EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2013) - Technology Alberta Industry Association will be hosting "Technology Alberta LAUNCH!" on February 21st, 2013 at the AITF Auditorium in Edmonton, Alberta. With the association's focus on growing public awareness and increasing public advocacy for Alberta's high tech companies, this event covers important aspects that enhance the business success of all high tech companies in Alberta.
"The time for diversification is now, especially in light of recent events affecting our provincial budget," explains Randy Marsden, Chairman of the Alberta Technology Industry Association Board. "Alberta has all the right ingredients to become a global technology powerhouse- we just need to help make sure those ingredients are mixed together in the right way to make that goal into a reality"
Highlights of the event include guest speakers such as Edmonton entrepreneurs Greg Zeschuk (Co-founder of Bioware), Bruce Johson (former CEO of Intuit), and many others who have created technology success stories in Alberta. Panel discussions and policy break-out sessions will be used to engage and educate attendees on opportunities and tactics that can launch funding and commercialization efforts. The event also includes exhibits from organizations providing commercialization services including Public Relations, Marketing and IP protection.
Sponsors thanked for this event include TEC Edmonton, AITF, Bennett Jones, Axia and DONOVAN Creative. As an award-winning, full-service brand, research, marketing, and communications agency located in downtown Edmonton, DONOVAN Creative is a strong supporter of this event.
"At DONOVAN we work with companies around the world with the goal of growing their businesses, brands, market opportunities and partnerships," says Michael Donovan, President and Chief Creative Officer of DONOVAN Creative. "With so many opportunities for high tech companies in Alberta, and a strong need for economic diversity, we look forward to meeting the attendees of 'Technology Alberta LAUNCH!' and providing insight for success."
Registered attendees are also invited to take part in the career event beginning at 5 p.m. (hosted in conjunction with BESTT and Cool Companies). With dozens of job seekers already confirmed, the career event is designed to help Alberta's high tech companies find new employees with science and technology backgrounds. The event also includes meals and refreshments along with a chance to win donated box seat Edmonton Oilers tickets for that night.
The Technology Alberta Industry Association invites any size technology company in Alberta and anyone that is interested in the commercialization of this industry to this event. For more information and to register for "Technology Alberta LAUNCH!" please visit www.ab-bestt.ca.
About The Technology Alberta Industry Association
Technology Alberta Industry Association is an industry-led association make up of Alberta-based technology companies. The association takes its direction on its programs and activities from its members, who are working together to make a positive difference for Alberta's high tech business community.
About BESTT (Bridge for Engineering, Science and Technology Talent)
BESTT is a new and innovative non-profit that acts as a bridge between Alberta Industry/High-Tech Companies and technical professionals who are seeking entry into the innovation workforce. It is a collaboration between industry, government and academia. For more information: www.ab-bestt.ca
About Cool Companies
Designed for entrepreneurial business leaders looking for cool opportunities, Cool Companies industry guides profile Alberta's most innovative high tech companies. www.coolcompanies.ca
About DONOVAN Creative
Building brands is our business. DONOVAN specializes in developing powerful and integrated brand, marketing, and communications strategies. We help you attract new customers, new investors, new markets, and new opportunities with our complete, and fully managed services. We will build, enhance, promote and measure your brand and marketing communications programs wherever you work in the world. DONOVAN is proud to sponsor "Technology Alberta LAUNCH!"
Technology Alberta LAUNCH! would like to thank these additional sponsors: TEC Edmonton, AITF, Bennett Jones, and Axia