RUNWITHIT Synthetics moves into the downtown #yeg office
On January 11, 2022 Tim Carwell, President of The CommAlert Group and Cheryll Watson, panelist for The Goodwill Project, welcomed Myrna and Dean Bittner of RUNWITHIT Synthetics to their new Jasper avenue office space. RUNWITHIT Synthetics won the office space in CommAlert’s Goodwill Project.
The CommAlert Group and The Goodwill Project team would like to congratulate RUNWITHIT Synthetics! We look forward to seeing how this local, passionate, and driven tech startup will grow and make an impact on the world.
About The Goodwill Project
The CommAlert Group decided to give away our vacant downtown Edmonton office space. The initiative was called The Goodwill Project, and the prize was the fully furnished Jasper avenue office, with the internet and lease paid for two years. We asked to hear from passionate and diverse businesses and wanted to know how they plan to impact the world and their community.
The response was incredible. We received over 70 applicants and narrowed them down to the final five. These five organizations made their pitch to The Goodwill Project panel on January 4, 2022. After listening to five exceptional presentations, The Goodwill Project Panel named RUNWITHIT Synthetics the winner.
“Every single one of the five finalists was incredibly inspiring. Each did an amazing job with their pitch and is doing remarkable things for the community in different ways. This has been a crazy journey, and I couldn’t be more thankful to the panelists and everyone who worked hard to make this happen,” said Carwell.
Carwell and The CommAlert Group team would like to thank The Goodwill Project Panel for their hard work since launching the initiative in November 2021. It would not have been possible without their dedication, expertise, donation of time and positive energy. You can learn more about the panel below.
Meet RUNWITHIT Synthetics
RUNWITHIT Synthetics is a local tech Startup business in Edmonton. They create live, at-scale synthetic modelling to help decision-makers tackle complex, critical issues. For example, their synthetic modelling can create response systems for natural disasters or improve buildings and transportation infrastructure designs.
Their business is a women-led, Certified Aboriginal Business that is passionate about designing better futures for everyone. They’re committed to diversity, positive global impact and have a “certain type of humble grit and perseverance” to make their hometown proud.
“Winning this office space is the most amazing gift and an uplifting way to start the new year and the challenges in front of us. Edmonton is the most amazing place and community to start a business. I can’t think of a better way to represent Edmonton to the world than by discussing this, what happened here,” said Myrna Bittner, CEO of RUNWITHIT Synthetics.
Shout out to the other finalists
Every one of The Goodwill Project’s final five is deserving of winning this downtown office space. Unfortunately, we only have one office to give away. We would like to recognize the effort and astounding accomplishments made by the other four finalists. You’re all doing incredible things and making a true impact on our community. We applaud you for the difference you’re making and look forward to seeing what the future has in store for your businesses and organizations.
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