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

Island Treasures – February 2nd

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Great, now that we’ve got that out of the way we can dive back into our favourite part of the week…Island Treasures! Before we jump in though I’d like to just make it clear that any business or resource we feature here has in no way asked us to or frankly even known we would be including them. Everything we choose to include is 100% because we believe strongly in them/it and think that there is a benefit to providing them to you as readers! No bullshit, just treasures we love…

Cody Schumacher   |   February 2, 2018

Trails of 1885 Website – Island Project Spotlight

It’s Thursday, so that means time for a throwback…all the way to 1885. Last year we were fortunate enough to work with the folks at Tourism Saskatoon and the Trails fo 1885 to redesign their website. Here is how it used to look.

The website needed to highlight the different sites that you can visit that were part of the Trails of 1885 history. But as part of our discovery we realized just how much this story covered. The main feature of the website is the homepage (after you select your language). This serves as an interactive timeline that takes the user through the history of the North-West Resistance.

 

The website also has a page for each site, where you can learn more about its history, location, hours, upcoming events, and even view a photo gallery of that location.

Also featured is an interactive map, so users can see the proximity of locations to one another, and find convenient driving routes between each site.

Visit trailsof1885.com

Chase Milligan   |   February 1, 2018

Grow your Business in Saskatchewan & Beyond

This event, hosted by WESK at Village Guitar & Amp, features three women entrepreneurs:  Katherine Regnier of Coconut CalendarAngela Propp Schmidt of Redwillow Organics, and Serese Selanders of Kasiel Solutions. These entrepreneurs know what they’re talking about: Coconut Calendar just raised $4.2 million in a series A funding, following a first-round funding of $700,000 just last year!

If you’re interested in hearing about how they are growing their respective businesses of agriculture, technology and science at home and internationally, come check it out!

Events are $30 for members and non-members, tickets are available here.

See you there!

 

Jill Ferron   |   January 31, 2018