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Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network welcomed at Keyano

Author: Greg Bennett/Tuesday, July 18, 2017/Categories: Keyano College General

Keyano College has welcomed some new faces in support of the Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network (WBRIN).

The organization is a network of community stakeholders led by Keyano, the RMWB, Community Futures, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Northeastern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association and supported and funded by Alberta Innovates.

The Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network supports innovation in business start-ups and expansion and fosters an entrepreneurial ecosystem.  So, if you are an aspiring entrepreneur that would like to learn more about taking your business concept from idea to market, the Wood Buffalo Regional Innovation Network can help you.

If you are an existing or an aspiring entrepreneur with new and exciting ideas and you think you can benefit from the services that WBRIN offers, visit or contact Evan Dizak @ or David Heasman @


New faces at Keyano

Evan Dizak,,

Evan is the new Program Administrator for WRBIN. He is a Fort McMurray local, born and raised, who lived in the community for 19 years before moving to Kelowna to complete his Business Degree with a Major in Marketing at Okanagan College. Upon completing his degree he worked at Community Futures in Kelowna, running the ‘Youth Mean Business’ Program.

David Heasman

David is the Technology Development Advisor for Alberta Innovates in Fort McMurray and will support the WBRIN. His responsibilities include coaching and mentoring innovative entrepreneurs in the Wood Buffalo region as well as developing a network of expertise to further help entrepreneurs succeed. David is a generalist by training with knowledge in the oil & gas, machinery, Internet, e-commerce, building material, construction, transportation, and agriculture sectors.

For more information on the services provided by the WBRIN please contact Evan Dizak @ or David Heasman @

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