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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Lack of Encouragement a Barrier to Girls Pursuing a Career in Science and Math

Recent research findings from MasterCard found that out of the Canadians that considered a career in technology, only 18 per cent were women.

And for those that didn’t choose this career path, one third of women (29%) stated that it was because they didn’t think they had the skillset to get into it or weren’t encouraged (11%) to develop skills in science and math.

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Borden Ladner Gervais Launches Business Venture Clinic with Innovate Calgary

Yesterday the University of Calgary's Faculty of Law unveiled the new Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) Business Venture Clinic in partnership with Innovate Calgary.

The clinic was designed to offer startup businesses in Calgary access to pro bono legal assistance while also giving University of Calgary law students the chance to put their education into practice within Calgary’s business community.

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