From Service to Success: The Inspiring Journey of a Veteran Entrepreneur

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After dedicating 15 years of his life to serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, Cole Rosentreter was ready to embark on a new chapter. He saw the benefits of intelligence surveillance data during his work in the military and wanted to use it to assist first responders in emergency situations. With a desire to channel his skills and experiences into a meaningful venture, he created Pegasus, a Canadian scale-up success story.

Today, Pegasus employs 26 people, with prestigious partnerships including global aerospace leaders like Boeing. Through strategic partnerships and relentless dedication, Pegasus has gained recognition in the aerospace industry. Collaborations with global leaders has solidified their position as an emerging leader in the field of autonomous flight. “ Sturgeon County is the perfect location to develop, test and commercialize world-leading technology, all in the same area code as our target markets.” says CEO, Cole Rosentreter. “Access to talent, established supply chains and large volumes of relatively quiet airspace only a few kilometers from a major city are major factors as to why Sturgeon County is an ideal location, and ecosystem for Pegasus.”

After being awarded investment via Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Pegasus was able to proceed with development of advanced technology that enables first responders to gather real-time data and make informed decisions in their efforts to combat wildfires more effectively. Recognizing his exceptional achievements, Rosentreter was recently honored with the Prince’s Trust Global Sustainability Award for his outstanding work bringing cutting-edge technology to the skies above wildfires and climate disasters. Provincial wildfire agencies in Alberta recognize the value of Pegasus’ innovative solutions, further bolstering the company’s reputation.

Pegasus stands as a shining example of how innovative thinking and a commitment to sustainability can make a significant difference in addressing crucial challenges. Rosentreter’s accomplishments and the recognition he has received serve as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and a reminder of the potential for positive change in the world.

Sturgeon County offices will be closed Monday, February 19 for Family Day. Offices will re-open Tuesday, February 20 at 8:30 a.m.

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