AgENT – Agriculture Entrepreneur in Residence

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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Lethbridge College student-entrepreneurs are ready and eager to find solutions to the challenges facing industry and business partners.

Activities include workshops and guest speakers, mentorships and collaboration and competitions.

Student Opportunities:
– gain skills in innovation and entrepreneurship
– get real-world experience
– meet key industry contacts and build your professional network
– be an agent of change in the agricultural industry
– start a business

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Agility

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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Agility is a donor-funded, campus-wide program open to all University of Lethbridge students. Thanks to our donors, Agility is able to grow areas that reflect the passions of local communities. We currently create and supports experiential learning opportunities for multi-disciplinary projects in agriculture & agribusiness, social innovation, entrepreneurship, and emerging technologies.

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Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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Alberta SouthWest Regional Alliance Ltd. (AlbertaSW) is a Regional Economic Development Alliance (REDA) of 16 communities working together to help each other succeed.
The Corporation is governed by Board of elected representatives from each member community.
The real strength of an organization is in the commitment and energy of each individual, business and community that contributes to it. AlbertaSW communities are energetically cooperative and share a collaborative long-term strategy to grow and promote the region.

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Community Futures Lethbridge Region

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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The Community Futures Lethbridge Region office is a community driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. We provide a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business. We also run a number of specialized business programs, organize exciting business events and actively work with community and business leaders to foster rural economic growth.

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Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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As the Voice Of Business, our Chamber currently has a membership of over 800 local businesses, which equates to about 12,000 employees. As well, close to 150 businesspeople volunteer their time working on our various committees, Executive and Board of Directors.
To facilitate this process, we offer several network building events and often combine these with educational opportunities. We also love the opportunity to recognize greatness with our annual Business of the Year Awards Gala and Top 40 Under Forty.
We offer members the advantage of discounts to reduce the cost of doing business, to encourage support of local businesses and to help provide employee retention incentives. The Chamber Group Insurance Plan is a great advantage to our members. We also provide marketing opportunities online, through social media, in the Voice of Business weekly newsletter and at our events.

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Piikani Resource Development Ltd.

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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Piikani Resource Development Ltd. (PRDL) is a wholly owned corporation of the Piikani Nation, an aboriginal organization that represents Piikani Members. PRDL’s purpose is to assist in the economic development on behalf of the Piikani Nation. PRDL manages several features from the energy industry including Generations, Transmissions and Distributions. PRDL’s mandate is to oversee the development of energy to create economic development opportunities on the Piikani Nation.

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South Grow Regional Initiative

Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta

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SouthGrow’s mission is to accelerate and enhance quality of life, development and sustainability for the communities of the SouthGrow region of Alberta.
Specifically, SouthGrow:
– Fosters a south-central Alberta shared vision for regional economic development;
– Creates new economic development opportunities in the region;
– Encourages and enhances shared services among communities through cooperation; and
– Provides south central Alberta with a unified voice on regional priorities.

The SouthGrow region continuously produces companies, organization, and communities which are successful on a provincial, national, and even global stage. Below are a few case studies of such examples:
– Launch extranet through website
– Annual council presentations
– Focused committees
– Regional asset inventory
– Secure increased investment from members
– Secure funding increase from province
– Expand staff and increase organizational efficiency
– Develop grant monitoring and application program
– Secure final three members
– Expand associate memberships to industry
– Website redevelopment
– Community website enhancement
– Organizational rebranding
– Site selection assets for all communities and the region
– Legislative review for investment readiness€‹

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