"After six years of serving the central downtown Edmonton area, Sobeys will close its 104 Street location on July 31. It’s a disappointing end to a store that, while full of promise at its launch in May 2008, never really lived up to its potential. It’s also a high profile loss for 104 Street, which has seen a number of businesses close over the last year or so, and a potential setback for Edmonton’s ongoing downtown revitalization."
Businesses in Edmonton pay lower taxes than in any other city in Canada, according to a new report.
We’re inviting student startup teams from across the community to spend the summer at Startup Edmonton. Qualifying teams will get free workspace, access to our Preflight startup development program, and mentorship and (paid) internship opportunities with local startups. The program is open to current students and recent grads from University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and NAIT. Deadline for applications is April 4, 2014.
"Poppy Barley Inc., an Edmonton startup founded by sisters Justine and Kendall Barber in 2012, offers made-to-measure women’s footwear for order online. The company eschews traditional single-measurement “shoe size,” letting customers input up to five different measurements on its website to design perfectly fitted, comfortable footwear to be sent to their door."
Source: The Globe and Mail
eHUB will act as an important nexus for all the different faculties, student entrepreneurs to meet and evolve ideas into successful ventures. eHUB is a physical space in the HUB mall of University of Alberta and is strategically located to connect students from all the different faculties. eHUB is a fertile ground for students to visit, share their ideas, build teams, meet investors and work on their start-up projects.
This year marks 135 years since the foundation of Edmonton Northlands. Since 1879, Northlands has been a proud agricultural society, not-for-profit community service organization and an important economic driver in the City of Edmonton.
Edmonton’s LoginRadius announced today it has secured $1.3 million in financing from a syndicate of investors including the Accelerate Fund, Yaletown Venture Partners, Real Ventures, and BDC Capital.
Emerson Csorba, a graduating University of Alberta political science student who’s on his way to Cambridge, and Jessa Aco, who just graduated from the university’s business school, set out to build an enterprise to connect volunteers with non-profit organizations. They soon realized that the interest level in ways to better access their generation’s talent pool ran deeper.
Alberta Information & Communication Technology (ICT) entrepreneurs have got a new chance at a $22,000 prize package to help take their business ideas to the next level, thanks to a brand new VenturePrize competition stream sponsored by TELUS.
The city is working on a deal to consolidate many of its workers in a new downtown office tower the Katz Group would build in the arena district, the Edmonton Journal has learned.
Over the past year, one of every 10 jobs created in Canada has been created in the metro Edmonton region.
A delegation of Edmonton business and community leaders is in Ottawa November 19 - 21 to strengthen relationships with federal government leaders and raise awareness about investment and entrepreneurial opportunities in Edmonton. In addition to highlighting Edmonton’s growing potential to contribute to the success of our national economy, the delegation will also emphasize opportunities in Alberta’s and Canada’s North, especially market access, as well as the importance of tourism in Edmonton.