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Alberta IoTee’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament Recap: Fostering Collaboration and Celebrating Success

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Under the bright summer sun, the Lynx Ridge Golf Course came alive with energy and excitement as Alberta IoT’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament unfolded. On July 21st, 2023, tech professionals and golf enthusiasts from across Alberta’s vibrant tech ecosystem gathered for a full day of golfing, networking, and fostering valuable connections. Let’s take a moment to revisit the highlights of this exceptional event that united the tech community for growth and camaraderie. 

The 4th Annual Golf Tournament exemplified Alberta IoT’s unwavering commitment to cultivating a thriving tech community within the province’s ever-evolving tech landscape. The event provided an exclusive opportunity for participants to engage with fellow industry professionals, uncover growth possibilities, and explore collaborative ventures within Alberta’s dynamic tech ecosystem. 

 At the heart of the tournament was the goal of building a strong sense of community, and we achieved just that. Participants engaged in meaningful conversations, shared valuable insights, and forged lasting relationships, going beyond the traditional boundaries of business networking. The connections established during the event will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and advancement of the tech sector. 

 As the round came to a close, a sense of excitement lingered among the participants as everyone made it to the clubhouse just before a true Alberta thunderstorm rolled through. Looking beyond the success of this year’s event, preparations for next year’s tournament will be underway shortly. The prospect of gathering once again to collaborate, inspire, and celebrate the spirit of Alberta’s vibrant tech community has the Alberta IoT team feeling energized. 

 Set amidst the picturesque Lynx Ridge Golf Course, the event provided an idyllic backdrop for friendly competition and skillful play. Golfers of all skill levels relished the opportunity to put their game to the test, and the camaraderie on the course was amazing to see. 

Beyond the golfing action, participants also enjoyed various activities and surprises. The on-course contests and challenges added an extra layer of excitement, ensuring an engaging and dynamic experience for all. The event offered not just a day of golf but also a platform for exploring shared passions and interests that extended beyond the boundaries of the workplace. 

We want to congratulate all the prize winners, whose exceptional skills and sportsmanship elevated the thrill of the tournament. Your outstanding performances and positive energy served as an inspiration to all.  

We want to extend a huge thank-you to our incredible team of volunteers and committee members whose dedication made Alberta IoT’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament a resounding success. Their hard work, passion, and meticulous planning were instrumental in creating an unforgettable experience for all participants. We are deeply grateful for their commitment to fostering a strong tech community and for going above and beyond to make a meaningful difference in the industry.  

A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors: 

Of course, we must express our gratitude to our sponsors, whose generous support played a vital role in making this event possible. Your contributions helped create an unforgettable experience for all participants. Through your partnership, Alberta IoT’s mission to drive innovation, collaboration, and growth within the tech sector receives valuable support, enabling us to continue making a positive impact within the tech community. 

Alberta IoT’s 4th Annual Golf Tournament was a success, fostering collaboration and unity within Alberta’s tech ecosystem. Stay tuned for updates and announcements about next year’s tournament, where we will once again unite to inspire, innovate, and celebrate the spirit of Alberta’s vibrant tech community. 

To stay updated on all things tech and future events, keep an eye on Alberta IoT’s official website and LinkedIn.  

Alberta IoT Fast Track Program – Now Accepting Applications for Cohort 8

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Calgary, July 14, 2023 – The Alberta IoT Fast Track Program is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for Cohort 8. Entrepreneurs and tech innovators in Alberta are encouraged to seize this opportunity to take their businesses to new heights. 

The Alberta IoT Fast Track Program, known for its success in fostering the growth of emerging tech scaleups, offers participants a unique platform to connect with industry experts and fellow leaders, gaining invaluable insights and guidance to propel them to new markets and growth opportunities. Program Manager Anne-Marie Wilms notes that “The Fast Track program has recently been revamped thanks to the feedback of past participants with a greater focus on working sessions and hands on business development. We are excited to welcome some new facilitators and resources to support businesses as they scale.”  

Through instructional sessions led by business experts specializing in marketing strategies, accessing capital, leadership for growth, and more, participants dive deep into various aspects crucial to the future success of their ventures. By fostering collaboration and knowledge sharing, the program enables Founders to tap into the vast expertise and resources available, further enhancing their ability to grow and scale.  

