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. …