Member Update

Member Update: Testfire Labs - Accelerate Fund II invests in Testfire Labs AI software to make business meetings more productive

Member Update: Testfire Labs - Accelerate Fund II invests in Testfire Labs AI software to make business meetings more productive

Today our officemates Testfire Labs shared exciting funding news! They are the latest recipient of investment from the Accelerate Fund II. This investment will accelerate their go-to-market strategy and help move them forward into the U.S. market.

We're lucky to have Yaletown Partners, managers of the fund, with us as members of our Mercer Warehouse campus.  Both of the Accelerate Fund II investments in Edmonton, Testfire Labs and Visio Media, are Launch Party alumni companies and active members of our city's startup community. 

Member Update: SAM - Using Our Real-Time Knowledge Engine to Alert on Earthquakes Faster Than Government Sources

Member Update: SAM - Using Our Real-Time Knowledge Engine to Alert on Earthquakes Faster Than Government Sources

Member company, SAM rolled out v2 of its product in beta a few weeks ago. After years of serving newsrooms with tools for social media workflow and verification, the team has collected an incredible wealth of knowledge on valuable real-time data. UGC (user generated content) has potential to transform so many industries, allowing people to better understand the world around them, make better business decisions, keep people safe, and tell stories that matter.  The team at SAM is committed to building tools that help their customers leverage the incredible power of millions of real-time data points. 

In this product update, Sean Solbak, CTO, shares insight into how their new knowledge engine can alert to natural disaster faster than government and news sources. SAM cuts through the clutter using proprietary AI algorithms that scan social media, understand what's being said, where it's being said, and, critically, the authenticity of who is saying it. 

Read on for examples of SAM v2 in action. 

Member Update: Full Circle Visuals | I want to be a virtual-reality content producer … what will my salary be?

Member Update: Full Circle Visuals | I want to be a virtual-reality content producer … what will my salary be?

Full Circle Visuals, Preflight member company and Launch Party alumni, were recently featured in  The Globe and Mail as experts in the field of virtual-reality content production. Ryan and Sam bring together a mix of journalistic excellence (think back to the Edmonton Journal's ground-breaking 360-degree dodgeball tournament coverage) and technical know-how to bridge the gap between storytelling and immersive experiences. 

Founder Update: Jobber

Founder Update: Jobber

In celebration of our 5th anniversary at the Mercer Warehouse, we had the opportunity to chat with some of our alumni founders about how things have changed for their companies since our downtown community hub opened. We're thrilled that our milestones often coincide with exciting news from our alumni companies! Over the next six weeks, we'll be sharing updates from some of Edmonton's hardest working founders.

In this episode, we hear from Sam Pillar, CEO of Jobber.

Photo credit: Forrest Zeisler, CTO of Jobber at Launch Party 3 (our first in the Mercer Warehouse space).