New CEO Takes the Lead at Tech Manitoba

KAY GARDINER APPOINTED AS CEO The Tech Manitoba Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have engaged Kay Gardiner as CEO (Interim). Effective immediately, Kay will assume the leadership role for the association, navigating the rapidly evolving reality for the tech community during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Change brings opportunity for growth,” says Ryan Klassen, Chairman of Tech Manitoba’s …

The impact of COVID-19 on tech companies in Manitoba – community survey results

Tech Manitoba conducted a survey that went out to our members and the greater tech community in Manitoba on March 22, 2020 and closed April 13, 2020. The survey consisted of a variety of questions created to give a broad snapshot of the tech ecosystem in Manitoba during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was designed to give companies the opportunity to …

Gazheek Sinclair – Indigenous Tech Perspectives

    Gazheek Morrisseau-Sinclair remembers playing around on her dad’s Mac computer at the age of three. She grew up with an interest in technology but never considered it a serious career option until her early twenties. She was good at math however coding was considered ‘uncool’ amongst her peers. After high school, she enrolled in Education at the University …

Connecting Students to Industry – Workplace Mentorships

Mentorship matters. As a vital component of Pembina Trails Early College (PTEC), mentorship and work placement mentorships provide students with new opportunities and invaluable experiences. By becoming a workplace mentor you are helping shape the next generation of tech workers in Manitoba. Welcome learners into a week-long work placement to attract, influence and invest in the future of our local …

Emily Franz-Lien – Entrepreneurship in Technology

In 2016, Emily Franz-Lien was ready for a change of scenery after graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Statistics degree and a minor in Computer Science. At that point, Emily had been in University for five years and needed a break. Lee Klimpke, her boyfriend, had an engineering job and was also ready to try something new. They …

Cynthia Fortlage – Acceptance Without Understanding

Cynthia Fortlage was 50 years old when she came out and began her gender journey at her workplace. She was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at GHY International, where she’d worked for nearly three decades, and most people had interacted with her as a man. In April 2016, with the help of human resources, she came out as a transgender …

Protegra Co-Founder Wins Award

At today’s Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce annual general meeting, Protegra co-founder (and Tech Manitoba member) Wadood Ibrahim was given the Volunteer of the Year award! Protegra is a community of software-driven businesses which provide innovative solutions to individuals and organizations. Ibrahim and his staff of 50 have been helping his “Protegrans” (clients) around the world for over 20 years from …

Dispatch Integration is a Top New Growth Company

We’re thrilled to share that one of our members, Dispatch Integration, has been recognized as one of Canada’s top new growth companies by the Startup 50! Canadian Business and Maclean’s base the Startup 50’s rankings on two-year revenue growth, and as Dispatch has succeeded in growing 483%, it’s an incredible achievement, one worthy of being included on this prestigious list. …