Alberta tech is hungry

James Lochrie (Thin Air Labs) and Brett Colvin (Goodlawyer) provide an Alberta tech vibe check.

There’s a lot happening in Alberta tech right now.

“Something else that’s unique about the Calgary ecosystem…we’re hungry. We’re really, really hungry.”

The province just had an election, and a few major funding rounds that helped it attract more venture capital in terms of dollars raised than any other region in Canada in Q1 2023. Oh yes, it also sent giant yacht sailing down Lake Ontario filled to the brim with Albertan founders during North America’s largest tech event.

Seems like a good time for another Alberta tech vibe check.

Joining us to do that are James Lochrie (partner at Thin Air Labs), and Brett Colvin (CEO at Goodlawyer). These were two wide ranging conversations we’ve trimmed down into one, featuring one part political reaction, one part early-stage funding update, and an extensive conversation on the differences between Canada’s tech communities, how they’ve changed over time, and what that means for founders looking to build global companies for anywhere in Canada.

So just how hungry is Alberta tech? Let’s dig in.

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The BetaKit Podcast is hosted by Douglas Soltys & Rob Kenedi. Edited by Kattie Laur. Recorded at StartWell. Sponsored by Palette Skills. Feature image courtesy Wikimedia Commons under CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.

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