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November 15, 2013

New RINSA Website Will Better Link Entrepreneurs to Essential Support

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The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) today revealed a new design to its website making it easier for entrepreneurs to find advisory, business development and funding support in the southern Alberta region.
The website is designed to ensure that those with an entrepreneurial idea are able to find the resources they need to help build new industries in southern Alberta.
“Our focus has been to ensure that we are able to take advantage of the opportunities that exist in our community and beyond,” says Bill Halley, Technology Development Advisor from Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures.
“We have many examples of local companies that RINSA has supported. This new website will showcase the active partnerships within the RINSA group and ensure more people are aware of the depth of support we are able to provide to entrepreneurs and existing businesses.”
The Regional Innovation Network of Southern Alberta (RINSA) is a collaborative partnership between Lethbridge College, Economic Development Lethbridge and the University of Lethbridge, with support from Community Futures Lethbridge Region, SouthGrow Regional Initiative and consultations with NRC-IRAP. 
RINSA helps small and medium sized enterprises by collaborating to help businesses bring new products or processes to market.  RINSA also networks with other innovation systems in Alberta to maximize efficiency and province-wide collaboration.  Clients in southwest and central Alberta, as well as some as far away as Edmonton and even Vancouver, have directly benefited from this type of increased innovation-based economic development and company creation.
Halley says while the ‘region’ was to encompass an area from south of Calgary to the Canada/USA border, and from roughly the Town of Taber to the Alberta/BC border, RINSA’s effect is felt far beyond these informal borders.
“In addition to supporting existing companies in the region, we provide support to companies and investors outside of the region who are looking for opportunities in southern Alberta and beyond,” says Halley. “Certainly southern Alberta is an enticing area for investors, especially considering the support RINSA and the skilled RINSA members are able to provide.”
RINSA’s website can be found at

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