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Congratulations to 2019 Start Alberta Tech Awards Recipients

October 25, 2019

2019 Start Alberta Tech Awards Winners The 2nd annual Start Alberta Tech Awards was held in Edmonton during Startup week.  The event gave us the opportunity to recognize both individuals and organizations for their contributions to Alberta’s innovation ecosystem and those making a significant impact on the province’s tech sector. We wish to congratulate all the nominees …

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Sensory Insole System Trial Results in Significantly Lower Diabetic Foot Ulcer Recurrence Rates

October 23, 2019

PRESS RELEASE CALGARY, Alberta, October 23, 2019 (Newswire.com) –​​​​New research reports when patients with diabetes and a previous history of a healed foot ulcer receive audio-visual alerts of sustained, elevated plantar pressure through a novel, sensory insole system there is a significant reduction in diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) incidence.1  Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc. (Orpyx) announced the results from …

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Enviro-friendly, bio construction making inroads into building industry

October 21, 2019

Imagine building a house from material that was a carbon sink, highly insulating, fire resitant, insect proof and yet costs almost the same as standard cement block materials. While cement blocks are a still by far a key construction material in many applications, a relatively new product may slowly take over. Hemp blocks are used …

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Beating the music industry’s $4B streaming problem

October 20, 2019

Vancouver firm aiming to help artists, record labels collect royalties more accurately Andrew Batey describes it as a $4 billion problem for the global music industry: collecting royalties from the multitude of streaming services offering artists’ songs. “Labels have no idea the amount of time the song’s actually being played,” said the CEO of Beatdapp …

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Airdrie company employs hemp to go green

October 16, 2019

Just BioFiber’s modular construction blocks look like oversized Lego — but they’re made from hemp The legalization of marijuana has — oddly enough — been good for business for one Alberta producer of construction materials. That’s because Airdrie-based Just BioFiber makes modular building blocks out of hemp fibre. Prior to pot’s legalization a year ago, people in the construction …

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Blockchain Music Startup Beatdapp Raises $3.2 Million, Adds New Advisory Board Members

October 15, 2019

Vancouver-based ​Beatdapp Software, a startup using blockchain technology to validate digital content streams, has completed a $3.2 million CAD financing round. The round was led by early-stage investor​ ​Panache Ventures​, which recently closed its inaugural fund at $58 million, and also saw contributions from​ ​Maple VC,​ ​500 Startups​, and​ ​Hike Ventures. Beatdapp said this new capital will …

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Stephen Harper Joins Advisory Board of Music Royalty App Beatdapp

October 14, 2019

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Callia Flowers expands into the Maritimes

October 12, 2019

AHOY hashtag#MARITIMES! ⚓️ We’re extremely excited to announce we’ve launched in the Maritimes and are now delivering in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island! Our teams had such a fun time with this hashtag#expansion and we can’t wait to make Callia moments for your clients, friends, and family in the Maritimes.

Tonit announces funding milestone

October 1, 2019

Kelowna based Tonit, a Valhalla Angels portfolio company, has raised $2.2 million of which $625,000 is from angel investing. “We’re not just a motorcycle app for riders to connect on, but a company that lives for the thrill of the ride.” More about Tonit

Beatdapp Wins People’s Choice Award

September 27, 2019

Valhalla Angels congratulates, Beatdapp,  for being the recipient of this years New Ventures BC People’s Choice award. Thank you to all those that voted!