MaRS Announces Embark Funding

Embark Funding helps place a young professional (aged 22-29) with a novel Ontario-based technology venture to accomplish specific goals or milestones. Ventures can receive up to $20,000 (which includes costs of HST) towards the cost of the Embark candidate’s salary. Each recipient will also be required to contribute $2,500 cash (or 12.5% of amount requested)… Continue reading MaRS Announces Embark Funding

NACO Professional Development Workshops

Join Angels and Accredited Investors for NACO’s Professional Development Workshops. The National Angel Capital Organization and the Angel Resources Institute present three comprehensive workshops for you to choose from:   1. Angel Investing Overview (full-day) Delivered by Angel Capital Association Chairman John May, this full day workshop provides an overview of the Angel Investor process… Continue reading NACO Professional Development Workshops

TieQuest Business Venture Competition

      TiEQuest 2013 now accepting applications Over $150,000 in prizes and an opportunity to win up to $1,000,000 investment from sponsoring funds Mentoring to all contestants from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in the industry Opportunity to present to, network with and be judged by fund managers, angel investors and venture capitalists Multi-stage… Continue reading TieQuest Business Venture Competition

What’s your government funding pathway?

By: Matthew Kert This Wednesday, the Altitude Accelerator will be hosting their monthly Growing Your Business seminar which helps local technology entrepreneurs get more information about how to commercialize their business. The event, which happens every month with varying topics, includes 3 speakers (an academic, an industry specialist and an entrepreneur). This month’s topic is… Continue reading What’s your government funding pathway?

Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotech Venture Challenge 2012

Do you have an innovative product or service technology for the Healthcare, Biotech, or Life Sciences sector? Would you like some help and guidance at evaluating the commercial potential of your technology? Would you like to get some exposure for your product? Would you like to compete for cash prizes? Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotechnology… Continue reading Sanofi Pasteur Healthcare & Biotech Venture Challenge 2012

Interface Design Guru Offers ‘Design Capital’ as an Alternative to Venture Capital

By Rob Lewis MetaLab’s Andrew Wilkinson announced yesterday that his Victoria, BC-based interface design agency is now offering “Design Capital” to people with great ideas. What’s Design Capital? It’s different from venture capital, for starters. “It isn’t about money, it’s about execution and ideas. We see too many smart entrepreneurs obsessing over securing massive investments and… Continue reading Interface Design Guru Offers ‘Design Capital’ as an Alternative to Venture Capital

MaRS announces launch of first dedicated, early-stage cleantech venture fund

TORONTO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — MaRS is pleased to announce the launch of Canada’s first dedicated early-stage cleantech venture fund. The MaRS Cleantech Fund LP ushers in a new model in early-stage technology investing by leveraging the strength of a non-exclusive, but strategic relationship between MaRS Discovery District and the private sector.… Continue reading MaRS announces launch of first dedicated, early-stage cleantech venture fund

McMaster’s non-profit programs get a boost!

The Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University has been continually evolving their youth programs over the past couple decades.  Venture and Learning Enrichment Advancement Program (LEAP) are their non-profit programs that aim to motivate and inspire youth to explore science and engineering with innovative, hands on programming though summer camps, curriculum based school workshops and… Continue reading McMaster’s non-profit programs get a boost!