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...

LWOL Recap: Elisse and Roberto Moreno on May 15, 2019

May 30, 2019 15:08 By Aaron - Comment(s)

This week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Roberto & Elisse Moreno into the Rainforest to talk about their adventures in business, in life, in love and with kids.


Since, this is a talk about more than their business journey, they felt it was important to set the scene with how they first m...

LWOL Recap: Doug Kondor on May 29, 2019

May 30, 2019 15:02 By Aaron - Comment(s)

Doug Kondor, founder of Cyanic Automation joined the Rainforest to share with us his entrepreneurial journey, and a couple of learning.

Doug is a U of A CompSci grad, who's first job was at Matrikon, which was later acquired by Honeywell. This gave Doug many interesting projects to work on, including...

LWOL Recap: Dave Bellous on May 22, 2019

May 28, 2019 16:26 By Aaron - Comment(s)
Dave's father has a stack of business cards for all the entrepreneurial companies that Dave started as a kid. Among these was Dave's Diving which offered golf ball retrieval services by Dave manually swimming the water fouls and picking up balls. It was while trying to launch Dave's Diving that Dave...

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...