Meet Marshall Ring, Founder and CEO of the Manitoba Technology Accelerator – an organization that helps to commercialize disruptive technologies into businesses ready to scale nationally and internationally. In this podcast Marshall explains on what it’s like to grow a start-up ecosystem, some exciting success stories from the Canadian prairies, and shares really important advice
Start Podcast is focused on promoting entrepreneurship in the Canadian Prairies through interviews with local business founders. Our vision is to help grow Manitoba’s innovation economy by making tech and innovation accessible to all.
The National Angel Capital Organization supports Angels, incubators, and accelerators as they help entrepreneurs turn good ideas into great businesses. As the only national industry association for Angel investors in Canada, NACO represents over 40 networks comprised of over 3000 Angel investors across Canada. Members assist Canadian startups in every region and industry to execute their vision and compete on the global stage by providing them with patient risk capital, expert advice, and professional networks when traditional financial and other institutions cannot.
YES! Winnipeg is Economic Development Winnipeg’s business development team, promoting the city as the ideal location for new business, expansion, investment and top talent. YES! Winnipeg’s experts serve as a concierge for businesses, making it easy to grow and invest in Winnipeg through a suite of specialized services, market intelligence and business connections. YES! Winnipeg is driven by a community of local business leaders and responds directly to the needs of the industry.
Broad Street Bulls VC was founded in Regina, SK by a syndicate of 13 entrepreneurs and business leaders who wanted to fuel growth in the local innovation economy. Now, BSB VC’s experienced management team and wide network of angel investors provides funding, advice, mentorship and support to founders at the pre-seed and seed stage on the Canadian prairies.
Tech Manitoba is on a mission to showcase Manitoba's innovation and grow the province's tech sector. Through collaboration, education, and promotion, they bring people together to share skills, explore ideas and build a strong community. With over 130 corporate members, Tech Manitoba represents over 10,000 employees and is the primary industry association.
Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is the city’s lead economic development agency and champion for local growth. They use expert analysis to highlight the Winnipeg Advantage and prove why we are the best place to live, work and visit. Governed by a private-sector board and driven by the needs of the business community, EDW grows the local economy by attracting business, investment, events and people to our city.
Bioscience Association of Manitoba are passionate advocates for the province’s bioscience community. Their non-profit supports 110 members across the province, ranging from agricultural biotechnology to health biotechnology to cleantech biotechnology. They help our members connect with key stakeholders and government officials by encouraging innovative partnerships. These collaborations start locally and often expand globally.
Founded in 1873, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is the most influential business organization in the city of Winnipeg. Their mission is to foster an environment in which Winnipeg businesses can prosper.
With a mix of both corporate and local chamber membership, the MCC is the largest Manitoban lobby, representing 74 communities and over 10,000 businesses across Manitoba.
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is a foundation created by the Government of Canada to support Canadian companies with the potential to become world leaders in their efforts to develop and demonstrate new environmental technologies that address climate change, clean air, clean water and clean soil.
The Ontario Brain Institute is a provincially-funded, not-for-profit research centre maximizing the impact of neuroscience and establishing Ontario as a world leader in brain research, commercialization and care.
WestGrid brings together computing facilities, research data management services, and a network of technical experts to meet the needs of today's researchers. Together with Compute Canada's three other regional organizations, WestGrid is helping Compute Canada lead the acceleration of research and innovation. As one of Compute Canada’s largest regional organizations, WestGrid works collaboratively with Members & Partners across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
TEC Edmonton is a business accelerator that helps emerging technology companies grow successfully. They help our clients get funding, grow as entrepreneurs, scale their business and protect
their intellectual property.
The Alacrity Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in British Columbia in 2009 with a mandate to promote technological entrepreneurship and facilitate regionalized investment opportunities. Since inception, Alacrity Foundation companies in Victoria and Vancouver have employed more than 200 people and have had a direct economic impact of $300 million in Western Canada.
Hefei National High-tech Industry Development Zone (Hefei high-tech zone) was in the first batch of State-level high-tech zones ratified by the State Council in 1991. It is the core area of the Hefei
Comprehensive National Science Center and has achieved numerous honors, including being named a National Innovation Demonstration Zone, National Innovation and Entrepreneurship Demonstration Base, serving for building China into an innovative country and Hefei into an innovation hub. Hefei high-tech zone retains a leading position among all 169 national high-tech zones. It ranked sixth among them in 2019, the highest ranking in its history.
The Enterprise Machine Intelligence and Learning Initiative (EMILI) was created to prepare and empower the Manitoba economy to leverage digital disruption for success with a specific focus on
digital agriculture. EMILI works with industry and academia to accelerate the adoption of intelligent technologies and to provide people with the skills and training required in a digital economy.
Bioenterprise is an award-winning, national, non-profit commercialization accelerator, supporting the growth of Canada’s agri-tech industries. They know agri-tech and work hands-on, providing customized business advisory services, industry and technical expertise, and global connections to advance innovative agri-businesses.