Digital Media People to watch in Alberta in 2009

Thanks to the popularity of our Digital Media People to watch in BC in 2009 list, we’re expanding the concept for 2009 and publishing lists for Alberta and Ontario. Here are our picks for Alberta:

Derek Ball – partnership with Canada’s largest youth social network, Nexopia. Look out for Ball to raise more capital and continue building Tynt’s network in ’09.

Stephen King – win with the UK O2 Litmus developer network, Mob4hire will continue to pursue developer networks to private label Mob4hire for their own developer relationships. I like King’s chances in 2009 – Mob4hire has proof of concept, paying customers, and contracts in hand.

Jon Lam – fundraising has begun for, a hip hop online universe. Lam is looking for a $1-$2 Million round to go to market with their new online game.

Patrick Lor – STIRR networking community. Look out for Lor to put on his Angel hat in 2009 and/or find his next great entrepreneurial idea.

MJ Sikorsky – MakeGood licensed Cambrian’s Chaordix crowdsourcing platform last summer and launched this week – Sikorsky is an technology advisor to MakeGood and likely has other projects in the works for ’09.

For this inaugural list for Alberta, we decided to keep it short and limit the number of call-outs to five. Obviously this list could go on and on as there is a tonne of talent and cool projects going on in Alberta. So if you think we’ve missed someone that deserves some attention, please add them to the comments.