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  • Partnering angel organization logos

    Partnering with angels

    May 27, 2015Partnering with angels
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has solidified its relationship with six Ontario angel investment groups as a means of bolstering resources and services for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
  • AdvancingHealth forum

    Strong engagement by health community in OCE innovation program

    May 27, 2015Strong engagement by health community in OCE innovation program
    A recent event designed to explore challenges in the healthcare system and how innovation can improve patient care and hospital operations attracted more than 180 health and government officials, investors and representatives of technology companies.
  • Chad Hurley at Discovery

    YouTube co-founder talks disruptive tech at Discovery

    May 27, 2015YouTube co-founder talks disruptive tech at Discovery
    On April 28, attendees at OCE's Discovery 2015 were treated to an appearance from keynote speaker Chad Hurley, co-founder of YouTube and CEO of MixBit.
  • OCE and AUTO21 team up to drive innovation

    May 26, 2015OCE and AUTO21 team up to drive innovation
  • 2014 HumberLaunch staff110

    Launching successful businesses in Western Toronto

    May 13, 2015Launching successful businesses in Western Toronto
    In recent months, the HumberLaunch Campus Accelerator has sponsored a number of events that include a startup weekend, a skills mixer (bringing together technology skills with entrepreneurial need) and also the launch of its first Entrepreneur Awards.
  • Online programs

    Online program offers practical lessons for start-up success

    May 13, 2015Online program offers practical lessons for start-up success
    Excelerate is a unique series of entrepreneurial training videos specifically designed to help start-up companies in the early stages of commercialization. It is part of a suite of program offerings developed by the Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC) in Waterloo, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs achieve market success.
  • Carleton Accelerator presentation

    Supporting young entrepreneurs in the nation's capital

    May 13, 2015Supporting young entrepreneurs in the nation's capital
    With a plethora of resources to support young entrepreneurs, the Carleton-led Accelerator is a pillar of Ottawa’s vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Carleton-led Accelerator is part of Capital Entrepreneurs, a Campus-Linked Accelerator that includes Carleton University, the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College.
  • MyHealthSphere co-founder Jane Wang

    Small changes, lasting effects

    May 05, 2015Small changes, lasting effects
    With numerous studies warning against the dangers of stress and a sedentary lifestyle, organizations are devoting more and more resources towards encouraging employees to incorporate healthy behaviours as part of their workday routine.
  • Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

    Discovery conference a record-breaking success

    Apr 29, 2015Discovery conference a record-breaking success
    Canada’s premier innovation conference broke all records this year. Held this Monday and Tuesday at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Discovery well exceeded previous attendee rates attracting 3,100 attendees and close to 500 exhibits.
  • Gary Goodyear at Discovery 2015

    OCE applauds new federal investment in SOSCIP

    Apr 29, 2015OCE applauds new federal investment in SOSCIP
    Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) applauds the announcement of a new $20 million investment from the federal government in the Southern Ontario Smart Computing Innovation Platform (SOSCIP) consortium to add new areas of focus such as advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity to its research projects.
  • Make Your Pitch 2015 winners

    Discovery 2015 pitch competitions crown winners

    Apr 29, 2015Discovery 2015 pitch competitions crown winners
    Pitch competitions have become an integral part of the Discovery experience. Every year, hundreds of students and start-ups compete for the right to pitch in a variety of sectors and age groups at Discovery.
  • CAMP announcement at Discovery

    New virtual incubator will help Ontario start-ups learn about and gain access to Chinese markets

    Apr 29, 2015New virtual incubator will help Ontario start-ups learn about and gain access to Chinese markets
    Having direct business ties to the Chinese marketplace is more important than ever for Ontario start-ups seeking international presence. That makes a new partnership signed this morning by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) and the China Canada Angels Alliance (CCAA) a significant initiative.
  • Young Entrepreneurs

    Young entrepreneurs to make a strong showing at Discovery

    Apr 08, 2015Young entrepreneurs to make a strong showing at Discovery
    Young entrepreneurs are gaining a strong profile in Ontario’s innovation ecosystem, with a record number participating in Canada's leading innovation-to-commercialization conference this year.
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    Raising rural entrepreneurs

    Apr 08, 2015Raising rural entrepreneurs
    Loyalist College partnered with local entrepreneur, industry and academic leaders to design the Entrepreneurial Studies – Business Launch program as a platform to nurture the next generation of pioneers – those expected to be the future drivers of innovation in the Bay of Quinte Region.
  • LaunchYU poster

    Building, launching and scaling

    Apr 08, 2015Building, launching and scaling
    Ensuring that start-up companies created at York University and in the surrounding area reach their maximum potential is the ultimate goal of York University’s entrepreneurship program. LaunchYU consists of monthly workshops and networking events, other events, one-on-one mentoring, and an accelerator program.
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    Making math more‎ fun

    Mar 27, 2015Making math more‎ fun
    Burlington-based start-up SMARTeacher wants to prove that video games can be more effective than traditional methods alone for teaching math to children. The company’s product, Prodigy, teaches over 600 math skills to children in grades 1-8 through an interactive online game they can play with their friends.
  • Tom Corr attending Australian conference

    OCE shares three decades of experience with Australia’s innovation system

    Mar 25, 2015OCE shares three decades of experience with Australia’s innovation system
    How to replicate Ontario’s success in engaging industry to work with academia to drive economic development and innovation was on the agenda of a major higher education conference attended by OCE President Tom Corr this month.
  • Ask an Expert investors

    Record number of investors at Discovery

    Mar 25, 2015Record number of investors at Discovery
    The promise shown by Ontario’s innovators and entrepreneurs is attracting a record number of foreign and domestic investors to the 2015 edition of Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) Discovery conference.
  • OCE swirl at Discovery

    OCE’s Discovery celebrates 10 years of innovation

    Mar 25, 2015OCE’s Discovery celebrates 10 years of innovation
    Every year, Discovery features a showcase of the best Ontario’s and Canada’s innovators and entrepreneurs have to offer. Every year the show expands bringing new features and attractions to attendees and exhibitors. And 2015, Discovery’s tenth edition, is no different.
  • OCE Discovery speakers

    Discovery brings world-class keynote presenters to the main stage

    Mar 25, 2015Discovery brings world-class keynote presenters to the main stage
    In its first nine years, Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE’s) Discovery has played host to some leading names, and minds, in the world of innovation and entrepreneurship. And the list grows this year with the most robust keynote program Discovery has ever presented.