In the 1950s, John McCarthy, one of the greatest innovators in the field of artificial intelligence coined the term AI and defined it as “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines”. The most notable concept around Ai is the Turing Test — the method of inquiry in artificial intelligence for determining whether or not a computer can think like a human. It was named after one of founding fathers of AI, Alan Turing, along with Marvin Minsky, Allen Newell and Herbert A. Simon.
Over the past couple of decades, artificial intelligence has gained a significant amount of attention, we’ve…
Southeast Asia is a diverse region that comprises of 11 countries, each with their own unique cultures and traditions. Although Southeast Asia is known for its tourist attraction for foreigners, in recent years, their startup ecosystem has seen a significant uptick in startup activity. There is an abundance of resources attributed towards research and development, especially within the Internet of Things (IoT) industry. The growing ecosystem is accredited to their growing talent pool, government contribution and support, as well as an influx of capital into the ecosystem from regional partners.
Cross Border Contribution
The Southeast Asian ecosystem has been gaining…
Over the past decade, the game industry has undergone drastic changes, there has been an increase in presence of online games, digital distribution platforms, mobile and social games and the appearance of new business models around the gaming industry. There have been many theories and research projects conducted around the usage for AI driven game development and so we decided to interview Christoffer Holmgård, CEO of modl.ai — one of the first companies to bring it to the market. …
Over the past decade, the largest city in Canada has been growing and becoming one the largest technology hubs in the world. Although Toronto is known for its lively tourist attractions and their world renowned CN Tower, it is also known for its growth in innovation in technology, especially within the artificial intelligence and machine learning sectors. The successes for the ecosystem is credited towards their well-established universities to government funding and their talent pool. In fact, on some levels, the city is now considered as the next Silicon Valley, and let’s take a look at why that is.
Start-up attendees: Zennea Technologies (Biomedical Technology), Sitata (Travel and Insurance), HelpWear (Biomedical technology), EcoPackers (Environmental Technology, Curiato (Biomedical Technology), Halion Displays (Material Science and Deeptech) and Beatdapp Software (Media Technology).
Techatter’s latest episode touched on how to tap into the Asian market, especially when the world is facing a transforming landscape. Let’s review the Checkerboard Program and see how the Canadian companies have worked their way through. For the full video check out:
In late 2019, Saltagen Ventures hosted their first Checkerboard Landing Program that provided 8 Canadian start-ups that hailed from prestigious startup programs such as The Creative…
Firstly, safety, safety and safety. Social distancing, working from home and cutting down meetings are the most effective measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. In Hong Kong, events and social activities are all cancelled — even with our friends. But it’s an important measure that can drastically help stop the spread of this virus.
Working remotely for long periods of time can be difficult for a lot of teams. Set regular calls to check in and encourage active communication, even for casual chats, as this will help everyone stay productive and…
On February 27th 2019, the Asia Business Leaders Advisory Council (ABLAC), which is comprised of high-level Asian and Canadian business leaders, hosted their annual meeting in Hong Kong, marking the first meeting to take place in Asia. ABLAC is part of the Asia Pacific Foundation, one of Canada’s largest think tanks for developing public and private policy between Canada and Asia. Saltagen Ventures had the honour and pleasure of hosting this year’s ABLAC dinner event to encourage attendees to take a deeper dive into scaling Canadian businesses in Asia via Hong Kong.
The evening kicked off with a welcoming speech…
Attendees include Dr. Chen Fong, Christopher Bissonnette and Dougal Martin
On January 21st, Saltagen Ventures had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Chen Fong (Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, CDL West Fellow and Saltagen Ventures advisor) Christopher Bissonnette (Founding Partner of CDL West and Managing Partner of Pallasite Ventures) and Dougal Martin (Director of Communications at Pool Global Partners) on a trip to Hong Kong to explore Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem.
Saltagen Ventures, launched by Fairchild Capital Management, connects Canadian and Hong Kong startup ecosystems and invest in early-stage startups