“The Alberta IoT Fast Track Program offers an opportunity to be connected and have instructional sessions with a range of business experts from sales to IP to HR, and connections with other businesses in Alberta tech space. Thank you, Alberta IoT, for developing such a useful program for Albertan entrepreneurs!”  

-Tara Cowling, CEO Medlior. 

To kickstart Cohort 8, Alberta IoT will be hosting a virtual Fast Track Info Session on August 9, 2023. This session will offer prospective participants a chance to learn more about the program, its benefits, and how to apply.  

Early bird pricing for the Alberta IoT Fast Track Program ends on August 1, 2023. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply early to take advantage of this special offer and secure their spot in the program. 

To learn more about the Alberta IoT Fast Track Program and to apply for Cohort 8, please visit our website. 

About Alberta IoT: 

Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member-based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology. 


Anne-Marie Wilms  

Unleashing Alberta’s Manufacturing Potential: Spotlight on August Electronics

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Alberta, a province known for its vast natural resources and thriving energy sector, has increasingly recognized the importance of diversifying its economy. In recent years, manufacturing has emerged as a key sector with tremendous potential. This resurgence is driven by a combination of factors such as technological advancements, evolving consumer demands, and a strategic shift towards economic diversification. This sector not only presents an opportunity for Alberta to reduce its reliance on the energy industry but also creates new avenues for skilled employment. August Electronics, based in Calgary, is an example of a company committed to adding to the province’s manufacturing landscape by keeping skilled workers in Alberta and attracting new talent to the province. 

August Electronics has emerged as a prominent player in the province’s manufacturing scene. The company specializes in electronic manufacturing services (EMS) and boasts a strong reputation for delivering high-quality products and exceptional customer service. With state-of-the-art facilities and a commitment to innovation, August Electronics has been at the forefront of driving manufacturing excellence in Alberta. 

One of the key factors contributing to August Electronics’ success is its dedication to nurturing a skilled workforce. Recognizing that human capital is the backbone of any thriving manufacturing industry, the company has implemented comprehensive training programs and apprenticeships to equip its employees with the necessary skills and knowledge. By investing in continuous learning and professional development – they have onsite training programs to keep worker certifications up to date, and continually push to reach new levels of certification that allow them to fulfill increasingly complex and sensitive contracts— August Electronics ensures that its workforce remains at the cutting edge of technological advancements. 

August Electronics actively collaborates with local educational institutions, industry partners, and government initiatives to foster a culture of innovation and long-term partnerships. They firmly believe in viewing clients as partners and prioritize establishing strong, enduring relationships with them. By treating clients as valued collaborators, August Electronics aims to create a synergy that goes beyond a mere business transaction. This approach ensures that both parties are invested in each other’s success and work together to achieve common goals. 

In addition to their emphasis on client partnerships, August Electronics is committed to maintaining a positive work environment and protecting their culture and values. They take pride in being recognized as a great place to work and are selective about the partners they choose to collaborate with. They believe that a successful partnership is not only based on the compatibility of services or products but also on shared values and a mutual commitment to excellence. 

To preserve their culture of excellence, August Electronics sets high standards for their partners and actively seeks out those who align with their values. They understand the importance of a cohesive work culture and the positive impact it has on employee satisfaction and productivity. By partnering with organizations that share their commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment, August Electronics ensures that their employees thrive and contribute to the company’s success. 

Overall, August Electronics values long-term partnerships with clients and prioritizes shared values and a collaborative approach. Their dedication to creating an environment where employees feel valued and motivated is reflected in their rigorous selection process for partners. By nurturing these relationships and upholding their cultural values, August Electronics continues to excel in their industry while contributing to the growth and advancement of the manufacturing sector in Alberta. 

As August Electronics expands its operations and forges new partnerships, it continues its contribution to Alberta’s economic growth. The company’s commitment to manufacturing excellence creates jobs, stimulates local businesses, and attracts further investment to the province. By leveraging its expertise and tapping into Alberta’s skilled workforce, August Electronics plays a pivotal role in establishing the province as a hub for advanced manufacturing. 

