Canadian Productivity: A Challenge For Entrepreneurs

By: Shanza Anwaar The stagnant state of the Canadian economy in the past few decades could mean a decline in the standard of living for Canadians and a threat to entrepreneurship in Canada.  In its annual report, auditing giant Deloitte discussed how Canada lags behind the US and other developed nations in growth.  The report… Continue reading Canadian Productivity: A Challenge For Entrepreneurs

EdInnovation 2013

  EVENT: EdInnovation 2013 DATE: May 1-3, 2013 VENUE: Radisson Hotel Calgary Airport ADDRESS: 2120 16 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 1L4 REGISTRATION: http://edinnovation.eventbrite.ca/#   Welcome to EdInnovation 2013. We are not your typical conference; we are an innovation and entrepreneurship movement. Our aim is to showcase and share innovative experiences and solutions of the… Continue reading EdInnovation 2013

KPMG Enterprise: Giving Back To Entrepreneurs

By: Mariya Shynlova If you are an entrepreneur, you will attest to the difficulty of knowing whom to reach out to for trusted, reliable advice to take your idea to market. With directories and databases full of listings for all manner of ‘experts’, it is difficult to know where to start. Connecting with a place… Continue reading KPMG Enterprise: Giving Back To Entrepreneurs

DEM Society presents the Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2013

Are you interested in Marketing, Business Strategy, Media, Design or Development? Do you have an innovative startup business idea? There’s an opportunity for everyone at the Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge! DEM Society presents the 2nd Annual YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS’ CHALLENGE – YEC ’13! YEC’13 is a 2 day conference featuring the most captivating speakers across Southern Ontario… Continue reading DEM Society presents the Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2013

Inaugural Meeting of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs in Ontario

January 22nd, 2013 – 8am to 11:00am BMO Institute for Learning (3550 Pharmacy Ave., Toronto, Ontario) The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) is a physician led, not-for-profit, global biomedical and healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship network. Members include entrepreneurs, investors, industry members and service providers. The mission is to help biomedical and medical professional entrepreneurs get… Continue reading Inaugural Meeting of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs in Ontario

Technology and Business Challenge Traditional Education

By: Emma Collins As the average price of college enrollment continues to rise, many technology entrepreneurs have set their sights on revitalizing and democratizing education. “Less than one percent of US college students attend Ivy League schools, says Sebastian Thrum, Stanford University professor and founder of technology start-up Udacity. “These students don’t necessarily reflect the… Continue reading Technology and Business Challenge Traditional Education

Collaborating for growth in the K-12 education market

By Joseph Wilson @ MaRS Note: This blog post was co-written with Howard B. Esbin. Over the past few years, despite the economic downturn, there was one industry that saw drastic growth in investment: education. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, investment in education technology (edtech) companies grew from $146 million in 2002 to… Continue reading Collaborating for growth in the K-12 education market

LSO June Breakfast Forum

_________________________ Life Sciences Ontario Knowledge and Networking Breakfast Forum_ Guest Speakers LSO Update Jason Field, Executive Director   LSO Member Marathon Chris Ostrovski, President & CEO Stemmed Implant Technology Inc Reena Sandhu, Senior Toxicologist |TERA Stefan Kerry, Manager Ryerson University Co-operative Education Lab Tools for Schools Karla Badger Brown, Program Manager Bioscience Education Canada When… Continue reading LSO June Breakfast Forum

Why is the Toronto Region Canada’s Innovation Leader?

By: Fatema Fatakdawala In a recent speech  to the Toronto Board of Trade (TBOT), Professor David Naylor, President of the University of Toronto discussed why the Toronto Region is Canada’s innovation leader. The short answer to this question was a phenomenon known as  multiplicative convergence.  He explained using three examples. 1) Toronto’s Food and Beverage sector is the largest in Canada,… Continue reading Why is the Toronto Region Canada’s Innovation Leader?

Enterprises Adopting Tablets Eagerly with Education and Government Leading the Way

By Knowlton Thomas Shove over, smartphones. Tablets are quickly crowding the enterprise. A new report by Infinite Research suggests that, over the next 5 years, global growth for tablets in enterprises is pegged at an astonishing compound annual rate of 48%. This will see 2011’s 13 million units shipped rise to an impressive 96 million units… Continue reading Enterprises Adopting Tablets Eagerly with Education and Government Leading the Way