Brampton Library: Tech Fair

Come to the Brampton Chinguacousy Library on October 24th and discover the newest and most exciting technology. Learn more about computer applications, robotics, 3D printing and more. Watch exciting demonstrations and ask the experts about your newest device. Great for all ages and abilities. For Children:  Digital Storytime hub Workshop for Parents & Students (K-10) intro… Continue reading Brampton Library: Tech Fair

sharpTECH for Youth Startups

Media Release For Release Sep 18, 2015 sharpTECH for Youth Startups Brampton, ON– Sept 18, 2015 – Altitude Accelerator announced sharpTECH a new program to support tech startups. sharpTECH offers a $5,000 grant to startup founders between 18 – 29 years old. Paul Bertin, Altitude Accelerator Chair announced the program at the Convergence Event in Brampton. “This program… Continue reading sharpTECH for Youth Startups

Creating Jobs For Canadian Youth

y: Areej Shah “In 2012, the unemployment rate of youths aged 15 to 24 was 14.3%, compared with a rate of 6.0% for workers aged 25 to 54 and workers aged 55 or older.” Stats Canada As the job market continues to shrink, opportunities available to the younger generation have been greatly affected. More companies are focusing… Continue reading Creating Jobs For Canadian Youth

Building Skills to Encourage Youth Entrepreneurship

By: Leah Jones Did you know that 71% of business owners will retire by 2020? With this impending decline, it is important to develop and support Canada’s young entrepreneurs to propagate innovation. Events like the National Business and Technology Conference include entrepreneurship competitions, providing students and young professionals the opportunity to launch themselves into the… Continue reading Building Skills to Encourage Youth Entrepreneurship

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

Youth Entrepreneurship: What Needs to be Done?

By Omer Gulzar In my last blog we saw many policies present to combact the lack of youth entrepreneurship, but these programs failed to address the underlying cause of the problem. To develop the business mind of youth we must put them in an environment where they have the power to create and modify. A… Continue reading Youth Entrepreneurship: What Needs to be Done?

Where Have All the Youth Entrepreneurs Gone?

By Omer Gulzar They’re the most power hungry, motivated and high risk taking individuals you can lay your eyes on. Yes! These words do describe the most influential and respected entrepreneurs but ironically I was describing young individuals. What’s tragic is that we have become accustom to the idea that entrepreneurial activity is only limited to… Continue reading Where Have All the Youth Entrepreneurs Gone?

Startup Support for Entrepreneurial Students

By Thomas Liu If you do a Google search for entrepreneurial services provided to young entrepreneurs, you’ll find large number of organizations welcoming youth looking to start a business with open arms. However, there’s one catch – you have to be out of school and unemployed. Although it may well be the case these are… Continue reading Startup Support for Entrepreneurial Students