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  • October 11, 2018 – AccesswireCinchy Raises $3MM to Reinvent How Data Works in the Enterprise
    Cinchy, the enterprise data collaboration platform, announced today they have secured $3MM in financing led by Blindspot Inc., with additional funds coming from ScaleUp Ventures, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF), Techstars, BDC Capital Seed Fund, and other leading investors.
  • September 28, 2018 – Financial PostBelleville transit pilot project ditches fixed routes for bus-hailing system
    The City of Belleville, Ont., will partner with Toronto-based Pantonium to conduct an experiment in public transit, making the city’s bus service act a little bit more like a ride-hailing service.
  • September 18, 2018 – BriziBrizi Raises $2.5M to Reinvent Group Memories
     Brizi Inc., a Toronto headquartered tech company that lets anyone tap into nearby cameras to capture group memories at iconic places, has closed a round of seed funding for $2.5M. The round was led by 2EP, known as one of the early investors in Harmonix (GuitarHero, RockBand). The financing will be used entirely for R&D, growth, and market expansion — to anywhere that group memories take place.
  • September 14, 2018 – TechvibesFintros Joins Techstars and Launches in U.S. with New Investment
    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country. Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York.
     

    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country.

    Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York City.

     

    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country.

    Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York City.

     

    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country.

    Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York City.

     

    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country.

    Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York City.

     

    As the AI scene in Canada continues to shine, many of the companies here are looking to extend their reach and find new audiences outside of their home country.

    Fintros has done just that with the announcement of their launch into the U.S. and their entrance into the Techstars Accelerator Program in New York City.

  • September 13, 2018 – Canadian Business MagazineStartup 50: The Complete Ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies
    The brash, bold, bright upstarts on our 2018 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies represent the most promising enterprises the country has to offer. They’ve successfully brought innovative new ideas, products and services to market at a breakneck pace, and they’ve done it in style. Pay attention: These businesses are the next big thing.
  • September 12, 2018 – Global NewsPeterborough startup will now sell its ‘Nice Cream’ at select Loblaws across Ontario
    Peterborough startup Chimp Treats will now sell its 'Nice Cream' at select Loblaws across Ontario.
  • September 11, 2018 – TechvibesCIX Reveals the Top 20 Most Innovative Companies in Canada
    The companies span industries including fintech, e-commerce, medtech and more.
  • September 11, 2018 – LinkedInLinkedIn Top Startups 2018: The 25 most sought-after startups in Canada
     A breakthrough startup can scramble industries, alter how we work and live, and shift talent flows around the world. It’s no wonder that we tend to follow the fortunes of these founders and those who choose to work for them so carefully.
  • September 11, 2018 – Ottawa Business JournalOttawa-based Solantro acquired by Chinese semiconductor firm Huada
    An Ottawa semiconductor firm that attracted international attention for improving the efficiency of solar panels and power storage technology has been acquired by a Chinese electronics giant.
  • September 11, 2018 – BetaKitFine jewelry ecommerce start-up Mejuri raises $5 million to open physical stores
    Mejuri, an ecommerce startup that offers fine jewelry direct to consumers, has raised $5 million.
  • August 23, 2018 – Canada PostFinalists announced for 2018 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards
    Canada Post named SmartStart company Desk Nibbles as a finalist for the Most Disruptive Start-Up Award of its 2018 Canada Post E-commerce Innovation Awards.
  • August 23, 2018 – Parlay IdeasOur big news: Parlay raises $400,000 in pre-seed funding
    SmartStart company Parlay is moving forward with its plan to expand into districts and school boards within the U.S. and Canada, grow its user base to 10 times the students, continue efficacy studies of product effectiveness in the classroom, build its content sharing community, the Parlay Universe and continue to grow its team.
  • August 13, 2018 – McMaster University Faculty of EngineeringBig Ideas: A tape measure for colour
    Eyeing up Matthew Sheridan’s success would make any ambitious entrepreneur green with envy. And thanks to Sheridan and his game-changing portable invention, the Nix Pro Color Sensor, the world can now measure exactly that shade of green.
  • August 13, 2018 – Today's NorthumberlandQoints Wins First “Pitch to the Chief” Competition
    As part of the continuing lineup of events at Venture13, Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (Northumberland CFDC) in partnership with Cobourg Police Service (CPS) held its first “Pitch to the Chief” competition for technology entrepreneurs. Qoints emerged as the winner in an award ceremony hosted by the Chief.
  • August 13, 2018 – CTV NewsFour technologies that could change the face of medicine

    The way that health care and medicine are delivered years from now could be vastly different from what we know today, says Canadian futurist Nikolas Badminton.

    Robotics, fibre optics, and nanotechnology are all poised to revolutionize the way that diseases are cured, conditions are treated, and how patients are cared for.

    Here are some of the technologies that excite Badminton the most that could change the face of medicine.

  • August 1, 2018 – PlumUniversity of Waterloo Partners With Plum to Reshape Campus Recruitment
    Plum announced that the University of Waterloo will pilot its predictive hiring platform to help better connect its 21,000+ students with the 6,900 employers that recruit from the university each year. 
  • July 17, 2018 – BetaKitBenchSci Leads Branham Group's List of Top 25 Up-And-Coming Canadian Companies
    Toronto-based BenchSci, an intelligence platform that offers an antibody search engine, took the top spot on the Branham Group’s list of top 25 up-and-coming Canadian companies. In May, BenchSci raised a $10 million Series A led by iNovia Capital.
  • July 17, 2018 – TechvibesFundica Roadshow Awards $650,000 to Three Startups
    FleetOps takes home the grand prize at the Fundica Roadshow Finals held at Startupfest in Montreal.
  • July 3, 2018 – Ottawa Business JournalOttawa-based Desk Nibbles lands pre-seed financing to fund U.S. expansion
    After coming up through the Ottawa startup system, local firm Desk Nibbles is ready to tackle the U.S. market thanks to its first round of funding.
  • June 27, 2018 – BetaKitWaterloo's Applied Brain Research Named World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer
    Applied Brain Research (ABR), which develops neuromorphic AI software tools and applications, has been named a 2018 Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (WEF).