Breaking Through Silos: Innovative Entrepreneurs in Traditional Industries

Oct 25, 2018, 12:00 – 3:00 AM

Junction – Food . Stage . Bar, 628 8th Ave SW, Calgary, T2P 1G4

Increasingly, every company is a technology company, no matter what product or service it provides. Successful business ecosystems are moving past paradigms which create silos between "tech" and "traditional" industries. On October 24 we are honoured to host entrepreneurs which are creating innovative solutions to traditional industries that Albertans and Calgarians have long excelled in.

In-person event

About this event

Increasingly, every company is a technology company, no matter what product or service it provides. Successful business ecosystems are moving past antiquated paradigms which create silos between "tech" and "traditional" industries. On October 24th we are honoured to host entrepreneurs which are creating innovative solutions to traditional industries that Albertans and Calgarians have long excelled in. Helping us build off our existing competitive advantages to compete globally.

Feature Speaker and AgTech Entrepreneur: Remi Schmaltz

Remi Schmaltz  comes from a family which has been involved in the Agricultural Industry for over 100 years. Today, Remi is the CEO and President of Decisive Farming, a multi-million dollar AgTech company which provide growers with precision agriculture, crop marketing and data management services. 

Decisive Farming’s patented flagship product, Optimize RX, uses soil analysis and GIS mapping to help farmers efficiently seed and fertilize their crops, maximizing yield and return on investment.

The company’s cloud-based software app, My Farm Manager, connects key service providers, sensors and data, helping users manage and optimize their entire farming operation.

With on-farm data provided in near real-time, growers can capitalize on opportunities to farm more efficiently, while providing upstream traceability reporting and improving environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Feature Startup Making Pipelines Safer: Ingu Solutions (John van Pol)

John van Pol is the Co-Founder & CEO at Ingu Solutions. John moved to Calgary from the Netherlands to build off his work in advanced sensing technologies (which he acquired while completing his PhD in Nuclear Physics) with Ingu Solutions. Their technology is focused on making pipelines safer, is an in-line screening tool for small diameter and unpiggable pipelines. Piper identify risks that threaten pipeline performance and safety with zero-downtime. In layman terms, they have created a golf ball sized sensor into a pipeline to check for any risks and they do it for a fraction of the price of traditional methods - making it more affordable for companies to better protect their pipelines' integrity.

Feature Organization: PwC (Joon Chan)

PwC is focused on supporting Calgary’s emerging entrepreneurs and recognize that their businesses often are challenged with getting the right advice as they scale. Joon will chat about how PwC supports early stage startups as they grow at our event on October 24th!

Joon Chan is a partner in the Audit and Assurance Group of PwC Calgary and leads the Alberta emerging company services practice which focuses on working with start up technology clients. 


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Check out what happened

Speakers

  • Remi Schmaltz

    Decisive Farming

    CEO and President

  • John Vanpol

    Ingu Solutions

    Co-Founder & CEO

  • Joon Chan

    PwC Canada

    Alberta Tech Leader

When

When

Thursday, October 25, 2018
12:00 AM – 3:00 AM UTC

Agenda

12:00 AMCocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres
12:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
12:45 AMFeature Organization: PwC (Joon Chan)
1:05 AMQ&A
1:15 AMFeature Startup Making Pipelines Safer: Ingu Solutions (John van Pol)
1:35 AMQ&A
1:45 AMFeature Speaker and AgTech Entrepreneur: Remi Schmaltz
2:05 AMQ&A
2:15 AMCocktails and Hors D'Oeuvres

Organizers

  • Kelby Price

    XQ Msg

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

  • Jason Wang

    Bennett Jones LLP

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

  • Jason Byrne

    Jobs Alberta

    Startup Grind Calgary Board Member

  • Tara McLaughlin

    Paper Crane

    Chapter Director

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