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Calgary Technologies Inc. rebrands to Platform Calgary

On March 4, 2019 Calgary Technologies Inc. will begin rebranding to Platform Calgary. As Platform Calgary, our focus will remain on supporting Calgary's innovation-driven companies by providing access to space, programming and advocacy, while also championing the vision for the new Platform Innovation Centre's design, activity, and culture. Our name change comes at the heels of our recent announcement as the new operator of the Platform Innovation Centre opening in East Village in the fall of 2020.

Why Platform Calgary?

There is a need to make innovation more accessible and visible to our community and this rebrand aligns with the City of Calgary's 10-Year Economic Strategy. Platform started with the idea of transforming Calgary into a global innovation hub. As Platform Calgary, we are turning that idea into action. Through this work the next wave of shared prosperity is being generated in our city, transforming local businesses into international success stories. By working together, we can make Calgary a global hub for startups and innovation.

It is about elevating innovation, and Platform Calgary is the next phase and evolution of Calgary Technologies Inc.

What's next?

March 4, 2019 marks our first official day of business as Platform Calgary. Over the next few months, you will see our materials transitioning over to our new name and brand. Our long-term priority is to put a focus on innovation in the heart of downtown Calgary. On March 4, 2019, we are opening Platform Beta at the Hillier Block in East Village. This historic 5,300-sq-ft building will serve as our interim downtown facility while the Platform Innovation Centre is being built.

We will continue to operate and provide services out of the Alastair Ross Technology Centre and The Inc.

Save the date for May 15, 2019: Annual Report to Community, Demo Day and Strategy Launch in the new Central Library. The event will showcase our Junction program graduates and will be the public launch event for our new Platform Calgary identity and strategic plan.

Have a question?

Contact us at communications@calgarytechnologies.com

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The Queen of Hearts crowns a new champion of Tech Showcase 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Queen of Hearts crowns a new champion of Tech Showcase 2015


Tech Showcase 2015It was a wonderful day for science, innovation and entertainment at the 2015 Tech Showcase. Over 40 exhibitors and attractions were on display, as some of Calgary and areas most exciting technologies and start-ups. The event culminated with the coveted “Most Promising” technology award being named.

“We had such a great mix of innovation today,” said Innovate Calgary, board member, Pierre Doyon. “I love seeing what is new and up-and-coming, but one group really stood out for us as a clear winner of the award.”

Selected by a team of judges, made up of respected investors, entrepreneurs, and experts, including Doyon, Enthrill was named the “Most Promising” technology 2015.

“We chose Enthrill because they have so much potential. We feel their technology will thrive from the expertise being offered within the championship prize package,” furthered Doyon. 

The package included: a trademark and patent availability search from Bennett Jones, a marketing and branding package from Reality Engine, a one-year Connected Membership with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, admission to attend the Traction Conference in San Francisco, an ASTech Nomination workshop, and a voucher to services at Innovate Calgary.

“We asked exhibitors to pitch to us where they saw their company down the line, five or ten years from now, and with the proper support we feel that Enthrill have a realistic vision. One this prize package will absolutely help them to achieve,” said Doyon

Because this was the 15 anniversary of Tech Showcase there was a real buzz around the event. That was in part due to the theme of Alice in Tech Wonderland, which really took guests down the rabbit hole, and it might have had something to do with Canadian astronaut, David St. Jacques, who came to see some of the great technology we have to offer. 

“We were excited to present our company at this year’s showcase, given the progress we’ve made since attending the event last year, says Kevin Franco, Enthrill. “Our team has worked very hard over the last number of months to position Enthrill for this coming holiday gift buying season and the years ahead. To be selected as “most promising” technology at this event is an honor that everyone at Enthrill can be proud of.”

Enthrill walked away with over $19,000 in prizes today and are on their way to great things with their ebook delivery technology which can put an ebook on any device, regardless of platform. To learn more about Enthrill visit, www.enthrill.com. 

Our next big event is TechRev Innovators on October 7, 2015 for another evening highlighting innovation within our community http://www.techrev.ca/.  

Tech Showcase 2016 is a year away and the wheels are already turning for what the theme will be.
 

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