More and more, exciting new technologies and businesses are coming out of Calgary.
- Calgary Entrepreneur: Uber’s Calgary origins and PandaHaus (VIDEO)
- Calgary Entrepreneur: Brett Wilson and Wean Green owner Melissa Gunning (VIDEO)
- Calgary Entrepreneur: the future of Uber and who to surround yourself with in business (VIDEO)
One of the best examples of this is the iMirror, an interactive, “Minority Report-style” mirror that merges online shopping with the real world.
The iMirror was created when Calgary entrepreneur Pieter Boekhoff saw a video on what the future could look like, which included interactive mirrors. It was at that moment that Pieter decided that he was going to be the one to make that future a reality.
After a Kickstarter campaign that didn’t take off the way they’d hope, Pieter realized the best market for the iMirror was retail chains, looking to make in-store shopping easier, and bridge the gap between going to the mall, and online shopping.
Pieter Boekhoff – The Advantage of Building a Business in Canada
For Pieter, gaining traction has been much easier, thanks to the innate generosity of Canadians.
If an idea is good, people are willing to extend their networks, share advice, and offer introductions. Who you know still plays a big role in your success, but making sure you know the right people is that much easier in Canada.
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