Member Update: TeachMe supports mathematical literacy around the world with its new app, Mathematics by TeachMe

TeachMe (www.TeachMe.com) believes that mathematics is a core educational skill that every child needs to develop for future success. In partnership with Facebook’s Free Basics, Mathematics by TeachMe provides kids and youth free access to hundreds of ways to develop their skills and practice mathematics online with math-based games and tools.

“Our partnership with Internet.org is an incredible opportunity to help further the personal development of children and youth in more than 35+ countries around the world,” said Bill Kara, Founder - TeachMe. “It’s easy for those of us that work with technology everyday to take access to the internet, and all the benefits it provides, for granted. Mathematics by TeachMe is our way to help support the development of mathematical literacy around the world and Internet.org provides an incredible platform to reach two-thirds of the world where socio-economic status is a barrier to accessing the internet.” 

April Update

April Update

Spring welcomes loads of great programs, workshop and happenings at Startup Edmonton. 

Upcoming highlights in April and May include Startup 101 sessions on Video Marketing and Growing Your Business Through Tax Incentives; Preflight 1, 2 and 3 workshops session; and more great member socials. 

Hope to see you at Startup Edmonton soon! 

- Tiffany, Stephanie, Lauren & Warren - Team Startup Edmonton

Guest Post: James Neufeld - AP Invests in SAM

Guest Post: James Neufeld - AP Invests in SAM

Guest Post: Today I’m extremely pleased to announce one of our largest customers – and certainly our most active and avid user – the formidable Associated Press, has taken an equity stake in SAM.

Our mission since we started SAM has been to build the most robust social newsgathering and storytelling platform available. It would be an understatement to say that social media and UGC has made a massive impact on the news and media industry. There is a magical codependency between the news media and social media and SAM sits right in the middle of those worlds, powering search, curation and the workflows journalists need to be effective storytellers in the modern day.

Member Profile: Pogo CarShare

Member Profile: Pogo CarShare

Kieran Ryan, President of Pogo CareShare, is an active member of our startup community, Along with Co-Founder James Kwan, Pogo joined Startup Edmonton in the summer of 2014 and were a featured company at Launch Party 5.

Pogo is a car sharing service that gives members 24/7 access to a pool of vehicles located within a defined, central zone in the city.  Often you can see a full row of Pogos parked outside of the Mercer Warehouse - many of the startup members take full advantage of their services, including free parking at City of Edmonton meters, gas and insurance. (Commons Members receive an awesome discount from Pogo CarShare!) 

We sat down with Kieran to chat about Pogo CarShare and their Startup Edmonton experience.

The Local Good: Carsharing in Edmonton celebrates one year

Celebrating its first year of operation, naming Pogo Carshare’s biggest triumph is easy for co-founder and entrepreneur Kieran Ryan — simply, that it works.

Now with over 2,000 members to date, Pogo has received plenty of local support, with an average user age of 35 and the potential to transform (currently) downtown, Old Strathcona and the university area when it comes to options around car ownership.

I sat down with Kieran at Little Brick Cafe in Riverdale, and, properly caffeinated, chatted about Pogo’s first year in Edmonton — a city, by the way, where there was apparent skepticism about success for a carsharing model.
— Laura Beth Ward, The Local Good

Recap: DemoCamp Edmonton 29

Edmonton’s 29th DemoCamp took place tonight at the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Sciences (CCIS) on the University of Alberta campus. I wasn’t able to make it unfortunately, but I did follow along with each of the demos via Twitter (thanks to Karen Unland). In the spirit of continuing to document the startup scene in Edmonton, I wanted to do a quick write-up.
— Mack D. Male

Member Profile: Care Network

Member Profile: Care Network

Kyle Fox, Co-Founder of Care Network and is an active member of our startup community. Care Network, a team collaboration for hospital doctors, was recently featured at Launch Party 6, an event showcasing companies who are rapidly growing, attracting investor funding, and earning revenue. Kyle and his team, Dr. Noel Gibney and Emmet Gibney, are doing some great things for our community and we can’t wait to hear how they’re making an impact over the coming year. We sat down with Kyle to chat about Care Network and their Startup Edmonton experiences.