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29th May 2012

BCIC New Ventures Announces Round 2.5 And 3 Companies

New Ventures BC CompetitionBCIC – New Ventures BC Competition has named The Top 15 competitors who will advance to Round 3 automatically, along with the 26 companies  who will move to Round 2.5, where they will be assigned temporary mentors. These 26 companies will pitch in-person for a chance to be one of the additional 10 companies to advance to Round 3. Read the rest of this entry »

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28th May 2012

Boast Capital Partners with Plug And Play Tech Center to Launch Startup Camp Canada

boast capitalBoast Capital is proud to announce a partnership with Plug and Play Tech Center in Silicon Valley to launch Startup Camp Canada, an initiative to support and grow the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector in Alberta.
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25th May 2012

Three Teams Named Winners of AppsforHealth 2012 Challenge

mohawk collegeWith 100 industry professionals from over 20 attending organizations, and more than 60 students from colleges and universities from across Ontario, Mohawk College’s second annual AppsforHealth event was a much anticipated success. The two-day event provided students and professionals with the opportunity to interact and discuss varying perspectives on industry-related issues in relations to current technology. While participants were fully engaged in the panel sessions and open discussions, the heart of the event was the student challenge. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th May 2012

etechgigs Open For Business

mini-orbyEtechgigs is an online marketplace for people to exchange their skills at an affordable rate. Etechgigs is based in Vancouver owned and operated by IT professionals who have identified a great need for online gigs. The website has been revamped (although it doesn’t appear to yet be complete) to allow skilled IT professionals to offer cheap and affordable gigs from talented people around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th May 2012

Shaftesbury Announces School Sponsorship And Student Awards

shaftesbury films incLeading creator, producer and distributor Shaftesbury has announced a renewed sponsorship commitment to the Toronto District School Board’s Etobicoke School of the Arts (ESA). As part of its ongoing support of the school, Shaftesbury will donate $30,000 over the next three years to the ESA Film program. Shaftesbury has also announced winners in the inaugural Shaftesbury Student Filmmaker Awards, in order to recognize achievement at each grade level of the ESA Film program. The awards were announced at ESA on Thursday, May 17 by The Listener’s Ennis Esmer (Season 3 premieres May 30 on CTV). Read the rest of this entry »

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24th May 2012

Communitech HYPERDRIVE Joins Global Accelerator Network

communitechPrestige, perks, and powerful partnerships are just a few of the benefits HYPERDRIVE, Communitech’s new tech accelerator, will enjoy as it officially joins the ranks of the influential and innovative organizations that comprise the Global Accelerator Network (GAN). Created in 2010 in conjunction with the White House Startup America Initiative, the Network currently includes most of the top accelerators in the world including TechStars, Excelerate Labs, StartupBootcamp and Springboard. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd May 2012

Seed Funders Contribute to Growing Communitech HYPERDRIVE Program

communitechCommunitech‘s HYPERDRIVE is top of mind for tech talent and financial backers alike as excitement over the startup incubator continues to grow. Seed round partners Canrock Ventures and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) share in the enthusiasm, with only two weeks left to submit applications for a coveted spot in the program. Read the rest of this entry »

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17th May 2012

Top Talent Awarded at Skills Canada National Competition

skills canadaCanada’s best and brightest skilled trade and technology students received official recognition for their outstanding performance as Skills/Compétences Canada announced the results of the Skills Canada National Competition. The closing ceremonies, held yesterday in Edmonton, were highlighted by the parade of champions and the announcement of the Members of Team Canada, whose next stop will be WorldSkills Leipzig 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th May 2012

Brand Yourself: Tips for New Employees Looking to Make Their Mark in the Workplace

randstadFirst day in a new job? Staffing, recruitment and HR Services  provider Randstad Canada says this is the prime opportunity to brand yourself – to showcase your talents and social skills in order to increase the potential of standing out in a crowded workforce. When properly executed, personal branding can be a powerful tool for professional success. Read the rest of this entry »

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10th May 2012

CYBF Surpasses Two Significant Milestones

 

Canadian Youth Business FoundationIn its last fiscal quarter, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) has achieved and surpassed two significant milestones: successfully supporting more than 5,000 young entrepreneurs and spurring the creation of more than 20,000 jobs since its inception in 1996. More specifically, as of March 31, 2012, CYBF supported 5,133 entrepreneurs and 20,183 jobs, in 1,414 communities across Canada. This success is the result of CYBF’s strong relationships with its partners, its network of 4,000 dedicated volunteers and its world-class mentoring program. Read the rest of this entry »

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