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DiscoveryLab Events

You are invited to register to present a business plan or provide feedback to the teams at our next DiscoveryLab meeting partnering with Edmonton Global at the Northern Alberta Business Incubator (NABI) on Tuesday March 5, 2024.


Program for March 5:

Parking Tech Session

rob brown9:00 Rob Brown, CEO, KERB offers technology and relationships to improve the parking experiences and mobility for citizens across the world. Plan Deck

9:10 Break

Biotech Session

hagay levy9:15 Hagay Levy, Co-founder & CEO, Iluria Ltd. offers a precision medicine platform for behavioral & mental health, starting with ADHD. Deck

ameneh9:25 Ameneh Madjd, Co-Founder, D2Type is developing a mobile app to empower at-risk individuals to prevent & reverse Type
2 Diabetes Plan Deck

9:35 Break

Cleantech Session

brian9:40 Brian Gusko, VP Finance, Emergent Waste Solutions is deploying its Advanced Thermolysis System for converting of waste materials into marketable products. Plan

FINtech Session

fred9:50 Fred Glawischnig, CEO, Credit Gurus, is aiming to transform the credit improvement industry by offering an online credit improvement App. Plan Deck

10:00 Closing Discussion for Virtual Sessions

In person pitches at NABI, St. Albert

12:45 Introductions and sharing of news

energy tech session

ron fink13:00 Ron Fink, CEO, CanaGas Inc. provides intermodal type-4 pressurized transport containers for gaseous fluids such as PLNG, propane, LPG and ethylene. Plan Deck pending

13:20 Break

foodtech Session

jolene ali13:35 Jolene Ali, Founder, Gummy Nutrition Lab produces innovative and delicious nutraceutical gummies. Plan Deck

HEALTHtech session

jeremie13:55 Jeremie Bourqui, Founder & CEO, Wave View Imaging is developing the Wave View Scanner for breast density assessment. Plan

14:15 Break


todd14:30 Todd McMullen, Director, Pavonis Diagnostics Inc. is commercializing a label-free, thin film platform for performing immunoassays.Plan Deck

pk14:50 Piyush Kumar, President & CEO, WWiKY BioSciences offers precision theranostic (therapy+diagnostic) management of hypoxic tumors. Plan Deck

15:10 Closing Discussions

15:30 Reception at Endeavour Brewing Company and Coffee Roasters

17:00 Close of Reception

Presenters leading high growth companies from all sectors and stages are welcome with prioirities including energy, cleantech, agtech, health & life sciences, ICT and AI/ML.

Pitches are by 10 minute zoom slots in the morning and longer in-person slots are offered to more investment-ready teams in the afternoon.

New teams from across the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and those beyond that are interested in the Edmonton region market are encouraged to present.

Presenters receive same-day scorecards, a video of their pitch within a day, feedback on business development, industry connections and funding opportunities and networking reception.

Investors, mentors and advisors are welcome to join in the discussions and evaluate the latest plans by companies looking to grow and scale.

See the world differently. Tell your story.

DiscoveryLab offers events where teams pitch plans to a panel of investors and advisors, and keynote talks are offered on a theme. Scalable innovations in any sector, location or stage of development are presented as are transformative technologies for diagnostics, medical devices, therapeutics, biotech, agtech, AI, cleantech, edtech, fintech, food/drinks, materials, energy, environment and resources.

We welcome new members including investors, industry experts and business advisors to join in to advise the diversity of teams presenting.

Presenters receive constructive feedback on the business plan summary and slidedeck they submit beforehand, a video recording of their pitch, an evaluation and scores, new connections and leads for funding.

Note: Teams that are pitching are invited to submit their business plan summary at least two weeks before the event to qualify for a slot and gain feedback to strengthen their pitch.

Presenters can also check out our Presenter Guide.

Our aims are to play a positive role by:

1. building trust and mutual understanding to ensure sustainable and rewarding multi-party relationships,

2. identifying major challenges that require innovative thinking,

3. mapping out precompetitive spaces for open-source collaboration,

4. developing fair and reasonable intellectual property strategies for progression and scalable funding,

5. structuring and optimizing core activities and facilities for supporting innovation, and 

6. increasing data quality, reproducibility and decisiveness while eliminating unnecessary duplication and costs.

We welcome collaborators and partners who are interested in working together to support the innovation ecosystem.

For clarity, DiscoveryLab does not recommend advisors or investors, make investments or provide funding, but can make introductions. Each person and company has the responsibility of obtaining legal advice and performing due diligence before signing contracts or taking investments.