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The premiere of Innovation Alley was well-attended by dignitaries, where they announced winners of TechFutures grants.


Youth leading the way into TechFuture Ten young technology entrepreneurs


The snow sculptures moved into St. Boniface (photo by @katieokalani). @mineclothing nailed another phrase to grace its graphic tees.


between the ages of 18 and 34 were awarded with TechFutures grants in the amount of $3,000 at the recent premiere of the Innovation Alley documentary. Te grant also includes business coun-


selling from Entrepreneurship Canada and startup training at Innovate Mani- toba. Te TechFutures grants were developed


to assist Manitoba youth who are leading the way in developing new technologies and innovative businesses that stimulate the economy. TechFutures was developed through a


partnership with the Manitoba govern- ment, Startup Winnipeg, Innovate Mani- toba and Futurpreneur Canada. Winners include developer Chris Kar-


@jayaparks and pals ice fishing at Fort Whyte Alive. Hair stylist @jamerzo laid down a pink mo for a client.


asewich of the online temporary worker agency, InstaTemps, which allows busi- nesses to hire available staff the same day; Bryce North of MenuVision, which allows restaurants to easily post their menus and have users interact, share, and review their experience; and Avery-Anne Ger- vais of CLAWZ, which produces custom 3-D printed fingernail jewelry available through an online ordering system. Te next application deadline for these


grants is expected in spring. Visit gov. mb.ca/techfutures for more information about the program and how to apply.


The Future Leaders of Manitoba are in Some of Manitoba’s brightest young


talent was recognized in the seventh an- nual presentation of the Future Leaders of Manitoba Awards. Over 600 people, including media and


Skating at The Forks reminded us how good drinks are at @espressojunction.


@tonychestnutdesign made an exclusive line for @hutkshop's new local section, Catalyst.


local business and community leaders, were present to congratulate the win- ners. Te evening saw Maggie Hender- son accept the award in the age 20 to 25 category, Alexis Martin win the 26 to 32 category, and twins Cindy Sanchez and Christa Slatnik recognized for the 33 to 39 category. Henderson is a music teacher at


Machray and Champlain Schools, and is a music coordinator for the Spence Neigh- bourhood Association which promotes community connecting and open spaces for youth and families. Martin is an analyst for professional


@verapizza_ stole our hearts with its open kitchen and miraculous, Neopolitan-style pizza.


service firm Deloitte, as well as a youth outreach worker with Voices: Manitoba’s Youth In Care Network, which provides support and encouragement to youth in care or from care, and advocates for better systems of alternative care in Manitoba. Twins Sanchez and Slatnik are both


An amazing duo, Mandel Hitzer of deer + almond and Scott Bagshaw of Enoteca, at it again at RAW: almond.


gynecology nurses and co-chairs of Win- nipeg’s Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope. Congratulations to all of the nominees


and winners who continue to inspire in their daily work.


Smart Biz writer pens new book Our esteemed columnist and market-


ing professional Jon Waldman recently launched his third book, He Shoots He Saves, at McNally Robinson Booksellers. Te book extensively documents vari-


Our winner of the #coalandcanaryissmart candle giveaway, @la_lambert, took it home with this snap.


@brookepalsson visited the Dali exhibit at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.


ous hockey memorabilia – from players cards, beer cans and postage stamps – the book scours the artifacts produced in honour of the 30 National Hockey League teams, some of the greatest players of all time, the World Hockey Association and women’s hockey. Some of the game's legends like Martin


Brodeur, Ted Lindsay and Sidney Crosby were interviewed and provided their take on the art of collecting.


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