submit a response or are just learning about Rainforest, please join the mailing list so that we can share more a more detaile...

The 4th Edmonton Summit is Made Possible by Support of the Community!

November 20, 2019 11:26 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Each and every one of these organizations deserve a huge thank you from the entire Rainforest community! We are so pleased to be working with innovative and forward-thinking organizations like MNP, Intellimedia, Levven, and Alberta Enterprise. 

We are excited that they have stepped up to make th...

Scorecard and Existing Reports

November 10, 2019 17:32 By Aaron - Comment(s)
A brief comparison of results from the recent Innovation Compass, the EACOS Priority Areas, and the DBA report in the context of the Rainforest Pillars

Innovation Compass and Rainforest

November 09, 2019 07:49 By Aaron - Comment(s)
The Innovation Compass was a community study commissioned the EEDC (Edmonton Economic Development Corp). In this article, we will take a look at how the Compass Recommendations fit within the context of the Rainforst Pillars.

Why is the Scorecard Important?

November 02, 2019 21:24 By Aaron - Comment(s)
A detailed look at what the Scorecard is, why it is valuable and what we've learned from three years of assessments in preparation for the November 26, 2019 Summit in Edmonton.

Update to Previous Blog Post (Stop Being a Hermit!)

September 24, 2019 15:01 By Aaron - Comment(s)
Update from Lauren Smart, Volunteer Content Writer for Rainforest Alberta — yeg

Last week, I published this blog around my experience as a volunteer with Rainforest Alberta-Edmonton and reflections on some of the conversations I have had with entrepreneurs who are frustrated about the lack of opportu...

Stop Being a Hermit!

September 17, 2019 14:43 By Aaron - Comment(s)
Entrepreneurship is a team sport, success of any individual company requires active participation in the larger ecosystem

LWOL Recap: Jason Suriano on June 19, 2019

June 26, 2019 13:23 By Aaron - Comment(s)
Jason is the Founder and CEO of Rocketfuel Productions, a software and services company and creator of Trajectory IQ, an onboarding platform that helps employees get up to speed on their new job more easily using gamification.

Jason grew up in Lethbridge, where his family opened the first Italian res...