Newsletter Edition #3
March 2019

"Technology is nothing.
What is important is that you have faith in people,
and if you give them the tools, they will do wonderful things with them"
Steve Jobs

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Events:

Innovate Canmore Launch!

The sold-out event on March 19th was very successful with participants coming from as far afield as Edmonton, Calgary and Cochrane in addition to a strong contingent of techies from the Bow Valley!

Many thanks to our host venue artsPlace and the Iron Goat for catering the excellent food buffet.

Great networking for everyone before and after the formal presentations.

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Bow Code Networking IT

Late April evening meeting!....date and venue to be announced.

Blockchain technologies have emerged as a transformative opportunity capable of affecting several industries including: clean tech, logistics, open/e-government, transportation, healthcare, e-business, banking, natural resources, venture capital, and many others. Come join Terry Ross PhD, Executive Director of YYChain for an entertaining and informative introduction to this fascinating technology system.

This session focuses on :

· What is blockchain?

· What problems does blockchain solve?

· How does blockchain work?

· What are local blockchain initiatives; meetups, startups, projects, research etc.

Innovate Canmore Update;

* March 19th Presentation to Canmore Town Council by Brian McClure, President & CEO, and Matthew Brown, Chief Technical Officer. Watch here.

Programs:

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New Technology Services Partnership!

 We are pleased to announce our new partnership with the Start-Up with IBM program in support of our Spark 360 and Resident Startup companies.

 As an IBM approved tech incubator and accelerator, the Innovate Canmore/IBM partnership is able to offer to each of our startup companies up to $10,000 per month in free credits for using IBM technology services including the Cloud, Watson AI & IoT platform, Analytics, Blockchain, Mobility and Security.

Additional details to be announced shortly.

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Save the date! You are invited to the "Mountain Maker Madness" Fair 

Friday, June 7th at Lawrence Grassi Middle School; 9:00 am to Noon.

Our first annual celebration and showcase of Canadian Rockies Public School Student Builders, Creators, and Makers. 

Parents, Students, and all members of the Bow Valley community are welcome to attend

http://www.mountainmakermadness.com

Play in the augmented reality sand table, learn about 3D printing, try being a hibernating bear, experience virtual reality, and see student-created examples of woodworking, baking, machine learning, knitting, writing, sculpting, painting, film-making, photography, and some really epic Lego creations. Mountain Maker Madness is a part exhibit, part demonstration, and part hands-on Fun. Challenge yourself at painting 3D prints, drive a Sphero robot, add to the group structure in the Lego pit, or possibly even smash a sugar-glass bottle over your head like a real stuntperson.

But most importantly - Mountain Maker Madness is a chance to talk to the Student Creators that are proud and passionate about their projects, see what interesting things are going on in our public schools and hopefully leave excited to do a little creating of your own. 

Visit our  Instagram @MountainMakerMadness for updates and teasers of some projects. 

TechSpace:
News Bites

* Nvidia unveils incredible 'smart paintbrush' software that uses AI to turn simple doodles into photo-realistic works of art. Read

* ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’: Women in STEM on how to close the gender gap. Read

* Mind-boggling experiment suggests multiple realities can exist at the SAME TIME. Read

Startup Entrepreneur Company Builder:

“The Risk Takers” a podcast about Small Business:

Episode 3 - Married to the Business
Entrepreneurs who risk everything to grow their businesses. Listen

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We Need Your Help!

We have a number of volunteer opportunities available in support of various aspects of our programming and events.

 If you have an interest in assisting with the development of a tech ecosystem in Canmore please contact us.

Thank You!