At 32, Mark Blackwell is a seasoned entrepreneur, venture capitalist and board chair of the Opportunity Calgary Investment Fund. Research Money spoke to Blackwell about his experience in Silicon Valley, what success means to him and strengthening the innovation ecosystem in Calgary and Canada.
Topic: Silicon Valley
Chris Albinson, the new CEO of Waterloo-based Communitech, says he sees the same process underway in Silicon Valley today that took place in Boston in the late 1990s — and the Waterloo Region is well-placed to become the technology hub to replace it.
Canadians needs to “embrace the entrepreneur” and invest in the innovation ecosystem to make Canada a leader in the digital economy, says Perry Kinkaide, a former public servant, corporate executive and manager of Kinkaide Enterprises Inc., in an opinion piece.
Integrated design and technology firm IBI Group is setting up a smart city sandbox based at its Toronto headquarters to leverage its services and expertise around emerging technologies, such as 5G, robotics, artificial intelligence and blockchain.