Program 79


PROMO: Fraser Gallop and John Shillington discuss Onware, one of the latest technology spinoffs from the U of A

Chris Wilkinson and Jim Butler demonstrate Will Expert, the newest offering from Intuit's head office in Edmonton

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TITLE: Fraser Gallop, Executive Vice President, Onware Software Corporation and John Shillington, Director LINC, University of Alberta
SUBJECT: #79 Onware and LINC: Partners in Spinoff and Startup
SYNOPSIS: Onware is a new software technology companythat got its start as part of a research project at the computing science department at the University of Alberta. Helping with the commercialization of this new software technology is LINC, an acrynom for Learning and Innovation in New Company Creation. LINC's director John Shillington and Fraser Gallop of Onware talk about the commercialization process.



TITLE: Chris Wilkinson and Jim Butler, Intuit Canada, Will Expert
SUBJECT: #79 Intuit Canada develops wills and estate planning software Package
SYNOPSIS: Half the adult population in Canada does not have a will. Some people avoid estate planning because they can't face their own death. Others are intimidated by the legalities or what they believe to be an expensive undertaking. But everyone needs a will. And the people at Intuit Canada taken the easy step philosophy that's made QuickTax such a success and applied it to the process of drawing up a will. Intuit's Jim Butler helped develop the software program and Chris Wilkinson is looking after the business side of Will Expert.