Win a ticket for tonight’s Prairie Investment Forum!

We’re all going to the 1st Annual Prairie Investment Forum hosted by Co.Labs, and we want you to come!

Just comment on our Instagram post for a chance to win a free ticket, and we’ll message the lucky winner this afternoon.

The Prairie investment forum will showcase startups from each Prairie Province, investors from North America, and Sask expats working in tech.

See you at 7pm at the Delta Bessborough!

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 21, 2018

Smart Manufacturing Workshop & Call for Proposals

Interested in how augmented reality, machine learning, and collaborative virtual factory platforms can be implemented in your processes? Then come to this free afternoon workshop hosted by the ReMAP Network on Thursday, Feb. 22nd at Innovation Place from 12 pm to 4 pm (get tickets here).

You’ll learn about Smart Manufacturing, gain practical knowledge about Industry 4.0 adoption with expert advice, best practices, and resources to assess product and/or manufacturing readiness.

You’ll also meet people from ReMAP, an organization open to the entire Canadian manufacturing community, who will help you leverage funding and develop strategic partnerships, and tell you about the next funding cohort and call for proposals.

Jill Ferron   |   February 21, 2018

Maker Meet-up – Feb. 21

The Saskatoon mini maker faire is happening this year on May 26th, and calls for makers are open! If you’re not exactly sure what Maker Faire is, are unsure about your application, or simply want to get a glimpse of what makers in Saskatoon are doing, then head out to the Mana Bar this Wednesday, Feb. 21st from 6pm to 10:30pm for a chance to fight remote-controlled robots and meet the producer team for this event.

RSVP on the Facebook event page!

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 20, 2018

SYPE Luncheon – Meet a VC investing in SK – Feb. 21

SYPE’s February luncheon will feature Wanda Hunchak from the VC fund Golden Opportunities, managed by Westcap Management. One of the oldest and largest fund managers in the province, Westcap Mgt. Ltd. is currently placing a pool of more than $100 million to help transition ownership of Saskatchewan business to the next generation of Saskatchewan entrepreneurs and will present their most recent success stories.

The luncheon will take place from 11:45 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 21st at the Saskatoon Club. Register for tickets, $20 for members, and $30 for non-members.

Jill Ferron   |   February 20, 2018

Island Treasures – February 20th

Welcome back to work, school, or whatever you find yourself doing after the long weekend! Hopefully you were able to enjoy some time off, and if not maybe it’s time to tell your boss where to go and how to get there! We’re super happy you decided to spend your first slack off of the short week with us and we hopefully the following does not disappoint!

Cody Schumacher   |   February 20, 2018

Entrepreneur meetup – Feb. 15

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan is hosting another meetup this Thursday from 5 pm to 7 pm at Village Guitar and Amp. It’s open to everyone, bring your family and friends to this cool event featuring Rauncie Kinnaird of Sandy Shores Resort and Kinnaird Bagpipes.

 

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 13, 2018

Island Treasures – Olympic Edition

One of my favourite part about the olympics is seeing the design that comes out of the host country. It gives us an idea of what design trends are happening in other countries, and can often serve as good inspiration to use on our local projects. So in honour of the opening of the Olympic Games, here are our Island Treasures, Olympic Edition.

Andrew Scott   |   February 9, 2018

LARACON CONFERENCE – FEB 7 + REPLAY

Ok, so we missed it. Fortunately, the Laracon replays will be available soon, and you can browse the videos from the 2017 conference in the meantime.

Laracon is a conference around Laravel, the open-source PHP framework that we use at Island to build our web apps. Talks this year touch on the topics of scalability, UI, querying and the future of javascript.

If you’re excited and can’t wait, here’s a link to last year’s videos while you wait – including a talk by Laravel creator Taylor Otwell.

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 7, 2018

SABEX AWARDS GALA NIGHT – FEB 8

This year’s Sabex Awards will be held on Thursday Feb. 8th, at Prairieland Park. The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors will be presenting the local individuals and organizations that have raised the standards for the community.

Some of the categories we’ll be looking out for are:

  • Entrepreneur of the Year,
  • New Business Venture Award,
  • Marketing Award,
  • New Product or Service Award (hello 3D printing café!)

Cocktail starts at 5, dinner at 6, and tickets are available here from $150 per person.

 

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 6, 2018

Dealing with your small business taxes – Webinar – FEB 6

If you need a hand to do your taxes but can’t be bothered to take a course, then this might be the webinar you’ve been hoping for.

This event by WTC Professional Chartered Accountants is for small business owners and entrepreneurs. It addresses issues of taxes and potential CRA audits, focusing on 3 areas: corporate tax, payroll, and GST/HST. The promise is to

The live event will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6th, from 8 to 9 pm. Simply register here.

 

Jill Ferron   |   February 5, 2018