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Financeit Launches in the US

Toronto's Financeit announced yesterday that it has launched in the US.

Financeit’s cloud-based application fills a gap in the existing lending market, as smaller businesses have traditionally not had access to the same low interest purchase financing options as big box stores, according to the Canadian company.

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Hack The North: Break Rules and Aim High

I knew when I applied, this event would be special. Initially appearing to be small, it exponentially grew, attracting local heavyweights like Thalmic and Velocity, as well as Y Combinator and Apple—with 1,000 hackers, 36 hours, and all the tools to make something great.

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Will Legal Providers Ever Get Comfortable with the Cloud?

For most lawyers, their day job is to spot risk. Pity that it often ends there.

If you want to know the sign of a typical lawyer, they generally identify everything that can go wrong without any attempt to measure the probabilities. They treat all risks the same, which is to say, avoid them if at all possible.

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University of Toronto gets $3 Million to Support Student Entrepreneurship

Ontario’s Minister of Research and Innovation, and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced today that the University of Toronto will receive more than $3 million in funding to increase its training and support for student entrepreneurship as part of the Campus-Linked Accelerator Program (CLA).

According to today's announcement, the University of Toronto produces more startups than any other university in Canada and is already home to a diverse ecosystem of entrepreneurship support.

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GuestDriven Enters Partnership with Design Hotels

Montreal's GuestDriven, a hospitality mobile solution provider that enables brands to personalize their customer experience, announced recently that they have signed a partnership with Design Hotels, allowing its network of 270 independent hotels to take advantage of the Canadian company’s revenue-driving mobile platform.

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Alberta Enterprise Appoints Kristina Williams as President and CEO

Alberta Enterprise announced today that it has appointed Interim Managing Director, Kristina Williams, as President and CEO.

Alberta Enterprise, created by the Government of Alberta in 2008, is a key component of the Province’s goal of building a more sustainable, diversified technology industry in Alberta, one where home-grown innovation is encouraged and technology entrepreneurs have greater access to venture capital.

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Oil & Gas Tech Startup Wins Top Prize in 2014 BCIC-New Ventures Competition

BC Innovation Council (BCIC) and New Ventures BC announced yesterday the 2014 winners of the biggest technology startup competition for B.C.’s emerging innovators.

This year the BCIC-New Ventures competition top prizes were awarded to  startup innovations such as imaging technologies for oil and gas wells, 3D bioprinting technology that prints living human tissue and an enterprise content migration software.

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Sir Richard Branson Throws Support Behind Shopify's Build a Business Competition

Shopify announced this morning its fifth annual Build-A-Business competition, the world’s biggest entrepreneurial contest encouraging anyone with a great business idea to start selling.

To participate entrepreneurs must open a store and start selling products using Shopify.

Last year alone the competition created 21,000 businesses that sold more than $120 million worth of products in just eight months of existence.

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