Alberta’s manufacturing industry has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, and August Electronics serves as an example of the sector’s potential. With its emphasis on skilled work, innovation, and collaboration, the company continues to drive economic growth while setting a high bar for manufacturing excellence. As Alberta embraces diversification, companies like August Electronics play a crucial role in shaping the province’s future as a manufacturing powerhouse. 


Visit their website here.


Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member-based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology.

Alberta IoT Member Benefits

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As an Alberta IoT member you gain access to a variety of benefits that can help you advance your personal and professional goals. Among these benefits are access to exclusive events and networking opportunities, conference discounts, exclusive member offers, as well as brand visibility. Attending conferences is a great way to stay up to date on industry trends, connect with like-minded professionals, and expand your knowledge and skills; but conferences can be expensive, especially if you’re paying for registration, travel, and accommodations out of pocket. By joining an organization like Alberta IoT and taking advantage of the discount codes offered to members, you can significantly reduce the cost of attending conferences and make the most of your professional growth and business development budgets. Check out some of the current event discounts below and contact the team for more information. 

In addition to conference discounts, Alberta IoT offers access to exclusive events and networking opportunities to our members, as well as early registration access for event and collaboration opportunities. These events may include workshop sessions with industry leaders, access to private tours, and invitations to members-only gatherings or roundtable discussions. By attending these events, you can build relationships with the emerging technology community, gain insider knowledge about the industry, and potentially even secure new business opportunities. 

Additional perks of membership include access to exclusive service offerings including, educational resources, career development tools, and employee benefits. Have a look at some of these member offers below! 

Check out some of the current member benefits offered to Alberta IoT members including event discounts and service offerings. If you’d like to speak to the Alberta IoT team about membership opportunities or if you’re already a member and you’re interested in these offers, reach out to Emma Duffy.  



Sandler Online Premium is your search engine for curated best practices and resources on those questions and many more. Through Sandler Online Premium you’ll have access to the same content that Harvard Business School integrated into their MBA program! 

Within this training program you’ll have access to unlimited content 24/7/365 to support you and your team scale successfully and Sandler Calgary will offer guidance and content suggestions on a regular basis.  

Sandler, the next evolution of sales and leadership.  


Olympia Trust Company is offering Alberta IoT Members the following: 

  • Fixed service fee program 
  • Private company Transfer Agent & Registrar services 

Initial services include:  

  • liaising with the Issuer 
  • legal counsel 
  • applicable securities industry participants on the appointment of Olympia as transfer agent and registrar, including:  
  • all required notifications 
  • loading of securityholder records maintained by the Issuer or a prior agent 
  • set-up of generic share certificate inventory 
  • Direct Registration System (DRS) statement 


Did you know our group gets preferred rates with Co-operators Group Home and Auto insurance program?  

When you get a Home or Auto insurance quote, you’ll get a chance at a $10,000 prize. Along with exclusive savings, Co-operators coverage offers exceptional features like: 

  • A home deductible that shrinks by $100 each claim-free year 
  • A free Legal Assistance helpline with guidance from qualified lawyers for Co-operators property insurance clients. 


New clients receive $100 in credits towards their first Goodlawyer service, including Fractional General Counsel. To redeem, just let Goodlawyer’s customer experience team know that you’re an Alberta IoT member.  


Alberta IoT is proud to present our partnership with Sun Life to offer customized group benefit solutions to our members. Follow the link below to learn more.


IOT NORTH: November 21st-22nd  

  • At IoT North Conference, world-leading companies and trailblazers share the latest trends and insights about the progression and future of tech and innovation. Experts and practitioners take centre stage and provide over 60 hours of thought-leadership. 
  • Alberta IoT Members receive a 10% discount for attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors 


Interested in our other Alberta IoT events? 

Check them out HERE. We can’t wait to see you there.


Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member-based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology.

Alberta IoT and Valhalla Private Capital Announce 2023 Partnership

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With a common mission to support scaling organizations in the Alberta tech sector, Alberta IoT and Valhalla Private Capital have made their partnership official for the 2023 fiscal year. The partnership ultimately strengthens the network of expertise supporting organizations on their journey to achieve next level growth.

