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Media Advisory: ClickDishes Enables Grab and Go Mobile Ordering For Farmers’ Market Food Vendors

June 15, 2017

Calgary, AB – ClickDishes, the food tech mobile app company that enables users to mobile order from any restaurant, has now partnered with select food vendors at the Calgary Farmers’ Market to offer the service to market visitors. Join the ClickDishes team this Saturday for a Foodies Scavenger Adventure! Place food orders on the ClickDishes app for any items from participating vendors at the Calgary Farmers’ Market and receive a secret treat to eat!


Press Release: ClickDishes app launches in Edmonton

June 9, 2017

Edmonton, Canada – ClickDishes, the mobile app that enables users to remote order from any restaurant, is excited to announce that they are launching in Edmonton.

ClickDishes enables local establishments to offer the same mobile ordering options as worldwide brands, at a significantly lower cost to entry than developing their own custom app. ClickDishes partners with restaurants to offer their consumers the ability to order in-app, streamlining to-go ordering, dine-in eating, and payment services.


Geomatics companies have contributed $2.3 Billion to the GDP in Canada



June 8, 2017

Join geomatics experts and industry leaders to learn more about the innovations
taking place in the industry at TECNOVATE17

TECNOVATE17, Western Canada’s premier geomatics tradeshow, featuring the latest in geomatics and geospatial technology is taking place June 20-21, 2017 in Calgary. This year’s event will showcase companies who are innovating in location intelligence, VR, mapping, worker safety, and energy efficiency across a variety of diverse sectors including oil and gas, municipal big data, and industrial health and safety.

Geomatics used to be thought of as a very traditional path of surveying and drafting/measurement with a career in oil and gas, forestry, or construction. Thanks to technology innovation there are some truly interesting applications of geomatics coming out of the space.

According to a recent Natural Resources Canada report, Geomatics companies have contributed $2.3 Billion to the GDP. Geomatics technologies have enabled $21 Billion to the GDP, and it is estimated that they will add a further $695 M once the data gained from them is implemented.

TECNOVATE17 features a Keynote Presentation by former CFO of Pixar Lawrence Levy, an Innovation Lounge filled with cool geospatial technologies, and the opportunity to network, build alliances, and develop commercial opportunities.

“We look forward to the tremendous opportunity at TECNOVATE17 to unite the business and investment communities, with incredible geospatial technologies being developed here in Alberta and across Canada. Together we can build a resilient industry that capitalizes on, and continues Canada’s position as a leader in geospatial technology,” said TECTERRA CEO Jonathan Neufeld.

Join leading experts, geomatics companies, investors, and colleagues at TECNOVATE17 presented by TECTERRA June 21 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. To purchase tickets, click this link: http://www.tecnovate.ca/register.html.



Sarah Clark
Manager Marketing and Communications
Email: admin@tecterra.com
Phone: 403.930.1373

Notes to Editors:

TECNOVATE17 is a catalyst for true business growth, creating a one-of-a-kind forum that brings together innovation and commerce. With a focus on technology, innovation, and commercialization, TECNOVATE participants learn about Canada’s position as an international leader in geospatial technology. This unique event provides Canadian companies working with geospatial technology a broad opportunity to network, build alliances, and develop commercial opportunities.

TECTERRA is a geospatial technology innovation support centre that supports the Canadian development and commercialization of geomatics technologies. The first centre of its kind, TECTERRA works with industry, entrepreneurs, researchers, and government affiliates to enable the use of geospatial technologies in addressing local, national and global challenges. Since its inception in 2010, TECTERRA has supported 219 companies, including 91 start-ups; and has placed over 330 highly qualified professionals into jobs across Canada. Overall, the organization has generated $202 million in actual economic impact to date.

The Role of Content in Your PR Strategy


Note: Yes, "role" and "roll" are different words, but enjoy this puppy roll GIF anyway.
By Heidi Gammuac, Senior Content Manager | @TheAgencyHeidi

Creating content has become a much larger piece of the PR (strategy) pie, especially over the last few years. Where media relations used to be a higher priority, content has become an equal player.

Content’s rise to become “King” is due to the natural progression of the changing communications landscape. Organizations now have more access than ever before to channels where they can distribute their message. They are not limited to only blogs and social media, but have access to other platforms such as podcasts and newsletters. At the same time, newsrooms have become smaller, which has made securing traditional media coverage (aka media relations) increasingly challenging.


Canadian Angel Investments Injected $157.2 Million into Canadian Startups in 2016


May 29, 2017

2016 data shows 15% increase in Angel investments

WINNIPEG, May 29, 2017 – The National Angel Capital Organization (NACO) have released the seventh annual Report on Canadian Angel Investing Activity. This year’s data not only highlights the vibrant and buoyant Canadian Angel market, it also found that Angel groups are frequently participating in larger syndicated deals and follow-on investments.

The report, which is based on a survey of 35 Angel groups across Canada, was developed in partnership with the Government of Canada, BDC Capital, RBC, Ryerson Incubate and Innovate Network Canada. It reveals that Angel groups made 418 investments, amounting to over $157.2 million. Of the deals reported, average deal size was $1.7 million. The data also shows that Canadian Angels mean investment size is more than double for follow-on deals, increasing from ~$260K for new investments to ~$570K for follow-on investments.