January 2017

The Briefing

Blast-resistant structures see explosive growth

Jason Burroughs has carved out a global niche in blast-resistant structures >

 

How to create a healthier workplace

January is all about newness and revitalization. Follow the New Year, New You mantra and transform your workplace into a healthier, happier environment >

 

How to protect your business from a cyber attack

Hackers don’t discriminate between mega-corporations and small businesses: Every organization with an Internet connection is at risk >

 

Mind the Gap: Women in business

In Alberta, women hold 11 per cent of board positions on TSX-listed Alberta issuers and occupy eight per cent of executive offices - a long way from equality >

 

Northern Gateway: a "missed opportunity" for nation-building project

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Northern Gateway decision was made in the best interest of nearby communities. But if 31 First Nations and Métis groups lose out, was it really? >

 

What does a Trump presidency mean for Alberta energy?

Trump casts himself as a hero to the energy sector, and markets seem to believe him  >

 

Features

20/20 Series: What makes a great leader?

For the inaugural story of Alberta Venture’s 20/20 series, we talk to former prime minister Kim Campbell about what makes a great leader – and what makes Alberta’s unique >

 

Fast Growth 50

Alberta's Fast Growth 50

The 50 fastest growing companies in the province >

 

Fitter, Farther, Faster: Fitter International is number four on our Fast Growth 50 List

Louis Stack started out selling homemade fitness products from his van. Now, Fitter International is growing as desk dwellers embrace the “active office” >

 

Software Mavericks: Riva is number one on our Fast Growth 50 list

Aldo Zanoni identified a market before consumers realized it was there. In 2006, Riva International created a CRM integration system that disrupted the industry and propelled the company to international success  >

 

The women behind Ryan Murphy construction

Karen Ryan and Lara Murphy have built a general contractor traditionally, with a few twists  >

 

Who is behind Alberta's fastest growing companies?

We find out their secret to success >