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Ride-hailing app TappCar looking to expand into Calgary

TappCar says it has already attracted 17,000 app downloads and 28,000 rides since it launched in Edmonton just over a month ago >

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Who: Paul McElhone, executive director, Canadian Institute of Retailing and Services (CIRAS), Edmonton

Geoffrey Shmigelsky

Geoffrey Shmigelsky – Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Calgary

Retirement sits uneasily with Geoffrey Shmigelsky, the 32-year-old Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year in 2000. Shmigelsky started Cadvision in 1990 with less than $1,000.

Arthur Price

Arthur Price – Chairman and CEO, Axia NetMedia Corporation

After a career as a young gun running Husky Oil, Art Price has turned his attention to a high-tech pipeline that will bring groundbreaking interactive Internet service to every community in Alberta at lightning speeds.

Antoine Noujaim

The development of Alberta's biotechnology sector rests to a large extent on the shoulders of Dr. Tony Noujaim, co-founder of AltaRex and Biomira and chair of the board for BioAlberta, the province's leading association for the bioindustry. >

Sam Shaw

Sam Shaw – President, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Dr. Sam Shaw is committed to lifelong learning. Recently, he facilitated a $40-million partnership with Compaq that will create a state-of-the-art facility and training centre for ICT at NAIT. The contribution speaks to the credibility that NAIT has earned, under his leadership, as a centre of excellence for the high-tech community.

Sally Omar

Sally Omar – Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, TELUS Centre for Professional Development, University of Alberta

Across the learning universe, educators and businesses are applauding the TELUS Centre for Professional Development, the University of Alberta’s new 48,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art physical and virtual learning centre.

Roderick D. Fraser

Roderick D. Fraser – President, University of Alberta

“Nanotechnology,” or, manufacturing at the molecular level, is an emerging high-tech field, and the University of Alberta, led by Dr. Fraser, is helping it gain momentum.

Ray Rajotte

Ray Rajotte – Professor of Surgery and Medicine, Director of the Islet Transplantation Group and Director of the Surgical-Medical Research Institute, University of Alberta

The groundbreaking research of the Edmonton islet group, led by Dr. Ray Rajotte, culminated in the ability to generate insulin independence in eight severely diabetic patients.

Patently Absurd

If necessity is the mother of invention, perhaps absurdity is its distant cousin. For every idea with Edison-like brilliance, there’s another that verges on unusual, weird or just plain wacky.

N. Neil McCrank

N. Neil McCrank – Chairman, Alberta Energy and Utilities Board

If Neil McCrank, Q.C. were a circus performer, the chairman of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board would walk the high wire. To the right, industry lines up with more oil and gas drilling applications than ever before, seeking permission to tap sour gas reservoirs or build new coal-fired electric generation plants.

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