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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...

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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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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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