Next week, a grand new plan for the Manitoba Venture Challenge will be introduced at an event hosted by a new entity called Innovate Manitoba.
It's the product of a lot of discussion among a lot of folks who understand the importance of fostering innovation in the Manitoba economy -- something that has caused hand-wringing over the years.
Various versions of the Venture Challenge have existed over time as a forum for promising new enterprises to present their business concepts to potential investors or strategic partners.
And while it's generally agreed it's a useful forum, it needs to exist in a richer environment of opportunities for it to be truly effective.
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