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28th November 2012

Wavefront Joins BCIC Acceleration Network And Launches Venture Acceleration Program

wavefrontWavefront, Canada’s Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization and Research, has signed an agreement with the British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) to deliver the Venture Acceleration Program, a BCIC Acceleration Network program supported by the BC Innovation Council. The BCIC Acceleration Network is a province-wide alliance of regional partners collaborating in the delivery of a structured program – the Venture Acceleration Program – to accelerate the growth of early stage technology companies in BC. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd November 2012

CATA Launches On Air Speciality Channel

CATACATAAlliance has announced that it will add an interactive On Air Broadcasting capability from Google Hangout to its digital tool kit as part of strengthening community advocacy and sharing of best practices as well as conducting thought-leadership interviews On Air, including hosting panel discussions with up to 9 different experts. Viewers will be able to tune into the CATA Speciality Channel from anywhere in the world for live interviews of these thought leaders who will share insights on topics affecting enterprise growth and innovation success. A video record will also be archived to the CATAnet TV (You Tube) Channel as part of expanding the library of educational videos available to the community. Read the rest of this entry »

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22nd November 2012

CYBF Unveils Free Online Resource To Help Entrepreneurs Build A Blueprint For Success

Canadian Youth Business FoundationThe Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) today launched a dynamic new online Business Resource Centre to support young entrepreneurs and the mentors who help them along the way. Available at no cost, the new Business Resource Centre features specialized multimedia tools such as webinars, ‘how-to’ educational videos and articles that provide much-needed education and support, and the ability to connect with experts and receive valuable business advice. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2012

Google Canada And Communitech Collaborate To Support Canadian Start-Ups

google canadacommunitechGoogle Canada and Communitech have announced a partnership to help mentor and grow a new generation of successful Canadian-led technology companies. As part of today’s announcement, Google Canada and Communitech will be opening a new digital collaboration space, as a place for mentoring and hosting start-ups in the early stages of their involvement with Communitech’s Hyperdrive initiative. Located adjacent to both the Hyperdrive and Google Kitchener-Waterloo offices, this new space will be used in part to connect startups to Google’s Global Entrepreneurial Network and Google Developer Network, as well as to startup initiatives around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2012

Communitech’s HYPERDRIVE Program Casts Wide Net for Startups During Global Entrepreneur Week

communitechCommunitech’s HYPERDRIVE program is hosting startup recruiting events in Vancouver and Toronto this month to encourage applications from some of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs. The Vancouver event November 14 fittingly coincides with Global Entrepreneur Week which runs until November 18, the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life and drive economic growth. Read the rest of this entry »

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13th November 2012

Startups: Enter The BCTIA Discovery Parks Generator Challenge Before December 14th

bctiaCheck out this Business Opportunity from BCTIA and Discovery ParksThe Generator is based on the concept that free-flowing ideas, minimal barriers and a belief in serendipity accelerate the growth and success of technology companies. Early-stage technology-based companies, preferably based in Vancouver and who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply for this program. Deadline for entries is 5pm PST on December 14th 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th November 2012

Canadian Mentors Take Centre Stage During Global Entrepreneurship Week

startup canadaThis week, Startup Canada and hundreds of community partners are putting business mentors and enterprise mentorship in a national spotlight through the Canadian Mentorship Challenge during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) November 12th through 18th. Across Canada, organizations participating in the Canadian Mentorship Challenge will host events to collectively mentor 10,000 enterprising Canadians. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th October 2012

Two Digital Media Innovation Hubs Added to Canadian Digital Media Network

CDMNThe Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) announced today that two more digital media innovation centres have joined the CDMN’s cross-Canada network to enable collaboration and advance digital innovation nationally. The Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre in northern Ontario, and Tech SouthEast in Moncton, New Brunswick become the newest nodes on the CDMN network, bringing the total number across Canada to 12 nodes with 20 locations. The CDMN has ambitious expansion plans for the network, and intends to sign additional nodes west of Ontario before the end of the year. Prospective nodes are eager to take advantage of the many benefits associated with membership in this one-of-a-kind national network. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th October 2012

Leaders In Canadian Business And Entrepreneurship Join Startup Canada Team

startup canadaKey members of Canada’s business and enterprise sectors have joined Startup Canada’s leadership team as it prepares to launch its national strategy to support entrepreneurship in Canada.  A new Board and two new advisory councils – a National Advisory Council and a Government, Industry and Academic Advisory Board – will strengthen the voice of entrepreneurs at the heart of the organization and engage additional stakeholders from Canada’s economic ecosystem. Startup Canada’s blueprint for kick-starting entrepreneurship in Canada will be unveiled at the end of November and will contain key findings and action items from its National Tour. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2012

ESAC Appoints New President And CEO

ESACThe Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC) has appointed Jayson Hilchie as its new President & CEO. ESAC is the national voice of the Canadian video game industry, and represents the largest publishers, developers and distributors of video games operating in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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