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Hicks’ Weekly Dish: The craft-beer pub craze

November 26, 2019

Today’s Weekly Dish checks out the food at two of the better-publicized, bigger, new brewpubs, Campio downtown and Polar Park in Old Strathcona. Polar Park Brewing is the brainchild of Robert Oeming, grandson of the late, great Al Oeming, the colourful owner of the long-defunct  Alberta Game Farm/Polar Park private zoo. Polar Park is finally …

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Winnipeg-Based Callia Flowers Lands Deal on Dragons’ Den

November 22, 2019

A Winnipeg-based online flower delivery start-up that stepped inside the “Dragons’ Den” has walked away with a fresh-smelling deal. Callia Flowers and its 29-year-old tech entrepreneur, Catherine Metrycki, appeared on the CBC reality show Thursday night. Metrycki pitched her company to the venture capitalists and landed a $500,000 investment from Manjit Minhas for a 12.5 percent stake. “I’m thrilled my pitch connected with …

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Radar Endeavour Group Inc. We closed our raise || G2V Optics

November 22, 2019

EDMONTON, Alberta, Nov. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Radar Endeavour Group Inc. is pleased to announce an exciting milestone: the success of our Venture Capital Corporation funding for G2V Optics Inc’s seed round. We have raised $800K CDN from experienced angels and first-time tech investors who all came together to support the vision expressed by the G2V Optics …

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G2V Optics Opens Door to New Horticulture Partnerships After Raising $1.875 million in Recent Seed Round

November 20, 2019

‘Clean Tech’ Firm Building Revolutionary Indoor Farming Lighting, Plant Monitoring, and Data Science Platform Edmonton, AB, November 20, 2019 — G2V Optics, a fast-growing Edmonton-based firm revolutionizing smart lighting technology around the world, is embarking on several new commercial agricultural partnerships after closing a round of seed financing that raised CA$1.875 million (US$1.4 million). “Our technologies optimize …

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Welcome to my lightweight, fire-resistant, insect-repellent… hemp house

November 19, 2019

Alberta company has created hempcrete blocks from industrial hemp that it claims are built to last for more than 100 years Humans have utilized many materials for their homes throughout the ages, from wood to metal to concrete. But what about hemp? Just BioFiber Structural Solutions, an Airdrie, Alberta-based company, has been utilizing hempcrete blocks …

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Global News| Made-in-Edmonton technology helps doctors treat uterine fibroids |

November 19, 2019

A Valhalla Angels Portfolio Company Global News Su-Ling Goh recently did a story on local Edmonton #PortfolioCompany iMbiotechnologies and their Ekobi Embolization Microspheres. Many women suffer silently from uterinefibroids and are unaware of non-surgical treatment options like embolization. Hear from one women that was successfully treated with Ekobi Embolization Microspheres, a new biodegradable embolic agent …

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Callia Flowers is in the GTA!

November 12, 2019

LinkedIn Announcement: Good morningToronto & Hamilton! 🇨🇦🌤️ It’s official. Drake isn’t the only one with a team in Toronto. Our teams are now delivering Callia moments in the GTA and Hamilton! We’ve been working around the clock to finally open in one of our most requested locations and we couldn’t be more excited to finally …

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Accelerate Fund II invests in G2V Engineered Sunlight™

November 6, 2019

EDMONTON, AB, November 6, 2019 – Accelerate Fund II is pleased to announce its investment in G2V Optics, an Edmonton-based company providing smart lighting technology to produce optimal growth conditions for indoor farming and rigorous testing tools for solar-related products. READ THE PRESS RELEASE HERE About G2V OpticsG2V Optics was founded to apply innovative technology and data-driven, collaborative …

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IMBiotechnologies Ltd. Expands Approval for Ekobi Embolization Microspheres to Include Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

November 5, 2019

Press Release: IMBiotechnologies Ltd. Expands Approval for EkobiTM Embolization Microspheres to Include Treatment of Uterine Fibroids Ekobi Embolization Microspheres, a novel embolization medical device has received Health Canada approval for the treatment of uterine fibroids, a significant women’s health issue. Edmonton, Canada – November 5, 2019 – IMBiotechnologies Ltd. (“IMB” or the “Company”) today announced …

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Canadian Blockchain Music Startup Looks East

November 5, 2019

Beatdapp Software, Inc.,a blockchain-enabled music tech startup with offices in Vancouver and LA. They have recently been in the news for raising $3.2M and adding some well-known names to their advisory board, such as the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper. Beatdapp’s technology is highly scalable and if the barrage of demo requests from …

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