It’s fair to say 2023 was an improvement on 2022. The pandemic recovery dominated tech – like all else – with many of us spending more time than ever in front of screens.
Not surprisingly, Calgary.tech had a banner year with site traffic growing every month during 2023.
As we look forward to an even better 2024, let’s take a moment to reflect on what the Calgary tech community read and shared online over the past 12 months.
With 2022 in the books, Calgary.tech kicked off the calendar year by highlighting 10 homegrown startups we’d be watching closely in 2023. The list proved to be our most popular piece of content of the year and companies like Fillip, Goodlawyer, and Propra proved us right.
Foresight Canada, the country’s largest cleantech ecosystem accelerator, released its third annual list of Canada’s 50 most investible cleantech ventures. Eight Calgary companies were featured on this year’s list and we sat down with the innovators behind each of these ventures to discuss how they are working to support net-zero and create a more sustainable future.
As the signature event of Innovation Week, Launch Party is the largest startup-focused showcase of the year and spotlights some of Calgary’s most promising startups. From digital pharmacy solutions to cannabis data analytics and automotive intelligence software, 10 Calgary startups were showcased.
The province of Alberta has signalled strength once again with a robust presence in an annual ranking of Canada’s fast-growing companies. The Globe & Mail’s 2023 Ranking Canada’s Fast-Growing Companies lists 11 companies based in Edmonton and 25 companies based in Calgary.
Garmin Canada announced the expansion of its Canadian headquarters in Cochrane. Together with the Town of Cochrane, the company unveiled plans for the addition of a third floor to its existing building, which will make room for 200 new local STEM jobs.
According to the Association of University Technology Manager’s Canadian Licensing Activity Survey, the University of Calgary is the top startup creator out of 32 Canadian academic and non-profit research institutions for the third year in a row.
Deloitte Canada has announced this year’s winners of the Technology Fast 50, Companies-to-Watch, Clean Technology and Enterprise Fast 15 awards, recognizing the world-class achievements of the best in tech companies across Canada for the 26th year.
Calgary’s Syzl and its founder Azrah Manji-Savin were declared the winners of the 2023 edition of PITCH in front of a full Centre Stage crowd. PITCH is Collision’s startup competition that brings together the world’s leading early-stage startups to battle it out onstage.
LinkedIn has published its 6th annual Top Startups list and it is a testament to the spirit of innovation. These are the startups that have trailblazed their way through recent economic and workplace challenges — and managed to stand out to investors and top talent along the way.
No one needs to be reminded that affordable housing is a pressing crisis in Canada. Among others pushing for solutions, Canadian tech startups work everyday to alleviate this troubling predicament through innovation. One of them is Calgary-born Arthrotó, who believes the future of housing lies in the factory.