Alberta IoT and Valhalla will co-host their first joint investor readiness event, Founder Basecamp, on March 10 & 11, 2023, culminating in a live pitch practice session and networking event on March 16, 2023.

“Connecting scale-up businesses to capital has always been a core pillar of Alberta IoT and this partnership signifies our commitment to remain focused on this area. We are thrilled to have an increased ability to offer Fast Track participants and Alberta IoT members valuable resources, knowledge and a network to support their investment journey.” – Brenda Beckedorf, Executive Director, Alberta IoT Association.

“With over 20 years of early stage investment experience, Valhalla Private Capital sees the partnership with Alberta IoT as a critical component in attracting talent, capital and awareness of the growing Alberta Tech scene. Our joint vision is to increase investment into early-stage and scaling companies by building knowledge about the asset class.” Teruel Carrasco, President, Valhalla Private Capital.


Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member-based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology.

More Alberta IoT and partner events can be found at: Events – Alberta IoT Association


Valhalla is a full-service corporate finance firm focused on early-stage entrepreneurs. With the largest angel network in Western Canada, a suite of investment funds, education, training & mentorship programs, and M&A advisory services, Valhalla serves the entire lifecycle needs of entrepreneurs who operate businesses and entrepreneurs who invest in businesses.

Learn more about Valhalla Private Capital at: Home (

Register for Founders Basecamp presented by Alberta IoT and Valhalla Private Capital HERE.

Interested in our other Alberta IoT events? 

Check them out HERE. We can’t wait to see you there.


Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member-based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology.

Alberta IoT’s Demo Day Brought Together Over 300 Students and Industry Representatives

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Gathering industry and students for Alberta IoT’s Demo Day, Alberta IoT was thrilled to bring together 20 exhibitors, 70 industry representatives & faculty,and more than 140students, based on registration metrics, to help build talent within the province of Alberta. Demo Day sought to showcase the impact and opportunity technology has across various industry sectors with a focus on traditional industries such as construction or telecommunication.  The event was a great opportunity for students and industry to come together to explore emerging technologies, raise awareness of the potential for technology in traditional industries, and for Alberta IoT to support the growth of new tech talent to support the growth of these sectors.

A Look Back at Key Demo Day Metrics

It was important for Alberta IoT to gather information on where emerging technology and industry can help students and recent graduates. Below you will find insightful metrics from students and industry who participated in Demo Day.

25% of students believe they will need to move to another jurisdiction to find industry disrupting.

80% of student responses believe they will have a job following graduation

To check out the full breakdown of Demo Day Metrics click HERE.

Check out some open postings below:

From Exhibiting Companies:

August Electronics Careers | Current Openings at August Electronics (

  • Potential positions include Process technician, SMT Operators, Account Managers (Sales), Purchasing and Finance.

Blackline Safety

  • Blackline Safety has the following positions available, Full Stack Developer, Financial Analyst, Firmware Developer, Firmware Intern. Check out more opportunities at



  • Hiring opportunities available for Sales Development Specialist and Accountant/Bookkeeping.

Network Innovations


  • Hiring opportunities available for Business Development Analyst and Summer Engineering Internships.


  • Hiring opportunities available for Hardware Test & Validation Engineer, DevOps Lead, Sr. Software Developer, Project Manager, and Intermediate Software Developer. Careers | ZeroKey

Long View Systems –


Olympia Trust Company –

Osperity –

PCC Integrate –

Rigstar Industrial Careers – Rigstar Industrial Telecom

Rogers  –

Symroc –

Wesco –


From Participating Industry Representatives

Expeto Wireless, Solution Architect – PreSales

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Ambyint, Snr. Software Engineer and Data Scientists

Dynamysk Automation, Manager, Business Systems


Aqurus Solutions Inc.

Aqurus ERP Software



Thank you to our annual sponsors for making events like these possible. A special shout out to supporting companies Calgary Economic Development and SAIT School for Advanced Digital Technology.


Interested in our other Alberta IoT events? 

Check them out HERE. We can’t wait to see you there.



Alberta IoT is a non-profit, member-based association that exists to nurture and support the growth of Alberta’s Internet of Things and emerging technology sectors. Our mission is to position Alberta as the worldwide leader in IoT and emerging technology.